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Joan Jonas to Rep US at Venice Biennale

The State Department bureau of educational and cultural affairs has selected Joan Jonas to represent the US at the 2015 Venice Biennale. Paul C. Ha, director of the MIT List Visual Arts Center, who is set to be commissioner of the exhibition, recommended Jonas for the honor. The New York Times reports that the presentation will be co-organized by Ha and Ute Meta Bauer, director of the Center for Contemporary Art at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. (more…)

NYC Maps Schools Without Arts Teachers

It’s a fact that’s becoming harder to deny: New York City’s public schools are, as a whole, not making the grade when it comes to arts education. A report released today by NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office paints a dismal picture for the presence of arts educators in public schools, especially those in lower income neighborhoods in the South Bronx and Central Brooklyn. Its findings of large numbers of public schools without full or part-time arts educators, have also been translated into an interactive Google map of the five boroughs on the comptroller’s website. (more…)

SELECT Fair Announces 2014 Exhibitors

SELECT Fair, the popular satellite fair that has drummed up business for the past two years in Miami, is headed to New York this May to join Frieze Week’s ever-growing line-up. The fair will be held in the Altman Building on 135 West 18th Street from May 9 to 11 and boasts an international roster of 38 galleries between its regular exhibitor booths and single artist projects wing. Some special things to look out for include a special interactive installation by Sante Fe-based collective Meow Wolf and a large-scale wax sculpture by Boston-based artist Chelsea Maida.

Nicholas Lowry Talks “Antiques Roadshow”

“Antiques Roadshow” fans, some of your questions about the mysteries of on-air appraisal magic have been answered. In an extensive interview published Tuesday morning, A.V. Club’s John Teti probed Nicholas D. Lowry, longtime auctioneer for the show and president of Swann Galleries, about the nuances of the program’s appraisals and some his most memorable experiences from the road. (more…)

Manifesta 10 Announces Artists

The line-up for the 10th edition of Manifesta, the European Biennial of Contemporary Art, has been announced. The list includes 55 international artists, and features a few art history heavy weights, including Joseph BeuysLouise BourgeoisHenri Matisse, and Bruce Nauman. Otherwise, it’s dominated by contemporary art stars like Francis AlÿsRineke DijkstraSlavs and Tatars, and Cindy Sherman, among others. Pawel Althamer (whose first U.S. museum show is currently on view at the New Museum) and Ragnar Kjartansson are among 35 artists who will produce specially commissioned projects and public programming for the biennial. (more…)

Shows That Matter: Mary Blair’s Wonderful World of Disney

WHAT: Magic, Color, Flair: The World of Mary Blair
WHEN: March 13-September 7, 2014
WHERE: The Walt Disney Family Museum, 104 Montgomery Street, The Presidio, San Francisco (more…)

Highlights From Art Dubai 2014

Shirin Neshat's "Bahram (Villains)," from The Book of Kings series (2012), Anish Kapoor's "Untitled" (2012), Tiffany Chung's "Communes, IE and ET Organisms" (2010), Rasheed Araeen's "Burgundy Dark" (1971), Giorgi Khaniashvili's "Portrait" (2014), Adam Henein's "Cheese Seller" (1956), Adam Henein's "Waiting for Water," (1955), Popiashvilia Gvaberidze's "Window Project Marker" (2014), Zahoor ul Akhlaq's "Untitled" (1982), Ardeshir Mohasses's "Untitled" (1997)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Art Dubai, which just completed its eight edition, running March 19-22, appears to be faring better than ever. The same might be said for its home in the Persian Gulf, the Emirati state that hosts the most important art fair in the Middle East each year. Dubai’s current building boom reflects the city’s booming economy — and yet, many of the works for sale at the fair are priced under $100,000. (more…)

Auction Houses Recruit Lobbyists, Jay Z Beefs With Drake, and More

Washington D.C. might get a kunsthalle, museums make use of big data, and more of today’s top news items: (more…)

Tour the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum With Google’s Art Project

Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has partnered with the Google Cultural Institute to provide access to the museum’s collection in the form of a 360-degree “street-view” style online tour. The museum’s collection, which features work by Titian, John Singer Sargent, and Edgar Degas, became available to tour virtually March 19th. (more…)

Sarah Lucas to Venice Biennale, Rosales Sentencing on Hold, and More

Jewish heirs denied Guelph treasure, Adam Sender to sell collection, and more of today’s top news items: (more…)