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Artists April Gornik and Eric Fischl are transforming a deconsecrated 19th-century church in Sag Harbor, New York, into an arts center for exhibitions, lectures, an artists’ residency, and more. [The New York Times]
Photographer John Loengard, who captured images of the Beatles, Georgia O’Keeffe, and others, has died at 85. [The New York Times]
Philanthropist Alice Negley “Lisa” Dorn, a patron of art institutions in Texas whose daughter cofounded the nonprofit Ballroom Marfa, has died at age 69. [The Art Newspaper]
Documentary photographer Chris Facey captured scenes from a New York City protest of the police killing of George Floyd. “When I have my camera on me, I don’t forget that I’m a black human being. I remember why I’m at these protests,” Facey said. [The New Yorker]
An illuminated prayer book that dates to the 16th century and was once owned by Mary Queen of Scots will hit the auction block at Christie’s London on July 29. The piece is estimated between £250,000 and £350,000. [Financial Times]
Here’s a piece on artist Rui Sasaki, who draws inspiration from the weather to forge works made of glass. [The New York Times]
And finally, a brief explainer on why an unknown 16th-century artist created and compiled illustrations of comets as “glorious, fiery swords.” [Atlas Obscura]