Nikki Columbus, who has previously worked as an editor at Artforum and as a curator, was offered a position as curator of performance at MoMA PS1 in August 2017. The job offer was rescinded after Columbus told the museum’s chief curator, Peter Eleey, that she had recently had a baby. She has filed a complaint with the New York City Commission on Human Rights, while a statement from the museum says, “MoMA PS1 is committed to a work environment in which all applicants and employees are treated with respect and dignity.” [The New York Times]
The Bayeux Museum in Normandy will lend the Bayeux Tapestry to the UK in 2022. It has not been decided which museum will host the 70-meter-long work, which dates to the 11th century and depicts the Norman defeat of the English at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. [The Art Newspaper]
The National Gallery in London has acquired a self-portrait by Artemisia Gentileschi, titled Self Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria. The painting, for which the museum payed £3.6, is the twenty-first artwork by a woman to join the collection of over 2,300 objects. [Artnet News]
The popular “Beyond the Streets” exhibition in Los Angeles has been extended through August 26. The show features work by over 100 international graffiti and street artists. [Los Angeles Times]
A rather unusual show at at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami focuses on the history of poison and its uses, both in life and literature. [Hyperallergic]
Artist Rose Salane has curated an exhibition, titled “Indigo237,” that showcases objects from the Windows on the World restaurant that was situated on the hundred-and-seventh floor of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Deborah Rodi, who worked at Windows on the World between 1981 and 1993, collected various items from the place through the years. [The New Yorker]
Here’s a piece that explores the ways in which mushrooms could help Cleveland’s housing crisis by way of a process called “biocylcling.” [The Guardian]
Take a look at these cartoons and caricatures reprinted from Tom Wolfe’s book In Our Time, which was a snarky critique of 1970s fashion and social norms. [The New York Times]
Janet Malcolm considers a snapshot that her late husband and New Yorker editor, Gardner Botsford, kept on his desk for many years. She recounts that her inclusion of the photograph in her book, Diana and Nikon, prompted one particularly acrimonious reviewer to write about “my pathetic inability to differentiate a work of art from an artless snapshot.” [The New York Review of Books]
Behold these scenes from a new gallery complex and sculpture garden, which spotlight the collection of Édouard Carmignac, on Porquerolles Island off the coast of southern France. [The Guardian]
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