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The Portland Museum of Art in Maine has won an appeal in a lawsuit over a disputed bequest. It will now receive nearly $3.3 million because of a change in a donor’s will, as well as $1 million in damages. [Press Herald]
Almost one year after racism allegations from visitors emerged, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston has said it will launch a $500,000 diversity and inclusion program as part of an agreement with the Attorney General’s Office. [ARTnews]
To buoy losses after declines in ticket sales and attendance, arts organizations have filed insurance claims for coronavirus-related losses. Often, however, insurance companies have pushed back, declining many claims. [The New York Times]
The German Lost Art Foundation has earmarked €2.87 million ($3.1 million) for research into Nazi-looted artworks during the first half of this year. [Monopol]
Carriageworks, an important art space in Sydney, has canceled six months of programming. Now, the local government has brought on the Sydney Opera House to assess its sustainability. [The Art Newspaper]
Should the U.S. build a “plague column” memorializing those we’ve lost because of the coronavirus pandemic? Christopher Knight ponders the question. [Los Angeles Times]
Earlier this week, Knight became one of the few art critics ever to win a Pulitzer Prize. [ARTnews]