Links List: Wealthy Collectors, Poor and Foolish Governments

  • Is the art world’s global expansion related to growing economic inequalities? [Adbusters]
  • Washington State considers selling off its art collection to fund grants for low-income students. [Herald]
  • The Italian government overpaid by €2.5 million for a crucifix created not by Michelangelo, but by his workshop. [ARTINFO]
  • Philanthropist Shelley Rubin has created a new foundation, A Blade of Grass, to support arts organizations and artists whose practice expands beyond the gallery context [WSJ]
  • President Obama speaks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture [WaPo]
  • Villanova cancels workshop by gay performance artist Tim Miller [ARTINFO]

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