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Morning Links: Record-Breaking Yayoi Kusama Attendance Edition

Ivanka Trump was among the attendees at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden's Kusama exhibition.IVANKA TRUMP (@IVANKATRUMP)/VIA TWITTER

Ivanka Trump was among the attendees at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s Kusama exhibition.


Museums Around America

Despite middling reviews, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’s Yayoi Kusama show has helped bring in 475,000 visitors to the institution—nearly double the museum’s average during the spring. [The Washington Post]

A look around Henrik Olesen’s show at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco. [Contemporary Art Daily]

A controversial artwork involving a drawing of a man bearing a Confederate flag riding on top of a black man has been removed from the 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. [WHAS11]


A new exhibition shows that contrary to popular belief, the photography collective Magnum was not founded over a champagne lunch at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. [The Art Newspaper]

The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has acquired 50 photographs by Brett Weston. [The Guardian]

Intentional Stenches

“Something is rotten in the Israeli Pavilion of the Venice Biennale and it’s entirely intentional.” [Haaretz]

Technology and Its Discontents

There’s a new tool for detecting art fraud, and it has quite the name: terahertz spectroscopy. [Phys.Org]

David Byrne has some ideas about why automating the workforce may not be such a good thing. [David Byrne’s Journal]


Maia Ruth Lee, an artist who has shown at New York’s Canada and Salon 94 galleries, discusses her spirit animal and why Moleskines are necessary. [The Cut]

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