Morning Links: The Broad Edition

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Exterior of The Broad.


Installing the 2,000 works of art that will be shown in the new Broad museum is no easy-task. A five-panel Takashi Murakami painting, for example, came in five crates, each of which was unloaded, vacuumed, pushed onto dollies, and then taken up in a freight elevator. [Los Angeles Times]

White Cube will close its São Paulo location and open a project space in Brazil. [The Art Newspaper]

Pedro Gadanho is leaving his post as the curator of Architecture and Design at MoMA to become the first artistic director of the Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology, in Lisbon. [Architecture News]

Why Vera Neumann’s ladybug designs sold so well, and why Alexander Gray started collecting Neumann-designed napkins on eBay before planning a show of her work for August. [Wall Street Journal]

The Hong Kong Museum of Art will close for four years, beginning on August 3, to undergo a $120-million expansion. [South China Morning Post]

Cologne Fine Art announces an offshoot for contemporary art called COFA Contemporary. Its first edition will be in November. [artnet News]

The Ashmolean has received the remaining £60,000 needed to buy an uncharacteristically picturesque painting by J.M.W. Turner from 1810. [BBC News]

A 19th-century paper mill in Plainwell, Michigan, has been turned into a space for contemporary art. [Hyperallergic]

A group show at Salle Principale. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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