Morning Links: Torture Edition

Items stolen from the Cambridge museum. (Courtesy BBC)

Next month, the Guggenheim presents works from New York public school children. [WSJ]

Robert Gentile, whom authorities believe may have knowledge of the 1990 theft at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, one of the largest art thefts in history, was arraigned yesterday on charges related to handgun possession and selling prescription drugs. “The government is torturing an old man in poor health in a futile attempt to extract information that doesn’t exist,” his lawyer said. [Hartford Courant]

Chinese contemporary art museum to be one of the largest in the world when it opens Oct. 1 and will be called an “art palace.” The move is part of China’s drive to attain global status in contemporary art. [NYT]

Tate Modern begins construction on a new $346 million new wing. [Bloomberg]

Police report lead in Cambridge museum theft. [NYT]

“Occupy London” posters enter the Museum of London. [Bloomberg]

LACMA acquired a number of new works during its annual “Collectors Committee” weekend, totaling $2.5 million. Among the acquisitions was a Louis Sullivan elevator door and a 60-foot-long Rauschenberg collage from 1970. [LAT]

Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has named Mahrukh Tarapor senior advisor for international initiatives. [ArtDaily]

Morning Links: Torture Edition