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Morning Links: Emperor Tiberius Edition

A marble portrait bust of the father of Drusus, Emperor Tiberius, who rules the Roman Empire from 14 to 37. in the Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen

A marble portrait bust of the father of Drusus, Emperor Tiberius, who rules the Roman Empire from 14 to 37.



The Getty Center was evacuated after receiving a bomb threat by telephone. [LAist]

The Cleveland Museum of Art returned a Roman sculpture of Drusus Minor, “the bloodthirsty son of Emperor Tiberius,” to Italy after learning it had been stolen from a museum in 1944. It acquired the work in 2012. [The Plain-Dealer]


“Whose art gets sold, and whose art is visible?” Gavin Brown speaks with Allan Schwartzman and Charlotte Burns about his gallery, the market, and quite a bit more. [In Other Words]

Sarah Elizabeth Lewis lectured on creativity and social justice at Austin’s SXSWedu conference. Here is a video of her talk. [SXSWedu]


Activists in Australia are calling for the cancellation of a Hermann Nitsch performance at the Museum of Old and New Art that will involve slaughtering a bull. [The Art Newspaper]

The Musée d’Orsay in Paris has been accused of discriminating against school groups from low-income areas. The allegations come a few months after a teacher said staff at the museum showed racial and class prejudice against his students on a visit. [Artforum]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who recently won more executive power in a close election, is planning a museum based on last year’s failed coup against his government. It will have a very intense name: The Museum of the 15 July: Martyrs and Democracy. [The Art Newspaper]


Adam Pendleton, who has three museum shows on tap this spring, says that he can buy 10 to 15 books a week. He’s also at work on a commission for the Museum of Modern Art. [The New York Times]

Here are previews of Susan Cianciolo’s project for the Whitney Biennial, a three-day restaurant at the museum. It opened last night, and it looks both attractive and delicious! [ and Artnet News]

The Talent

Sarah Kelly Oehler has been named chair and curator of American art at the Art Institute of Chicago. She joined the museum in 2002. [ArtFixDaily]

Scott Indrisek, the former editor-in-chief of Modern Painters magazine, is joining Artsy as deputy editor. [Twitter]

Additional Items

Huey Copland in 2009 on the art of Barkley L. Hendricks, who died yesterday at the age of 72. [Artforum]

Check out these sweet dollhouses by Mathis Altmann at Freedman Fitzpatrick in L.A. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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