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City of London Votes to Remove Statues of Two Politicans Linked to the Slave Trade

The City of London Corporation, which manages London’s historic center and financial hub, has voted to remove two monuments to British politicians linked to the transatlantic slave trade. The statue of William Beckford, a two-time mayor of London who made his fortune in plantations in Jamaica in the late 1700s, will reportedly be re-sited and replaced with a new work. The monument to Sir... | Read More

Jonathan Lyndon Chase Uses Art as a Tool for Transformation and Healing

Can a pair of boxer shorts help bring us closer together? That’s one question that artist Jonathan Lyndon Chase thought through as they were creating their latest exhibition, “Big Wash,” at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, on view through June 6.

Boxers form a recurring motif in the show’s canvases, soft sculpture, and installation elements, as well as an... | Read More

Madeleine Grynsztejn on Creating a Financially Sustainable Museum

Illustration Denise Nestor.

In 2019, the MCA Chicago implemented a strategic plan to make the institution more financially sustainable, and more welcoming to—and representative of—its community. Madeleine Grynsztejn didn’t let the pandemic interrupt these initiatives; she took it as an opportunity to accelerate... | Read More

Little-Known Manet Heads to Auction, Cheech Marin Museum Gets City Support, and More: Morning Links from January 22, 2021

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IT IS A GOOD DAY FOR ÉDOUARD MANET FANS—AND DOG FANS. A painting by Manet that has never been shown publicly is set to hit the auction block in Paris at Drouot Estimations in February, the Guardian reports. Carrying a low estimate of about $341,000, it is... | Read More

Critic Antwaun Sargent Joins Gagosian as Director and Curator

Gagosian, one of the world’s biggest galleries, with over a dozen locations, has named Antwaun Sargent a director and curator, according to the New York Times. The 32-year-old writer plans to dedicate his time to artists whose practices examine prescient issues of identity and representation. He will be based in New York City as one of around 30 directors working across the... | Read More

Get Pristine Images with the Best Printers for Photos

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It’s almost impossible to find a printer that is easy to set up, works as it should, and produces perfect results. That challenge is even more difficult when it comes to printing photographs, since... | Read More

Citing International Travel Restrictions, Art Basel Delays Marquee Swiss Fair Until September

With the pandemic still raging on and the art world’s social calendar still in flux, the world’s largest fair said that it would delay its in-person gathering from summer to fall.

Art Basel will postpone its June fair in Switzerland until September 23–26, with two preview days beginning September 21, citing the ongoing pandemic and international travel restrictions. In its... | Read More

Essentially Invisible: Black Labor After the Siege on Capitol Hill

Not long after an insurrectionist mob of Trump supporters wreaked havoc in the United States Capitol Building, a group of curators and conservators was dispatched to survey the damage done to the cultural patrimony on display there. But before they could take stock of the situation—mere moments after the violent, largely mask-free rioters ended their siege—cleaners and maintenance workers... | Read More

The Best Extension Cords Offer Flexibility and Ease in Your Workspace

No matter your creative medium, an extension cord is a studio essential. These hubs let you be more flexible with how you use your space, allowing you to set up your tools and devices without being tied to the exact spots of wall outlets. While they essentially share the same function, extension cords come in all shapes and sizes. Whether you need to charge a drill, a camera battery, or your... | Read More

Naomi Beckwith Named Deputy Director and Chief Curator at Guggenheim Museum

After its longtime chief curator unexpectedly left last year, the Guggenheim Museum in New York has found a replacement in Naomi Beckwith, currently the senior curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Beckwith will start as the Guggenheim’s deputy director and chief curator in June.

Beckwith has been at the MCA Chicago since 2011. During that time, she organized a number... | Read More

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