Singapore’s Museums and Galleries Are Closing for a Month as the Prime Minister Abandons Crowd Control Measures for a Full Lockdown

Museums and galleries across Singapore will close this week as the country aims to protect against a possible new wave of COVID-19 infections. The National Gallery of Singapore, the Nantang Technological University Centre for Contemporary Art, and numerous commercial galleries will shut their doors for at least four weeks starting … [Read More...]

These Tiny 20,000-Year-Old Artworks From Indonesia Prove That Europe Wasn’t the Only Place Art Was Being Made During the Last Ice Age

Archaeologists working in Indonesia have discovered two 20,000-year-old engravings of a water buffalo and a celestial orb—the first of their kind ever to be found outside Europe. In the Leang Bulu Bettue cave on the island of Sulawesi, researchers unearthed a pair of miniature portable stones—or plaquettes, as they’re … [Read More...]

Four Major Museums Have Cancelled a Touring Show of Royal Family of Lichtenstein’s Collection, Citing Their Use of Forced Labor During WWII

Four North American museums have abruptly cancelled a touring exhibition of masterworks from the Prince of Liechtenstein’s collection, citing the royal family’s use of “forced labor” during World War II.   With nearly 100 works of European art spanning the Renaissance to the 19th century, the show’s offerings were culled from the … [Read More...]

Sotheby’s Is Moving Its Marquee Spring Sales From Hong Kong to New York as the Coronavirus Epidemic Rages On

In response to the increasingly threatening coronavirus epidemic, Sotheby’s announced today that it will move its major spring Hong Kong auctions to New York. The auction house’s Modern art evening sale and its contemporary art evening and day sales, originally set to take place between April 3 and 8 during Hong Kong … [Read More...]