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Morning Links: Senator Harry Reid Edition

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Senator Harry Reid.

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National News

Lisa Mascaro tells the story of how Michael Heizer came to meet Nevada Senator Harry Reid, who has worked to protect Heizer’s grand City sculpture in rural Utah. [Los Angeles Times]

Inside Ivanka Trump’s art collection. [Bloomberg]

The more you know: “After the tragic Lindbergh kidnapping, artist Isamu Noguchi designed the first baby monitor.” [Smithsonian]

Museum Action

Pope Francis has tapped Barbara Jatta, a Vatican administrator and art historian, to be director of the Vatican Museums, which brings in $311 million in revenue each year. [Wall Street Journal]

Here is Ibda Design’s proposal for a building for the Beirut Museum of Art. [Designboom]

What’s painter Jonas Wood up to these days? Turning the outside of MOCA Los Angeles into a huge painting, that’s what! [Los Angeles Times]

Ai Weiwei

The Israel Museum will host a show by Ai Weiwei. [Forward]

The Brooklyn Museum is offering $27,500 bikes by Ai Weiwei, which the Robb Report declares “functional flights of fancy.” The seats feature Ai’s face! [Robb Report]

Bonus!

Gabriel Hartley at Foxy Production in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Joel Dean at Species in Atlanta. [Sex Life]

Hal Foster tackles Trump with Freud’s idea of “the primal father”: “this figure both embodies the law (he lords it over the brothers) and performs its transgression (he can grope any woman),” Foster writes. [e-flux conversations]

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