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Gifts Tied to Opioid Sales Invite a Question: Should Museums Vet Donors?

Gifts Tied to Opioid Sales Invite a Question: Should Museums Vet Donors?

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which was listed as receiving about $13.1 million from the Dr. Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation in 2012, opened the Sackler Courtyard in June.

Upcoming Exhibition Uses Frida Kahlo’s Personal Belongings to Tell Her Life Story

This summer, London's famed Victoria and Albert Museum will present Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up. Featuring a colorful collection of Kahlo's personal possessions, the highly anticipated exhibition
A British museum is in talks to return Ethiopia’s looted art treasures, but only on loan

A British museum is in talks to return Ethiopia’s looted art treasures, but only on loan

More than a century after they were looted by British forces, some of Ethiopia’s long-lost treasures could be returning home soon—but only on loan. In…
The Real Story Behind Frida Kahlo’s Style

The Real Story Behind Frida Kahlo’s Style

A display of clothes belonging to the artist Frida Kahlo, part of the exhibition “Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up,” which opens Saturday at the Victoria.
Critic’s Notebook: A New Type of Museum for an Age of Migration

Critic’s Notebook: A New Type of Museum for an Age of Migration

A European porcelain figure of an “oriental woman” from around 1860, right, is among the objects on display in the exhibition “Mobile Worlds” at the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany.
Frida Kahlo Exhibit Puts 200 of the Iconic Artist’s Possessions on Display

Frida Kahlo Exhibit Puts 200 of the Iconic Artist’s Possessions on Display

In June, after months of anticipation, an extraordinary Frida Kahlo exhibition at London's Victoria and Albert Museum opened to the public. In addition to its impressive collection of 200 artifacts,
What Will the Future Be Like? These Objects Help Us Imagine

What Will the Future Be Like? These Objects Help Us Imagine

“The Future Starts Here,” at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, presents objects and artworks that help viewers imagine possible futures and examine the complexities of modern life.
Playing Games Can Be Hard Work. So Can Choosing Which Ones to Display.

Playing Games Can Be Hard Work. So Can Choosing Which Ones to Display.

Marie Foulston is the first curator of video games at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The arcade game Enviro-Bear 2000 in part of her first exhibition, “Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt.”

Kate Middleton’s Artsy Week Continues at the V&A’s New Photography Centre

The Duchess of Cambridge is putting her art history degree to good use.
Penguin Sex and Stolen Artifacts: Museum Tours Through a New Lens

Penguin Sex and Stolen Artifacts: Museum Tours Through a New Lens

Alice Procter leading an “Uncomfortable Art” tour at the National Portrait Gallery in London. “It felt like there was a conversation that wasn’t being had around colonial history in this country,” she
The Christian Dior Exhibit at London's Victoria & Albert Museum Is 2019's Must-See Hit

The Christian Dior Exhibit at London's Victoria & Albert Museum Is 2019's Must-See Hit

Every so often a fashion exhibition comes along that turns the museum world on its head, reminding the public of clothing's place in art history. The last one so memorable was 2011's "Alexander

Frida Kahlo Was a Painter, a Brand Builder, a Survivor. And So Much More.

The artist and pop culture icon meticulously built her own image. A sweeping survey at the Brooklyn Museum examines how she did it, and why.

Does This Florence Museum Really Possess Leonardo da Vinci’s Only Surviving Sculpture?

'The Virgin With the Laughing Child' is purported to be a long-misattributed da Vinci masterpiece.

Is This Really Leonardo da Vinci’s Only Surviving Sculpture?

The Palazzo Strozzi museum in Florence is debuting a new show featuring 'The Virgin With the Laughing Child,' purportedly a long-misattributed da Vinci masterpiece.

British Gallery Turns Down $1.3 Million Sackler Donation

“I congratulate them on their courage,” said the photographer Nan Goldin, after the National Portrait Gallery said it would not accept a gift from the family, which has links to the opioid crisis.

British Gallery Turns Down $1.3 Million Sackler Donation

“I congratulate them on their courage,” said the photographer Nan Goldin, after the National Portrait Gallery said it would not accept a gift from the family, which has links to the opioid crisis.

British Gallery Turns Down $1.3 Million Sackler Donation

“I congratulate them on their courage,” said the photographer Nan Goldin, after the National Portrait Gallery said it would not accept a gift from the family, which has links to the opioid crisis.
Museums Cut Ties With Sacklers as Outrage Over Opioid Crisis Grows

Museums Cut Ties With Sacklers as Outrage Over Opioid Crisis Grows

Protesters at the Guggenheim Museum last month dropped white slips of paper symbolizing OxyContin prescriptions. Last week the museum said it would no longer accept money from members of the family
Museums Cut Ties With Sacklers as Outrage Over Opioid Crisis Grows

Museums Cut Ties With Sacklers as Outrage Over Opioid Crisis Grows

Protesters at the Guggenheim Museum last month dropped white slips of paper symbolizing OxyContin prescriptions. Last week the museum said it would no longer accept money from members of the family
Museums Cut Ties With Sacklers as Outrage Over Opioid Crisis Grows

Museums Cut Ties With Sacklers as Outrage Over Opioid Crisis Grows

Protesters at the Guggenheim Museum last month dropped white slips of paper symbolizing OxyContin prescriptions. Last week the museum said it would no longer accept money from members of the family