Morning Links: Escaped Convicts Edition

David Sweat and Richard Matt are still at large. COURTESY NEW YORK STATE POLICE DEPARTMENT

David Sweat and Richard Matt are still at large.


Volkswagen Group of America will be the lead sponsor of educational programming at MoMA for the next two years. During this time, it  will also support major exhibitions at both MoMA and MoMA PS1, including the latter’s forthcoming local artist survey, “Greater New York.” [The Art Newspaper]

The Independent Art Fair has finally found a permanent home in TriBeCa. [The New York Times]

Yet another employee at Clinton Correctional Facility in upstate New York has been accused of aiding the two escaped convicts Richard Matt and David Sweat. Corrections officer Gene Palmer gave the pair paint and tools in exchange for “stunning portraits of celebrities.” [ABC News]

Five contemporary artists visually review five works of literature that inspired them. [The New York Times]

Cady Noland has allegedly disavowed another of her works, her large scale 1990 sculpture Log Cabin, which sold to Ohio collector Scott Mueller for $1.4 million in 2014. Mueller is now attempting to legally reverse the purchase. [The Art Newspaper]

CalArts president Steven D. Lavine has announced that he will be leaving his post in 2017 after a 29-year tenure. [Artforum]

As a result of the 2016 MFA class dropping out, USC’s Roski School of Art and Design only has one student enrolled in the 2017 class with only two months left before the semester begins. [The LA Times]

On the enduring appeal of butter sculptures. [NPR]

U.S. museums have become increasingly reluctant to return Nazi-looted artwork, relying on legal loopholes to avoid case resolution. [Fox News]

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