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Morning Links: Kasich–Kusama Edition

A porcelain tanker with raised blue dots by an anonymous artisan from around 1690–1730.



“The Art Institute of Indianapolis will close for good on December 28, Call 6 Investigates has learned.”


Ohio Governor John Kasich, a Republican who has been a vocal critic of President Trump, paid a visit to the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Yayoi Kusama exhibition and declared it “fantastic,” musing that the artist’s installations might help heal the partisan divide. “Nobody who would go through here would say, ‘Well I’m a Republican, and it looked this way.’ And ‘I’m a Democrat,” he said. [The Art Newspaper]


After a year of gallery renovations, El Museo del Barrio in New York will reopen on September 13 with a Liliana Porter retrospective and a photography show titled “Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography.” [The Art Newspaper]

Collectors Manfred and Ingrid Rotert have donated 150 works by the artist Joseph Beuys to the LWL–Museum für Kunst und Kultur in Münster, Germany. The Roters’ collection is reportedly rich with the artist’s famed multiples. [Artforum via Monopol]


Politicians in Oslo have blocked Bjarne Melgaard’s plans to build a Snøhetta–designed home called A House to Die In near Edvard Munch’s winter studio in the city. “We want the site where the death house was intended to be placed to remain a green area for the benefit of the local population,” the local officials said.
[The Local via Artsy]

Wynton Marsalis writes about the all-caps that Aretha Franklin was known to send to friends.
[Billboard via Sarah Lewis/Twitter]

Here’s Sue Coe, who’s currently the subject of a show at MoMA PS1 in Queens, discussing the role that economics plays in censoring art. [Artforum]


Greg Allen write about an installation that David Hammons presented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1991 and public monuments. []

Sebastian Smee takes a look at breastfeeding in art, with discussion of Degas, Paula Modersohn-Becker, El Greco, and more. [The Washington Post]


It seems that Monkees member Michael Nesmith is an aficionado of the niche genre of electronic music known as Vaporwave. [Rolling Stone]


The animals pictured on the packaging for Nabisco’s Animal Crackers no longer appear in cages. PETA had requested the change. [NPR]

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