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Morning Links: George Michael Edition

George Michael performing in Antwerp in 2006.COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

George Michael performing in Antwerp in 2006.

COURTESY WIKIMEDIA

George Michael, 1963–2016

George Michael died yesterday at his home in Goring, a town in Oxfordshire, England. He was 53. [BBC]

In addition to being known to the world as a beloved musician and pop culture icon, Michael also started the Goss-Michael Foundation in Dallas with his then-partner, Kenny Goss, in 2005. Here’s a story from earlier this year about the foundation’s impending relocation to the northern border of the Dallas Design District. The move is scheduled for this spring. [Dallas Morning News]

Here is the music video for “Freedom! ’90.” [YouTube]

“Donald Judd Writings”

In today’s New York Times, Randy Kennedy has a story about the new collection of Donald Judd’s essays. The 800-page volume is “aimed at adding Judd’s singularly contrarian voice not just to the list of great artist-writers but also to the canon of American literature.” [NYT]

Reclaimed Spaces

Houston’s first underground drinking water reservoir has been reclaimed as a public space. Perhaps it will become an art-laden tourist attraction, à la the High Line in New York City’s West Chelsea neighborhood. [Houston Chronicle]

Holiday Hours

Some museums that usually stay open seven days a week closed their doors for Christmas Day. Some—such as the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, both in New York—are now open. The Whitney and Guggenheim museums in New York are also open. [Met/MoMA/Whitney/Guggenheim]

But! Many galleries are still closed, and not just because it’s Monday, the usual day off. There’s a good chance they’re closed through the New Year. So make sure you call ahead before you trek over. [ARTnews]

Bonus

Martha Rosler and Sarah Staton at Midway Contemporary Art in Minneapolis. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Paul Sietsema at Matthew Marks in Los Angeles. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Special Holiday Bonus

Here is a very Christmas-y picture of Ryan McGinley’s dog, Dick. [@RyanMcGinley/Instagram]

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