Daily digest: Ellsworth Kelly’s Austin closes for a cleaning, a Putin statue lands in Central Park, and more

Happy Wednesday! As we battle another week of heat here are a few stories curated by AN’s editors to keep you cool and in-the-know, including a sculpture of Vladimir Putin turning heads at a Central Park playground, another proposal for Memphis’s Mud Island River Park, and a moldy dilemma prompting the closure of Ellsworth Kelly’s church-like installation Austin. Here’s what you need to know today:

Ellsworth Kelly’s colorful Austin closes for restoration work

Since 2015, American artist Ellsworth Kelly’s dazzling limestone and stained glass monument, Austin, has graced the visits of Blanton Art Museum–goers. The nearly 3,000-square-foot building, with vaulted ceilings and multi-colored light filtering

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