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Ladies in Colonial Williamsburg.COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

Ladies in Colonial Williamsburg.

COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

The Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland will announce on Monday its decision to accept or reject Cornelius Gurlitt’s controversial art collection, which is believed to contain Nazi-looted works. The museum is expected to accept the collection. [The New York Times]

Paul Chan won the Hugo Boss Prize, and Lehmann Maupin will move its Chelsea gallery. [The New York Times]

Jacob Proctor on Paul Chan. [Artforum]

The Detroit Institute of Arts has raised nearly 90 percent of its $100 million towards the Grand Bargain with the help of foundations and local businesses. [The Art Newspaper]

Here’s a report from the “The Return of Schizo-Culture” at MoMA PS1:
“Penny Arcade muffed Lynne Tillman’s name and occupation, calling her
‘Liz’ and introducing her as a poet. Tillman graciously rolled with
this, reading an early piece of hers about random sex with men.”
[Artforum]

A new proposal to save the South Street Seaport Museum would include a redesign and a new location. [The New York Times]

Colonial Williamsburg’s museums are set to expand to the tune of $300
million: “The campaign, which officially starts Saturday, includes a
$40-million upgrade to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg,
adding 8,000 square feet of new gallery space to the building that
houses the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Museum and the DeWitt
Wallace Decorative Arts Museum. It marks the first major expansion of
the facility since it opened in 1985.” [The New York Times]

The Baltimore Museum of Art opens its new American wing, which
arranges objects chronologically rather than by medium, as was the case
before. [The Wall Street Journal]

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