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Morning Links: Roman Shipwreck Edition

A video still of a recovered mask of Luna, the moon goddess. VIA NBC

A video still of a recovered mask of Luna, the moon goddess.

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ART HISTORY

The Israel Antiquities Authority announced that divers had discovered an extremely well-preserved Roman shipwreck dating back 1,600 years ago. Inside, they found statuary fragments, figurines, and coins. [CBS]

Visitors can now tour the former art studios of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, where the Whitney Museum was headquartered until 1954. [The New York Times]

The art and life of Mark di Suvero. [The Paris Review]

JAIL

Dissident Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky suffered broken ribs after a guard beat him on the way back to his cell after a court hearing. [Artforum]

YouTube pranksters were sentenced to jail after they faked art heists at a number of museums. [Hyperallergic]

MUSEUMS

Kader Attia built a model of an Algerian fortress out of couscous in the Guggenheim. [The New Yorker]

“The Palestinian Museum in the town of Birzeit, north of Jerusalem, is being inaugurated today, even though the institution is currently without a collection.” [The Art Newspaper]

Kathryn Kanjo has been named new director of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. [L.A. Times]

Dr. Marcelle Polednik has been named director of the Milwaukee Art Museum. [Milwaukee Journal Sentinel]

LISA OPPENHEIM

Lisa Oppenheim at the Approach in London. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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