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AO On-Site – Basel, Switzerland: Art Basel Art Fair, June 15th – 18th, 2017

Monday, June 19th, 2017

AO Preview – Mexico City: Visual Art Week; Zona Maco and others, February 8th – 12th, 2017

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Met Posts Record 6.7 Million in Attendance for 2015-2016

Monday, August 8th, 2016

The Met Faces Job Cuts and Restructuring After $10 Million Deficit

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

Met Announces Plans for Former Whitney Building, Set to Open in May

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The Met Announces Major David Chipperfield-Led Redesign of Modern and Contemporary Wings

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

The Met Places 400,000 Works Online for Free, Non-Commercial Access

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Met Plans Massive Overhaul of Modern Wing

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Leonard Lauder Donates Léger Masterpiece to Met

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Met Plans Conference of Museum Directors

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Met to Receive $1 Billion in Cubist Masterworks

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Art Observed’s Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Guide to Fairs and Events with Newslink Summary

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

AO Newslink

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

AO Newslink

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

AO Newslink

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

AO On Site Photoset, with link summary – Art Basel Miami Beach 2011: Main Fair Preview and News Summary, Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

AO On Site – Paris: FIAC Preview (with photoset) and News Summary, October 20–23, 2011

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Living Artists

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

AO On Site at the 54th Venice Biennale 2011: Final Overview and News Summary

Monday, June 6th, 2011

AO On Site fair and event preview: Art Basel Miami Beach 2010 begins today through December 5th

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
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New Yorker Profiles MoMA’s Recent Acquisition of Chris Ofili’s “Holy Virgin Mary”

May 23rd, 2018

Chris Ofili, Holy Virgin Mary, via BloombergThe New Yorker has a piece on the infamous battle between Rudy Giuliani and Chris Ofili over the artist’s The Holy Virgin Mary, which the then-mayor sought to have removed from a show at the New Museum, and which has now been acquired by MoMA. “When we acquired the work and put it in front of our committee, it looked like it had descended from Heaven,” MoMA curator Laura Hoptman says.
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Germany Looks to Increase Arts Funding by $353 million

May 23rd, 2018

Grutters, via ArtforumGerman minister of culture Monika Grütters has announced plans to increase the nation’s arts funding by approximately $353 million. Grütters feels the budget sends “a strong signal that culture is the foundation for our open and democratic society.” 
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LA Times Profiles Strong Growth for Nigerian Art Market

May 23rd, 2018

Art X Lagos, via LA TimesA piece in the LA Times this week notes the surging popularity of Nigerian art on the international market, and the institutions springing up to cater to a thriving market. “There’s a generation of young, vibrant artists of Nigerian or African origin who have felt that the gallery infrastructure in West Africa is not sufficiently developed for them to connect with the international art market from their home base,” says Tokini Peterside, founder of the Art X Lagos art fair. “For generations, when it comes to exporting its cultural capital and so many other things, Africa has had to go overseas.”
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