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Olu Oguibe Receives Documenta’s Arnold Bode Prize

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Documenta 14 Obelisk to Stay on View in Kassel

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Kassel in Talks with Documenta Artist Over Plans to Keep Obelisk Work

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Documenta Work Faces Challenges by Far-Right Over Pro-Refugee Sculpture

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017
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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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