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AO On-Site – New York: 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, May 5th-8th, 2016

Sunday, May 8th, 2016
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Pace Gallery Announces Run of Live Events for 2020

January 23rd, 2020

Pace Gallery has announced the calendar for the first full year of its performance series, Pace Live, including a fundraiser to benefit restoration of Nina Simone’s North Carolina home.  “The proviso is that whoever we invite has a connection to the legacy and work of Nina Simone, which pretty much includes everyone,” says Mark Beasley, who organized the series.
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Philadelphia Museum of Art’s CEO Apologizes in Town Hall Meeting

January 23rd, 2020

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s CEO, Timothy Rub, apologized to gathered attendees at a “town hall” style meeting this week, leaving some unsatisfied. “I hoped for strong policy statements that empower staff, like, ‘This is how we will respond consistently to reports of harassment,’ ” says Sarah Shaw, a museum educator.
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Benin Bronzes Spotlighted in NYT

January 23rd, 2020

The New York Times has a piece on the Benin Bronzes, and the attempts to have the works repatriated from the UK.  “I want people to be able to understand their past and see who we were,” says Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo State in Benin.
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