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Morning Links: Gurlitt Collection Edition

The cover of the November 18, 2013 issue of Der Spiegel, which broke the controversial news about the Gurlitt collection. COURTESY DER SPIEGEL

The cover of the November 18, 2013 issue of Der Spiegel, which broke the news about the Gurlitt collection.

COURTESY DER SPIEGEL

Troves and Assemblages

The Kunstmuseum Bern in Germany will receive Cornelius Gurlitt’s 1,500-work collection, which has been the subject of controversy because some of it was likely looted by the Nazis during World War II. [The Art Newspaper]

With its “Inside Art” column a thing of the past, the New York Times continues its “Show Us Your Wall” series with Joyce Pensato’s studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She’s got a collection of toys she mostly bought on eBay. [The New York Times]

Top Tens

Christopher Knight names the top ten best Los Angeles museum shows this year, plus 2016’s worst trend: “Running nonprofit art museums like for-profit businesses.” [Los Angeles Times]

Meanwhile, Jason Farago selects his favorite American shows from this year. [The Guardian]

Michael Kimmelman picks the best architecture of 2016. High-Water Mark on Governors Island makes the cut. [The New York Times]

Around New York

Mark Polizzotti, a publisher, writer, and editor-in-chief at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, will be named a chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Embassy. [Artforum]

A new report shows that Bill de Blasio spent more on art programs in New York schools last year than in 2014, allowing for more art teachers in the city than any time in the past decade. [NY1]

Photography

Wendy Red Star on “decolonizing photography”: “[A]s a brown artist, your work is political. Whether you like it or not.” [Aperture]

Kevin McGarry reviews Wolfgang Tillmans’s show at Regen Projects in Los Angeles, writing, “[G]iven what has passed since the show opened, the photographs now resonate with innocence.” [4Columns]

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