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Collector and Entrepreneur Javier Lumbreras on the Ethics of Collecting Art

Berlin dealer Johann König opens new space in Seoul

Art Dealers Elli and Millie Jason Foster

Deana Haggag will step down as president and CEO of United States Artists to join Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Skarstedt Gallery, which maintains spaces in London, New York, and East Hampton, has appointed Alina Kohlem-Cori as a sales director

Curator Emma Enderby Is Doing Virtual Studio Visits and Watching TV With Her Cats

Curator Mark Godfrey to Depart Tate Modern After Philip Guston Exhibition Controversy

Guggenheim Curator Xiaoyu Weng to Join Art Gallery of Ontario

Curator Mark Godfrey Will Leave Tate Modern Following His Blow-Up With the Museum Over Its Postponed Philip Guston Show

Art Dealer Rudolf Zwirner on What Starting a Family Empire in the 1960s

Dealer Rachel Lehmann Is Showing Ashley Bickerton Works and Daydreaming About

Carpenters Workshop Gallery Co-Founder Loïc Le Gaillard Is Signing New Artists

Jessica Shaefer Brings Art-Driven Empathy Into Facebook’s Tech-Driven World

Former Tate Boss Nick Serota

Director Max Hollein Defends His Controversial Deaccessioning Proposal

Klaus Biesenbach Will Become Artistic Director at MOCA LA, While the Board Brings on a New Executive Director to Steer Finances

German Gallerist Johann König Is Hiring an Auctions Expert to Steer His In-House Fair Model

Wholly Revamped Museum Will Open in Spain to House the Contemporary Art Collection of Dealer Helga de Alvear

Art Dealer Ben Brown on the Tiny Matisse in His Bathroom and the One Massive Installation He’s Never Displayed

Hedwig Solis Weinstein, Head of BMW Brand Cooperations, Arts & Design; collector Alexander Petalas; collector Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo; and Christian Kaspar Schwarm, founder of Independent Collectors

Neal Benezra, the longtime director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, is stepping down.

Udo Kittelmann Heads to Frieder Burda Museum After Departure from Berlin Nationalgalerie

Art Dealer Helge Achenbach Must Pay $1.2 Million to the Heirs of a Major Supermarket Chain

Houston Dealer Barbara Davis Reflects on 40 Years in the Art World

Foundation Director Lisa Le Feuvre Is Bird-Watching and Inviting Artists to Make Work on a Private Island

Beijing Collector Amber Yifei Wang on Why She Loves ’90s Artists and the Tang Dynasty Scroll She Covets Most

MoMA Curator Paola Antonelli on Design for the Post-Pandemic World

In a Win for Art Dealer Yves Bouvier, Swiss Prosecutors Are Closing the Book on Claims Brought Against Him by a Russian Oligarch

Art Dealer Edward Tyler Nahem on His Many Collecting Regrets and the Painting He’d Nab from MoMA

Top Art Collector Leon Black to Depart Investment Firm After Review of Jeffrey Epstein Donations

Critic Antwaun Sargent Joins Gagosian as Director and Curator

Curator Maya Allison Is Organizing the UAE’s Pavilion for the Next Venice Biennale and Making Sourdough

Art Dealer Khalil Akar Is Collaborating With Ava DuVernay and Making Nigerian Cuisine

St. Louis Collector Susan Barrett on Her Most Gratifying Purchase and Why Amy Sherald Is the Holy Grail

Naomi Beckwith Named Deputy Director and Chief Curator at Guggenheim Museum

Marian Goodman Gallery Will Fund Research Fellowships for BIPOC Curators in Honor of the Late Okwui Enwezor

Heidi Zuckerman Returns to Museum World, Taking Job as Director of Orange County Museum

Cate Blanchett is building her own art gallery at her English country home

Collezione Maramotti Names Sara Piccinini as Director

Woodman Family Foundation Director Lissa McClure

Brooklyn Museum director Anne Pasternak

Philip Tinari UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing

David Zwirner recruited Ebony L. Haynes to steer a new exhibition-focused gallery and curatorial program led by an all-Black staff

Ivanka Trump Eyes Return to the New York Gallery Scene

Mega-Gallerist David Zwirner Says He Is Already Envisioning Less Need for Art Fairs

Collector Bernard Lumpkin on How to Buy Black Contemporary Art Ethically

Art Dealer Nicola Vassell of Success

Sotheby's Announces Preliminary 2020 Sales at $5 B.: Auctions Down 27 Percent, Private Sales Up 50 Percent

Almine Rech Announces Second Paris Location-and More from December 18, 2020

Frankfurt Dealer Sakhile Matlhare on How Her Training as a Sociologist Informed the Way She Built Her Gallery

Alyssa Nitchun Named Director of Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art

Rising Curator Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung Casts an International Eye on Berlin and Beyond

Philip Tinari Tapped to Curate 2021 Edition of New Saudi Arabian Biennial

Istanbul Biennial are curator Ute Meta Bauer

Collector Ronald Lauder Donates Significant Arms and Armor Gift to the Met

Larissa Harris Appointed First Director of Teiger Foundation

Curator Helen Toomer Took Advantage of 2020 to Escape Brooklyn and Refocus on Art and Family in the Hudson Valley

