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Morning Links: ‘Petite Révolution’ Edition

"Liberty Leading the People" by Eugène Delacroix.

Eugène Delacroix’s Liberty Leading the People.

The Louvre has begun its $67 million makeover to make it feel more accessible to visitors in what amounts to what new president Jean-Luc Martinez calls a “petite révolution.” [The New York Times]

Remember the 83-year-old woman in Borja, Spain who tried to restore that Jesus fresco by painting a caveman over him? Turns out she’s given a boost to the tiny town’s economy. There’s even an opera planned about her. [The New York Times]

The Smithsonian goes online: “The Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art in Washington, DC, are due to release their entire collections online on 1 January 2015. More than 40,000 works, from ancient Chinese jades to 13th-century Syrian metalwork and 19th-century Korans, will be accessible through high-resolution images without copyright
restrictions for non-commercial use. The vast majority—nearly 35,000 objects—have never been seen by the public.” [The Ar Newspaper]

Holland Cotter at the Jane Freilicher memorial. [The New York Times]

Venice’s Academia will finish renovations in time for next year’s Biennale. [The Art Newspaper]

“Of Politics, Protest and Painting: What Art Basel Lacked” [Newsweek]

Michael Wilson at the Swiss Institute benefit. [Artforum]

Indianapolis Museum of Art will begin charging admission after 7 years of being free. [The Indianapolis Star]

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