Morning Links

Morning Links: Venetian Flood Edition

Canaletto, San Marco Basin, ca. 1738.



Former Metropolitan Museum of Art director Thomas Campbell will head up the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, meaning that the two institutions have effectively swapped directors. (The Fine Arts Museums’s last director, Max Hollein, now leads the Met.) [ARTnews]

Having weathering some of the worst floods in recent memory in Venice, the Fondazione Prada, the Peggy Guggenheim Foundation, and other museums around the city have reopened after brief closures. [The Art Newspaper]


According to Jason Farago, Paula Cooper Gallery’s 50th-anniversary group show, an homage to its 1968 show benefiting an anti–Vietnam War group, “reminds us as well of the breadth of talent and unity of vision in the scene Ms. Cooper helped forge.” [The New York Times]

Alfredo Jaar has won this year’s Hiroshima Art Prize for his “contribution to the peace of humankind in the field of art.” [Press Release]


“Can you copyright a quilt?” That’s the question haunting this long read about how the Gee’s Bend artists are claiming ownership over the quilts they produce. “I sold quilts, I got paid for ’em,” one quiltmaker said. “In that sense, I’m like Walmart.” [The Nation]

Long Walks

The newly opened Ohio Art Corridor is 144 miles long, and its founders now believe they’ve launched the world’s biggest outdoor gallery. [USA Today]

Extremely realistic-looking Halloween costumes based on famous paintings could be seen around the streets of Japan this week. You might even scream when you see the one based on a famous Edvard Munch painting! [Hyperallergic]


The Knight Foundation has given $20 million to arts organizations around Detroit, with $2.5 million alone going to the Detroit Institute of Arts. [Detroit Free Press]

Three organizations will partner for a plan to help fund new public art projects in St. Louis. [St. Louis Business Journal]


KAWS is part of a new Apple advertising campaign. Need we say more? [Instagram]

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