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Morning Links: Opéra Bastille Turns 30 Edition

Opéra Bastille in Paris.

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Museums

Photographer Nan Goldin and the activist group Prescription Addiction Intervention Now (P.A.I.N.) staged protests in New York at the Guggeneheim and Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday evening to draw attention to the fact that some members of the Sackler family own Purdue Pharmaceuticals, the creator of OxyContin. Demonstrators called on the institutions to remove the family’s name from their walls. [ARTnews]

The Baltimore Museum of Art has received a $3.5 million gift from philanthropists Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown to endow its chief curator position. [Press Release]

The Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida, reopened this weekend after a $100 million expansion, which added a sculpture garden, gallery space, an auditorium, and more. [The Art Newspaper]

R.I.P.

Painter Robert Ryman, a towering figure in postwar American art, died on Friday at age 88. [ARTnews]

Artist and writer Tomi Ungerer has died at age 87. Best known for his children’s books and poignant satires, Ungerer also designed political posters during the Vietnam War and worked as an illustrator for publications like The New York TimesLife, and Harper’s Bazaar. [The Washington Post]

Galleries

Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles now represents Enrique Martínez Celaya, whose first solo show with the enterprise will take place in September. [ARTnews]

Fairs

New York’s Armory Show art fair has announced the nine artists who will show large-scale works in the curated “Platform” section at its 2019 edition. Andreas Angelidakis, Xaviera Simmons, and Jessica Stockholder are among the participants. [ARTnews]

And more!

The New Yorker has published Deborah Treisman’s interviews with the writer Haruki Murakami. He said, “You know, a painter may draw sketches before he starts painting, but I don’t. There is a white canvas, I have this paintbrush, and I just paint the picture.” [The New Yorker]

This year marks the 30th birthday of the Opéra Bastille. The Times looks back on its history and asks, “Does Paris still have the ugliest opera house in Europe?” [The New York Times]

Here’s a piece on rock ‘n’ roll photographer Ethan Russell, who, in 1969, captured the last-ever image of the Beatles together. [The Guardian]

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