23 Feb 2024


Mexico’s Splashy ‘My Heritage Is Not for Sale’ Campaign Hides a More Troubling Reality for Conservationists

The Mexican government sees its campaign as an unmitigated success. Archaeologists? Not so much.

23 Feb 2024 2:13pm GMT

V&A Museum Seeks Swiftie for Hire, Washington’s Bellevue Arts Museum in Financial Crisis, Joan Snyder joins Thaddaeus Ropac, and More: Morning Links for February 23, 2024

Here's what we're reading this morning.

23 Feb 2024 1:40pm GMT

Who Was Caravaggio and Why Was He So Important?

Caravaggio helped craft the dramatic Baroque style of the Counter-Reformation, but interest in him also stems from his reputation as a troublemaker.

23 Feb 2024 1:14pm GMT

A Filmic Meditation on Sirens and the World in Which They Resonate

'Preemptive Listening' is a poetic documentary about signals from a world in crisis.

23 Feb 2024 1:00pm GMT

22 Feb 2024


British Museum Makes Emergency Repairs to Several Galleries Due to Leaking Roofs

Humidity levels and dripping water had been concerning to institutional leadership.

22 Feb 2024 9:26pm GMT

$30 M. Brice Marden Painting Poised to Break Artist’s Auction Record

The work left Marden's studio in 2007, and has not been seen publicly since then.

22 Feb 2024 7:44pm GMT

UK Campaigners Lose Legal Bid to Stop Construction of Tunnel Near Stonehenge

The campaigners warned of "permanent and irreversible damage" to the ancient stone circle, but a judge was unmoved.

22 Feb 2024 6:50pm GMT

Anti-Abortion Group Calls for Removal of ‘Satanic’ Shahzia Sikander Sculpture in Texas

Sikander has said the work is in part a response to the paring back of abortion rights in the US.

22 Feb 2024 5:16pm GMT

Christie’s Auction of Sir Elton John’s Collection Achieves $8 M. on Opening Night

A $1.93 million Banksy triptych led the strong results.

22 Feb 2024 4:51pm GMT

‘How Do You Deal with the Sublime?’: The Curators of Saudi Arabia’s Desert X on Using Landscape as Inspiration

The show runs through March 23.

22 Feb 2024 4:47pm GMT