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Morning Links: BHQFU Is Dead Edition

The old Bruce High Quality Foundation University headquarters in the East Village.COURTESY BHQFU

The old Bruce High Quality Foundation University headquarters in the East Village.

COURTESY BHQFU

Museum Shows

On its 250th anniversary, the Royal Academy in London will have a 250-work exhibition about art from Oceania. [The Guardian]

Christopher Knight reviews two shows in Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA—an Anna Maria Maiolino retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art and a Carlos Almaraz survey at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. [Los Angeles Times]

Collecting

George Soros’s son Robert and his former wife Melissa Schiff may have to give up their art collection, if they can’t agree on its value. According to one estimate, they own $22 million of art. [New York Daily News]

Lisa and Dudley Anderson have given 97 glass works to the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. [WTKR]

Pierre Bergé, a French art collector who was at one point a partner of Yves Saint Laurent, has died at 85. [The Art Newspaper]

BHQFU

Seth Cameron writes on why BHQFU, an arts school of sorts where he was formerly president, is now dead. [The Brooklyn Rail]

Provocations

An activist group in Richmond, Virginia, has created a provocative work of public art: a series of faux Klansmen dressed like clowns who appear to be hung from a tree. [WRIC]

After some noted that its name referred to a 17th-century Dutch explorer who led violent conquests in India and Indonesia, the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam will retitle itself. [Artforum]

What’s one to do about potentially offensive monuments around New York City? The Village Voice asked a few art historians for some advice. [The Village Voice]

Fences

JR has unveiled an installation showing an oversized baby peering over a fence at the U.S.-Mexico border. [The Hill]

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