Morning Links: Snapped Dale Chihuly Sculpture Edition

The Tacoma Art Museum's Dale Chihuly sculpture, prior to being snapped. BRUCE IKENBERRY PHOTOGRAPHY

The Tacoma Art Museum’s Dale Chihuly sculpture, prior to being snapped.


A visitor at the Tacoma Art Museum snapped off a piece of a Dale Chihuly sculpture. [KIRO Seattle]

Duke art professor Pedro Lasch is teaching an online course about public art. The project, done in partnership with Creative Time, is art unto itself. [Duke Today]

Koyo Kouoh has become one of Africa’s most important curators for bringing contemporary African art to the attention of foreigners. [The New York Times]

In Melbourne, a street-art mural depicting a hamburger with people engaged in various sexual positions in between the lettuce, tomato, and cheese will get an “edit” by the city council. [The Guardian]

Ahmed Al Faqi Al Mahdi, an alleged Islamic militant who destroyed cultural artifacts in Timbuktu, is the first person being tried for war crimes in relation to damaged artworks under the Rome Statute. [The Art Newspaper]

“Is your D.C. garbage truck actually public art?” [Washington Post]

The Detroit Institute of Arts revamped its ancient Middle Eastern art collection with a new 3,000-square-foot space. [Detroit Free Press]

The L.E.S. Art Drive returns this month with art priced between $500 and $8,000. All of the proceeds go to the Bowery Mission, which provides shelter for the homeless. [The Observer]

Urban Zellweger at Karma International. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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