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Olga Viso to Step Down as Director of the Walker Art Center After a Major Renovation—and a Major Controversy

The Walker Art Center’s director Olga Viso plans to step down from her post at the end of the year after a decade at the helm of the Minneapolis institution.…
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artnet Asks: EMMATHOMAS Gallery Owner and Artist Marcos Amaro is Dedicated to the Democratization of Art

When artnet News last sat down with Marcos Amaro, the artist had quickly risen to fame for his sculptures made of urban waste ripe with social commentary, and had just…
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Remembering Linda Nochlin, Pioneering Feminist Art Historian

Groundbreaking art historian Linda Nochlin died on Sunday at the age of 86. The author of the landmark 1971 essay “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?,” Nochlin redefined…
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How I Got My Art Job: The Met’s Sandra Jackson-Dumont on Why Museum Education Is Misunderstood

From fabricators to mummy conservators to private collection managers, the art world is full of fascinating jobs you may not have realized even existed. In artnet News’s column “My Art…
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artnet Asks: HILDE Gallery Owner Hilde Lynn Helphenstein on the Women-Run West Coast Art Scene

Her background as a trained artist and academic is where the traditional ends for HILDE gallery owner Hilde Lynn Helphenstein. In September 2017, 11 months after the opening of HILDE…
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Why Are Experts Perplexed by Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Salvator Mundi’? (Hint: It’s That Weird Orb)

Is it a rift between art and science or just artistic genius at work? In what looks to be the start of Leonardo da Vinci delirium, art experts and scholars…
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Miranda July Is Making a Film Starring London’s First Interfaith Thrift Store

The US artist, writer, and filmmaker Miranda July says that creating a temporary interfaith thrift store in the heart of Selfridges department store on London’s Oxford Street taught her that “charity…
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Should Museums Care About the Source of a Donor’s Fortune? Sackler Family’s Philanthropy Was Funded by OxyContin

Do museums have a responsibility to reckon with the source of a donor’s wealth? The question has come up numerous times in recent history, from the conservative Koch brothers’ support…
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The Obamas Choose Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald to Paint Their Official Portraits for the Smithsonian

Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald have been commissioned to paint former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama’s official portraits for the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.…
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Harvey Weinstein Never Paid for the $100,000 Cecily Brown He Bought at Planned Parenthood’s Charity Auction

In May, Harvey Weinstein attended Planned Parenthood’s 100th Anniversary Gala in New York, pledging $100,000 for a Cecily Brown painting at the evening’s charity auction, which featured Hillary Clinton as a…
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