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A rendering of the updated Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Carving, with Outkast’s Big Boi and Andre 3000.

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Morning Links: Outkast Stone Carvings Edition

Wallspace Gallery is closing. [Artforum]The staff of London’s National Gallery have announced an all-out strike beginning August 17, following weeks of walkouts. [Reuters]New York City has promised $10 million to Spaceworks, a nonprofit which works to convert old public buildings into … Read More


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Artadia Taps Franklin Sirmans, Nick Cave, More for Its Board

Artadia, a nonprofit that provides grants to artists around the United States, announced today that four people have joined its board of directors: artist Nick Cave, collector and real-estate professional Robert Brawner, lawyer Aurele Danoff Pelaia, and LACMA curator Franklin … Read More


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Shigeko Kubota, a Fluxus Artist and a Pioneer of Video Art, Dies at 77

Shigeko Kubota, a pioneer of video art and a well-connected Fluxus artist known for using her body to ponder time and space, died from cancer in Manhattan on Thursday at age 77.Today, Kubota, born in 1937 in Niigata, Japan, is … Read More


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New Museum Names Dennis Szakacs Associate Director, Alludes to Future Expansion

The New Museum announced today the creation of a new position at the institution–Associate Director–aimed at helping its “next phase of growth.” Dennis Szakacs will join the museum’s staff in this new role. Szakacs, most recently the director and CEO … Read More


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Microsoft Cofounder Paul Allen Taps Minneapolis-Based Curator To Head New Arts Center in Seattle

Last Friday, Paul Allen—art collector, Microsoft co-founder, venture capitalist, philanthropist, owner of several sports teams (and a Frank Gehry-designed Jimi Hendrix museum), and self-proclaimed “Idea Man“—announced that he would be opening an arts nonprofit in Seattle called Pivot Art + … Read More


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The Met Drew 6.3 Million Visitors Over the Last Year, a Record

Thomas P. Campbell, the director and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, reported today that a record-breaking 6.3 million people from around the world had visited the museum during the fiscal year that ended on June 30. This marks … Read More


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From Brushstroke to Keystroke and Back Again: Six Artists Talk Contemporary Painting at the New Museum

“None of the terms of painting really make sense to me,” the artist Molly Zuckerman-Hartung said on Saturday at the New Museum’s contemporary painting symposium, held in honor of its current Albert Oehlen survey. “Painting has a lot of baggage. Terms like … Read More


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‘This Is The Kind of Territory Where We Can Take Risks’: Chicago-based Curators Julia Fischbach and Emanuel Aguilar On Opening Their Own Gallery This Fall

This past March, a couple of high-level curatorial positions opened up at Kavi Gupta Gallery’s Chicago location (the gallery is also based in Berlin), following a resignation announcement from longtime co-directors Julia Fischbach and Emanuel Aguilar. Initially, their departure was … Read More


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Phillips Hires Former Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold Lehman as a Senior Advisor

Last September, Arnold Lehman announced that he was retiring from his post as director of the Brooklyn Museum, a job he has held since 1997. Today, however, it became clear that his retirement won’t last very long, with Phillips announcing that he has … Read More


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A Year After Fire, Glasgow School of Art Students Present New Work

Art students at the Glasgow School of Art who were affected by the devastating fire which blazed through the Mackintosh building last year are now presenting new work in the school’s Reid Building. The modern wing is just across the street … Read More


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Former BAM Leader Karen Brooks Hopkins Named Senior Fellow In Residence at Mellon Foundation

Karen Brooks Hopkins, the former President of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, will join the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as a senior fellow in residence, the Foundation announced this morning.According to its mission statement, the foundation seeks to “strengthen, promote, … Read More


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Morning Links: ‘Game House’ Edition

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 24:  Kim Kardashian, Kayne West, Steve McQueen and LACMA Director and CEO Michael Govan attend LACMA Director's Conversation With Steve McQueen, Kanye West, And Michael Govan About "All Day/I Feel Like That"  at LACMA on July 24, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for LACMA)

Kanye West Would Trade His Grammys to Be in An Art Context: The Rapper Discusses His New Steve McQueen-Directed Video at LACMA

On Friday night, Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, walked into a blocked-off wing at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, both wearing white. West was greeted by the artist and filmmaker Steve McQueen, and the greeting … Read More