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  • Must-read: On the occasion of a recent talk at the Tacoma Art Museum, The Stranger’s Jen Graves talked with Jonathan Katz about “Hide/Seek” (which arrives in Tacoma in March) and more. Absolutely great anecdotes, context, history and more.
  • Jim Cuno has begun his new job as Getty CEO, so the LAT’s Jori Finkel talked with him about the job ahead. Takeaway: Even though the Getty Museum has been directorless since Michael Brand left 19 months ago, it could take Cuno a year to hire a director for the Getty Museum. Why exactly is the Trust CEOship a separate job from the Getty Museum directorship again?
  • The Washington Post’s Philip Kennicott tut-tuts the Philadelphia Museum of Art for (once again) charging up to $90 for a family of four to see an exhibition, pricing out all but the upper-middle-class. Who knew that BMW drivers and their kids were the only ones who should see great art?
  • As I noted here on MAN, earlier this year the Art Institute of Chicago started a minor John Marin moment with this exhibition (and catalogue), which is now at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. The moment continues as the Portland (Me.) Museum of Art features another significant Marin show: In the NYT, Ken Johnson goes biblical to contextualize Marin’s greatness. In the WSJ, Terry Teachout speculates as to why Marin has never quite received his due. (More on Marin on MAN later this week.) [Image: John Marin, Movement: Lead Mountains Near Beddington, 1950.]
  • Christopher Knight finds a lot to like in the Irish Museum of Modern Art’s traveling Lynda Benglis retro.
  • In the LAT, Suzanne Muchnic details how the Getty has been showing a Roy Lichtenstein sculpture a lot of love.
  • The St. Louis Beacon’s Bob Duffy tells us that The Pulitzer Foundation has named Kristina Van Dyke, the Menil’s curator for collections and research, as its new director.
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  1. The Getty Iris blog has even more detail, and video, on the Lichtenstein restoration:


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