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National Portrait Gallery Unveils Official Barack and Michelle Obama Portraits

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Jamie Fobert Architects to Redesign National Portrait Gallery

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

Tate Museum and National Galleries Scotland Break Relationships with Anthony d’Offay Over Claims of Sexual Harassment

Monday, January 15th, 2018

National Gallery of Art Director Earl “Rusty” Powell to Retire in 2019

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

NADA Miami Beach Awards International Gallery Prize

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

London’s National Gallery Buys Bellotto Landscape for £11 Million

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts Posts Job Growth Numbers

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

National Portrait Gallery Acquires Tracey Emin’s ‘Death Mask’

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

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

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Tunisia to Host National Pavilion at Venice Biennale Which Offers Free “Travel Documents”

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

Man Slashes Thomas Gainsborough Painting at London’s National Gallery

Monday, March 20th, 2017

Turkish Artist Jailed for Painting Depicting Damage Caused by National Security Forces

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Collector J Tomilson Hill Responds to Criticisms for Not Selling Pontormo Back to National Gallery in London

Friday, March 3rd, 2017

National Portrait Gallery to Show Rare Set of Old Masters Drawings

Monday, February 20th, 2017

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

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

LACMA Acquires Random International’s ‘Rain Room’

Sunday, January 29th, 2017

President Obama Signs Bill Protecting International Museum Loans to U.S.

Friday, January 6th, 2017

London’s National Gallery Contesting Claims Over Matisse Work as Nazi-Loot

Friday, October 28th, 2016

Work Believed to be by Raphael Discovered by National Trust for Scotland

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Guardian Spotlights Potential Forgery in National Gallery Collection

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016

Lucian Freud’s Work at National Portrait Gallery Analyzed by New York Review of Books

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Museu Picasso and National Portrait Gallery Announced Joint Show of Picasso Portraits

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Indonesia Set to Open First International Contemporary Art Museum

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Tate Appoints New Curators to International Art Department

Friday, November 27th, 2015
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Vincent Van Gogh Piece from Collection of Elizabeth Taylor Heads to Auction

March 21st, 2018

Vincent Van Gogh, via Christie'sA rare Vincent Van Gogh painting which formerly hung in the collection of Elizabeth Taylor will go to auction this May at Christie’s in New York, expected to sell for $35 million. “I’ve always felt that I am merely a caretaker for the extraordinary objects I’ve received,” the piece quotes Taylor. “You can’t possess radiance, you can only admire it.” 
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Sheila Hicks Profiled in New Yorker

March 20th, 2018

Sheila Hicks, via New YorkerArtist Sheila Hicks gets a profile in the New Yorker this week, as she reflects on her work and gives a tour of her studio. “You see the junk all over my studio?” she says of her cluttered studio and the practice that emerges from it. “It’s like drawing or sculpting with the scissors.”
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Former Art Basel Exec Magnus Renfrew to Launch Taipei Art Fair

March 20th, 2018

Dennis Chen, country head and head of wealth management, UBS Taiwan, and Magnus Renfrew, cofounder and director of Taipei Dangdai, via Art NewsFormer Art Basel fair head Magnus Renfrew is launching a new art fair, Taipei Dangdai, set to coincide with next year’s Taipei Biennial. “With Hong Kong, I was proud to be involved in organizing a fair that asserts itself as a global fair for the region and will remain so,” Renfrew says. “There is a big gap between Art Basel Hong Kong and other fairs in the region, in terms of quality and how they are progressing. It’s necessary to have other fairs that have real quality and don’t necessarily aspire to be the global fair for the region.” 
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