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Morning Links: Guggenheim Seeks Cabinetmaker Edition

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City. COURTESY WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

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CALLING ALL CABINETMAKERS

The Guggenheim is on the market for an on-call cabinetmaker with an M.F.A. [NYFA]

BACKLASH

People are not exactly happy about the fact that artist Ellie Harrison has been awarded £15,000 by Creative Scotland to stay within the Greater Glasgow area for a year. One local resident commented, “I haven’t left Glasgow for nearly four years, living on benefits and raising a child can do that to you. There have even been times I couldn’t afford the bus to travel to the next town.” [The Independent]

IN MUSEUM NEWS

A Baptist church in Virginia has promised to donate $1 million to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. [Fox News]

Thirty Southern California institutions will offer free admission on January 30, including LACMA, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Natural History Museum of L.A. County. [L.A. Times]

Another departure at the Dallas Museum of Art! Following former director Maxwell Anderson’s sudden end, deputy director Rob Stein has announced that he will be leaving at the end of the week to become a senior adviser for the National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University. [D Magazine]

FUN AND GAMES

Seattle’s art-world status is rising, as evidenced by the fact that the Seattle Asian Art Museum was one of only two museums selected by Ai Weiwei to collect Legos for a political project. [Seattle Times]

A photograph of a drunken New Year’s scene is being compared to a scene from a Renaissance painting. [Quartz]

The New Bedford Whaling Museum in Massachusetts is holding a Moby Dick–reading marathon on January 9. [Boston Globe]

Slides are becoming the art world’s favorite motif. [The Guardian]

STORY TIME

Here’s a short story by Anne Carson that includes a John Cage reference. [New Yorker]

MICKALENE THOMAS’S TOWNHOUSE

Take a tour of Mickalene Thomas’s Brooklyn town house. [Vogue]

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