Saturday 7 May 2016

Reading list, 7 May 2016

This week's must-read, courtesy of @klimtypefoundry - 'How designer Willem Sandberg championed the rebellious type' on the late graphic designer & Stedelijk director's first UK retrospective.

Double-dose: What does a female artist have to do to get a major solo show? from The Art Newspaper and Women in the visual arts: “Leadership is not a gender neutral space” from a-n.

The National Endowment for the Humanities in America is launching a new grant programme aimed at intensive projects that foster public debate and discussion through museums.

Brooklyn Museum gets some extensive coverage in the New York Times as their Ask app project comes to fruition and starts changing things at the museum.

SFMOMA gets two write-ups in Wired, one a quite lush interactive about their new building and the other on its new audio tour ("art" and "not so art" options enabled).

Maria Sol Escobar - known as Marisol - died on April 30th: here's a fascinating 2014 article by Sebastian Smee on this artist who I shamefully knew nothing about.

Louis Kahn's Kimball Art Museum is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. Now his massive concrete cylinder at the Yale Center for British Art has entered my bucket list.

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