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Sotheby’s Will Sell ABBA’s Piano in September

Sotheby’s will sell the piano ABBA used to make many of its hits in the 1970s, the auction house announced today. The Swedish pop group’s piano is one of the world’s finest, the announcement proudly (and not necessarily empirically) states, … Read More

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Detroit Institute of Arts Awards Executives Raises as Compensation for Turmoil

The Detroit Institute of Arts has announced a $49,000-dollar salary raise for its executive vice president and COO, Annmarie Erickson; its vice president and CFO, Robert Bowen; and Graham Beal, who stepped down in June as its director, president, and CEO. The … Read More

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Andrew Blauvelt Leaves Walker to Head Cranbrook In Detroit

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has reported that Andrew Blauvelt, the design director and curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, is exiting the institution after 17 years of service to become director at the Cranbrook Art Museum outside Detroit. (Thank you … Read More


Crystal Bridges Will Open Frank Lloyd Wright House in November

The Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced today that its Frank Lloyd Wright house, which the Bentonville, Arkansas museum transplanted from New Jersey in 2014, will open to the public on November 11. Since its acquisition by the museum, … Read More

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A Final Summer Group Show Will Alight in Upstate New York This Weekend

Just when the summer season seemed to be completely finished, two New York art dealers have announced plans for one final summertime exhibition, which will run for just two days this weekend, August 29 and 30, at 224 Main Street in Germantown, … Read More

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At SculptureCenter Block Party, Dads and Rats, Books and Bands

There were a lot of strollers at the SculptureCenter block party last Saturday in Long Island City in New York. It felt like the perfect place to be a weekend dad: feed the kids some cotton candy, subject them to … Read More

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Morning Links: Michel Houellebecq Edition

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Young Girl Accidentally Breaks 2,000-Year-Old Vase at Israel Museum

Kids need to be more careful in museums! Today footage surfaced of a young boy slipping and putting his hand through a 350-year-old painting in Taipei. Now Haaretz has reported that a “young girl” accidentally knocked over a 2,000-year-old vase at … Read More

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Met’s Breuer Annex Will Be Renovated Ahead of March Opening, Will Include a ‘Book Bar’

Today the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York detailed its plans for the Met Breuer, the museum’s annex for modern and contemporary art, which is set to open in March 2016 at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s former, Marcel … Read More

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Director of Uzbekistan’s Savitsky Art Museum Abruptly Fired

Marinika Babanazarova, the director of the Savitsky Art Museum (also known as the Karakalpak State Art Museum) in Nukus, Uzbekistan, has been let go by the local government for unspecified reasons, the BBC has reported. Babanazarova, who has served as the museum’s head … Read More

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Jute Sack Artworks Are at the Center of Simchowitz Lawsuit Against Venice Biennale Artist

Los Angeles dealer and artist agent Stefan Simchowitz and Dublin dealer Jonathan Ellis King have filed suit against the Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama, alleging that he breached a contract between them by, among other things, declaring hundreds of signed works … Read More

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Birmingham Museum of Art Appoints Horace D. Ballard Curator of Education

The Birmingham Museum of Art announced today that it has hired Horace D. Ballard, Jr. to be its curator of education, a position he began on August 10. His appointment follows two other relatively recent curatorial additions at the museum: … Read More

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Tan Boon Hui Named Director of Asia Society Museum

Asia Society announced that Tan Boon Hui has been appointed as vice president of global arts and cultural programs and director of the Asia Society Museum in New York. Tan will succeed the museum’s previous director, Peggy Loar, and begin … Read More

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Omaha’s Bemis Center Names Chris Cook Executive Director

The Omaha World-Heard reported that the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, in Omaha, Nebraska, has hired Chris Cook to be its new executive director, replacing Adam Price, who parted ways with the center in January.Before landing the Bemis job, Cook … Read More