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Tens of millions of dollars in PPP loans have gone to museums, art galleries and other organizations in New York City. The David Zwirner, Pace and Gagosian Galleries have each received more than $ 2 million in PPP funding, and the Whitney and the Guggenheim Museum have each received a loan of between $ 5 million and $ 10 million. See our report here.
Brooklyn Museum laid off 26 full-time and 3 part-time employees. TThe new museum has laid off 18 full-time and part-time workers out of the 41 workers it has put on leave since March.
Every Wednesday since June 17, the Queens Museum has hosted a pantry designed to serve 1,000 families per week, distributing a week of fresh, non-perishable food items.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) today announced new guidelines that will have a devastating impact on international students across the country. A series of changes to temporary exemptions for non-immigrant students Prohibit anyone with an F-1 or M-1 visa who is enrolled in a school offering only online courses from staying in the United States during the fall semester.
Over 70 former employees wrote a letter denouncing the leadership of director Elysia Borowy-Reeder at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit (MOCAD). Their demands are reinforced by several resignation letters and complaints from current and former staff members. Borowy-Reeder has since been placed under administrative direction by the board of directors.
Korean-American artist Kate Bae was physically assaulted in Manhattan’s Bryant Park. She tells Hyperallergic, “People are yelling at me ‘come back to China’ or ‘hey, coronavirus.’ I face these attacks at least twice a week on the way to work.
After the cancellation of a Shaun Leonardo exhibit at moCa Cleveland, the museum apologized for its decision-making process. Since then, the activists and artists from the Cleveland community have come forward as critics of the exhibit. Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, also asked Leonardo to stop exhibiting works of art bearing the likeness of his son.
What is the risk of visiting a museum during the COVID-19 pandemic? A Texas Medical Association graphic provides some answers.
The Trump administration is consider banning TikTok, a popular video app. Trump, whose xenophobic remarks on COVID-19 have fueled violence and discrimination against Asians and Asian Americans, has presented the ban as a punitive measure against China’s handling of the coronavirus. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said the proposal was an effort to “deny the Chinese Communist Party access to private information that belongs to Americans.”
In Rochester, a Monument to Frédéric Douglas was demolished and found in a nearby river.
On July 4, a group of demonstrators demolished a christopher columbus statue in Baltimore and pushed him into the harbor.
The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC announced the acquisition of “I See Red: Target” from Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (1992). The purchase was made with funds from Emily and Mitchell Rales, the couple behind Glenstone. An 11-foot-high mixed media work on canvas, “I See Red: Target” is an important work in Smith’s work and marks the NGA’s first acquisition of a painting on canvas by a Native American artist. The painting incorporates a dart and dart board game and is installed in the East Building’s Pop Art Gallery across from Johns’ “Target” (1958).
The skulls of 24 resistant, taken by French colonial officers as “war trophies”, were repatriated to Algeria by France. One of the skulls belonged to Sheikh Bouzian, who led an uprising against French rule in 1849. Upon arrival in Algiers, the skulls were honored with a salute of 21 cannon shots and a large funeral ceremony; they were exposed and were eventually buried in the martyrs section of the El Alia ceremony. Algeria is one of the many countries currently engaged in active campaigns for the return of human remains. To quote the International Council of Museums, “the repatriation of human remains to indigenous communities is … a growing legal problem. “
The Supreme Court of the United States will hear a call from German state museums regarding the pursuit of Guelph Treasure. In 2015, the descendants of Jewish art dealers who once owned the Guelph Treasure – a collection of German reliquaries worth $ 275 million – has filed a lawsuit against the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK), claiming the 1935 sale was forced into Nazi-controlled Prussia. (Nazi art looter Hermann Göring took the treasures and eventually offered them to Hitler.) The SPK argued that the case should be closed because it is a lawsuit against a foreign government, which does not t is outside the jurisdiction of the US courts. Acceptance of the appeal by the Supreme Court will have major implications for future restitution cases.
This week in the art world
Prime Minister of France Jean Castex appointed Roselyne Bachelot as French Minister of Culture. | Art journal
The succession of Elizabeth murray joined the list at Barbara gladstone Gallery. | New York Times
MOMENTUM appointed Theo-Mario Coppola as curator and Håkon Lillegraven as associate curator of its 2021 biennial. | e-flow
The Juan Muñoz Estate will now be represented by David Zwirner. | ARTnews
The Detroit Museum of Contemporary Art appointed general manager Elysia Borowy-Reeder in vacations. | OBSERVER
Sohrab Mohebbi will be the curator of 2022 Carnegie International. | Art Forum
Janice bond was appointed deputy director of the Houston Museum of Contemporary Art. | ARTnews
Bergen Assembly appointed Saadane Afif as its 2022 organizer. e-flow
Mary-Dailey Desmarais was appointed director of the conservation division at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA). | by announcement e-mail
british historian David starkey was ousted from his posts at The Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth and more. | Art journal
Kamel Mennour announced the appointment of Olivier Belot to the role of director. | ARTnews
Artists Kristina norman and Bita Razav will represent Estonia in 2022 Venice Biennale. | BE MISTAKEN
Hales Gallery added Chitra Ganesh to his list. | Hales Gallery
Earl Cameron (1917-2020), British film star | The Guardian
Nick cordero (1978-2020), Tony-nominated Broadway actor | Associated press
Ragaa El-Gedawy (1938-2020), Egyptian actress | Al jazeera
Richard di Liberto (1938-2020), museum photographer | artdaily.com
Henri martin (1925-2020), New York cartoonist | The New York Times
Enrico Morricone (1928-2020), Oscar-winning film composer | NPR
Marguerite Morton (1948-2020), photographer and educator | artdaily.com
Emma Sanders (1928-2020), civil rights activist | The New York Times
Braque’s paintings speak of autonomy, of a quietly passionate and continuous dedication to the task at hand.
In Amber Robles-Gordon’s work, borders between states are less important than overlapping territories, the endless negotiation of identity.
Schulte seems at the same time focused and restless, determined and open.
The Archives is launching an initiative of the Met Museum and the Studio Museum to conserve and digitize his works, and to research the context of his photographs, his unique photographic techniques and his life.