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Linda Wolk-Simon, a former curator of drawings and prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been hired as director of Fairfield University’s Bellarmine Museum and its Thomas J. Walsh Art Gallery. [Fairfield Citizen via Artforum]

The American Bible Society has sold its home on Manhattan’s Upper West Side (it’s moving to Philadelphia), but its Museum of Biblical Art is planning to remain in the city and is on the hunt for a new space. [The New York Times]

Quite understandably, a number of museums are banning so-called selfie sticks. [Mashable]

Those who care for culture grow concerned as ISIS burns libraries in Iraq. [The Art Newspaper]

“In his State of the City speech today, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a plan to build 1,500 new affordable live/work units for artists over the next decade.” [Hyperallergic]

A rundown of all the Brits running New York’s important performing arts centers. [The Wall Street Journal]

Here’s a profile of Marlene Dumas. [The Guardian]

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