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The cover of Green Day's third studio album Dookie (1994).

The cover of Green Day’s 1994 album Dookie.

The director of the LSU Museum of Art, Jordana Pomeroy, is stepping down to become director of the Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum at Florida International University in Miami. [The Charlotte Observer]

Here’s a profile of the late Sam Wagstaff, the pioneering collector and curator of photography, and boyfriend of Robert Mapplethorpe. [The New York Times]

The first €10,000 ($12,700) Cultural Heritage Rescue Prize, which rewards “the courage and determination of those fighting to preserve culture as universal heritage,” has gone to Maamoun Abdulkarim, Syria’s director general of antiquities and museums. [The New York Times]

Inside the American Folk Art Museum Gala, which raised over $1 million. [The Wall Street Journal]

The Picasso Museum in Paris re-opened Saturday after a 5-year, €52 million refurbishment. [The Local]

At the end of this week, the Milwaukee Art Museum’s permanent collection will go off view for about a year due to renovations. [Journal Sentinel]

Here’s a profile of Gary Simmons. [Wall Street Journal]

The Guardian goes deep into the story of Margaret Keane, who will be the subject of a biopic directed by Tim Burton. [The Guardian]

Two works owned by Egon Schiele, owned by a Vienese caberet performer killed by the Nazis, will be up at auction this season, each at a different auction house. The difference? “Christie’s is selling Schiele’s 1910 watercolor “Town on the Blue River,” on Nov. 5 in conjunction with a restitution agreement that treats the work as looted art and provides compensation to [the caberet performer’s] heirs. Sotheby’s is selling a 1917 gouache and crayon work, “Seated Woman With Bent Left Leg,” on Nov. 4 under an arrangement that will not compensate the family.” [The New York Times]

“Today (26 October) [Olafur] Eliasson and the geologist Minik Rosing will place 100 tons of ice collected from a fjord outside Nuuk, Greenland, in Copenhagen’s City Hall Square; the blocks, displayed in a “clock formation”, will slowly melt, just like the polar ice caps.
[The Art Newspaper]

“Green Day manager launches pop-up art show at the High Line” [New York Post]

Long-lost painting of Mary Magdalen by Caravaggio is found. [The Independent]

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