Morning Links

Morning Links: Milwaukee Edition

The beautiful Milwaukee Art Museum.


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Before Robert Indiana created his LOVE work in 1964, he made a version using another four-letter word, this one beginning with the letter F. Reporter Brett Sokol tells the story of that lesser-known early version. [The New York Times]

As the Market Churns

Galleries have been opening in Tbilisi, Georgia, and the capital city just hosted its first art fair last week. Will it develop a major art market? [The Art Newspaper]

Paola Russo, who owns the Just One Eye fashion boutique in Los Angeles, discusses some of her favorite artists (Alex Israel, Ed Ruscha) and galleries (Gagosian, Maccarone). She’s looking forward to Jeffrey Deitch opening his new L.A. gallery near her store. [Robb Report]


Catherine Hickley reports: “Gerhard Richter has donated 18 works to be sold for more than €1m”—about $1.17 million—”to provide homeless people with permanent rented accommodation in a project called Housing First in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.” [The Art Newspaper]

Julia Love: As artist Frida Kahlo’s popularity has soared, “scholars and the painter’s descendants lament she has been reduced to a set of distinctive physical features that often overshadows her actual work.” [Reuters]

Museum Practices

The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto has altered the title of an Emily Carr painting in its collection, changing it from Indian Church to Church at Yuquot Village. Georgia Uhlyarik, who heads the museum’s Department of Indigenous and Canadian art, explained that it was done because “Indian” is “a word that causes pain.” [Artnet News]


Richard Madigan, who served as director of the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, Florida, and Wave Hill in the Bronx, as well as assistant director of the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., during his long career died last month at the age of 80. Of Madigan’s experience at the Norton, the Palm Beach art dealer Irving Luntz once said, “Dick turned a lazy, stodgy museum and made it vital.” [The Shiny Sheer/Palm Beach Daily News]

The Talent

The Milwaukee Art Museum has hired Alissa Karl, the director of finance at Alverno College in the city, as its new chief financial officer. [BizTimes]

Artist and curator Tiona Nekkia McClodden has received Bard College’s Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism, which provides a teaching and research position at the school in Annandale-on-Hudson. [Artforum]

Those in New York before Sunday, take note! “Club,” an exhibition and performance program organized by McClodden runs at Performance Space New York through Saturday!
[Performance Space New York]

Design Matters

The design podcast 99% Invisible tells the story of how the disability rights movement worked to improve the accessibility of the built environment, and how curbs came to have cuts in them for wheelchair riders. [99% Invisible]

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