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Art World Roundup: more COVID-19 news, an update on the boy thrown from the Tate, and #MuseumBouquet

In this week’s Art World Roundup, we cover more side effects of COVID-19, some more uplifting than others. We also have an update on the health of the boy who was thrown from a Tate Modern viewing deck and unfortunately, report the passing of art historian and critic Maurice Berger. UAE backs artists, buys thousands […]

The Met sails past 7 million visitors for fiscal year 2019

The Metropolitan Museum of Art hit a milestone last week: in the first full fiscal year, which was fiscal year 2019 (FY19), of its controversial new admission policy, the museum broke 7 million visitors. Across its three locations, The Met Fifth Avenue, The Cloisters, and The Met Breuer, the conglomerate of museums marked the third […]

US judge rules in favour of the Met concerning a Picasso and allegations of Nazi-era looting

Recently, chief US circuit judge Robert Katzmann upheld a 2018 ruling concerning Pablo Picasso’s The Actor (1904-1905) meaning it will stay in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Actor, now valued at around $100 million, became the subject of a nearly decade-long legal dispute when claims were made that it was sold […]