Daily digest: The U.K. cuts design education funding in half, the Hirshhorn will wrap its facade in an enormous mural, and more

Welcome back to another news roundup as we push toward the weekend, one conspicuously rife with art news.

Here’s what you need to know today:

The United Kingdom slashes art and design education funding by 50 percent

After warning such a move could be in the works earlier this year, the U.K. Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson has slashed government funding for arts, design, culture, and other “lower priority” university majors. The government will now cut its contribution towards supporting these programs from nearly $50 million to $26 million, moving the money into, as Williamson described, majors that “support key industries,” such as engineering, healthcare, math, and science. The

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