The Metropolitan Museum

Artist Andrea Fraser’s 2016 in Museums, Money and Politics lifts the lid on US museum board members and political funding

Detail of illustration by Jan Buchczik

The Met’s Self-Styled ‘Museum Mammy’, Kimberly Drew reveals her top five

In further news: Gillian Ayres (1930-2018); Met appoints Max Hollein as director; Cannes announces official selection

In further news: Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller protests Facebook; Hepworth Sculpture Prize shortlist announced

What Nan Goldin’s protesting of the Sacklers’s complicity in the US opioid crisis tells us about self-deification and patronage

The photographer’s activist group PAIN staged a ‘die-in’ to protest the Sackler family’s controversial pharmaceutical links

What to read this weekend: the symbolism of Korean landscape painting, the risks in curation’s activist mantle and politics as performance

In further news: We Are Not Surprised collective calls for boycott of Artforum, accuses it of 'empty politics'; Frida Escobedo named for 2

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In further news: 2018 Taipei Biennial curated by Mali Wu and Francesco Manacorda; Pace opens second Hong Kong space; London’s Rokeby Gallery closes

The New York museum’s introduction of an admission charge shows us the problem with donor dependence and a hands-off government