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Koven Smith.COURTESY THE SWEDISH EXHIBITION AGENCY.

The Blanton Museum Appoints Koven Smith Director of Digital Adaptation

The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin has appointed Koven Smith director of digital adaptation, the museum announced in a press release. “Koven is counted among the very best in the field of museum technology, and … Read More


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Norman Rockwell Museum.PHOTO: WALT ENGELS. ©NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM.

Norman Rockwell Museum Receives $500,000 From the George Lucas Family Foundation

The Norman Rockwell Museum announced in a press release Wednesday that the George Lucas Family Foundation has awarded the museum a two-year, $500,000 grant to bring new learning tools to the its educational programming. Located in Norman Rockwell’s final home of … Read More


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Sarkis Will Represent Turkey at the 2015 Venice Biennale

The Turkish pavilion at next year’s Venice Biennale (May 9–November 22, 2015) will feature new work by Turkish-Armenian artist Sarkis Zabunyan, better known as Sarkis, reports Today’s Zaman. Exhibiting his interdisciplinary work since 1960, Sarkis has been shown in museums … Read More


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The Brooklyn Museum.PHOTO: CAT GUZMAN/COURTESY THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM.

Brooklyn Museum Visitors Under 19 Will Get Free Admission

Starting September 3, the Brooklyn Museum will no longer charge admission for visitors under 19 years old, The New York Times reports. Director Arnold L. Lehman believes that young visitors “represent the future of all museums.” “[W]e must do everything possible to … Read More


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Palestinian Museum Continues Construction During Israel-Gaza Conflict

Despite escalating conflict in the region, the new Palestinian Museum will continue construction and should be completed by September 2015, The Art Newspaper reports. With a cost of $19 million, construction on the Heneghan Peng-designed building began in April 2013 in Birzeit. … Read More