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Morning Links: Peruvian Painting at the Prado Edition

Marriages of Martín de Loyola to Beatriz Ñusta and Juan de Borja to Lorenza Ñusta de Loyola by anonymous artist from Cusco, 1718, oil on canvas.

COURTESY FUNDACIÓN PEDRO Y ANGÉLICA DE OSMA GILDEMEISTER/LIMA, MUSEO PEDRO DE OSMA

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Museums

More than 120 academics, critics, artists, and theorists have signed an open letter demanding that the Whitney Museum remove Warren B. Kanders, who owns a defense manufacturing company called Safariland, from its board. [ARTnews]

Hyperallergic has reported that sponge round projectiles made by Safariland have been used by the Israeli military against civilians protesting at the Gaza-Israeli border. [Hyperallergic]

The Tate in London and the National Galleries of Scotland have resumed their working relationships with dealer Anthony d’Offay, who was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women. [The Art Newspaper]

The Los Angeles Review of Books has a critique of LACMA director Michael Govan’s proposed museum renovation and redesign, which will leave the institution with less gallery space. “If you think disastrous shutdowns occur only in Washington, just drive over to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to see another,” Joseph Giovannini writes. [Los Angeles Review of Books]

Market

Here’s a report from the inaugural Marfa Invitational, where Marianne Boesky, James Fuentes, Sargent’s Daughters, and other galleries presented their wares this weekend. [ARTnews]

A 155 million-year-old dinosaur skeleton named Skinny will be exhibited at Heathrow Airport in London before hitting the auction block at Aguttes in Paris—with a £2 million estimate (about $2.61 million)—in June. [Artnet News]

Artists

Artist Charles Gaines will be awarded the 60th Edward MacDowell Medal from the MacDowell Colony in August. The medal has been given annually since 1960, and among past recipients are Georgia O’Keeffe, Louise Bourgeois, and Toni Morrison. [Press Release]

Exhibitions

For the first time in its history, the Prado in Madrid is showing a painting made in one of Spain’s colonies in the Americas. The 18th-century work is on loan from the Pedro de Osma Museum in Lima, Peru, whose director, Pedro Pablo Alayza, said, “Colonial history is traumatic. But we can’t go ahead into the future if we don’t think again about our past.” [The New York Times]

A retrospective of work by T. C. Cannon is now on view at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. [Vogue]

David Korins, a set designer for the musical Hamilton, is designing an exhibition for Sotheby’s titled “Treasures from Chatsworth,” which opens in New York in June. The show will feature 45 artworks and objects from the Chatsworth House in Derbyshire, England. [The New York Times]

And more! 

Here’s a piece on Picasso’s Guernica in which Nathan Englander writes, “It was an impressive thing to see. I can remember how that painting loomed. But it was the horse in the center—set under that giant, all-seeing eye—that drew my attention.” [The Paris Review]

And, finally, behold Yukihito Masuura’s photo series on Shinto shrines in Japan. [Atlas Obscura]

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