December 15, 2014: Renovations at the Louvre and Gallerie dell’Accademia, the Smithsonian’s Asian Collections Go Online, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art Starts Charging Again

Daily Digest: Top Art News
Dec 18, 2014 1:33PM


In New York … Chris Martin: Pirate Utopias” closes at Half Gallery.

In Berlin … “MemoryLab: The Sentimental Turn,” featuring works by Andreas Mühe, Nasan Tur, Nan Goldin, Tomas Zielony, and Trevor Paglen, closes at Martin-Gropius-Bau.

In Beijing … Ji Zhou closes at Hadrien de Montferrand; “Space Graphy No.1” closes at Aye Gallery.

In Tokyo … “Masterpieces from the Kunsthaus Zürich” closes at The National Art Center, Tokyo.

Today’s Notable News

Venice’s Gallerie dell’Accademia will double its exhibition space in time for next year’s Venice Biennale, with €600,000 in funding from Samsung Italy and the American non-profit Venetian Heritage. (via The Art Newspaper)

The Louvre has begun a $67 million renovation, under the direction of the museum’s president, Jean-Luc Martinez. (via The New York Times)

The Smithsonian’s Asian art museums in Washington, D.C., will release their collections digitally on the 1st day of January 2015. Over 40,000 works will be available, free of copyright restrictions, for non-commercial use. (via The Art Newspaper)

Art Matters has announced its 2014 grant winners, among them Senga Nengudi, Kamrooz Aram, and Ellen Lesperance. (via Artforum)

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is returning to a pay-to-enter model after testing free admission for seven years. The museum will institute an $18 charge per person, putting it in the mid-range of institutions that charge admission. (via Indystar)

Best of Instagram

Via @storefrontnyc: “Only one week left to see our current exhibition, Situation NY, open through December 20. Gallery hours are from 11am-6pm Tues-Sat with extended hours on Thursday for the event, A Supercollider Situation (7pm-9pm). #seeyouthere”

Good Reads

Art World Abuzz over Leadership Shake-Ups at Christie’s, Sotheby’s(via The LA Times)

When Is It Better to Donate Art Rather Than Sell It?(via ARTnews)

Getting to Know the Artisans Who Make Other People’s Art(via Hyperallergic)

Maine to Miami: One State’s Pilgrimage to Art Basel(via Art Market Monitor)

People Diary: Tracey Emin’s Wild Night at Paddington Bear Auction(via The Telegraph)

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