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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


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Sotheby’s to Auction Bob Dylan’s Manuscript for ‘A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall’

Sotheby’s announced today that it has plans to sell the original manuscript for Bob Dylan’s song “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall.” The typed-up, hand-edited sheet of lyrics is expected to go for £150,000–200,000 (about $236,000–$315,000) when it hits the auction … Read More


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Here’s a Video of a 12-Year-Old Putting His Hand Through a 350-Year-Old Painting

The Guardian has just released surveillance video of a 12-year-old Taiwanese boy stumbling and breaking his fall by plunging his fist through a painting at an art exhibition in Taipei. It’s really something. The organizers of the show, “Face of Leonardo: Images of … Read More


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Morning Links: ‘Whistler’s Mother’ Edition

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A daguerreotype of a little girl that is part of the Howarth-Loomes Collection of the National Museums Scotland.
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Workers Strike at National Museum of Scotland

Several days after staffers at London’s National Gallery launched an indefinite strike to protest a plan to privatize services there, workers at the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh have mounted a strike of their own, the BBC reported today.Since December 2013 members of … Read More


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Marion "Kippy" Boulton Stroud.

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Marion ‘Kippy’ Boulton Stroud, Founding Director of Philadelphia’s Fabric Workshop and Museum, Dies at 76

Marion “Kippy” Boulton Stroud, the founder and artistic director of the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, died on August 22 at the age of 76.A curator, author, and museum director, Stroud is most widely known for opening the Fabric Workshop, … Read More


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Former Banker Donates $2 M. to Nevada Museum of Art

The Nevada Museum of Art received a $2 million gift from retired investment banker John La Gatta, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported today. Located in Reno, the museum has received few donations larger than La Gatta’s. (Thank you to Artforum for … Read More


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Mark Bradford, Dead Hummingbird, 2015, mixed media on canvas.JOSHUA WHITE/COURTESY THE ARTIST AND HAUSER & WIRTH

‘Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth’ at the Hammer Museum

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday Read More


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‘Humans Will Have the Last Word’: A Talk With Albert Oehlen

A retrospective of Albert Oehlen’s work runs through September 13 at the New Museum in New York.Bill Powers: I understand that in high school you papered your bedroom walls with cheap supermarket advertising. Albert Oehlen: That’s right. When I was … Read More


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Jack Smith, circa 1958 and reprinted in 2011. 

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‘He Saved Every Scrap’: Barbara Gladstone on Acquiring Jack Smith’s Archive

In this week’s Talk of the Town, The New Yorker’s Emma Allen speaks with New York and Brussels gallerist Barbara Gladstone regarding her purchase of the late Jack Smith’s entire archive. The “only true underground filmmaker,” according to John Waters, … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Still from Woody Allen's Interiors (1978). COURTESY FILM SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

A guide to the next seven days Read More


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Tania Bruguera. Photo by Hector S Martinez / Herb Alpert Award in the Arts.

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Morning Links: Tania Bruguera Edition

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The Artist List for This Year’s Istanbul Biennial Is Cloaked in Mystery

Or, a Brief Guide to Recent Istanbul Biennials With Some Speculation About the Future Read More