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Adam Pendleton and Amy Sherald Leave Board of Baltimore Museum of Art

October 27th, 2020

Artists Adam Pendleton and Amy Sherald have departed the board of the the Baltimore Museum of Art. “Adam Pendleton and Amy Sherald determined that they could not fully participate in board activities due to other commitments and have resigned. We are grateful for the time they invested and for the perspectives and ideas that they brought to the BMA,” a museum spokesperson said.

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NYT Looks at Current Quarantine Challenges Faced by Museums

October 27th, 2020

The New York Times asks just how long museums can survive being open at 25% capacity. “We want to be open, but we don’t want to push the envelope,” says Met president Daniel H. Weiss, “especially as, throughout the country, we’re seeing that the pandemic is on the rise precisely through the lack of adherence to social-distancing rules.”
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Activist Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza Arrested After Attempting Removal of Item from Louvre

October 27th, 2020

Congolese activist Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza has been arrested in Paris for attempting to remove an artifact from the Louvre. “I came here to take back what was stolen and plundered from us…” Diyabanza can be heard saying as he removed the item, “to take back what was pillaged from Africa.”
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