Tag: Museums

Museums Across Mexico, Central America Face Financial Peril – ARTnews.com

Dozens of museums across Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean are at risk of permanent closure as a result of pandemic-related financial losses, a recent report by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has stated. The report’s findings were first reported this week by the Spanish-language publication El País. While museums across the world struggled to survive last year, this region appears to ...

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Someone Paid $25 Million for a Leftover Banksy Prank? Is HAL 9000 in Our Museums? + Other Questions I Have About the Week’s Art News

Curiosities is a column where I comment on the art news of the week, sometimes about stories that were too small or strange to make the cut, sometimes just giving my thoughts on the highs and lows. Below, some questions posed by the events of the last week…   1) Is This the Best Way to Kill a Joke? I still maintain that Banksy’s ...

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Viennese Museums Display ‘Explicit’ Art on OnlyFans – ARTnews.com

Vienna’s museums are putting their works on view in a place where few world-class institutions have ever shown their art: OnlyFans. On that site, visitors can now see an account set up by the city’s tourism board where suggestive works from Viennese institutions like the Albertina and the Leopold Museum are being posted.  “The Viennese are very open-minded,” Helena Hartlauer, head of media relations ...

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U.K. Museums Grapple with Pandemic Cuts—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines LOS ANGELES LOSES A LEGEND. Art dealer Margo Leavin, who ran a trailblazing contemporary art gallery in L.A. for more than 40 years, has died at the age of 85, Christopher Knight reports in the Los Angeles Times. Leavin set up shop in 1970 and closed in 2013; along the way, she showed canonical and soon-to-be-canonical ...

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Publishing Amid the Museum’s Ruins – ARTnews.com

During a 2012 conversation at Art Basel, artist Adam Pendleton told curator Jenny Schlenzka, “I have a copy machine. It’s the queen of my studio.” The remark was offhand, yet revealing and generous. Pendleton, who is in his mid-thirties, has a multidisciplinary practice encompassing painting, printmaking, book arts, performance, filmmaking, sculpture, and event organizing. At times he describes himself as a conceptualist but, eschewing ...

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Why Joint Acquisitions Are the Way Forward for Cash-Strapped Museums – ARTnews.com

It didn’t take long for visitors to Dia:Beacon to fall for Sam Gilliam’s vibrantly colored abstract painting Double Merge (1968), an enormous canvas cascading from the ceiling, when it went on display two years ago, on long-term loan from a private collector. “It is beloved by our audience,” said the museum’s head, Dia Art Foundation director Jessica Morgan, who herself was taken with the ...

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Gilbert & George Are Opening a Gallery for Their Art Because They Say ‘Woke’ Museums Are Ignoring Them + Other Stories

Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Friday, October 8. NEED-TO-READ Producer Douglas S. Cramer’s Collection Heads to Sotheby’s – TV producer Douglas S. Cramer’s expansive art collection will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s New York in November. The trove, which ...

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Affiliates Celebrate Reopening of Harvard Art Museums | News

Harvard affiliates and Cambridge art lovers are eagerly visiting the Harvard Art Museums, which reopened in early September, nearly 18 months after shutting their doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.After opening to Harvard affiliates on Sept. 1, Harvard’s three art museums — The Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum — invited the general public back to their galleries on ...

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Artist Takes Museum’s $84,000, Returns With Blank Canvases Titled ‘Take the Money and Run’ | Smart News

The museum has a written agreement that the money must be returned when the exhibition ends on January 16, 2022. But Haaning says he has no plans to repay the cash. Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg When staff at the Kunsten Museum of Modern Art in Aalborg loaned artist Jens Haaning 534,000 Danish krone (the equivalent of $84,000), they expected him to ...

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