Morning Links: Best Museum Restaurants Edition

Russ & Daughters at The Jewish Museum.COURTESY THE JEWISH MUSEUM

Russ & Daughters at The Jewish Museum.


Jolly Old England

Rare drawings from Old Masters are coming to the National Portrait Gallery. [The Guardian]

Eduardo Paolozzi, the “Godfather of Pop,” has a new show that’s just now open at the Whitechapel Gallery in London. [The Art Newspaper]

Treat yourself to an Andy Warhol-themed dinner at the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester, complete with The Velvets playing in the background. [The Manchester Evening News]

Europe at Large

The Gurlitt trove—a large bundle of art hidden by the son of a Nazi-era art dealer for decades—will finally be put on public display. Both the Kunstmuseum Bern in Switzerland and the Bundeskunsthalle in Bonn, Germany, will show work from the purloined collection. [The New York Times]

Laetitia Badaut Haussmann and Judit Reigl will receive France’s first-ever prize for female contemporary artists. [The Art Newspaper]

Mold at the Picasso Museum! [artnet News]

Art of Palm

If you happen to be in the land of Mar-a-Lago this weekend, avoid the first family by going to the Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show. [The Palm Beach Post]

Meanwhile, on the other side of the country, the Palm Springs Art Museum is hosting one of Rob Pruitt’s heralded flea markets. [Desert Sun]

Museum Business 

Yesterday, at a press conference, President Trump called on April Ryan, the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks. Ryan asked, “Are you going to include the CBC, Mr. President, in your conversations with your urban agenda, with your inner city agenda, as well as—” “—Am I gonna include who?” Trump interrupted, as he seemed to be unfamiliar with the CBC. Ryan said, “Are you going to include the Congressional Black Caucus and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus as well as the—” “—Well I would,” the president said, interrupting April Ryan. “I’ll tell you what: Do you wanna set up the meeting? Do you wanna set up the meeting? Are they friends of yours? No—set up the meeting. Let’s go. Set up a meeting.”

Melania Trump stopped by the National Museum of African American History and Culture with Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara. [ABC News]

Meanwhile, the National Museum of American History has a new exhibit about the Japanese internment camps. [The Washington Post]

Here’s a nice roundup of the best museum restaurants in the U.S., including two in New York: The Met Breuer’s Flora Bar, and Russ & Daughters at The Jewish Museum. Both are great spots! [Bloomberg]


Is this the most Boston theft ever? After celebrating the come-from-behind Super Bowl win for the New England Patriots, a Boston guy walked into a Boston art gallery and took a few paintings—but not the $90,000 Picasso, the only really valuable work. “It didn’t seem like he knew what he was doing,” an art consultant told the local news affiliate. He was caught, and was charged Wednesday with breaking and entering, and larceny. [ABC News]

But also, the Boston Cultural Council awarded $450,000 in grants to the city’s arts organizations. [The Daily Free Press]


Every week, the New York Times asks a person of import to show us their wall. This week, it’s Dia board member Nathalie de Gunzburg. [The New York Times ]

And let’s listen to a podcast with the great Kerry James Marshall. [MTV]

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