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Morning Links: Ai Weiwei’s Cats Edition

Ai Weiwei snuggling with one of his cats. AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY/FACEBOOK

Ai Weiwei snuggling with one of his cats.

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY/FACEBOOK

The Whitworth has been named Museum of the Year by the Art Fund. [The Art Newspaper]

The National Gallery of Victoria is planning a show of work by Andy Warhol and Ai Weiwei. But more importantly, the museum will also do a large-scale installation about Warhol and Ai’s cats. [The Guardian]

A collector has returned a $1-million Indian statue that is believed to have been stolen from an Indian temple. [The New York Times]

Authorities kept six ivory panels from the British Museum from coming to America for a show at the Museum of Russian Icons, perhaps because of laws about elephant poaching. [artnet News]

Sara Krajewski is set to start on August 31 as the Portland Art Museum’s new curator of modern and contemporary art. [Oregon Live]

Peter Coffin at Herald St. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Holland Cotter on the 12th Havana Biennial. [The New York Times]

Emily Carr, a forgotten modernist painter from Canada, finally gets her due with a show at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, in London. [Hyperallergic]

An 83-year-old Iowan was ordered to remove his painting of a woman’s breasts from a storefront. [Quad-City Times]

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