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Morning Links: September 17, 2014

Google_logo_2010Google tries once again to digitize the world’s art. “This Wednesday, 15 new American partners from across the country will launch exhibitions on the Google Cultural Institute. These collections represent a patchwork of diverse institutions encompassing a rich display of fine art, history and cultural heritage—from the Detroit Institute of the Arts’ outstanding, encyclopedic art exhibition to the Pueblo Grande Museum’s 1,500-year-old archaeological site in Phoenix and the National Cowboy Museum’s unmatched collection of frontier art in Oklahoma City. Now anyone with an Internet connection can explore these cultural treasures.” [The Wall Street Journal]

Here’s an interview with the new Dia director Jessica Morgan. Fascinating, despite some curious questions. (E.G., “Do you have a current favorite medium, painting/video/sculpture?” “No.”) [The Wall Street Journal]

This year’s MacArthur genius grant winners include Rick Lowe, the founder of Houston’s Project Row Houses. [The New York Times]

Here’s a look inside Toronto’s new Aga Khan Museum. [The Daily Beast]

London galleries are centralizing in Soho. [The Art Newspaper]

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