Manifesta 15 to Take Place in Barcelona and Across Ten Spanish Cities

MOCAD Announces Laura Hughes as Interim Director

Irene Hofmann Director of Influential Art Space SITE Santa Fe, to Step Down

Asia Society Museum Director Michelle Yun Is Finalizing the Institution’s Triennial and Floating in Her Pool

Collector Is Suing Hirschl and Adler Galleries for Allegedly Swindling Him Over the Sale of a $12 Million Presidential Painting

Hans Ulrich Obrist is the Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery in London

curator Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev is responsible for the raved-about 2012 documenta 13

Massimiliano Gioni is the Associate Director and Director of Special Exhibitions at The New Museum, New York

Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA, Helen Molesworth

Jessica Bell Brown Associate Curator for Contemporary Art

Rebecca Lamarche-Vadel Managing Director, des Galeries Lafayette

Qu Chang Curator, Para Site

Hannah Turpin Curatorial Assistant for Modern and Contemporary Art and Photograph

Ashley James Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum New York

Jasmine Wahi Holly Block Social Justice Curator, Bronx Museum

Elena Filipovic Director and curator, Kunsthalle Basel

Nadim Samman Import Projects, Berlin

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung Curator at Large, Documenta 14, Kassel, Germany

Rózsa Zita Farkas Arcadia Missa, London

The age of the mega-gallery offers myriad opportunity for reinvention, argues Jonathan T.D. Neil

Art Dealer Jim Levis on How He Went From Running a Storage Business to Repping Elaine de Kooning

Francis Outred Resigns as Christie’s Head of Postwar Art

New York’s Museum of Modern Art Gifted $40 Million from Leon and Debra Black

Hauser & Wirth Appoints Koji Inoue as International Senior Director of Postwar and Contemporary Art

Bloomberg Philanthropies Is Giving Parkland, Florida, $1 Million for Public Art That Addresses Gun Violence

Curator, writer, and co-editor of the bilingual journal Sur, Jesi Khadivi

Collectors Leon and Debra Black gave $40 million to the Museum of Modern Art, which will create a two-floor Debra and Leon Black Family Film Center

Bill Arning Goes to Gallery Side After Leaving Houston’s Contemporary Arts Museum

Virginia MOCA Names Gary Ryan as Executive Director

MoMA Changed Its Retirement Policy to Keep Director Glenn Lowry on Board Until 2025

Glenn Lowry to Remain Director of MoMA Through 2025

Sharon Holm will join the Pérez Art Museum Miami as deputy director of marketing and public engagement

David Hockney’s Record-Breaking $90.3 Million Swimming Pool Makes a Giant Splash at Christie’s $358 Million Postwar Sale

Irish Museum of Modern Art Names Annie Fletcher Director

Record-Smashing $91.9 M. Edward Hopper Buoys On-Target ‘American Place’ Sale at Christie’s, with $317.8 M. Total

Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Is Owner of Basquiat Painting Yoko Ono Sold at Sotheby’s for $11 M.

Expo Chicago Names Stephanie Cristello as Artistic Director

Mary Ceruti Named Director of Walker Art Center

A Record for American Art Tumbles as Edward Hopper Leads Christie’s Booming $318 Million Barney Ebsworth Sale

Llucià Homs, Founder of Art-Market Think Tank Talking Galleries, on the Most Pressing Questions Facing Dealers Today

Jeff Koons Is Found Guilty of Plagiarism in Paris and Ordered to Pay $168,000

Antonia Carver, the Director of the Jameel Arts Centre, on What Most of the World Still Doesn’t Understand About the UAE Art Scene

Klaus Biesenbach Shares His Vision for a ‘More Accessible’ MOCA Los Angeles

Metropolitan Museum Names Andrea Bayer Deputy Director for Collections and Administration

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston Names Rebecca Matalon Curator

Beverly and Donald S. Freeman Give $4 M. to Dallas Museum of Art

Trump Nominates Mary Anne Carter to Lead the National Endowment for the Arts

Alfons Klosterfelde has been the Director of Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition for the past five years.

Collector Dmitry Rybolovlev, Seller of $450.3 M. Leonardo, Questioned in Monaco on Corruption Allegations

Janine and J. Tomilson Hill’s Dreams for Their Exemplary Collection Overlooking the High Line

Art Industry News: Russian Billionaire Roman Abramovich Makes a Major Donation to Holocaust Galleries

Tobias Meyer is said to be the seller of an Andy Warhol Gun painting going up for auction at Phillips with an estimate of $7 million to $10 million.

New Queens Museum Director Is Liverpool Biennial’s Sally Tallant

Berlin’s Kunsthalle Koidl Gallery Celebrates Its Own Birthday by Honoring Andy Warhol’s 90th

Kimerly Rorschach to Step Down as Director of Seattle Art Museum

Eyeing Asian Market, Lévy Gorvy Names Bona Yoo Sales Director

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Now Represents Judd Foundation in Europe

The Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art has announced the appointment of collaborating curators Maria Berrios, Renata Cervetto, Lisette Lagnado, and Agustin Perez Rubio for its upcoming 11th edition.

curator and writer Marcelle Joseph

Director Thomas Campbell Will Head Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco