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Morning Links: ‘Here Comes the Treacle Museum’ Edition

Big Day for Museum News in California

George Lucas has decided that he will build a museum to house his collection in Los Angeles, which is devoted to what he calls “narrative art.” [NPR]

Los Angeles Times art critic Christopher Knight is excited about the decision: “Here comes the Treacle Museum,” he tweeted. [@KnightLAT/Twitter]

The San Luis Obispo Museum of Art in California plans to build a three-story, $12 million building to be its home. [The Tribune]

War

The National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago has acquired 31 prints by Kurt Vonnegut. [ABC]

Market

The Armory Show will have special projects by Ai Weiwei, Yayoi Kusama, Ivan Navarro, and Jeffrey Deitch, who is staging a show about the influence of Florine Stettheimer. [The New York Times]

Food

Pete Wells gives a glowing review to the new restaurant at the Met Breuer. “Flora Bar is not trying to be a utilitarian cafe for museum patrons who knocked themselves out taking in Kerry James Marshall’s show upstairs and now want a cheap, filling meal,” he writes. “That job goes to Flora Coffee next door, where you can get sandwiches and pastries during the day.” (Take note!) He adds, “The wine list at Flora Bar is about as exhaustive as any artist’s career retrospective. It contains multitudes, and in three visits, I barely scratched the surface.” [The New York Times]

Politics

Here’s a complete list of all the artists who have refused to perform for Donald J. Trump’s inauguration ceremony. [Entertainment Weekly]

And here is the full text of President Barack Obama’s farewell address, which he delivered last night in Chicago. [The New York Times]

Bonus

Please enjoy these photos of Ei Arakawa and Nikolas Gambaroff’s show at Meyer Kainer in Vienna… [Contemporary Art Daily]

…and the latest episode of Sam McKinniss and Sarah Nicole Prickett’s radio show, It’s Fine. [Sex Life]

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