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    Artists Urge Guggenheim to Reverse Decision to End Negotiations with Gulf Labor

    NEW YORK—Ten artists have released a statement expressing their disappointment with the Guggenheim Museum’s decision to break off talks with the Gulf Labor Coalition concerning workers’ rights for the laborers building the museum’s Abu Dhabi outpost, Carey Dunne of Hyperallergic reports. The artists—Abbas Akhavan, Kader Attia, Ali Cherri, Mariam Ghani, Joana Hadjithomas, Iman Issa, Khalil [...] Read more
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    Baltimore Museum of Art Announces New Director

    BALTIMORE, MD—The Baltimore Museum of Art has announced that Christopher Bedford will be its new director. He succeeds Doreen Bolger, who served as director of the institution from 1998 until her retirement in 2015. Bedford is currently the director of the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, and will assume his new role on August [...] Read more
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    Fowler Museum Receives $1 Million Gift and Pledge of Up to $14 Million

    LOS ANGELES—The University of California at Los Angeles’s Fowler Museum announced that it received a donation of $1 million from art collectors Jay and Deborah Last. The couple has previously given the institution more than 600 works of art. The museum is currently looking to raise over $28 million in a fundraising campaign. It hopes [...] Read more
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    Mellon Foundation Awards Brooklyn Museum $1 Million Grant

    BROOKLYN, NY—The Brooklyn Museum has received a $1 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant that will be distributed over four years. In a statement the museum said that the grant “will play a key role in coordinating a clear, unified vision among the institution’s curatorial staff.” It will also be used to establish a travel [...] Read more