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Morning Links: Solange Edition –

Solange Knowles at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Benefit in 2016.



As part of its inclusivity initiative, the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland will adopt a free admission policy on March 16. Jill Snyder, the institution’s executive director, said, “We are looking to have inclusion permeate our entire structural and programmatic approach to the museum.” [ARTnews]

A London tribunal has ruled that a group of art educators working at the National Gallery, who say they were wrongfully dismissed in 2017, have the same rights as permanent staff members at the museum. [The Art Newspaper]

The Tate Britain has announced that five solo exhibitions during its 2020-2021 season will showcase work by women artists. Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Paula Rego, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Maria Bartuszová, and Haegue Yang have been chosen for the shows. [Hyperallergic]


Kevin Roche, a Pritzker Prize-winning architect who worked with the Metropolitan Museum of Art over the course of his career, has died at age 96. [ARTnews]

Music & Performances

“The Making of America” festival at Carnegie Hall in New York will focus on immigrants in America and the ways in which they have helped shape the country’s arts and culture. [The New York Times]

ARTnews put together a guide to the many contemporary art references in Solange’s 33-minute music video for her new album, When I Get Home. [ARTnews]

And here’s a Q&A with artist Jacolby Satterwhite, who was an animator, producer, and contributing director on the video. “I feel really grateful to be able to do this, because I love the history of the music video medium,” he said. [Complex]


A piece about Wendy Red Star’s current exhibition—which includes an immersive artwork called Sweat Lodge—at the Newark Museum in New Jersey. [Vogue]

Sculptor Henry Moore’s seven helmet head works, which he made between 1950 and 1975, will be shown together for the first time at the Wallace Collection in London beginning on March 6. [The Guardian]

The 2019 nominees for the Preis der Nationalgalerie, an award given every other year to an artist working in Germany, are Pauline Curnier Jardin, Simon Fujiwara, Flaka Haliti, and Kajta Novitskova. [ARTnews]

And more! 

Carolina A. Miranda writes on the 20th anniversary of the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, California. “We are not in L.A., we are not in New York. We can work with an artist on new projects and maybe that artist can take a new direction. We can allow them to take risks,” John Spiak, director of the center, said. [Los Angeles Times]

A short documentary spotlights Helga Testorf, who was the subject of some 250 paintings by Andrew Wyeth. “There are many ways of making love, you know,” she says in the film. [The Atlantic]

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