Morning Links: First Amendment Art Edition

Arne Svenson's Neighbors #11 (2012).  COURTESY JULIE SAUL GALLERY

Arne Svenson’s Neighbors #11 (2012).


Work to renovate Auckland Castle in County Durham, England—historically the residence (but since 2010 just the office) of the Bishop of Durham—has begun, which will cost £17 million. It’s one of the most ambitious heritage regeneration projects in England in recent decades, and is being substantially funded by Jonathan Ruffer, a London-based investment banker. [The Art Newspaper]

New York City’s Supreme Court has (reluctantly) moved in favor of the photographer Arne Svenson’s right to exhibit and sell photographs he took of his neighbors without their permission, a win for First Amendment advocates. Svenson’s series “The Neighbors,” which he showed at New York’s Julie Saul Gallery in 2013, depicts the daily lives of residents of a downtown luxury apartment building. The Museum of Modern Art will display the show in February 2016, and Harvard Business School owns one of the photographs. Svenson has compared himself to a bird watcher. [The Art Newspaper]

Bass Museum of Art in Miami has added 7 new board members over the past winter: Clara Bullrich, Trudy Cejas, Gaby Garza, Lisa Heider-Koffler, Naeem Khan, Diane Lieberman, and Tui Pranich. This brings the total number of trustees to 27, under the leadership of president George Lindemann. [Artforum]

Raimer Jochims’s colorful boards at Jacky Strenz Gallery in Frankfurt. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Los Angeles-based artist Mary Beth Heffernan has come up with an idea for a new kind of “social sculpture”: putting faces on Ebola suits, to make health workers more friendly to patients. [NPR]

Running today through September 6, the Columbus Museum of Art will be honoring Martin Hamlisch, the famed composer and pianist (and one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, a Tony, and an Oscar) who died suddenly in August 2012, with an exhibition. [The Columbus Dispatch]

A Hawaii museum will open an exhibit of artifacts from the shipwreck of a royal yacht that sank off the coast of Kauai, Hawaii 191 years ago. The ship was owned by King Kamehameha II, the second king of Hawaii. [Fox News]

The Swagelok Foundation and Lennon Trust has donates $1 million to Cleveland Museum of Art capital campaign, which brings the museum close to $300 million in a campaign set for $320 million. []

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