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Prado Braces for Big Financial Loss, Rencontres d’Arles Canceled, and More: Morning Links from April 29, 2020

Prado Braces for Big Financial Loss, Rencontres d’Arles Canceled, and More: Morning Links from April 29, 2020

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Coronavirus

The Prado in Madrid is bracing to lose up to 70 percent of revenue this year because of the coronavirus shutdown. The museum has been closed since March 12. [Monopol]

France’s Rencontres d’Arles, one of the world’s biggest photography festivals, has been canceled for this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. [Le Figaro]

In a panel about the impact of Covid-19 on the art world, Brooklyn Museum director Anne Pasternak addressed the controversial issue of layoffs. “Who are we privileging and who are we keeping on the team?” she asked. [The Art Newspaper]

Los Angeles–based photographer Rafael Cardenas originally set out to document how his city changed over the course of a year—but his project became more complex after the coronavirus struck. [Los Angeles Times]

Museum Closures

Although Texas’s governor has allowed museums and libraries to start reopening later this week, at least two major museums in the state—the Museum of Modern Art Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art—will stay closed. [Fort Worth Star-Telegram]

With some surveys suggesting that many museums could close for good because of the coronavirus, take a look inside how institutions shutter permanently. [The New York Times]

The Talent

Art historian Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck has been selected as the new director of the Documenta Archive in Kassel, Germany. [Monopol]

Entertainment

A new documentary about the Knoedler & Co. forgeries scandal aims to get to the bottom of who is really responsible for all the controversy. [ARTnews]

Gallery Girls, a reality TV series on Bravo, was canceled after just one season aired in 2012. Looked at now, the show is a neat time capsule of the art world as it existed eight years ago. [The Observer]

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