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The Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles permanently shuttered last year amid layoffs and a bitter union dispute. Take a deep dive into the private museum’s final days. [Los Angeles Times]

The French-born, Los Angeles–based artist Thierry Guetta, “Mr. Brainwash,” is temporarily turning the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills into an exhibition space and a studio. [The Art Newspaper]

Russian performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky faces up to two years in prison for his latest stunt: posting an explicit video online featuring a Parisian mayoral candidate. [The Art Newspaper]

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This year marks the 500th anniversary of the death of the Renaissance master Raphael of Urbino. In honor of the occasion, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. will open “Raphael and His Circle,” a survey examining his immense influence. [The Observer]

Photographer Dawoud Bey, who has spent a career documenting marginalized communities, is the subject a retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. “I would never know the narratives of the individuals before I made their portrait,” the artist said. [The Guardian]

Sculptor Diane Simpson is finally getting her due: the 85-year-old Chicago native just opened a solo exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary, making it her first institutional show in Europe and her second-ever museum solo show. [Artnet News]

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Is it possible to imagine the future of everything? A show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art has asked designers to tackle the issues shaping the years to come, from sustainability to immigration to privacy. [Al Jazeera America ]

Meet Ramiro Gomez, the 33-year-old artist whose paintings center workers based in Los Angeles, his hometown. [The Guardian]

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