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The Pacific Rim

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is in talks to collaborate with the Yuz Museum in Shanghai, which was started by collector Budi Tek. [ARTnews]


Sopan Deb visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art yesterday, the first day it began charging mandatory admission to those from outside of New York, and discovered “kiosk facilitators,” “wayfinding ambassadors,” and electronic ticket machines. Deb, who lives in New York, got in for a dollar, without showing identification, while wearing his Yankees hat. [The New York Times]

Artists responded to the new policy, including Ai Weiwei, who said, “When I lived in New York in the 1980s, economically it was very bad for me. But I would come to the Met all the time and pay a penny.” [The New York Times]

ARTnews Editor-in-Chief Sarah Douglas: “Anyone, from anywhere, should be able to drop by the Met for a dime.” [ARTnews]

And the Times published a guide to New York museums that are under $12 to enter, including MoMA PS1. Too-little-known fact: It’s $10 admission fee for non-New Yorkers is suggested. (For those living in the city, it’s free.) [The New York Times]


Creative Capital received a grant of $150,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support weekend workshops for artists who have received funding through the Knight Arts Challenge in Akron, Detroit, Miami, and St. Paul. [Creative Capital Blog]

Museum Numbers

The Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock is planning a $70 million overhaul that is scheduled to open in 2022. [Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Artforum]

Attendance figures at the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery in London were down sharply in 2017, falling 17 and 35 percent respectively—perhaps the result of fewer blockbusters being on offer. [The Art Newspaper]

Artists and Architects

Tracey Emin has been tapped to create a work for the St Pancras International railroad station in London. [Royal Academy of Arts]

Here’s a piece about Rem Koolhaas’s latest project, the design for Lafayette Anticipations—an exhibition space in Paris funded by the storied retailer Galeries Lafayette. [The New York Times]


The Canton Museum of Art in Ohio acquired a watercolor by Frederick Childe Hassam. [The Canton Repository]

The Augustana Teaching Museum of Art in Rock Island, Illinois, is deaccessioning 450 works in order to focus its holdings, including “a wood totem fork and spoon.” In recent years the museum has added work by Swedish modern artists and a Guerrilla Girls portfolio. [Dispatch-Argus]

Last But Not Least

Here’s a videoclip of a parrot repeatedly asking for ice cream. [Caters Clips]

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