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Morning Links: Tom Wesselmann Edition

Wesselmann. COURTESY THE ESTATE OF TOM WESSELMANN

Wesselmann.

COURTESY THE ESTATE OF TOM WESSELMANN

From the Annals of Art History

Apparently, Tom Wesselmann is “the most famous Pop artist you don’t know.” That’s debatable—we’re inclined to say Marisol deserves that title—but this article provides a nice, in-depth look at Wesselmann’s career. [T Magazine]

New Museums

Lonnie Bunch on his vision for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, where he is the director: “This is not a black museum. This is a museum that uses one culture to understand what it means to be an American.” [The New Yorker]

The California Scene

The Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego is cutting eight full-time jobs and 20 part-time positions in anticipation of the expansion of the museum’s La Jolla campus. [Voice of San Diego]

A museum dedicated to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences may finally open on Los Angeles’s Wilshire Boulevard in 2018. There are doubts, however, that this will actually happen. [Deadline]

Around Europe

The Serpentine Sackler Gallery in London will stage a major Zaha Hadid show this winter. Starting on December 8, the show will include rarely seen paintings, drawings, and digital works. [The Art Newspaper]

Barry Schwabsky reviews the Berlin Biennale, writing that it “crassly misrepresent[s] an aspect of our present as the whole.” [The Nation]

The Antarctic Biennale has launched an open call for art projects. The 15 finalists will get to participate in a show in Venice, strangely, in summer 2017. [Artinfo]

Phung-Tien Phan at the Bonner Kunstverein in Bonn, Germany. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Rising Talent

The Seattle Art Museum has named the finalists for this year’s Betty Bowen Award, which is given annually to an artist based in the Pacific Northwest, and comes with a $15,000 award and a solo show. [The Seattle Times]

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