- The Getty begins to reveal goodies from the trove of Mapplethorpes it shares with LACMA. [Image: Mapplethorpe, Lisa Lyon, 1984. Collection of the Getty Research Institute.]
- The odd story behind Rembrandt cheese.
- Celebrating some badass women on Tumblr’s Storyboard.
- The Cleveland Museum of Art opens a satellite branch, reports Steven Litt in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. At least kinda, anyway: The museum will program the space six months of the year and two private collectors will program it the rest of the time. That’s a new one.
- LACMA cleans a John Singleton Copley, complete with before-and-after pictures.
- The Eastman House buys developer trays — sort of.
- Greg Allen (convincingly) argues that a number of Robert Rauschenbergs are actually collaborations between Jasper Johns and Rauschenberg, and that at least one famed Johns is a collaboration too.
- Julia Halperin noticed that a bunch of museums have been pulling all-nighters.
- To celebrate the 100th anniversary of The Armory Show, MoMA’s blog Inside/Out is creating 1913-specific content here. Early highlight: A look at Kandinsky’s illustrated book Sounds with curator Starr Figura.
Art-focused Journalism by Tyler Green