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According to the NY Times:
Westergaard could not be reached for comment. He told his employer, the Jyllands-Posten daily, that the assailant shouted ”revenge” and ”blood” as he tried to enter the bathroom where Westergaard and [his 5-year-old granddaughter] had sought shelter.
Christopher Hawthorne at the LA Times has a more cynical take:
And so here is the Burj Dubai’s real symbolic importance: It is mostly empty, and is likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future. Though most of its 900 apartments have been sold, virtually all were bought three years ago … and primarily as investments, not as places to live … And there’s virtually no demand in Dubai at the moment for office space. The Burj Dubai has 37 floors of office space.
While my take on the building is more LA Times than Gulf News, what Hawthorne fails to mention is even the Empire State Building had trouble signing tenants when it opened in 1931. What quickly became the ultimate symbol of New York didn’t even become profitable until 1950. I also don’t agree with Hawthorne’s assessment of the building as a “tombstone … for some ruined ideas,” I think it would be fairer to call it a monument to gluttony.
In 2008, 34.6% of adult Americans attended at least one “benchmark arts activity” (e.g. jazz concert, a play, art gallery), in 2002, the number was 39.2%, and in 1992, it was 41%.
For museum or gallery vists, the number dropped from 26.5% to 22.7%. Which begs the question, who was the recent glut of museums and galleries for?
The only good sign in the report was the increase in the reading of literature (defined as plays, poetry, novels and short stories), which increased from 46.7 to 50.2%. Coincidentally, the survey revealed that Oregon ranked No. 1 in the percentage of adults attending art museums and craft festivals. (via CBC)
The former panels, removed in 2017, featured images dedicated to Confederate Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.
One researcher, Jürgen Schick, estimated that over half of the region’s historical artworks have been stolen.
The Morgan Library & Museum Presents Another Tradition: Drawings by Black Artists from the American South
This exhibition celebrates the Morgan’s recent acquisition of drawings by Thornton Dial, Nellie Mae Rowe, Henry Speller, Luster Willis, and Purvis Young.
The visual arts institution and educational center is located in the most ethnically diverse urban area in the world.
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Part of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the Art Preserve also functions as a curated collection facility and is filled with immersive installations.