Morning Links: January 23, 2015

From the Musee d'Art Modern: Jean Metzinger, 1912-1913, L'Oiseau bleu, (The Blue Bird), oil on canvas, 230 x 196 cm COURTESY WIKIPEDIA

Jean Metzinger, L’Oiseau bleu (The Blue Bird), 1912–13, oil on canvas.


The Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris is hoping to expand its photo department by establishing a patrons group dedicated to photography. [The Art Newspaper]

Here is Carol Vogel’s last on-staff Inside Art column. [The New York Times]

On two art shows have been conceived in response to Eric Garner and Michael Brown: “In some ways, it’s kind of nuts to compare a real world of life-or-death crises with cash-machine art fairs. Yet there are things to be learned by placing them side by side. Our culture still encourages us to view art as a conveyor of higher values.” [The New York Times]

Increasingly, dance finds a home at museum. [The New York Times]

“Authorities on Wednesday unveiled what they said was a record haul of rare antiquities illegally looted from Italy and discovered during raids on Swiss warehouses belonging to an accused Sicilian art dealer.” [Associated Press]

“Prospect New Orleans has appointed the curator Trevor Schoonmaker as the artistic director of its fourth edition, scheduled to open in 2017. ” [The Art Newspaper]

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