Art historian Douglas Crimp has died, aged 74
Speaking of which - an opinion piece in the NYT by Elizabeth Méndez Berry and Chi-hui Yang, The Dominance of the White Male Critic
That article tackles critical responses to the Whitney Biennial: see also Xaviera Simmons' Whiteness must undo itself to make way for the truly radical turn in contemporary culture
Ongoing in sponsorship discussions: British Museum director endorses controversial sponsor BP as part of future vision (British institutions are receiving significant pressure on sponsorship from BP; the BM has announced they will continue to take funding and BP will sponsor a 2020 exhibition but it will not be the planned exhibition about the Arctic).
The German Museums Association has released a reworked version of its Guidelines on Dealing with Collections from Colonial Contexts, and called for greater cultural awareness when dealing with colonial restitution.