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Weekend roundup

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  • On Saturday night: No. 11 Missouri defeated No. 1 Oklahoma in arguably the biggest win in school history, the San Francisco Giants advanced to the World Series and the Washington Capitals won a weird, wild one in overtime at home. That’s pretty much all that matters. I can’t top that, but there’s still good stuff here…
  • When it came to re-defining what painting could be in the mid-to-late 20thC, New York had Elizabeth Murray and California had Kim MacConnel. Neither coast has ever been much interested in the other’s artist: SFMOMA doesn’t have a Murray and while you never can tell with MoMA’s online collection tool, I don’t think it has a MacConnel. Christopher Knight reviews a MacConnel retrospective at MCASD.
  • I don’t understand why Roberta Smith is giving the Metropolitan Museum of Art so much credit for the John Baldessari retrospective when the museum is no more than a stop on the tour. The show was organized by LACMA and the Tate Modern.
  • Holland Cotter splits the baby with his Paul Thek-at-the-Whitney review.
  • The LAT’s Mike Boehm reports that Michael Govan quietly re-upped with LACMA.
  • In The Architect’s Newspaper, Jennifer K. Gorsche reports on a Manhattan Gordon Bunshaft being adapted for big-box retail and a Harry Bertoia sculpture that seems to be a casualty of the switch.
  • Doug Harvey takes to LA Weekly to write about Alberto Burri at the Santa Monica Museum of Art and nails it.
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  1. SFMOMA absolutely DOES have a cutout painting by Elizabeth Murray in its collection.

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