Suggested Reading: Pride in Collecting Edition

– They already own @ and the recycling symbol. Most recently, The Museum of Modern Art has acquired the iconic Rainbow Flag that artist Gilbert Baker created in San Francisco in 1978. The flag has become a symbol for LGBT identity and pride. via Hyperallergic

– It’s hard to write about Art Basel. I’d love to be there right now taking in the fair and finding some semblance of substance within the massive art market bubble. If I was in Basel this year, I would definitely be eager to check out Kader Attia’s Arab Spring (2014) installation, which was created in response to the cultural looting and destruction of the Egyptian Museum. via The Art Newspaper

– Art Philanthropy is on the rise in America. Donations to arts, culture and humanities grew 9.2% in 2014, which was the fastest of all philanthropic sectors. It’s a small start, but encouraging. via LA Times

– Jordan Casteel who I featured in this previous post was announced as a 2015-16 Artist in Residence at the Studio Museum. EJ Hill, and Jibade-Khalil Huffman were also selected! I am looking forward for their group show. via Art News

– Has there really never been a museum of “law” in the United States? I am a bit shocked, but I am more shocked to hear that Ralph Nader is opening such a museum! via Wall Street Journal

– The first art museum dedicated to displaying the work of Arab contemporary artists opened in Israel. via Shalom Life

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