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Morning Links: Brooklyn Museum Buyouts Edition

The Brooklyn Museum. COURTESY BROOKLYN MUSEUM

The Brooklyn Museum.

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MUSEUMS

Following reports that the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art were offering buyouts, the Brooklyn Museum is following suit. “It’s a course correction,” Anne Pasternak, the museum’s new director, said. [The New York Times]

At the Whitney Gala two nights ago, the museum raised $5 million, and Jerry Saltz drank seltzer for the whole evening. All this, plus Seal performing and playing the guitar upside down. [The Observer]

Fifty-nine Italian Renaissance sculptures thought to be lost during World War II were found in Moscow’s Pushkin Museum. Historians were under the impression that they were burned in a fire. [The Art Newspaper]

LIAG Architects have unveiled their design for an environmentally friendly—and aesthetically pleasing—art storage facility. The building was commissioned by the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. [ArchDaily]

PERFORMANCE

Xaviera Simmons discusses her new project Coded, which looks at how various gestures, both physical and artistic, have changed the way we look at gender and sexuality in the 21st century. “Lately, when I walk into an art gallery or museum, I am always so struck at the lack of overt sensuality and sexuality in most works,” she said. [The Huffington Post]

After a wave of positive coverage for Duke Riley’s Fly by Night, a project in which the artist releases 2,000 pigeons at the Brooklyn Naval Yard, protesters are coming out against the work. They charge the work with animal cruelty, saying that it uses “unwilling participants who are forced to perform.” [The New York Times]

MARTIN CREED

Martin Creed previews his new show at New York’s Park Avenue Armory. “I don’t throw anything away. One of the ideas of the show was to try to make work out of things that I have kept over the years,” he said. [The Guardian]

EMERGING ARTISTS

The Rose Art Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts, has begun a fund for emerging artists. The museum has a cap on how much they can spend on each work, but no word on what that amount is. [Artforum]

Math Bass at Michael Jon & Alan in Miami. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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