In brief

Bart van der Heide Named Chief Curator at Stedelijk Museum

Keanu Reeves to Give Talk on Gauguin—Say What?

Banksy Impersonator Is Making the Rounds in London

Banksy, Flower Thrower (2003).

Venerable Writer Glenn O'Brien Collects Richard Prince and Tom Sachs

Johnny Depp in Search of New Agent After Mortdecai Bombs

Johnny Depp in Mortdecai. Photo: David Appleby, courtesy PR.

Google and Milwaukee Art Museum Offer Online Art Class

Larry Clark Photographs on Sale for $100 in Los Angeles

Strike Partially Closes National Gallery

London’s Natioanal Gallery staff protest outside the museumPhoto: Ben Stansall via Yahoo

A Week of Art Films at the Louvre

Museum Removes Controversial Margaret Thatcher Statue from View

Neil Simmons’s Margaret Thatcher statue (1998) at London’s Guildhall Art GalleryPhoto via: The Telegraph

New Show Looks at Van Gogh's Pivotal Belgium Period

Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night (1889)Photo via: Wikipedia

Art Institute of Chicago Receives Trove of Asian Art

Ai Weiwei's Zodiac Heads Hits Phillips Auction Block

Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads (2010)Photo: Phillips

Philippines to Return to Venice Biennale in 2015

Artists Build Massive Candy Mosaic in China

Southbank Centre Bans Performance

The Southbank Centre’s undercroft skatepark Photo via: The Telegraph

Smithsonian Will Cross the Pond for London Outpost


Results of Arts Vibrancy Index Study May Surprise You

Louis Kahn House for Sale in New Jersey, Asking Price $289,900

Louis Kahn, Clever House

Senator Gillibrand Criticized for Emma Sulkowicz State of the Union Invite

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand listens to Emma Sulkowicz at a news conference attended by college campus sexual assault survivors (April 2014). Photo: Charles Eckert, courtesy AM New York.

Is the World's Largest Piece of GIF Art a Total Hoax?

Trisha Donnelly, Camille Henrot, Among Absolut Art Award Finalists

Portrait of Massimiliano Gioni 2015 Absolut Art Award Jury President Photo: Marco De Scalzi Courtesy: Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan

World's Biggest Cannabis Museum Opens in Barcelona

The Hash Marihuana Cáñamo & Hemp Museum of Barcelona, at the Palau MornauPhoto via: Designboom

Loris Gréaud Tells Critic She's Undersexed and Ignorant

Saudi Arabia's Biggest Art Event Postponed

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia Photo: Cherie A. Thurlby via Wikimedia Commons