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Union protest in front of MoMA, photographed by MoMA fellow and curator Magda Moskalewicz.

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MoMA Employees Hand-Deliver Letter of Protest To Glenn Lowry’s Office Days Before Union Negotiation Deadline

Wednesday morning, approximately 100 staff members at the Museum of Modern Art belonging to the local 2110 union–who previously staged a protest at the institution’s “Party in the Garden” gala over cuts to its benefits during contract negotiations–went to the office of … Read More


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The Rainbow Flag waving in the wind at San Francisco’s Castro District. 

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MoMA Acquires The Rainbow Flag

MoMA announced today via blog post that the museum has acquired the Rainbow Flag, the symbol of gay pride, as part of its design collection, which already houses the @ symbol, the Creative Commons logo, and the recycling symbol.Along with … Read More


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Luis Camnitzer, Landscape as an Attitude, 1979, silver gelatin print. COURTESY ALEXANDER GRAY ASSOCIATES AND THE ARTIST

‘Artists, After All, Intervene in the Minds of the Audience’: Luis Camnitzer on the Problems of Art Education

Most writing about Luis Camnitzer’s work is authored by none other than Camnitzer himself. There’s no question about it—the German-born, Uruguay-raised, and New York–based Conceptualist doesn’t keep quiet when it comes to himself. His visual art often involves text (critics … Read More


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installation of “Representation of Dark Matter” at the Drawing Center.

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Morning Links: Dark Matter Edition

Eric Veit, Dena Yago, and Jutta Zimmermann’s “Some Versions of Pastoral” at Tomorrow Gallery in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily]The Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Art plans to acquire the complete archives of OK Harris Works of Art, the Soho Gallery … Read More


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Matt Bangser Named Partner At Blum & Poe

Today, Blum & Poe announced that it has appointed Matt Bangser as a partner at the gallery. Bangser started with Blum & Poe in 2009 as a director for the Los Angeles location of the gallery, which additionally has outposts in New … Read More


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Robert Longo, "Untitled (Ferguson Police, August 13, 2014)." Image courtesy Petzel Gallery, via The Guardian.

Broad Foundation Acquires Robert Longo’s Drawing of Ferguson Police

Eli Broad’s Broad Art Foundation has acquired Robert Longo’s diptych, Untitled (Ferguson Police, August 13. 2014), a charcoal drawing depicting police in riot gear in Ferguson, Missouri, during protests there over the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. The … Read More


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The 89-year-old writer.


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Harper Lee Letters Failed To Sell At Christie’s New York Auction

Letters written by Harper Lee around the time she drafted To Kill a Mockingbird, that cornerstone of 9th grade English classes from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon, proved to be a flop at Christie’s New York auction on June 12.The … Read More


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Morning Links: Hidden Turner Painting Edition

Art collective Liberate Tate held a performance in the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall in response to the museum’s partnership with BP. [Hyperallergic]Jake and Dinos Chapman on the making of Hell, which featured 60,000 Nazi toy soldiers. [The Guardian] An art … Read More


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Raise a ‘Roi Roth’ to Basel

Today, ARTnews stopped by the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel’s grandest, most storied hotel, for a preview of the Roth bar, designed by Björn, Oddur, and Einar Roth, son and grandsons of the late German-born Swiss artist Dieter Roth … Read More


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Michelle Grabner. 


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Michelle Grabner Announced As Portland 2016 Biennial Curator

Artforum reports that Portland’s Disjecta Contemporary Art Center has named Michelle Grabner curator of the Portland 2016 Biennial of Contemporary Art, which will open July 9, 2016 and run through September 18 of the same year. The fair’s sixth edition will … Read More


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Mira Dancy, 'Y E S,' 2015, installation view. ©MIRA DANCY/COURTESY CHAPTER NY

‘Mira Dancy: Y E S’ at Chapter NY

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday.Today’s show: “Mira Dancy: Y E S” is currently on view at Chapter NY in New York until July 10. It features a wall painting, a neon relief, and a series … Read More


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Mykki Blanco for Iceberg SS15.

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Morning Links: Mykki Blanco Edition

Tauba Auerbach and Charlotte Posenenske’s “Reciprocal Score” at Independenza in Rome.  [Contemporary Art Daily]“Old Car City, USA…is no longer a junkyard.” [The New York Times]“What else can art do?” A profile on Mark Bradford. [The New Yorker]Comparing and contrasting the … Read More


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The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art measures 65,000 square feet.COURTESY OMA

Garage Museum Opens in Moscow

The moment has finally arrived. The Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, the brainchild of Dasha Zhukova, has opened its new building in Moscow, just three years after it was commissioned from architect Rem Koolhaas. It is the first contemporary art museum to … Read More


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Installation view of Richard Serra's Equal at David Zwirner. CRISTIANO MASCARO/©2015 RICHARD SERRA AND ARTIST RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/COURTESY DAVID ZWIRNER GALLERY, NEW YORK AND LONDON

MoMA Acquires Richard Serra’s New Sculpture at David Zwirner

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has acquired Richard Serra’s Equal (2015), a sculpture made of eight blocks of steel that is currently on view at David Zwirner’s West 20th Street location in Chelsea. Displayed in four pairs, with one block … Read More