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Morning Links: Pasadena Museum of California Art Closing Edition

Pasadena Museum of California Art

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The Pasadena Museum of California Art has announced that it will close on October 7, 2018, following the current exhibit term, which features work by Judy Chicago and Grafton Tyler Brown. [Pasadena Star News]

The Giacometti Institute is opening to the public next week in Paris, France. For now, an inside look. [ARTnews]

Helen Molesworth, former MOCA LA curator who was let go this March, delivered a commencement address to UCLA’s School of Art and Architecture. Though the speech circulated around the current political climate in America, she perhaps alluded to circumstances with the MOCA board stating, “The worlds of culture and art, the worlds you are poised to enter are striated with the pressure of these moneyed forces in ways we have never before encountered.” [Hyperallergic]

What’s now an educational science center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada is being remodeled into a new space for Contemporary Calgary, following a $24.5 million upgrade funded by the city. [Calgary Herald]

Christie’s Impressionist and Modern sale was held yesterday in London, bringing in an impressive $168 million. The sale was led by Claude Monet’s La Gare Saint-Lazare, vue extérieure (1877) which sold for $32.8 million. [Artnet News]

Good Reads

Nell Irvin Painter, a historian who left her position at Princeton to attend art school at the age of 64, penned the book “Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over,” about her experience. Her book is critiqued in conjunction with Aruna D’Souza’s “Whitewalling: Art, Race & Protest in 3 Acts” by the Times. [New York Times]

Larissa Pham writes up David Zwirner’s Marlene Dumas show, which shows works depicting Greek gods Adonis and Venus. She writes, “Dumas understands, we must properly comprehend both Adonis’s beauty and Venus’s desperation.” [The Paris Review]


This Friday, Sotheby’s is offering fans of Bruce Springsteen the chance to look through The Boss’ handwritten, working draft of “Born To Run” before it’s sold in online auction, which begins June 28.  [Atlas Obscura]

A panel from a 15th century Renaissance painting has been missing in Belgium since 1934. Today, following the theories of an engineer, the mayor of Ghent is forced to advise people not to break ground in a town square to dig for it. Somewhere, Dan Brown’s ears just perked up. [Insider]

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