2020

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Washington projects for the arts

Washington Project for the Arts teams up with Warhol Foundation for new grant series to support DC-based artists

The move comes as the main grant-making body in the area is locked in a struggle with the mayor’s office over the city’s arts agenda and funding

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Exhibitions

New York’s Asia Society announces participants in its inaugural triennial

Works by 40 artists and collectives will go on view in June

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Pompeii

Scientists say heat from Mount Vesuvius turned a victim’s brain into glass

The black glassy material was found inside the skull of a 25-year-old caretaker of an imperial building in Herculaneum, who was probably asleep at the time of the eruption

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Museums

Activist artists hack poll in New Museum’s Hans Haacke retrospective

Survey results are changed out of concern that Haacke’s work is being “co-opted”

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Diary

The Obama portraits are going on tour

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Diary

Post-Banana Art: Maurizio Cattelan offers a light bulb in his likeness

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Acquisitions

Highlighting a shift, Art Gallery of Ontario acquires works by prominent women artists

With works by Judy Chicago, Tacita Dean, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Silke Otto-Knapp, the museum is one of many prioritizing acquisitions of art by women

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Park Avenue Armory

Park Avenue Armory to commission 100 women artists for centennial of 19th amendment

Partner institutions across the city will help select artists to commemorate milestone anniversary of womens’ right to vote

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MoMA PS1

Artists in PS1 Gulf War show urge museum to sever ties with toxic philanthropy

After Michael Rakowitz paused his video, 37 artists have signed an open letter condemning investments by MoMA board members Larry Fink and Leon Black into private prisons, weapons manufacturing and defense firms

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Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Los Angeles’s Lucas Museum acquires major archive of African American cinema

Although its building is still under construction, the institution is partnering with Lacma on a one-day film programme in South Los Angeles next month