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Frankenthaler Foundation Energy Project Is Giving Museums $10 Million

The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, named for the American abstract expressionist painter, announced on Wednesday that it had committed $10 million to the Frankenthaler Climate …

Instead of Bingo, Senior Housing Brings Opera Singers and Broadway Insiders to Residents

New York senior communities take advantage of the city's cultural institutions by inviting artists and experts to their facilities. Enrichment classes are a dime a dozen in retirement …

Why Older People Managed to Stay Happier Through the Pandemic

New surveys over the last year show that the ability to cope improves with age. For all its challenges to mental health, this year of the plague also put psychological science to the …

French Mayor Opens Museums, Defying Coronavirus Orders

Cultural institutions in France have been clamoring to reopen for months. They found an unlikely champion in a far-right civic official in Perpignan who has defied the national …

Closed Nearly a Year, Empty Museums in Los Angeles Struggle

All museums in the state must remain closed indoors (outside areas can be used), which is costing them $22 million a day, according to the museums association. Total estimated revenue …

Virtual Volunteering Still Offers Benefits

Volunteers are the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations, but the pandemic has created major barriers to participation, especially for older people, who face a higher risk of serious …

Europe’s Museums Are Open, but the Public Isn’t Coming

Visitor information from across Europe tells a fairly consistent story: Museums that have reopened have about a third of the visitors they had this time last year. The Louvre in Paris …

Baltimore Museum to Sell 3 Blue-Chip Paintings to Advance Equity

The Baltimore Museum of Art is deaccessioning three paintings, by Brice Marden, Clyfford Still and Andy Warhol, and expects to receive approximately $65 million from a combination of an …

Come to Vote, Stay for the Art

In California, the Institute of Contemporary Art San José will open for voting, with a mural by Amir H. Fallah on display. While many California museums are still shuttered because of …

Brooklyn Museum to Sell 12 Works as Pandemic Changes the Rules

It is the kind of sale that once would have engendered criticism, perhaps even sanctions: The Brooklyn Museum is putting 12 works up for auction at Christie's next month - including …

Floyd Case Forces Arts Groups to Enter the Fray

Cultural institutions are feeling compelled to stand up for racial justice, but artists and activists want action, not just statements of solidarity. The apologies keep coming. After the …

Many Museums Won’t Survive the Virus. How Do You Close One Down?

Institutions will face ethical and sometimes legal obligations to transfer their collections elsewhere. The process can be costly and time-consuming, expert…

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Telling overlooked stories at New-York Historical Society

Category: Education & Interpretation

The New-York Historical Society Museum and Library has announced a $140m expansion of its building on Central Park West. This will add more than 70,000 square feet of space to the …

Getty launches YouTube series for ‘art curious’ audiences

Category: Surveys & Reports

The Getty has launched a YouTube series called 'Becoming Artsy', available to stream weekly and hosted by the museum's senior creative producer Jessie Hendricks. 'Becoming Artsy' was …

BayEcotarium urges Gov. Newsom to allocate 1% of Climate Action funds toward Museum driven STEAM Education in California

Category: Environmental Sustainability

On Indigenous Peoples Day, Bay Ecotarium President & CEO, George Jacob called upon California Governor Gavin Newsom to allocate 1% of the $15 billion announced towards Climate Action …

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