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The Leonard A. Lauder Building. COURTESY WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

The Leonard A. Lauder Building.

COURTESY WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Whitney Museum of American Art announced at a dinner on Tuesday night that its new building in the Meatpacking District would be christened the Leonard A. Lauder building, after the museum’s chairman emeritus. [The New York Times]

The Kunstmuseum Bern in Bern, Switzerland, and the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany, are both planning to mount shows comprised of some of the hundreds of works of art held by the late Cornelius Gurlitt. Gurlitt’s father came into possession of the pieces as an art dealer in Nazi Germany. [The New York Times]

DECISIONS

Sweden’s supreme court has ruled that a website documenting public art in Sweden has violated copyright law. Wikimedia Sweden is quoted as saying it is “greatly disappointed” by the ruling. [BBC]

STOP AND GO

Norwegian police have arrested two men in connection with the 2009 theft of a work by Edvard Munch from an Oslo art dealer. [ABC]

Brennan & Griffin is moving to Laurel Gitlen’s former space on the Lower East Side. [Bowery Boogie]

ART AND ARTISTS

A former painting professor argues against teaching painting as a form of critical thinking. [Two Coats of Paint]

A preview of Claire Barrow’s show, “The Bed, The Bath, and The Beyond,” which opens at M. Goldstein Gallery on April 17. [The New York Times]

Dike Blair at Secession in Vienna. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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