Morning Links: ‘Humiliating and Bewildering’ Edition – ARTnews

Honoré Daumier, The Third-Class Carriage, ca. 1862–64.


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Frank Gehry

Construction on the long-delayed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi will begin soon, according to Richard Armstrong, who heads the Guggenheim Foundation and Museum in New York. The Frank Gehry–designed building now has a 2022 opening date. [Euronews via The Art Newspaper]

Frank Gehry got the profile treatment from Tony Perrottet. Now 90, the architect said, “The problem when you get to my age is that all your friends fade away,” and “sometimes I think I should fade away.” But, he told his interviewer with a laugh: “Not gonna happen!” [WSJ. Magazine]


Notre-Dame’s storied organ survived last week’s fire. The organist Olivier Latry “said he could not objectively comment on whether the Grand Organ was the best in the world,” though he told the Times, “But for sure, it’s, for me, the most transcendent.” [The New York Times]

Passing through Penn Station in New York is an “experience as humiliating and bewildering as Grand Central remains inspiring and exalted,” Michael Kimmelman writes. [The New York Times]


The Houston-area Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts has told donors to check their accounts since some of its mail was stolen during the first three months of the year. [Houston Chronicle]

The Speed Art Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, became one of 15 museums in the United States to receive LEED Gold environmental certification. [The Science Times]

The Albright-Knox’s final show before closing to build its expansion will be an Anthony McCall exhibition. [AKAG via Tina Ryan Rivers/Twitter]

The Talent

Susan Talbott is stepping down as director of the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. [The Philadelphia Inquirer]

Sotheby’s veteran Elizabeth Goldberg is joining Phillips in New York as senior international specialist in American art and deputy chairman for the Americas. [ARTnews]


Planned Parenthood of New York and the Keith Haring Foundation have joined forces to create a traveling health clinic in an RV emblazoned with drawings by the artist. [Gothamist]

Kenneth Goldsmith goes deep on a very particular sock. [HiloBrow]

And here’s an in-depth history of CAPTCHA technology—those little tests you fill out online to prove you are not a robot. [Planet Money]

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