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RIP – Filmmaker Jonas Mekas Has Passed Away at the Age of 96

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

Jonas Mekas to Show Refugee Photographs at Documenta 14

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Douglas Gordon Presenting Film on Jonas Mekas in Locarno

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Jonas Mekas Interviewed in Art Newspaper

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

Jonas Mekas Receives Apology for 1963 Obscenity Prosecution

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

London: Jonas Mekas at The Serpentine Gallery Through January 27th, 2013

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

AO Preview – Basel: Art Basel Week Through June 19th, 2016

Monday, June 13th, 2016

AO Preview – Venice, Italy – “All the World’s Futures,” the 56th Venice Biennale, May

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

AO Guest Editorial (With Video): Collective Show at Participant Inc., September 15 through September 26, 2010

Friday, October 1st, 2010
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British Collection of Sculpture to be Catalogued Online

February 22nd, 2019

The full collection of sculpture in the holdings of the British Nation will be catalogued online, the Guardian reports. “The variety, the range, is just stunning and what is extraordinary is that it is going to be so much more global,” says Andrew Ellis, director of Art UK, the non-profit in charge of the project. “Paintings are predominantly a western European tradition but the sculpture collection we are bringing together is from across the world, and you can see that already. There are Buddhas, there are Hindu reliefs in Northampton from the 12th century and that is just the first thousand records.”
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State Hermitage Museum Evacuated Over Bomb Threat

February 22nd, 2019

The State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg was evacuated on Thursday, February 21 due to a bomb threat, Artforum reports. A number of other institutions in the city received similar threats the same day.
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Survey Notes Drop in Museum Arts Funding

February 22nd, 2019

A new report from SMU DataArts at Southern Methodist University in Dallas notes a drop in large institutions’ non-profit arts funding in recent years, Art News reports.  “With art museums you see a pretty sober picture,” says Zannie Voss, director of SMU DataArts. “If you look at size, small- and medium-size organizations saw an increase in returns on fund-raising over time. It was the large organizations that saw a decrease. What it says is that it’s the large institutions that are encountering the most struggle in this area.”
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