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National Galleries of Scotland becomes the UK's first public institution to acquire the art of Michael Armitage

Arts : Artdaily

A major painting by Kenyan-born artist Michael Armitage (b. 1984) entitled Nasema Nawe (2016) has been donated to the National Galleries of Scotland by collectors Harry and Lana David, in memory of Nicola David-Pinedo. This acquisit...

Curator Removes a Painting 'To Start a Conversation'

Arts / General Visual Arts : Gurney Journey

The Manchester Gallery of Art's curator of contemporary art, Clare Gannaway, has removed "Hylas and the Nymphs" by J.W. Waterhouse from public view. Prompted by the #MeToo movement and concerns over sexual harassment, she says the p...

Art Movements

Arts : Hyperallergic

This week in art news: a trucker drove across the Nazca Lines, Lorde wore an excerpt from a Jenny Holzer piece to the Grammys, and the Manchester Art Gallery removed a Pre-Raphaelite painting in order to "prompt conversations" about...

Museum Faces Backlash After Removing Famous Painting for #MeToo

Humor : eBaum's World

The Manchester Art Gallery's short-sighted removal of a treasured work in support of a twitter movement has left art critics angry.

British art museum removes a famous 1869 painting of Femme Fatale nymphs

Humor / odd : Boing Boing

John William Waterhouse's painting, Hylas and the Nymphs (1869), was removed from display at the Manchester Art Gallery in northern England. The museum said it banished the painting to “challenge a Victorian fantasy.” From Art News:...


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