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Morning Links: Icelandic Pavilion Lawsuit Edition

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Morning Links: Germoney Edition

The German Pavilion artists have hung a Greek flag over their Venice Biennale pavilion’s entrance. Written across the flag, in large red letters, is the word “Germoney.” [Artforum]Rachel Howard, one of Damien Hirst’s assistants, steps into the limelight for a … Read More

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Bill Clinton, accepting his sax. Insert sax machine joke if you will. (COURTESY THE WHITE HOUSE VIA THE MET)

PSA: Bill Clinton’s Saxophone Is On View at the Met

Just to give all of you an update on Bill Clinton’s saxophone, the former president’s Presidential Model tenor saxophone (number one in an edition of 150) is currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as part of … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Sargent's Group with Parasols, 1904-1905.


9 Art Events To Attend In New York City This Week

MONDAY, JUNE 29Opening: “Space and Matter” at Sperone Westwater“Space and Matter” combines new work with old art to explore ideas of “depth, relief, and object-hood,” as its press release states. The exhibition will include work by Richard Tuttle, Tom Sachs, … Read More

Screenshot of Kerry Marshall discussing Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres' Odalisque in Grisaille.

The Met Posts the Second Season of Its Online Video Series ‘The Artist Project’

Earlier today, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York posted the second season of The Artist Project on its website. As with its first season, the online video series features 20 contemporary artists discussing works in the Met’s encyclopedic … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York


9 Art Events To Attend In New York City This Week

TUESDAY, JUNE 16Opening: “Facing East: Chinese Urbanism in Africa” at Storefront for Art and ArchitectureDid you know that China’s architectural influence is on the rise in Africa? Journalist Michiel Hulshof and architect Daan Roggeveen have created an exhibition that explores … Read More


‘I Can Entertain the Idea That My Moral Compass Is a Little Off’: A Talk With Piotr Uklanski

A survey of Piotr Uklański’s work runs through August 16 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. A concurrent show he curated from the Met’s collection closed June 14.Bill Powers: Eastman Kodak’s The Joy of Photography was published … Read More

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1971 COVER: Perhaps the greatest picture ever painted by a woman is the portrait of Charlotte du Val d’Ognes, ca. 1800, long attributed to the great Neo-Classic master J.-L. David, now considered to be by Constance-Marie Charpentier, who had worked in David's studio. It was purchased in 1917 for $200,000 and bequeathed the same year to the Metropolitan Museum by Isaac Dudley Fletcher.

From 1971: Editorial: Is Women’s Lib Medieval?

The following, published in ARTnews in January 1971, is a companion editorial to Linda Nochlin’s “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” It is reproduced in connection with our coverage of Women in the Art World today.The vexing question … Read More

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The Guerrilla Girls' 1986 “Report Card” along Pussy Galore's 2015 version.  ©1986 GUERRILLA GIRLS; ©2015 PUSSY GALORE

Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes

Despite encouraging signs of women’s improved status and visibility in the art world, there are still major systemic problems. Do not misunderstand me: women artists are in a far better position today than they were 45 years ago, when Linda … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
"#RAWHIDE" show poster.


9 Art Events To Attend In New York City This Week

THURSDAY, MAY 7Opening: “China: Through the Looking Glass” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art This year’s Met Ball honors China’s longstanding influence on the fashion industry—from Chinese costumes, paintings, porcelains, and other sources of imagery. Over one hundred examples of … Read More

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Clyde B. Jones III.


The Met Appoints Clyde B. Jones III as Its First-Ever Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Thomas P. Campbell, the director and CEO of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced the appointment of Clyde B. Jones III to the newly created position of senior vice president for institutional advancement.Jones currently serves as president of the University … Read More

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‘Let’s Break the Internet!’: The Artist Project at the Met

“This!” Deborah Kass said to me last Wednesday evening, as if it were obvious. We were standing on the steps of the Temple of Dendur, trading favorite museums. She gestured at the sprawl of the Metropolitan Museum of Art around … Read More

Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Still from Wim Wenders, Pina, 2011. ©DONATA WENDERS

9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

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Circles by Trevor Paglen, an aerial view of GCHQ in the UK.


Morning Links: NSA Art Edition

St. Petersburg’s State Hermitage Museum will open a satellite in Moscow with a focus on contemporary art. The museum could be open as early as 2018. [The Art Newspaper]China is the world’s largest market for Modern art with 30.6% of total … Read More