Art & Pancakes, June 3rd, 2018

A stack of art news to feast on for your sunny Sunday morning.

LA MOCA Director Philippe Vergne Out, Just Two Months After Firing Chief Curator Helen Molesworth: The board will not renew his contract  Link

‘Culture fosters inclusivity’; Europe plans €400 million culture boost but UK funding in doubt.   Link

Dispute Erupts Over Artist Olu Oguibe’s “Monument for Strangers and Refugees” in Germany   Link

The Canadian art system needs a shake-up—that’s why Chris Creighton-Kelly & France Trépanier initiated Primary Colours/Couleurs primaires, a 3-year initiative to centre Indigenous art practices in the Canadian art system.   Link

The City of Lancaster, PA 10-Year Public Art Plan: Focus on equity, livability and excellence to promote neighborhood connectivity, create meaningful collaborations, and magnify their city’s distinct sense of place.   Link

BBC historian David Olusoga has suggested that British museums return colonial loot to help post-Brexit trade relations, in a speech at Hay literary festival.   Link

How Peggy Guggenheim’s biennale pavilion changed the art world forever.   Link

Fire at London’s Hayward Gallery as Rotting Fish Artwork Explodes   Link

Has Performance Art Lost the Teeth to Offend?   Link

SFMOMA appoints new curator of contemporary art, Eungie Joo   Link

Museum of Modern Art Staff Protest Outside Fundraising Gala, Demanding a Fair Contract    Link

A New Technique for Removing Tape From Artworks May Have Led to the Discovery of a Michelangelo Drawing   Link

What’s the Value of an Online Art Crit?  Link

Four labs have been chosen by the NEA to conduct research programs investigating the value and impact of the arts in both arts and non-arts sectors.   Link

Street Artist Jetsonorama (Chip Thomas) Reflects Native American Dignity at a Monumental Scale   Link

Belgium’s Biggest Art Prize Faces Important and Difficult Questions   Link

Passings: Barbara Luderowski, founder of the Mattress Factory Museum on Pittsburgh’s North Side,  has died age of 88   Link

René Yañez, Revered Chicano Artist and Galería de la Raza Founder, Dies age 75   Link

Irving Sandler, Perspicacious Art Critic and Historian Whose Career Spanned Half a Century, Dies at 92   Link

Malcolm Morley, Pioneer of Photorealist Painting, Dies at 86   Link

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