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“Thomas W. Lentz, who directed the Harvard Art Museums for more than a decade and shepherded them through a long and sometimes contentious $350 million renovation and expansion that was completed last November,” announced that he is planning to step down this summer after a decade on the job. [The New York Times]

In his first official Inside Art column, Randy Kennedy reveals that the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts is joining Hauser & Wirth. [The New York Times]

The inexhaustible Roberta Smith reviews 15 group shows in New York. [The New York Times]

Crazy ol’ Jonathan Jones now trying to take down Hilary Mantel for some reason. [The Guardian]

T.J. Clark on William Blake’s illustrations and engravings. [The London Review of Books]

David Byrne talks about his collection of outsider art. [The Wall Street Journal]

Plans to retire a replica of a diplodocus skeleton at the London Natural History Museum “drew protest from Britons who recalled childhood visits to the museum.” [New York Post]

More museums are putting their collections online and Ken Johnson isn’t so comfortable with it maybe. [The New York Times]

And, wow: “Was Lewis Carroll a Pedophile? His Photographs Suggest So.” A crack team on the case with this one. [Artnet]

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