- The nation’s oldest private museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and its college of art and design will be no more. The National Gallery of Art will assume the museum’s collection and George Washington University will take over the school. A deadline of April 7, 2014 has been set to work out the details. [The Washington Post]
- Would you like to know how Kim Kardashian gets her face to look so angular? Facial contouring. Here’s a how-to on getting Kard’s tiger face. [The Hairpin]
- Today in “Silly Science”: Homophobes die earlier than everyone else. “The study notes that ‘antigay prejudice was specifically associated with increased risk of cardiovascular-related causes of death,’ meaning heart attacks and the like.” [America Blog]
- New York state will no longer be able to punish juvenile and pregnant inmates with solitary confinement. This comes from an agreement stemming from an ACLU lawsuit challenging this (odd) practice. [Al Jazeera America]
- EU foreign ministers are now in talks with Ukraine President Yanukovych. The conflict in Ukraine continues to escalate—a makeshift mortuary for protestors has been set up in the lobby of the Hotel Ukraine. [BBC]
- A look at the Menil Drawing Institute, set to open in 2017. [Culture Monster]
- Continuing our art world’s unfortunate fascination with celebrity art: James Franco defends Shia LaBeouf’s “art” in a New York Times op-ed. [Vulture]
Yesterday was a bad day for art. Gagosian announced they will be hiring Derek Blasberg, Editor-at-Large for Harper’s Bazaar, to do lord knows what (I mean that literally, as he’s not got a position), and Hudson, the founder of Feature Inc., died. The first bit of bad news isn’t worth much discussion. Blasberg is just another jewel in an empire that values culture by the money and influence it has behind it, not the ideas it contributes to society. Hudson was different. He cared about art just as much as the business, and in these times, that kind of loss will be felt.