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Morning Links: Dread Scott Edition

Dread Scott, A Man Was Lynched By Police Yesterday, 2015, installation view. ©DREAD SCOTT/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK

Dread Scott, A Man Was Lynched By Police Yesterday, 2015, installation view.

©DREAD SCOTT/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK

POLITICS

A Dread Scott flag that reads “A MAN WAS LYNCHED BY POLICE YESTERDAY,” currently on view at Jack Shainman Gallery, is taking social media by storm. Can the flag create empathy, encouraging people to act? [The New York Times]

Alleging that art spaces are part of the gentrification process, activists in Los Angeles’s Boyle Heights are demanding art galleries get out of their neighborhood. Among the galleries in Boyle Heights is 356 Mission. [L.A. Weekly]

MUSEUMS

Last year, 1.4 million people went to LACMA. This means that since 2006, when Michael Govan became director, attendance has risen by about 600,000 people. [The Art Newspaper]

The Met Breuer’s Diane Arbus show, which includes never-before-seen works from her early career, is getting positive reviews. Here’s Holland Cotter on the exhibition: “In short, as evidence of a career in test mode, the show as a whole is more powerful than any single thing in it.” [The New York Times]

Austin is now home to a $100,000 art prize. Awarded by the Contemporary Austin museum, it will be given out biennially to an artist working today, and will finance a solo show. [Austin American-Stateman]

TRAVEL

During the Olympics, works from the collection of Rome’s Maxxi museum will travel to the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. Works by Maurizio Cattelan and Michelangelo Pistoletto are part of the loan. [Italy Europe 24]

Wanwan Lei, the founder of the private museum M Woods, offers some recommendations for the Beijing art scene, including where to get a good drink. [Vogue]

POKÉMON GO

“Find Pokéspots at these museums, then stay for the art,” or, if you take our advice, come for the art, stay for the art, and don’t play Pokémon Go in museums. [Bloomberg]

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