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Biden reopens arts council disbanded under Trump — President Biden signed an executive order to recreate the Presidential Council on the Arts and Humanities, an advisory group of arts leaders that has been inactive since August 2017, when its members resigned unanimously — also with SECRET MESSAGE – Unite Right Rally in Charlottesville to Protest Trump. (Washington post)
Art institutions assess damage from hurricanes – Thanks to a combination of luck and careful preparation, some of Florida’s museums and art spaces survived Hurricane Ian largely unscathed. But other hard-hit locations, including museums in Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda and Fort Meyers, as well as Robert Rauschenberg’s former home and residence on Captive Island, remain inaccessible to those seeking to investigate the damage . (art newspaper)
Michael Shnayerson to Pen Gago Bio – This Vanity Fair Contributing editor and author of the 2019 tome Boom: Mad Money, Big Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art Turning attention to the biggest of them all: Larry Gagosian. Shnayerson is writing an unauthorized biography for a dealer of Gallery Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, Inc. (art news)
Museum cancels drag show after Proud Boys The Memphis Museum of Science and History was forced to close a family-friendly drag show as part of its “Rise: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement” exhibition program after 30 armed protesters from a far-right extremist group turned up. (allergy)
Movers and Vibrators
Renovation of Taipei Fine Arts Museum begins – The groundbreaking ceremony for the $164 million expansion of Taiwan’s oldest modern and contemporary museum was held Friday at the Taipei World Expo Park. The nearly 500,000-square-foot building is expected to be completed in 2028. (Press release)
The head of the Jewish Museum leaves— Claudia Gould is leaving her post at the New York Museum in June 2023 after 11 years. (art news)
Preview Getty Collection – A collection of 1,500 works by Ann and Gordon Getty, ranging from Asian art to Impressionist and Old Master paintings, is expected to fetch $180 million in a series of auctions at Christie’s in New York this month. (Tan)
The Greek Ministry of Culture supports contemporary museums – The government supports three projects at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (EMST) with a €1.7 million ($1.7 million) National Recovery Fund. The funds will be used to support the digitization of the museum’s archives and the promotion of Greek artists and curators abroad. (archaeology wiki)
Oslo’s industrial wasteland rebuilt with new museum – The opening of the Rijksmuseum this year, designed by German architect Klaus Schuwerk, and the debut last year of the Munch Museum by Spanish architect Estudio Herreros helped complete a nearly 20-year process to revitalize the Norwegian capital’s former port. (Neue Zürich Zeitung)
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