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“Last night, members of the artist-activist groups Global Ultra Luxury Faction and the Illuminator projected phrases on the façade of the Guggenheim museum to protest the Guggenheim trustees’s decision to break off negotiations with the Gulf Labor Coalition.” [Hyperallergic]

Collectors are removing their paintings and sculptures from Geneva’s free-port storage facility due to the increased scrutiny following the discovery of a $20 million Modigliani painting in its tax-free vaults that was supposedly stolen by the Nazis. [Bloomberg]


MoMA galleries are changing their focus. Starting this June, the second-floor galleries will be divided into three different spaces, each with a major installation from the collection spotlighting a single artist. [The New York Times]

The Met has announced the lineup for the fifth season of their live-performance series. Nate DiMeo, a writer and radio storyteller, has been named artist-in-residence. [Wall Street Journal]

Gloria Groom, chair of the Art Institute of Chicago’s European painting and sculpture department, will be honored with a distinction of Chevalier Légion d’Honneur, the highest of the five levels of the French award. [Chicago Sun-Times]

MoMA’s Glenn Lowry discusses how art can solve our problems. [CNN]

The National Gallery of Art announced today that it has acquired Janine Antoni’s sculptural installation Lick and Lather (1993–94). [Washington City Paper]


Maggie Lee at Real Fine Arts in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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