Morning Links: Artists’ Postcards Edition – ARTnews

The Corvi Circus at the Gingerbread Fair, cours de Vincennes, Paris, 1906.

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In collaboration with Chinatown Art Brigade and W.A.G.E., Decolonize This Place held a town hall meeting this weekend in which curators, artists, activists, and art workers discussed strategies for removing Warren B. Kanders, the vice chair of the board of the Whitney Museum in New York, from his post. [ARTnews]

The Dallas Art Fair announced the exhibitors for its 2019 edition slated for April 11-14. [ARTnews]

A town house in New York’s Lenox Hill neighborhood where Andy Warhol was known to party has sold for $18 million. The property was designed by architect Paul Rudolph. [The Real Deal]

The Talent

Elizabeth Rodini, who has taught in the art history department at Johns Hopkins University since 2004, has been named the next arts director at the American Academy in Rome. [Press Release]

Museums

Following lengthy closures due to the U.S. government shutdown, the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., will reopen tomorrow. [ARTnews]

Next month, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago will begin offering discounted admission to visitors who are negatively affected by the gender pay gap in the U.S. [Artnet News]

An exhibition titled “Consent: Complicating Agency in Photography” is now on view at Dartmouth College’s recently renovated Hood Museum of Art. The show comes on the heels of a $70 million lawsuit against the school in which seven women accused three Dartmouth professors of sexual misconduct. [The Art Newspaper]

Former Sotheby’s auctioneer Jeremy Cooper has donated 1,000 postcards made by artists—including Joseph Beuys and Marina Abramović—to the British Museum, which will put on a free exhibition of the works next month. Cooper said, “These postcards were made by artists as individual expressions, not just the reproduction of a work of art.” [The Guardian]

Lives

Florence Knoll Bassett, a designer best known for cultivating the look and aesthetic of the modern American office, has died at age 101. [The New York Times]

Lyn Kienholz, the founder of the California/International Arts Foundation, died at 88. Joan Weinstein, the acting director of the Getty Foundation, said, “Lyn was a force of nature. She was an unrelenting advocate for Los Angeles art.” [Los Angeles Times]

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