Art World

The Jack the Ripper Museum at Cable Street, LondonPhoto: Alamy Live News via The Guardian

Shock in London as Anticipated Women's History Museum Becomes Jack the Ripper Tourist Trap

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
From celebrating women's achievements to glorifying misogyny and violence?
Ai Weiwei in his studio courtyard, Beijing, China.Photograph: Jonathan Browning/Rex Features via the Guardian.

British Government Shamefully Denies Ai Weiwei Business Visa

Henri Neuendorf
The official reason was that he failed to declare "criminal" history.

At Williams College, Charles Prendergast Is an Outsider Artist Who's a Total Insider

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: As brother of sleek Maurice, well-trained Charles seemed self-taught.

Must-See Art Guide: Round Up of Summer Shows in Europe

Audrey Fair
This week's guide includes Andy Warhol, Wifredo Lam, Kazimir Malevich, and more.

VIDEO: Nancy Rubins Talks About Her Massive New Monochrome Sculpture in Austin

artnet News
It's the largest sculpture in the Landmarks collection.
The current covers of ArtNews and Art in America magazines.

ARTnews and Art in America Merge as Print Market Continues to Decline

Brian Boucher
The magazines have struggled financially despite new editorial leadership.

How to Break the Internet With Your Art

Amah-Rose Abrams
Try these at home.
Officials working to remove the fallen tree at the Kidspace Children's Museum in Pasadena. Photo: courtesy NBC Los Angeles.

Eight Children Injured By Falling Tree at Children's Museum

Sarah Cascone
The 75-year-old pine tree left two children in critical condition.

Top 10 Documentaries Every Art Lover Should Watch

Henri Neuendorf
Must see flicks for art aficionados.

At Mass MoCA, Jim Shaw Captures Art's Explosive Force

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: Shaw gets to the heart of cartooning and animation – and art

6 Can't-Miss Art Events in New York This Week

Lauren Palmer
We've got your week covered.
Dr. Seuss, What Pet Should I Get?Photo: courtesy Random House Children's Books.

Long-Lost Dr. Seuss Book Tops Amazon Best Seller List

Sarah Cascone
The story follows a brother and sister in their search to adopt an animal.
Kanye WestPhoto via: XXL

Kanye West's Video With Steve McQueen Owes Much to John and Yoko's "Rape" Piece

Ben Davis
The video for "All Day/I Feel Like That" gets the art treatment at LACMA. So what does it mean?

See Exciting New Design Proposals for New York's Aging LaGuardia Airport

Cait Munro
Three firms will collaborate on all aspects of the airport's new design.
Artist Eva Mattes measures radiation levels in FukushimaPhoto: Courtesy “Don’t Follow the Wind”

Ai Weiwei, Trevor Paglen, and Taryn Simon Install Works in Fukushima's Radioactive Zone

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
You can’t see the show, but that’s part of the concept.

At Mass MOCA, Jim Shaw Revisits the Old Standards for Art

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: The California artist presents "corrected" works by his father.
Tracey Emin and My Bed Photo via: Portland Press Herald

Tracey Emin Angers Londoners with Plans to Demolish Listed Building in the East End

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Emin wants to build a Chipperfield-designed home in Spitalfields.

Katherine Bernhardt's Funky Fruit Salad Mural Enlivens LA Art Hotspot

Cait Munro
Bananas, cantaloupes, and... sharks, oh my!

Inside the Watermill Center's Annual Benefit, aka the "Burning Man of the Gala Scene"

Cait Munro
See what you missed at this year's weird and wild Watermill Benefit.
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Oakland Developers Don't Want to Pay for Public Art

Sarah Cascone
They say they're being forced to convey "government messages."
Pyotr PavlenskyPhoto: via The Moscow Time

Prosecuted Political Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Makes His Russian Interrogator Flip

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso
Political art makes an impact in Putin's Russia.

At Foxy Production, Denise Kupferschmidt Makes a Vase that Stands for all Others

Blake Gopnik
THE DAILY PIC: She lets a first sketch represent an object's Platonic form.

Spectacular Zaha Hadid-Designed Mountain Museum Opens in the Dolomites

Henri Neuendorf
At 7,463 feet, the museum is one of the highest in Europe.

Best and Worst of the Art World This Week in One Minute

Cait Munro
Georg Baselitz, Gerhard Richter, and rats frolicking in the Trevi Fountain.