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Morning Links: Returned Kirchner Painting Edition

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Sand Hills in Engadine, 1917–18. COURTESY MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Sand Hills in Engadine, 1917–18.

COURTESY MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

The Museum of Modern Art returned a Kirchner painting after research confirmed it belonged to a Jewish collector before World War II. [The New York Times]

Museums in Paris reopened yesterday afternoon following a two-and-a-half-day closure due to Friday’s attacks. [The Art Newspaper]

Here’s a rather candid chat between MOCA L.A. director Philippe Vergne and Mayer Rus over sandwiches. [Architectural Digest]

Liu Yiqian discusses dropping $170.4 million on that Modigliani last week: “Every museum dreams of having a Modigliani nude. Now, a Chinese museum has a globally recognized masterpiece, and my fellow countrymen no longer have to leave the country to see a Western masterpiece. I feel very proud about that.” [The New York Times]

The Institute of Contemporary Art Miami has broken ground on its new home. [Miami Herald]

Artists in Boulder, Colorado, are calling for more art in the city, and they’ll be meeting with city council tonight to discuss it. [Daily Camera]

Stuart Middleton at Carlos/Ishikawa. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Alex Cornell’s film Our Drone Future leads a wave of movies that have used drone-based cinematography. [The Economist]

Artists Seth Carnes and Serkan Ozkaya and gallerist Paulina Bebecka are petitioning Apple to start an “Art” category its App Store. [Pop Matters]

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