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MUSEUMS

The New Museum is planning to expand into a nearby building it owns, having successfully raised $43 million for the project. [The New York Times]

The Nevada Museum of Art unveils a new $3.5 million land project, the work of Ugo Rondinone. [Reno Gazette-Journal]

Heather Lemonedes has been named chief curator at the Cleveland Museum of Art. [Cleveland Plain-Dealer]

QUESTIONS OF MONEY

The case of the jute sacks is finally closed. “Stefan Simchowitz and the Dublin dealer Jonathan Ellis King have settled their legal case against the Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama. A Californian court dismissed the lawsuit on May 4th after a lengthy battle that first began in June 2015 when the dealers sued Mahama for declaring hundreds of jute sack works inauthentic, potentially costing them $4.5 million.” [The Art Newspaper]

An Antiques Roadshow expert wrongly valued an art project at $50,000. The piece, which the expert thought to be a Picasso, was actually the work of a 1970s high school student. [The Guardian]

FRANÇOIS MORELLET

Painter, sculptor, and light artist François Morellet has died at the age of 90. [The Art Newspaper]

EXTRAS

Jeff Koons unveiled his new project for Google: a $40 phone case that performs excerpts from Swan Lake. [WWD]

Pilvi Takala at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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