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    Fate Unclear for Brutalist Building Vacated by Berkeley Art Museum

    BERKELEY, CA—The Berkeley Art Museum permanently closed its iconic Brutalist building this past December, and is planning a move nearby in 2016, reports Docomomo’s Lacey Bubnash. Now, the fate of its former building remains unclear. “Considered by many to be the Bay Area’s most remarkable example of Brutalism, the structure was known for its unfinished [...] Read more
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    Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts Receives Nearly 200 Objects from Rothschild Heirs

    BOSTON, MA—The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has received a collection of 186 objects originally owned by Baron and Baroness Alphonse and Clarice de Rothschild of Vienna. The Rothschilds—members of the celebrated banking family—amassed a collection that includes European decorative arts, furniture, prints, drawings, paintings, and personal objects ranging from jewelry to rare books. Many [...] Read more