Morning Links: Dallas Edition

Gabriel Dawe's Plexus No. 4, made from Gütermann thread, wood, and nails was on view at the Dallas Contemporary in 2010. COURTESY FLAVORWIRE

Gabriel Dawe’s Plexus No. 4, made from Gütermann thread, wood, and nails, was on view at the Dallas Contemporary in 2010.COURTESY FLAVORWIRE

Sixteen Romanesque Biblical manuscripts known together as as “The Idda Collection” will go on display, for sale, at the Les Enluminures Gallery in New York from April 9-May 2. Dated between 980-1240, the manuscripts are priced from $180,000 to $6.5m—the latter is the asking price for a tenth-century Latin Liesborn Gospel Book in near-perfect condition. [The Art Newspaper]

On Friday morning, a construction crane fell on the roof of the Dallas Museum of Art,  causing slight damage to the building and narrowly missing Ave, a sculpture by Mark Di Suvero. (Coincidentally, Suvero had trained as a crane operator to make the 12,000-pound sculpture.) Only the south end of the museum is closed temporarily. [Dallas Morning News]

Dallas’s SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival will be renamed the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival in honor of Nasher and Haemisegger’s recently announced five-million-dollar gift to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra organizes the festival, which features artists like Pipilotti Rist, Alex Prager, and Yael Bartana. [Artforum]

Richard Phillips, an artist known for his large-scale, pop culture-themed paintings, has been voted to the board of directors of the Dallas Contemporary, a non-collecting contemporary art museum founded in 1978. [Artforum]

Christian Keesee has donated fifty Brett Weston photos to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Keesee has already donated 410 Weston photos to the museum over the past ten years. [The Oklahoman]

Artist Caitlin Cherry has been selected as one of five winners of the Leonore Annenberg Fellowship Fund for the Performing and Visual Arts. She and four others—soprano Julia Bullock, pianist Sean Chen, actress, writer, and filmmaker McKenzie Chinn, and dancer Joseph Gorak—will receive stipends totaling $300,000. (Cherry will receive $50,000.) [The New York Times]

The headline for this article reads, “Someone put their sunglasses and watch down in an art gallery—and people thought it was a piece of art.” [Mirror]

Museums have begun “deaccessioning” works due to lack of funds and and debt. [Smithsonian Magazine]

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