Morning Links

Morning Links: Sarcophagus Edition

A Roman sarcophagus discovered in present-day Turkey.


Big Money

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston doubled its reward for the recovery of 13 paintings that were stolen from its premises in 1990. It will now pay $10 million to anyone with information that leads to the safe recovery of the works, but there is a catch: the offer stands only until the end of the year. [Boston Globe]

Deutsche Bank is planning a new art venue in Berlin, a followup to its Deutsche Guggenheim, which was shuttered in 2013. [The Art Newspaper]

A look back at that time the Royal Academy in London almost sold off its prized Michelangelo in the 1970s. [The Art Newspaper]

The Talent

The Akron Art Museum has hired Ellen Rudolph as its chief curator. It’s a homecoming for Rudolph, who was curator of exhibitions, interim chief curator, and then senior curator between 2008 through 2013. [Crain’s Cleveland Business]


Restaurant critic Pete Wells on why he has no plans to review the much-ballyhooed Noma Mexico restaurant in Tulum. [The New York Times]


Rand Castile, a major booster of Japanese art in the United States who served as director of Japan Society’s performing arts program, died at 78. He was a skilled fencer, taught chancery cursive, helped put together the first Grand Sumo Tournament in the United States, and contributed to ARTnews. [The New York Times]


Richard Prince talks Billions, sort of. [Twitter]

Sarah Nicole Prickett on the new Twin Peaks. [Artforum]


Here are behind-the-scenes photographs of Anne Imhof’s show in the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, which took home the Golden Lion for best national participation. [Sleek]

Charles Ray is showing two sculptures at the American Academy in Rome. [The New York Times]

Check out this cool sarcophagus that Jino Van Bruinessen made out of sand to promote the new movie The Mummy. Tom Cruise is a fan! [Twitter]

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