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The latest news, research, policy, advocacy, trends, and best practices in the arts, arts education, and the creative economy.
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With Leonard Lauder Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art Attempts to Fill a Modern-Art Gap

With Leonard Lauder Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art Attempts to Fill a Modern-Art Gap | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
The Metropolitan Museum on Monday unveils $1 billion of Cubist artwork donated by Leonard Lauder, as it seeks to raise its profile as an institution for modern art.
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tentuseful's comment, January 17, 4:10 AM
Thats splendid...
gathersord's curator insight, April 28, 4:53 AM

well one

majorlever's comment, May 1, 11:24 PM
Informative
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Bloomberg Foundation Launches Public Art Challenge

"Former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, is giving at least three cities up to $1 million each to sponsor public art projects, the foundation announced Monday."

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Chattanooga Symphony Sues Bank, Foundation Over Distribution Of Lillian Colby Trust

"The Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Association has filed suit, saying it is not getting its promised share of the estate of Lillian L. Colby.

The Chancery Court complaint was brought against SunTrust Bank and the Lillian L. Colby Charitable Foundation."

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firesolid's curator insight, May 2, 1:34 AM

Its interesting :)

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ASO’s Stanley Romanstein resigns; former Coke executive appointed interim CEO

ASO’s Stanley Romanstein resigns; former Coke executive appointed interim CEO | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
Stanley Romanstein has resigned as president and CEO of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, effective immediately, following the lockout three weeks ago.
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Bloomberg Philanthropies Expands, Rebrands Digital Engagement Program

Bloomberg Philanthropies Expands, Rebrands Digital Engagement Program | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
The Bloomberg Connects initiative announced $17 million in grants in support of museum efforts to develop projects that use cutting-edge technology to create immersive experiences....
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Robert Spano Writes to Board of Atlanta Symphony

The Atlanta Symphony’s music director and principal guest conductor urge management to acknowledge the players’ concessions.
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A Banker’s Bold Vision Inspires an Arts Center, and Neighbors’ Doubts

A Banker’s Bold Vision Inspires an Arts Center, and Neighbors’ Doubts | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
The Centro Botín, designed by Renzo Piano, is rising in the northern city of Santander, along with complaints that public space is being exploited.
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R.I.P. Corcoran Gallery. Now, about that collection...

R.I.P. Corcoran Gallery. Now, about that collection... | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
One of the oldest private museums in the United States will be no more. On Monday, the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. , received permission from a Superior Court judge to merge with the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University. The National Gallery will take the art, while the university absorbs the Corcoran's College of Art + Design. (The Washington Post and Washington City Paper have good primers on the decision and what it all means.)
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Judge approves merger of Corcoran Gallery of Art

Judge approves merger of Corcoran Gallery of Art | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation's oldest museums and its art college will be allowed to merge with two larger institutions, effectively dissolving one of the few independent art galleries in the nation's capital, a judge ruled Monday.
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Claims of retaliation for faculty dissent at Corcoran Gallery of Art

Claims of retaliation for faculty dissent at Corcoran Gallery of Art | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
It seems that the controversial breakup of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design just got vindictive.
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New Foundation Will Support, and Commission, American Music

New Foundation Will Support, and Commission, American Music | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
The American Music Project is the brainchild of Lawrence A. Johnson, a music critic who got tired of complaining that groups were not performing enough American music.
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Censured Delaware Art Museum Plans to Divest More Works

Censured Delaware Art Museum Plans to Divest More Works | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
Censured for having auctioned off a painting to pay its bills, the Delaware Art Museum nonetheless plans to sell even more works.
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Opponents offer 2 alternatives to Corcoran breakup

Opponents offer 2 alternatives to Corcoran breakup | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
Opponents of a plan to break up Washington’s nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art presented two alternatives in court this week to preserve the independent museum and art school as a judge considers its proposed merger with two larger institutions.
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Smithsonian announces $1.5 billion fundraising effort

Smithsonian announces $1.5 billion fundraising effort | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
The institution has raised $1 billion since 2011 in “quiet phase” of first unified fundraising campaign.
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tosserestonian's comment, January 18, 11:22 PM
Thats brilliant
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$40 Million to Help Build Audiences in the Arts

$40 Million to Help Build Audiences in the Arts | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
Most arts organizations these days are seeking ways to fill seats and to expand their audiences. On Wednesday, the Wallace Foundation will announce a $40 million effort to help performing arts organizations around the country do so.
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ropesemphasize's comment, January 14, 1:41 AM
Its cold
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New York’s Metropolitan Opera on Review for Downgrade

"New York City’s Metropolitan Opera Association, the largest performing arts organization in the U.S., is under review for a downgrade by Moody’s Investors Service, which cited reduced revenue."

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Meet The 2014 Winners Of The MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

Meet The 2014 Winners Of The MacArthur 'Genius Grants' | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
This year's winners include a cartoonist, a documentarian, a leader in the legal fight for gay marriage, a saxophonist, mathematicians and scientists, poets, lawyers and advocates.
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Without a contract, ASO musicians locked out as sides ponder next move

Without a contract, ASO musicians locked out as sides ponder next move
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Investments in Antiquities Pay Off in Museum in the South of France

Investments in Antiquities Pay Off in Museum in the South of France | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
The hedge fund millionaire Christian Levett amassed an impressive collection of ancient armor and coins, which is now in an award-winning museum in the South of France.
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This story reminds me of Atlanta's sometimes overlooked Michael C. Carlos Museum, which also has an incredible collection of antiquities from around the world. http://www.carlos.emory.edu/

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North Carolina Reins in Tax Incentives for Movie Companies

North Carolina Reins in Tax Incentives for  Movie Companies | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
North Carolina is eliminating one of the nation's most extensive programs aimed at luring Hollywood film productions.
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Five more takeaways from the Corcoran ruling - Washington Business Journal

Five more takeaways from the Corcoran ruling - Washington Business Journal | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
Buried in the dozens of pages of the ruling were clues to the truly despondent nature of the Corcoran's finances — and some glimpses of what the institution aims to look like in the future.
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New Deadline Set for the Metropolitan Opera’s Labor Talks

New Deadline Set for the Metropolitan Opera’s Labor Talks | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
The opera and its unions will resume negotiations this week, and must come to an agreement by Sunday night to avert a looming lockout.
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Foundations discuss details of bid to buy August Wilson Center

A coalition of local foundations on Monday heightened its public opposition to a hotel developer's proposal to buy the debt-ridden August Wilson Center for African ...
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Museums See Different Virtues in Virtual Worlds

Museums See Different Virtues in Virtual Worlds | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum — both ambitious cosmopolitan art institutions — have taken diverging paths on the Internet.
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Campaign for Charlotte Arts Organizations Raises $34 Million

Campaign for Charlotte Arts Organizations Raises $34 Million | Allen's Arts News | Scoop.it
Led by former Bank of America CEO Hugh McColl, the Thrive Campaign aims to raise another $11 million by year's end for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and other local arts organizations....
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