March 9, 2015: Knight Foundation Grants $25 Million to South Florida Arts Groups & a Pilfered Murillo Canvas Returns to MoMA

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Mar 9, 2015 6:35PM


In London … “Liviu Mihai: Receptor” opens at Nancy Victor Gallery.

Closing This Week

In New York … On Tuesday, March 10th, “Justin Gilzene: POP LIFE” closes at The Sol Studio.

On Wednesday, March 11th, “Masterworks: Jewels of the Collection” closes at the Rubin Museum of Art.

On Thursday, March 12th, “RETNA: Articulate & Harmonic Symphonies of the Soul” closes at Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery

On Saturday, March 14th, “Ori Gersht - On Reflection” closes at CRG Gallery; “Brian Alfred: It Takes A Million Years To Become Diamonds So Let’s All Just Burn Like Coal Until The Sky Is Black” closes at Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe; Joram Roukes & Charles Wilkin closes at Masters Projects; “Esko Mannikko: Time Flies” closes at Yancey Richardson Gallery; “Michele Pred: Choice” closes at Nancy Hoffman Gallery; “Ron Arad: In Reverse” closes at Paul Kasmin Gallery.

In Los Angeles … On Saturday, March 14th, “Deanna Thompson | Michel Auder: MIXING UP THE MEDICINE” closes at Kayne Griffin Corcoran; “Somnambulistica” closes at KM Fine Arts; “David Schafer: Models of Disorder” closes at Diane Rosenstein; “David Abir: RELIEF” closes at Shulamit Gallery.

Today’s Notable News

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has granted a cumulative $25 million to cultural organizations in the southern part of Florida, including the Pérez Art Museum Miami and the months-old ICA Miami. (via the Miami Herald)

David Rockefeller has gifted $2.5 million to the RISD Museum. The funding will support an expansion of the museum’s gallery space devoted to decorative arts and design and an endowed curatorial lead for that department, and includes a pledge of some 43 pieces of rare European furniture and decorative arts. (via Artforum)

An Oscar Murillo painting that went missing from MoMA’s current exhibition “The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World” has been returned. The culprit, who left the museum last week with one of the unstretched canvases with which the artist has invited visitors to interact, has yet to be ousted. (via the New York Times)

A lawsuit brought against the Keith Haring Foundation—by collectors of alleged Haring works whose pieces the foundation has refused to authenticate—has been dismissed by a Manhattan court. (via The Art Newspaper)

Van Gogh’s Le Moulin d’Alphonse Daudet à Fontvieille (1888), recently authenticated based on two handwritten numbers on the back, will be exhibited for the first time since 1910 at TEFAF. (via The Guardian)

Forthcoming L.A. gallery Hauser Wirth & Schimmel has named White Cube’s Graham Steele as its senior director. (via ARTnews)

Best of Instagram

Via @cooperhewitt: “This morning we welcomed a group to test-drive the Pen, a high-tech device that resembles the most basic tool of design. Available at the admissions desk to every visitor beginning tomorrow, the Pen, supported by @bloombergdotorg, enables users to collect objects from around the galleries and create their own designs on interactive tables. At the end of a visit the Pen is returned and all the objects collected or designed are accessible online through a unique web address printed on every ticket. These can be shared online and stored for later use in subsequent visits. [photo] by @markatthemuseum #PlayDesigner #cooperhewitt

Good Reads

Cindy Sherman’s Face Makes for the World’s Greatest Emoticons(via FastCo. Design)

Art You Can Own but Not Have(via The Wall Street Journal)

What’s Next for the Cuban Art Scene?(via New York Observer)

Lost libraries and broken Buddhas: war, iconoclasm and social media(via The Art Newspaper)

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