Morning Links: Maurice Sendak Museum Edition

The cover of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are. COURTESY HARPERCOLLINS

The cover of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are.



A small, archival museum dedicated to Maurice Sendak may finally be built near the author’s home. Sendak, who wrote Where the Wild Things Are, died in 2012, and he had in his will that he wanted this museum to happen. [The New York Times]

Lebanese curator Christine Tohme finally has her passport back after it was seized by authorities under circumstances that were likely political. [Artinfo]

Mansudae, the largest art studio in North Korea, is almost entirely responsible for Cambodia’s Angkor Panorama Museum, which features a sweeping 360-degree painting. [The New York Times]

The DuSable Museum of African American History, in Chicago, has appointed Leslie Guy as its new chief curator. [Hyde Park Herald]

Here’s an essay on experience and abstraction in Rachel Rose’s video installation Everything and More, currently on view at the Whitney. [Los Angeles Review of Books]


At Christie’s, though the contemporary-art market seems to be slowing down slightly, the modern one is only getting bigger—it expanded 57 percent in 2015. [The Art Newspaper]


Karen Archey poses a valuable question: “Are all-female exhibitions problematic?” Though it’s not mentioned here, the Saatchi Gallery recently made a big deal out of its first all-female show, causing many to wonder if that’s a good curatorial choice. [e-flux]

The Toast continues its stellar series of visual essays about representations of women throughout Western art history with “Women Inexplicably Aroused by Waves in Art.” [The Toast]


Here are five of the best booths at Art Los Angeles Contemporary. [The Observer]

Night Gallery proprietor Davida Nemeroff talks business. A fun tidbit from the interview: the painter Mira Dancy came up with the gallery’s name. [Artspace]


The fate of murals that Dorothea Rockburne made for Sony headquarters in 1993 are in jeopardy now that the building has been sold and its upper floors are becoming, naturally, condos. [New York Post]


Art Loss Register and Art Recovery group, two London-based firms dedicated to tracking lost art, are currently in the middle of a legal spat. [The Art Newspaper]

Hans Schärer’s erotic madonnas at the Swiss Institute, in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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