Morning Links: Steven Spielberg Edition


Steven Spielberg.


Khaled al-Asaad, a Syrian archeologist who protected the ancient ruins of Palmyra for over 40 years, has been killed by the Islamic State. [BBC]

Kansas City Art Institute has received an anonymous $25 million donation. [The New York Times]

The forthcoming Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. will display ancient artifacts and treasures from Israel. A deal has been made assuring that Israel’s top archeological organization will have an outpost in Washington. [AP]

Parisian art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel liked Impressionists before they were cool. [NPR]

The Jewish Museum and the Tolerance Centre in Moscow are building a new pavilion for temporary exhibitions, and the first thing to be shown will be Steven Spielberg’s collection of 52,000 Holocaust testimonial videos. [The Art Newspaper]

The Stephens family has been selling art degrees, and has earned $800 million in the process. [Forbes]

Canadian artist Cal Lane was surprised when her art, lost in transit, turned up on an estate liquidation site and downsizing auction website MaxSold. [Hyperallergic]

Group show “Blocking” at Martos Gallery in New York, curated by Jesse Stecklow. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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