Smithsonian Chief Supports Women’s History Programming, But Not A New Women’s History Museum

“We are half of America. Don’t we deserve a museum?”, said Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), who has written legislation to establish a women’s history museum at the Smithsonian. (She claims to have 250 co-sponsors.) But Smithsonian Secretary David J. Skorton, who has just announced the launch of an institution-wide Women’s History Initiative, says, “We’re not […]

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Brazil Has One Jackson Pollock – And Its Museum Is Selling It To Keep Itself Afloat

“The Museum of Modern Art (MAM) in Rio de Janeiro announced on Sunday that it is selling the only Jackson Pollock painting currently on public view in Brazil. The museum expects the work, Nº 16 (1950), to sell for around $25 million, which would help the museum sustain itself for at least 30 years. This […]

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