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Morning Links: Statue of Liberty Edition

Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, Liberty, 1875, bronzed terracotta.



On Sunday, installers and maintenance workers at MoMA PS1 staged an action in protest of the museum’s wage policies. [ARTnews]

MASS MoCA in North Adams will continue to exhibit “Sol LeWitt: a Wall Drawing Retrospective” until 2043, adding 10 more years to its slated run. This year marked the tenth anniversary of the 27,000-square-foot show. [The Art Newspaper]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has plans to renovate its wing dedicated to Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. The institution will also remodel its Southwest Wing in the hope of invigorating its modern and contemporary art programming. Max Hollein, the museum’s director, said, “We will base our presentation on quality and particular narratives and how can we present something that really adds to the understanding of modern and contemporary art.” [The New York Times]

The Talent

Sharon Holm will join the Pérez Art Museum Miami as deputy director of marketing and public engagement. Most recently, she was the vice president of marketing and communications at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in North Carolina. [Press Release]

The Portland Museum of Art in Maine has hired Christian Adame, who has previously worked as assistant education director at the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona, as director of learning and interpretation. [Press Release]


Painter Arnaldo Roche Rabell died this weekend at age 62. [Artforum]


Take a look at photographer Isabella Rozendaal’s images of the animals—including cats, birds, pigs, snails, and other creatures—of Amsterdam. She said of the project, “Pets are a huge part of Amsterdam’s population, but they were totally underrepresented.” [The Guardian]

Lady Liberty’s original torch, which weighs 3,600 pounds and was replaced in 1985, will be on view at the Statue of Liberty Museum, which is scheduled to open in May 2019. [Artnet News]

Artist Laurie Anderson writes about Ingrid Sischy, cultural critic and editor of Artforum from 1979 to 1988. Anderson says of Sischy’s work, “Throughout, I feel her sense of morality, justice, empathy, and social conscience.” [The Paris Review]

Here’s a piece about the excavation of Tenea, an ancient Greek city believed to be founded by the Trojans. [The New York Times]

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