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Kunstmuseum Bern Takes Control of First Works From Gurlitt Horde

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Bern’s Kunstmuseum Inherits Gurlitt Art Trove

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Menil Collection Director Josef Helfenstein Leaving for Kunstmuseum Basel

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

Kunstmuseum Bern Still Waiting on Gurlitt Art Trove Due to Legal Dispute

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

Staechelin Family Trust Removes Works From Kunstmuseum Basel

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Kunstmuseum Bern Accepts Gurlitt Art Trove, Releases Full List of Works from Collection

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Kunstmuseum Bern Set to Announce Decision on Cornelius Gurlitt Trove of Artworks Donated Earlier This Year

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

WSJ Looks Inside the Dealings Surrounding Cornelius Gurlitt’s Donation of Nazi-Looted Works to Bern’s Kunstmuseum

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Vaduz, Liechtenstein – “Kiki Smith. Seton Smith. Tony Smith.” at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein Through April 28th 2013

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Thun, Switzerland: Los Carpinteros ‘Silence Your Eyes’ at Kunstmuseum Thun through July 8, 2012

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Go See-Basel: “Andy Warhol – The Early Sixties: Paintings and Drawings 1961-1964″ at Kunstmuseum Basel through January 23, 2011

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Go See – Switzerland: Rosemarie Trockel at Kunstmuseum Basel through September 5th, 2010

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

Go See- Germany: James Turrell’s “The Wolfsburg Project,” at Kunstmuseum-Wolfsburg through April 5th, 2010

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Go See – Basel: Vincent van Gogh ‘BETWEEN EARTH and HEAVEN: The Landscapes’ at Kunstmuseum Basel through September 27, 2009

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Go See – Wolfsburg, Germany: 15 Years of Collecting – Against the Grain at Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, through September 13, 2009

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Go See: Basel – ‘Holbein to Tillmans,’ Prominent Guests from The Kunstmuseum, at Schaulager through October 4th, 2009

Friday, August 21st, 2009

Video: Tobias brothers at Kunstmuseum

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Theaster Gates Interviewed in The Guardian

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Gurlitt Art Trove Set to Go on view in Bonn, Germany and Bern, Switzerland

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Tino Seghal Wins 2016 Hans Molfenter Prize

Wednesday, September 28th, 2016

German and Swiss Museums Announced Joint Exhibition of Gurlitt Trove

Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Swiss Government Invests $2 Million in Provenance Research Assistance for Looted Works

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Germany Opens Center for Persecuted Art

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Cousin of Cornelius Gurlitt Seeks Appeal in Case Over Right to Works

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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