Rowan Moore looks at the Bilbao effect and its original context, 20 years on.
Oliver Wainwright with a somewhat unsympathetic take on the extension to Tate St Ives. (Wainwright is unimpressed with the decision to preserve housing at the cost of adding more presence to the building: based on recent conversations with people about museums in towns and cities with low numbers of permanent residents but high holiday-home owners and tourism numbers, I can see where the local council was coming from. A letter from a local makes this point.)
David Chipperfield on restoring and adjusting (as invisibly as possible) Mies van der Rohe's New National Gallery in Berlin. Right down to the carpeted galleries.
On branding and promotion
Echoing a bunch of pieces I've linked to previously, on a topic I've written about quite frequently: Brands and the Museumification of Everything.
An extract on Artsy from a new book by three economists (Robert Ekelund, Jr., John Jackson, and the late Robert Tollison) on the political and market conditions that led to American painting taking pole position in post-WWII Western art.
The strategic reasoning underlying the greasy photos Domino's posts on social media.
Condé Nast is launching a new "mission-driven, multi-platform" LGBTQ-focused publication.
More than you ever possibly needed to know about tote bags.
On collecting and deaccessioning
As Baltimore Museum curators prepare a touring exhibition based largely on her collection, Pamela Joyner is profiled by Vogue on her decision to build a collection focused on black abstract artists.
Felix Salmon covers the Berkshire Museum deaccessioning plans (to raise $40 million for capital projects and their endowment by selling artworks at auction) for The New Yorker.
On MOMA's new fashion show (the first in 70 years)
Paola Antonelli and Michelle Millar Fisher assemble 111 items for what they tell us about fashion and clothing.
Roberta Smith for the New York Times
Alexandra Lange for The New Yorker
In Jeff Koons news
Snapchat has launched an augmented reality art platform, pinned on Jeff Koons' shiny balloon dogs and other baubles.
Just good writing
K. Emma Ng's 'Hey, You There! Tactics of Refusal in the Work of Luke Willis Thompson', for The Pantograph Punch.