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A 1912 PORTRAIT OF PABLO PICASSO BY JUAN GRIS. 
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Morning Links: Picasso Edition

The Swiss family foundation that reportedly sold a painting by Paul Gauguin to the Qatar Museums Authority for a record $300m has withdrawn the long-term loan of its 19th- and 20th-century art collection from the Kunstmuseum Basel. [The Art Newspaper] Arthur … Read More


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Edgar Degas, Seated Nude Woman Brushing Her Hair, 1885/1908.

A Look at Works Acquired Under Detroit Institute of the Arts Director Graham Beal, Who Is Retiring

Graham Beal, the director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, announced today that he will retire in June, after 16 years on the job, including what must have been an absolutely hellish 18-month stretch that saw Detroit’s emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, threatening to force a … Read More


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Morning Links: Breakdancing Edition

“Louvre director plans its grand revamp.” [The Art Newspaper] In an impressive reporting performance, Katya Kazakina at Bloomberg explains why three paintings owned by Rachel “Bunny” Mellon won’t appear in upcoming auctions. The three works, two by Mark Rothko and … Read More


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12 Museum-Worthy Power Suits from Around the World

To get to the top, you have to wear the right clothes Read More


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13 Dazzling Treasure-Packed Art-Museum Shows to See in Spring 2014

Masterworks, manuscripts, mosaics, royal jewels, devotional sculpture, and blinged-out arms and armor feature in exhibitions devoted to the arts of Byzantium, Buddhism, Islam, West Africa, the Samurai, the Andes, and more Read More


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‘Your Labels Make Me Feel Stupid’

In an effort to connect with visitors who feel bored, overwhelmed, or confused, museums are using focus groups, comment boards, and even full-time evaluators to help rethink and rewrite texts in the galleries. Read More


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The facade of the Art Institute of Chicago in the expansion designed by Renzo Piano. According to museum director James Cuno, it is not intended to compete with Frank Gehry’s band shell across the street. COURTESY ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

The New Serenity

Architects who design museums have been retreating from explosive innovation to favor classicism, tranquillity, and a more restrained Modernism. Read More