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Hopis Protest More French Auctions of Tribe's Sacred Artifacts

AZCentral / May 31st, 2015

Hopi leaders are stepping up efforts to block auctions in France of ceremonial katsina, considered sacred by the tribe. With the backing of Arizona's congressional delegates, tribal leaders called on the Justice Department and other federal agencies last Wednesday to put more pressure on ...

New Location of SF's Mexican Museum Moves Forward

BizJournal / March 11th, 2015

New York developer Millennium Partners says it will go ahead with the groundbreaking of its Mexican Museum Towers in San Francisco. The $500 million luxury condo and office highrise will also be the future home of the Mexican Museum, now located at Fort Mason Center on the waterfront. The ...

Navajos Spend $1 Million to Get Back Tribal Artifacts in Paris

AP / December 16th, 2014

The largest Native American tribe in the American Southwest won its bid Monday to buy back seven sacred masks at a contested auction...

Smithsonian Unveils $2 Billion Renovation Plan

ArtfixDaily / November 19th, 2014

A master plan to renovate and improve the South Mall campus of the Smithsonian Institution was revealed with an estimate of $2 billion.

Alaska Native Artwork from Paris Auction Donated by Annenberg Foundation

AP / September 4th, 2014

Controversial auctions held in Paris in December offered up sacred and historical Hopi, Apache and Alaska Native items that prompted calls for the lots to be withdrawn and repatriated...

Detroit Hit With a $4 Billion Proposal for City's Art

New York Times / August 27th, 2014

New York-based Art Capital has offered Detroit a loan of up to $4 billion in a new proposal that leaves the city's museum intact with its art used as collateral.