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Uk National Gallery’s £30 Million Bid for Jacopo Pontormo Painting Rejected After Drop in Pound

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

UK’s National Portrait Gallery raising funds to acquire Marc Quinn’s self-portrait made of blood

Tuesday, October 7th, 2008

Arts Employment Up 20% in UK in Past Five Years

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

UK’s BP Portrait Award Finalists Announced

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

British National Portrait Gallery Raises £1.3 Million to Buy Thomas Lawrence Canvas

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Failure to Buy Pontormo Prompts Calls to Reform UK Art Export Rules

Saturday, February 18th, 2017

Moscow Gallery Faces Backlash Over Works Loaned from Annexed Territory

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Lucian Freud Estate Donates Unfinished Portrait to UK in Lieu of Tax Payment

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

One in Five UK Museums Anticipating Closures Due to Budget Shortages

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

National Gallery Threatened Over Ownership of Matisse Painting

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

New York – Yinka Shonibare MBE: “Rage of the Ballet Gods” at James Cohan Gallery Through June 20th, 2015

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

Prado Museum Deputy Director to Take Over at National Gallery

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Visitor Counts Up 7% at UK Museums

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Nicholas Penny to Step Down as Head of London’s National Gallery

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

London – Ai Weiwei at Lisson Gallery Through July 19th, 2014

Friday, June 6th, 2014

The Guardian Looks Inside the National Gallery’s “Gallery A”

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

London – Peter Doig: “Early Works” at Michael Werner Gallery Through May 31st, 2014

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

National Gallery’s Nicholas Penny Does Breakfast with The Financial Times

Monday, January 6th, 2014

New York – Philip-Lorca diCorcia: “Hustlers” at David Zwirner Gallery Through November 2, 2013

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

New York – “William Kentridge: Second-hand Reading” at Marian Goodman Gallery, through October 26th 2013

Monday, October 21st, 2013

New York – Sol LeWitt at the Paula Cooper Gallery through October 12, 2013

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Portrait of Damien Hirst to go on View at National Portrait Galleries This Fall

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Wolfgang Tillmans: “From Neue Welt” at Andrea Rosen Gallery, through June 22nd 2013

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

National Portrait Gallery Buys Miniature Portrait of Queen Elizabeth

Friday, May 10th, 2013
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Smithsonian Institute To Stay Open Monday During Shutdown

January 22nd, 2018

Smithsonian, via SmithsonianThe Smithsonian Institute is bracing for the effects of the government shutdown, but will remain open Monday using funds saved up for contingencies such as a shutdown. “I hope they can avoid the shutdown, obviously, because I would like for government employees to continue to draw a paycheck and the government to continue to function,” says one visitor to Washington D.C. “I’m praying that we can stabilize it.”
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Jeff Koons Gift to Paris Rebuffed by Citizens

January 21st, 2018

Jeff Koons, via Art NewspaperThe Art Newspaper reports on Parisians’ response to Jeff Koons massive tulips installation offered to the city of Paris. “Placing this artwork in front of the Palais de Tokyo would taint the museum and take up too much of its landscape. Jeff Koons had enough attention with his installations at the Château de Versailles [in 2008-09] without resorting to benefit from the memory of the Paris attacks,” one citizen says.
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Kurt Schwitters’s Merz Barn May Go Up for Sale

January 21st, 2018

Kurt Schwitters' Merz Barn, via BBCKurt Schwitters’s Merz Barn in Elterwater is up for sale.  “Our fear is that we’ll be forced into selling it to a property developer,” owner Ian Hunter says. “We feel that we’ve been pushed into this situation by the Arts Council.”
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