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Morning Links: George Lucas Edition

George Lucas in 1986.WIKIMEDIA

George Lucas in 1986.


Art Basel News

The Pérez Art Museum Miami has announced the lineup for its annual Basel party. It includes the likes of Cashmere Cat, Jillionaire, and Uncle Luke. [Miami New Times]

This year’s programming theme for Public projects at Art Basel will be centered around David Bowie and include artwork by Glenn Kaino, Yoan Capote, Ugo Rondinone and Erwin Wurm. [Observer]

Promoting Heritage

Here’s the story of Native American artist Norris Chee, a member of the Navajo or Dineh tribe, who travels around Nebraska teaching students about his culture, language, and art. [Columbus Telegram]

The National Park Service has approved a proposal to build a new freestanding 20,000-square-foot museum on Liberty Island, home to the Statue of Liberty. [Wall Street Journal]


“Has art turned its back on Donald Trump’s white working class?” [WBUR]

Yesterday morning a fire broke out at the entrance to the Confederate Memorial Hall Museum in New Orleans, and authorities believe it was intentionally set. Another incident further down the road saw the words “Dismantle White Supremacy” spray-painted on the Robert E. Lee Monument. [WWLTV]

Poland’s state-financed Museum of the Second World War may be shut down before it even officially opens in January. After five years of construction, at a cost of 449 million zlotys (about $114 million), plans have now been halted due to “cultural and political battles” in Poland. [The New York Times]

A mixed review of “On Space and Place,” a show currently on at the DePaul Museum of Art in Chicago which includes a selection of videos, sculptures, comics, photographs and paintings made by artists who were featured on the PBS documentary series Art 21. [Chicago Tribune]

Star Wars Bonus Section

A look inside the “finest Star Wars art book ever made.” [Polygon]

The L.A. County Board of Supervisors has voted to support bringing George Lucas’ proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Art to Los Angeles’s Exposition Park. L.A. and San Francisco are currently competing for the project. [LA Times]

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