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Morning Links: Kimberly Drew Edition





Black Contemporary Art’s founder and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s social media manager Kimberly Drew is in this week’s New Yorker. “The Met is learning and has a lot to learn,” Drew said. [The New Yorker]

“Everything is in transition; and the very world is aflame with yearning,” Sebastian Smee writes of Edvard Munch’s Summer Night’s Dream (The Voice), 1893, which recently went on view at the Musuem of Fine Arts Boston. [The Boston Globe]

Peter Schjeldahl on the Studio Museum in Harlem’s Alma Thomas show: “Thomas didn’t change art history, but she gave it a twist that merits attention, respect, and something very like love.” [The New Yorker]


After being banned from travel following accusations that his art was “spreading the falsehood” and “creating public anxiety,” artist Parviz Tanavoli is allowed to leave Iran once again. [The Art Newspaper]

The recently deceased British dealer Leslie Waddington left behind a formidable collection of modern and contemporary art, which will now hit the auction block at Christie’s in October. The collection is being valued at £20 million, or about $26.3 million. [The Telegraph]


UCLA is getting new graduate art studios, thanks to a $20-million donation from Los Angeles gallerist Margo Leavin. [Los Angeles Times]

Seventeen Le Corbusier buildings have been named World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Among the spaces now protected by law is the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo. [The Art Newspaper]


Jeff Koons’s studio has laid off 14 of its night crew workers, possibly in relation to a recent attempt at unionization. There aren’t too many details, however, and Jeff Koons LLC has not confirmed the news. [Art F City]


The Atlanta Biennial artist list is out, and Harmony Korine is among the people participating. [Artforum]

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