5 Lansing art and culture organizations receive total of $42,500 in grants

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Five local art and cultural organizations received grants totaling $42,500 as part of the second round of 2021 Lansing Arts Project grants, Mayor Andy Schor today announced.

These grants are funded through the City of Lansing and administered by the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. 

“Arts and culture played a significant role in keeping the energy and vitality of our city high during a very difficult year for us all,” said Mayor Andy Schor in a press release.

“We are very fortunate to have so many talented, creative artists and arts organizations in our region who despite the challenges of 2020, continued to make art and provide arts and cultural experiences for our community. We are in times of great change, and funding these arts projects is just one

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Norissa Bailey To Join Art Institute Of Chicago As Senior Vice President People And Culture

Norissa Bailey To Join Art Institute Of Chicago As Senior Vice President People And Culture

The Art Institute announced today that the museum has appointed Norissa Bailey as senior vice president, People and Culture.

Bailey joins the Art Institute from Navy Pier, where she served as vice president, People and Culture, since 2019 and directed the human resources team since 2014.At Navy Pier, Bailey proved a thought leader, evolving organizational culture grounded in values of excellence, inclusion, integrity, and stewardship. She transformed the employee experience and made Navy Pier an employer of choice. Her focus included initiatives such as emphasizing leadership and management accountability through employee learning and development; promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion; and creating a rigorous and structured approach to talent management. Bailey also played a key role in activating an effective change management strategy during Navy Pier’s reorganization. In her previous role as director of human resources, Bailey implemented recruitment and onboarding strategies for all employees and developed an innovative performance management

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“It is not cultural appropriation to take cues from the local culture” says commenter

a group of people in grassy area next to a building: Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre

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Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre

In this week’s comments update, readers are questioning who should design the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre in Adelaide and sharing their views on other top stories.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Woods Bagot have revealed visuals of the Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre in Adelaide, Australia.

The architecture studio was inspired by traditional indigenous shelters when designing the building, which will host a mix of exhibition and event spaces to celebrate the “past, present and future” of Australia’s First Nations.

“I don’t think this building evokes anything remotely aboriginal”

Readers aren’t convinced that the right studio was chosen for the job though.

“So let me be clear, an architecture firm in New York is designing an Aboriginal Art and Cultures Centre in Australia?” asked Sim. “So a group of – probably white – people will fly from New York

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Will Money Laundering Laws End Art World’s Culture Of Secrecy?

When a Botticelli painting went under the hammer last month at Sotheby’s in New York for $92 million, it was assumed the buyer was a Russian oligarch since the bidding was done by an adviser to wealthy Russians.

But as art journalist Scott Reyburn told “The Week in Art” podcast, it’s not always that simple: “Sometimes very wealthy collectors use telephone bidders that imply a certain nationality just to guarantee their own anonymity… to throw us off the scent,” he said.

The ultra-wealthy prize that sort of confidentiality, and it also helps build the mystique and theatre in which auction houses like to drape themselves.

Lately, however, regulators in Europe and the United States are out to spoil the fun, arguing that this culture of secrecy is ripe for exploitation by criminals.

New anti-money-laundering rules mean art and antiquities dealers in Britain and the EU must now record the actual

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