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Shards of the Planet Mercury May Be Hiding on Earth

New research explains how meteorites called aubrites may actually be shattered pieces of the planet closest to the sun from the early days of the solar system.

Art Dealer Sentenced to 7 Years in $86 Million Fraud Scheme

Inigo Philbrick pleaded guilty to fraud in deals involving works by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Christopher Wool and others. Prosecutors said he took advantage of the art market’s opacity.

Catch a Rising Star at the Auction House

No longer does museum validation or scholarly attention determine a painting’s value. Now, the collectors’ hunger comes first, and institutions must follow.

Frank Gilbert, Preservationist in New York and Beyond, Dies at 91

He fought to spare Grand Central Terminal from the fate that befell Penn Station. He also helped draft a landmarks preservation law that became a model across the country.

The Other Affair in ‘Conversations With Friends’

In the Hulu adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel, a large and tasteful home becomes an object of infatuation.

George Grosz, Sharp-Eyed Berlin Observer, Comes Home

A new museum in a converted gas station presents the work of one of the best-known artists of Weimar-era Germany.

Italy Says Ancient Statue in U.S. Museum Was Stolen, Not Lost at Sea

A court near Pompeii has ordered the return of a treasured classical antiquity that was purchased by the Minneapolis Institute of Art almost four decades ago.

Seeing de Kooning in a New Light, After a Violent Theft

When “Woman-Ochre” goes on view at the Getty Museum after its conservation, the painting will have a new mystique. But competing interpretations remain.

Warhol Museum Reimagines the Factory in a New ‘Pop District’

The museum aims to create an arts and music destination in Pittsburgh, teach skills to young people and shore up its finances.

Spring Auction Sales for Two Blockbuster Weeks Top $2.5 Billion

Eleven auction records for artists — six by women — were smashed on Thursday night in two sales at Sotheby’s.

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