23 Feb 2024

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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

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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