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Studio Ghibli Is Getting Its Own TV Show: Last Week In Art

Also, modern-day tomb raiders found two secret rooms inside the Great Pyramid at Giza.
October 17, 2016, 6:20pm

A lot went down this week in the weird and wild world of Art. Some things were more scandalous than others, some were just plain wacky—but all of them are worth knowing about. Without further ado:

+ Studio Ghibli is getting its own series on Amazon. [Kotaku]

+ Chief curator at The Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, Jeffrey Uslip, suddenly resigned following protests over a controversial exhibition of works by Kelley Walker. [ARTnews]

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+ Cuban artist Tania Bruguera has declared her candidacy to become president of the island nation. [The Creators Project]

+ The UK is nixing art history from "A-level" state school curriculums. [The Guardian]

+ Studio Ghibli’s longtime animator and color designer, Michiyo Yasuda, passed away at 77. [The Creators Project Australia]

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+ Netflix released a documentary about Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s pyrotechnic ‘sky ladder’ project. [The Guardian]

+ In closing statements, French prosecutors said art dealer Guy Wildenstein should get a four-year prison sentence on top of paying a $276 million fine for tax fraud. [Bloomberg]

+ The national museum of Beirut opened its basement exhibition space to the public for the first time in 40 years. [The Art Newspaper]

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+ A 52' statue of tenth century ruler Vladimir the Great went up outside the Kremlin in Moscow. [The Art Newspaper]

+ Google has launched a campaign of digital tours for the 15th International Architecture Exhibition. [Google]

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+ David Hockney announced the release of a new large-scale art book—over two feet tall and a foot-and-a-half wide. [Artnet News]

+ The Modern Museum of Art received a donation of 102 Latin American artworks from Patricia Phelps de Cisneros. [The New York Times]

+ The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C unveiled its newly refurbished East Building which houses its modern and contemporary art collection. [The Washington Post]

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+ The Musee du Quai Branly in Paris recently came under fire over a leaflet the museum published for a new exhibition about racial discrimination in the U.S. [Afropunk]

+ A Manhattan hotelier named Vikram Chatwal allegedly tried to set two dogs on fire. The pets in question belong to the well known British Gallery owner Sean Kelly and are very shaken up. [Page Six]

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+ A team of researchers discovered two mysterious hidden chambers within the 4,500 year old Great Pyramid at Giza. [Seeker]

Did we miss any pressing art world stories? Let us know in the comments below!

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