Morning Links: Expansion Edition

(Courtesy Getty Images)

(Courtesy Getty Images)

The Milwaukee Art Museum released plans for a 17,000-square-foot addition. [Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel]

MoMA has officially filed its $1.6 million plan to raze the American Folk Art building. [Commercial Observer]

Eli and Edythe Broad have purchased Yayoi Kusama’a selfie-spawning Infinity Mirrored Room for their forthcoming museum. [NYT]

“The J. Paul Getty Museum announced that it will voluntarily return a 12th century Byzantine illuminated New Testament to the Monastery of Dionysiou on Mount Athos in Greece a little more than 30 years after it was acquired by the Los Angeles museum.” [WSJ]

“Germany announces deal on art looted by Nazis.” [NYT]

“UK artist Damien Hirst is to publish his autobiography autumn next year. Penguin Books said in a statement that the long-awaited tome will cover Hirst’s early life in Leeds, his time at Goldsmiths College in London and epochal moments such as the student show “Freeze”, which was curated by Hirst in London’s Docklands in 1988, as well as the headline-hitting exhibition “Sensation” held at London’s Royal Academy of Arts in 1997.” [The Art Newspaper]

Here is an interview with Italian photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin. [Financial Times]

Kerry Brougher, the interim director and chief curator of the the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., will lead the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ museum in Los Angeles. [The Hollywood Reporter]

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