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Morning Links: Chief of Investments Edition

A view of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., in 2010.


Artists in Action

Heather McGhee, a performance artist involved in Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly’s Timelining, which appeared at the Guggenheim in 2015, discusses her work as president of Demos, a group that focuses on reducing money in politics, promoting racial equity, protecting voting rights, and other causes. [Pod Save America]

Trevor Paglen, who will open a show at Metro Pictures in New York next month, is working to send a satellite into low orbit. ‘‘For me, there’s something very romantic about going and looking at the stars and trying to photograph spy satellites,’’ he says. [T: The New York Times Style Magazine]

Market Action

A new fair focused on sculpture and drawing, Fine Arts Paris, will arrive in the French capital in November at the Palais Brongniart. [The Art Newspaper]

Mathew Gallery is moving its New York location from 47 Canal to 46 Canal. The gallery 47 Canal, which started at that address, is expanding into its original home. Mathew’s first show in the new location will be a partnership with Ludlow 38 that looks at fashion from the first decade of the 21st century. Matthew Linde is curating. [Artnet News]

The Talent

Christine Kelleher has been named chief of investments at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and will manage the institution’s $850 million endowment. She comes from Georgetown University, where she was acting chief investment officer. [Institutional Investor]

Margaret C. Conrads, director of curatorial affairs and strategic art initiatives at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, answers a few questions. The museum, she notes, is focused on acquiring post-1960 works. [Antiques and the Arts Weekly]

Real Estate in Downtown Manhattan

Construction work in NoHo appears to have uncovered tags by SAMO (Jean-Michel Basquiat and Al Diaz) and DONDI (Donald Joseph White). [EV Grieve]

Rivington Street’s Fat Baby club has closed. [Bowery Boogie]

And Croxley Ales, an Avenue B mainstay since 2003, is closing for the last time after business today. [Gothamist]

Art and Technology

For this year’s Marfa Film Festival, Midnight Commercial created an art installation using 200 of the Gentex rear camera mirrors installed in Cadillacs. [Interview]

And More

Report: “Cop escorting group of exchange teenagers in Princeton Art Museum sparks campus gun scare.” [NBC New York]

Next month, a new play will open at Harvard based on 80 hours of recorded conversations between Andy Warhol and Truman Capote. [The New York Times]

Please enjoy these photographs of Seth Price’s current retrospective at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. It closes Sunday. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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