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John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur.



The latest class of MacArthur Fellows, who will each receive $625,000, includes Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Trevor Paglen, and Dawoud Bey. [MacArthur Foundation / The New York Times]

Architecture and Design

The New Museum has tapped Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu of OMA to design a new building next door to the institution on the Bowery. The estimated cost: $85 million. [The New York Times]

Temple Bar and the NoHo star, Downtown Manhattan establishments designed by the great artist Kiki Kogelnik, will close. [Grub Street]

Large-Scale Installations

The artist JR staged a picnic along the United States-Mexico border. [CNN / Buzzfeed / Time]

Following the popularity of a to-scale photographic replica of the Sistine Chapel, the Vatican has “plans to reproduce other sacred sites, among them the Raphael Rooms.” [Wallpaper]


Vogue offers a complete look at the works that are on offer in an auction to benefit families who lost loved ones in the Grenfell Tower disaster, by artists including Tracey Emin, Wolfgang Tillmans, and more. [Vogue]

Mike Scutari takes a look at Lincoln Center’s scuttled renovation plans and David Geffen’s recent giving. [Inside Philanthropy]

“Being Modern, MoMA in Paris,” a show of works from the Museum of Modern of Art, has opened at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. Here’s a report from the celebration, which includes reminiscences from Frank Gehry. [WWD]

And More

Joanna Klein looks at how “in the drawers of natural history museums across America’s Rust Belt, thousands of dead birds carry dirty secrets from America’s polluted past.” [The New York Times]

The new international terminal at Oslo’s main airport will showcase works from the Munch Museum, which is located in the city. [News in]

Please enjoy these photographs and videos of Ari Marcopoulos’s show at Frank Elbaz in Paris. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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