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Controversial Nick Cave Installation Heads to Brooklyn Museum

January 15th, 2021

The Brooklyn Museum will install Nick Cave’s piece Truth Be Told outside the museum, which generated controversy last during its installation at the Jack Shainman space in Kinderhook, NY.  “Museums are being called on to tell the truth, from the painful to the celebratory,” says museum director Anne Pasternak. “We can invite a constructive conversation.”
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Guggenheim Names Naomi Beckwith as Deputy Director and Chief Curator

January 15th, 2021

The Guggenheim has appointed Naomi Beckwith, formerly senior curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago as deputy director and chief curator. “If you look out over the cultural landscape — particularly in the U.S. — she is quite obviously one of the outstanding leaders of today with a huge potential as well,” says museum director Richard Armstrong. “She’s very adept at issues of identity and, particularly, multidisciplinary art. We have to think about the Guggenheim’s growth over the next few years, so it needs to be a person with enormous capacity.”
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Bloomberg Charts Rush of Galleries Moving Works Out of UK Before Brexit

January 15th, 2021

A piece in Bloomberg charts the rush by galleries to move works out of the UK before Brexit goes into effect. “The higher up the market, the more global it is,” says Anthony Browne, chairman of the British Art Market Federation, regarding the challenges posed by shipping more works outside of the UK borders. “It’s the smaller galleries and dealers and mid-market ones that have buyers in the EU that will be mostly affected.”
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Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles

250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-626-6222
Monday 11am – 5pm
Tuesday and Wednesday Closed
Thursday 11am – 8pm
Friday 11am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am – 6pm
$8 General Admission
$5 Students and Seniors
Free for children under 12
Free every Thursday 5pm – 8pm
Recent and upcoming exhibitions of note:
Matthew Monahan
July 26 – October 29, 2007
Gordon Matta-Clark: You Are the Measure
September 16 – January 7, 2008
Murakami
October 29 – February 11, 2008