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Morning Links: Frick Expansion Edition

A rendering of part of the proposed Frick expansion.



The Frick Collection in New York released its latest plans for an expansion, designed by Annabelle Selldorf, which will feature “a renovated lobby; a newly created second level above the reception hall; and a new education center, cafe and expanded museum shop.” A previous plan to expand was sharply criticized because it would have involved destroying a garden designed by Russell Page. [The New York Times]

Times architecture critic Michael Kimmelman praised the proposal. “Frick admirably listened,” he wrote on Twitter, saying that Selldorf “preserved what’s great about Frick and fixed what wasn’t, mostly backstage.” And, noting the cafe he added, “watch out Sabarsky,” referring to the redoubtable Viennese-style cafe at the nearby Neue Galerie. [@Kimmelman/Twitter]


In an open letter, the activist group Decolonize This Place has criticized the Brooklyn Museum for a hiring a white curator, Kristen Windmuller-Luna, in its African art department. [ARTnews]

Sexual Harassment

More women have come forward to accuse architect Richard Meier of sexual misconduct, saying that his behavior was widely known at his firm. In the wake of initial allegations last month, the Pritzker Prize-winner said that he would go on leave for six months. [The New York Times]

The Talent

Sonel Breslav, the national chapters and programs manager for ArtTable, has been hired to be director of fairs and editions for Printed Matter. [Artforum]

Theaster Gates has been tapped to be the first distinguished visiting artist and director of artist initiatives at the Colby Museum of Art’s Lunder Institute for American Art. “I said yes because I was really just excited to be in a place where things are quiet,” he said. [The New York Times]


As all in the art world wait with bated breath for news of who will organize Documenta 15, the organization said that it is looking to hire three professors to study the quinquennial show in Kassel, Germany. They’ll work at a new Documenta Institute. [The Art Newspaper]


Eleanor Heartney speaks with Cosima von Bonin in an interview for the ages. Von Bonin’s first words: “First of all, I never explain my work.” Luckily, she is willing to talk about other things: “I started with art at age twenty-five. I was forced to become an artist by Kippenberger. I met him in a bar. I didn’t know anything about art.” Her show at Petzel in New York right now is not to be missed. [The Brooklyn Rail]


The Graham Foundation released a list of 74 artists, academics, and architects who will receive grants totaling more than $500,000. Among the recipients is a group making a documentary about Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. [The Architects Newspaper]

And More!

Here are photos of Siera Hyte’s current show at Cordova in Barcelona, which features Vaseline, flowers, and quite a bit more. [Contemporary Art Daily]

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