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Morning Links: The American Museum of Natural History Expansion Edition

The famous blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History. COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/SHANK27.

The famous blue whale at the American Museum of Natural History.

COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/SHANK27

Norman and Irma Braman talk to The New York Times about their new museum, the ICA Miami: “‘If the curator and director of the museum want to have a show on the New York School of Artists, we’d be very happy to cooperate,’ Mr. Braman said, referring to a hallowed era of Abstract Expressionists they’ve avidly collected.” [The New York Times]

Jochen Volz will curate the 2016 São Paulo Biennial. [Artnet News]

“Famed Pop artist Peter Max is a scammer who cheated two New York men out of commissions on the sale of his storied Corvette collection and also swindled a New Jersey woman with artwork that was ‘ghost painted’ for him, a new lawsuit charges.” [New York Post]

The American Museum of Natural History plans a $325 million, six-story addition along Columbus Avenue. [The New York Times]

Sotheby’s in London will auction off paintings by Winston Churchill. [The Art Newspaper]

The Saint Louis Art Museum has received a $5 million gift to complete its sculpture garden. [KSDK]

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is planning a $50 million renovation.
[Santa Barbara Independent]

George R. Goldner, the chair of the Met’s prints and drawings department, will step down. [Artforum]

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