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Jean-François Millet's 1857 painting, The Gleaners, as altered by the Gluten Free Museum.

Jean-François Millet’s 1857 painting, The Gleaners, as altered by the Gluten Free Museum.

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The Art Newspaper’s analysis of museum visitor figures from 2014. [The Art Newspaper]

California’s District Court  denied a motion to dismiss the case of ownership of Lucas Cranach the Elder’s circa 1530 dual paintings, Adam and Eve. The case began in 2007, when heir of Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker, Marei von Saher, filed for rights over the paintings, which belonged to Goudstikker before he left the Netherlands in 1940 after the Nazi invasion. [The Art Newspaper]

Herbert Brandl’s “Hydrohybrids” at Bärbel Grässlin in Frankfurt. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Indiana arts organizations are condemning the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which allows businesses the option not to serve people based on their sexual orientation. Director and chairman of the board of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Charles Venable and Thomas Hiatt, wrote in the Indianapolis Star, “The Indianapolis Museum of Art is already seeing the fallout from the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and it’s not good.” [Artforum]

C. D. Dickerson III has been named the National Gallery of Art’s new curator and head of sculpture and decorative arts. He will begin his new position in July. Dickerson has been the curator of European art at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas for six years.[Artforum]

The RISD Technical Association is on strike this morning in Providence, Rhode Island. They’re protesting the administration’s rejection of their bargaining attempts over a contractual retirement contribution. Said RISD Tech President Tucker Houlihan, “We are striking because the school is refusing to negotiate with us. We are not looking to get more money…we just want them to come back to the negotiation table.” [GoLocalProv]

Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira, born in 1908, died today. He was known as the world’s oldest major active filmmaker, and one of its most prolific. [The New York Times]

Pace plans a major new building in Chelsea. [The New York Times]

A Tumblr called the Gluten Free Museum features classic works of art—from Ancient Egyptian etches to paintings by Caravaggio and Dalí—next to a digitally modified gluten-free version. [Yahoo.com]

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