Morning Links

Morning Links: Multidimensional Mystery House Edition

Meow Wolf’s “House of Eternal Return” in New Mexico.



For the Washington Post, Philip Kennicott proffers a worthwhile point: “This would be the perfect time for the art world to address gun violence.” [The Washington Post]

The sons of Norman Rockwell said they will drop their fight against the Berkshire Museum’s proposed sale of works from its collection, including works donated by their father, ARTnews reports. [ARTnews]

The Art Newspaper has a column first published in Le Monde in Paris about French president Emmanuel Macron and “the restitution revolution” he has ushered in. [The Art Newspaper]


Roberta Smith weighed in on “Outliers and American Vanguard Art” at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. “Flaws and all,” she writes, “this groundbreaking adventure highlights outstanding, sometimes rarely-seen artworks; revives neglected histories; and reframes the contributions of self-taught artists to this country’s rich visual culture.” [The New York Times]

Nadja Sayej has a story about how the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is dealing with controversy surrounding sexual-misconduct allegations against Chuck Close—by mounting a female-fronted companion show alongside an exhibition of Close’s photographs. [The Guardian]

On the occasion of his 80th birthday and a survey show in Vienna, the New York Times considers Günter Brus—“known for his artistic ‘actions,’ which were sometimes irreverent and sometimes violently confronting.” Artists and curators say Brus’s work “has taken on renewed significance after Austria’s recent right-wing turn.” [The New York Times]

Echo Echo

Deborah Kass admired a painting by Marlon Mullen of a painting of her own—used for an old cover of ARTnews! Self-referentiality abounds. [Instagram]

Curious about what a big LACMA exhibition has to say about L.A.’s ongoing search for “civic identity”? Read Christopher Hawthorne’s Los Angeles Times story “What a big LACMA exhibition has to say about L.A.’s ongoing search for ‘civic identity.’ ” [Los Angeles Times]


The artist Wendy White has a wry take on the announcement of the first woman president of the New York Botanical Garden. (That president, spared White’s ire, is Carrie Rebora Barratt, a longtime curator and administrator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.) [Twitter]

As part of a report on the economy in New Mexico, PBS NewsHour turned its lens on Meow Wolf, a Santa Fe-based art collective with a warehouse that includes “a children’s center, a music venue and a series of rotating, interactive installations, most recently a ‘multidimensional mystery house.’ ” [PBS NewsHour]

Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects announced it is now representing the artist Liz Glynn. [Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects]

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