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Morning Links: Duchess of Cambridge Edition

The Duchess of Cambridge in 2012.WIKIMEDIA

The Duchess of Cambridge in 2012.

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THE CITY BY THE BAY

Former Matthew Marks director Adrian Rosenfeld is opening a gallery in San Francisco in the Minnesota Street Project, a large warehouse space that is now home to many galleries. Designed by Thomas Ryan, it will include a “cantina…a stone-covered plywood bar where 15 people can just hang out,” according to Rosenfeld. [San Francisco Chronicle]

AUTOMOBILES

What is it like to drive Alexander Calder’s BMW Art Car, you’re wondering? Well, here is a little story about doing just that. [The Verge]

NOTABLES

An audio chat with Franklin Sirmans, the director of the Pérez Art Museum Miami, is “the perfect escape from the insanity of our politics today,” says The Washington Post. [WP]

Arts philanthropist Elizabeth F. Rohatyn has died at the age of 86. She created “Frame, the French Regional & American Museum Exchange, a consortium of museums in American cities like Dallas, Minneapolis and Cleveland and French cities like Lille, Montpellier and Lyon.” [The New York Times]

Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, the director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, gave a talk at University of Tennessee yesterday, telling attendees, “If you think education is expensive, you should try ignorance.” [UT Daily Beacon]

“The art-loving Duchess of Cambridge” visited the Mauritshuis museum in the Hague, the Netherlands on Tuesday. [WP]

Flashback: Paintings that Michael Krebber made based on a work that the Duchess painted. [Real Fine Arts]

CRITICISM

Christopher Knight reviews Henry Taylor’s current show at Blum & Poe in Los Angeles, which includes a film by Kahlil Joseph that recalls “an encounter Taylor had with Jamaican reggae singer Bob Marley more than 30 years ago.” [Los Angeles Times]

Peak Jonathan Jones: “David Bowie’s art collection was tasteful. Disappointingly tasteful…Where are the vulgar pop art provocations? Where is the camp outrage, the punk iconoclasm? And where’s Andy Warhol?” [The Guardian]

TOPONYMY

Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro have created a New York City subway map that replaces the names of stops with “some of the great and significant women of New York City in the places where they lived, worked, competed, went to school, danced, painted, wrote, rebelled, organized, philosophized, taught, and made names for themselves,” as Solnit writes. It’s a delightful map, and an even more delightful essay. [The New Yorker]

BONUS

Peter Shire at Derek Eller Gallery in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Backstage at Daimorf’s most recent runway show. [Sex Life]

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