Checklist: Delaware Art Museum Plans Additional Sales, 5Pointz Towers to Have Graffiti Wall, and More

— Delaware Art Museum to Sell More Works: After its formal sanctioning by the Association of Art Museum Directors, the Delaware Art Museum is, yet again, planning more sales from its collection. The New York Times reports that the next artworks to hit the auction block will be Winslow Homer’s “Milking Time” (1875), to go on sale at Sotheby’s in the fall, and the second is an Alexander Calder’s mobile titled “The Black Crescent.” Timothy Rub, director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and president of the museum directors group, told the New York Times, “They’re just cherry-picking the best things in the hopes they get to where they need to be. If, as with the Holman Hunt, they fall flat on their face, it’s going to be a double tragedy.” [NYT]

— 5Pointz Towers Will Have Graffiti Wall: More renderings of the residential towers that will be built on the former 5Pointz site have been released, and developers Jerry and David Wolkoff will be setting aside space for artists to graffiti legally. The two luxury towers will stand over 40 stories high, hold 1,100 apartments and space for up to 20 artists’ studios, include a 40-by-80-foot wall above the garage for graffiti, and feature another graffiti wall in its 30,000-square-foot courtyard. “We’re putting up a wall so they can graffiti it,” David Wolkoff told the NY Daily News, “We’re happy to do it.” [NY Daily News, Gothamist]

— Cuba in Talks to Host First Major US Show: The Art Newspaper reports that the Bronx Museum and officials in Cuba are in talks to organize the first major US exhibition in the country. The show will coincide with the 12th Havana Biennial in 2015, and a follow-up exhibition held in New York in 2016 will feature Cuban artists as part of the exchange. Ana Cristina Perera, director of the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana, first announced the news during her opening remarks for the “African American Artists and Abstraction” exhibit on August 1. [TAN]

— How Museums Approach the Internet: Anand Giridharadas takes a look at different approaches to digital outreach by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Museum. [NYT]

— Ryan McGinness’s Street Signs Stolen: Ryan McGinness’s vinyl-on-aluminum street signs, hung throughout Manhattan three weeks ago, have nearly all been stolen. [WSJ]

— Prominent Asian Art Dealer Dies: Asian art dealer Robert H. Ellsworth, best known for boosting major US Asian collection’s of modern Chinese paintings, Ming dynasty furniture, and jade, has died at 85. [NYT]

— Art historian Richard Meyer, who specializes in 20th-century American art history at Stanford University, has co-authored the first comprehensive survey of 19th- and 20th-century queer art, titled “Art and Queer Culture.” [Stanford News]

— The Glendale Central Library’s massive collection of cat books, brought together more than 40 years ago, is being sent to the Feline Historical Museum in Ohio. [Glendale News-Press]

— José Rodríguez-Spiteri, the president of the National Heritage office of Spain, sent a letter to Miguel Zugaza, El Museo del Prado’s director, requesting the museum return four old master paintings, fueling speculation that a dispute could be brewing over the works. [TAN]

— Alanna Martinez (@lanna_martinez)

(Image courtesy of the Delaware Art Museum)