Shepard Fairey Wants to Reinvent Himself as an Activist + More Must-Read Stories

Major Drawings Collection Is Donated to Harvard – The powerhouse collector George Abrams will donate his landmark collection of 330 Dutch and Flemish 17th-century drawings to the Harvard Art Museums. Boston is quickly becoming a destination for Dutch Golden Age art: The MFA Boston received two major collections of paintings from the period just last month. (Boston Globe)

How a Curator Traced a Drawing Back to Michelangelo – Carmen C. Bambach explains how she attributed a black chalk drawing from 1530 to the Renaissance master using a combination of documentary evidence and old-fashioned connoisseurship. The newly attributed drawing is included in the upcoming exhibition “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. (New York Times)

Shepard Fairey Tries to Reinvent His Image – With his biggest gallery show yet opening in LA’s Chinatown this weekend and a new documentary premiering on Hulu, Fairey is hoping to move on from the embarrassing copyright infringement lawsuit tied to his Obama candidacy posters and shift the focus back to his politically pointed work. (NYT)

Private Museum Opens in Indonesia – Collector Haryanto Adikoesoemo, the head of the chemical and energy conglomerate AKR Corporindo, founded the Museum MACAN—the only private museum in Jakarta—to fill a gap in the country’s cultural infrastructure. The inaugural show traces the role artists have played in Indonesia’s recent history. (TAN) Read more

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