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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.

COURTESY WIKIPEDIA/MUSÉE D’ART MODERNE DE LA VILLE DE PARIS

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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