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Morning Links: Mr. Rogers The Art Critic Edition

Mr. Rogers


In The Neighborhood

Read a first-hand account of when Mr. Rogers became an art critic for an afternoon during a studio visit with sculptor Stuart Abarbanel. [Hyperallergic]

Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden opened this weekend at New York’s Fort Tilden. The piece was first presented in 1966 at the 33rd Venice Biennale, but today the title has a different resonance in light of the artist’s selfie-obsessed fan base. [Forbes]

In a small English town called Herefordshire, a cow shed has been flipped into a free public art gallery. Its owner, a former farmer named Stephen Dale, aims to prove that not only city folk appreciate the arts. [The Guardian]

LA-based artist Rafa Esparza, who currently has an exhibit at The Institute of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, recently threw an avant-garde “art parade” in Santee Valley, and the photos don’t disappoint. [Los Angeles Times]

Liberty And Justice For All

It’s almost the Fourth! Take a look at the hypocrisy and the humor in American patriotism through Chris Maggio’s sardonic lens. [New Yorker]

Student art from a 1960s boarding school that “westernized” Native American students was found in an attic sale. Now, the pieces are traveling to the Navajo Nation Museum in Willow Rock, Arizona for their own exhibit. [Shreveport Times]

After a successful PETA campaign, stock art services agree to stop accepting photos of animals in “unnatural” poses, and is pulling existing photos of that nature from their archives. [Adweek]


The Lincoln Center Festival was cancelled this summer, and it seems that’s just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the Center’s internal difficulties. The Times takes a deep dive into what decisions led to the current state of disarray—and what’s being done to counter it. [New York Times]

Pitchfork retroactively reviews Nirvana’s Incesticide from 1992, bringing back the moment when the band posed for press photos in front of a Jenny Holzer truism that read: “MEN DON’T PROTECT YOU ANYMORE.” [Pitchfork ]

The Guggenheim has given Manet’s Woman In Striped Dress a much-needed facelift, and put it on display. The colors in the 1877 painting are now more vivid. [The Art Newspaper]

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