Morning Links: ‘Whistler’s Mother’ Edition

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Whistler's Mother, 1871, oil on canvas. MUSÉE D'ORSAY/VIA WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1, also called Portrait of the Artist’s Mother, 1871, oil on canvas.


Peter Schjeldahl on Whistler’s Mother. [The New Yorker]

William Kentridge is planning a 1,805-foot frieze for the Tiber River. [The Art Newspaper]

Ai Weiwei’s Forever will be installed in front of the Gherkin, in London, as part of Sculpture in the City, an annual public art festival. [ArtDaily]

The Art Museum of WVU, in West Virginia, is finally opening after six years of planning and preparation. [Washington Times]

The Ohr-O’Keeffe Museum, in Biloxi, Louisiana, has devoted most of its space to remembering the damage done to the city during Hurricane Katrina. [WJTV]

South African artist Mbongeni Buthelezi uses throw-out pieces of plastic for his art. [AP]

The story of “primitive” art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection. [USC News]

An art-house movie theater that can project 35mm and digital films is being planned for the Lower East Side. [The New York Times]

Tala Madani at David Kordansky. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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