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Centre Pompidou Faces Three Year Closure for Maintenance and Renovations

September 30th, 2020

The Centre Pompidou is facing a possible three year closure for essential maintenance. “No substantial work has been done on the building since it opened in 1977,” says president Serge Lasvignes. “There are two hypotheses: either we do [the refurbishment] by closing it completely and it will last three years. [Or] we stay open and it will last seven years. But this poses additional problems, including that of asbestos removal.”
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MoMA PS1’s Chief Curator to Step Down

September 30th, 2020

MoMA PS1’s chief curator Peter Eleey will step down at the end of the year.  “The many impacts of the pandemic—on the museum, on the city, and on all of us—have moved me to think about the next chapters in my work and my life, and I have decided to step down as Chief Curator at the end of the year,” he says.
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Kamala Harris Talks Art at Online Fundraiser

September 30th, 2020

VP candidate Kamala Harris spoke last night at a benefit for Joe Biden yesterday, outlining her experiences with the arts at the Studio Museum and SFMoMA as a child.  “All of those experiences through my childhood, and as I was growing up, really reinforced for me the importance of giving children, and as we go on, giving artists,” she says, “the ability to have these vehicles where they can not only express themselves and their feelings, but also build their confidence.”
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