1.) Must-read review: Carolina Miranda on C-Monster on Dave Hickey at a MOCA-sponsored talk.
3.) Must-read journalism: A team of Detroit Free Press reporters on how a $100M commitment from the Detroit Institute of Arts clears the path for a broader deal in Detroit. Mark Stryker in the Freep on how the DIA must now raise $300M to pay for its independence ($100M) and its endowment ($200M) over the next decade. [Image below, right: Charles Sheeler, Home Sweet Home, 1931. Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts.]
4.) Journalism (edition of four): Steven Litt in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on $77-90 million of the Cleveland Museum of Art’s expansion remains to be paid for. Inti Landauro in the Wall Street Journal on the Louvre’s planned Leonardo conservation(s). Sharon Terlap in the WSJ on why NYC can’t build a great stadium, the answers to which may be transferable to other large projects. Tom Mashberg in the NYT on the Monuments Women.
5.) Museum feature (print): LACMA curator Christina Yu Yu on the Chinese Year of the Horse.
6.) Museum feature (audio/visual): It’s short (15 minutes) and infrequent (monthly), but the London-based National Gallery’s podcast is a good listen.
8.) Twitter feed to follow: Ben Street, art historian, museum educator, writer. Lecturer for the National Gallery, Tate, Christie’s Education, Dulwich Picture Gallery, NADFAS and many other places.
9.) Tumblr feed to follow: When You Work at a Museum.
10.) Instagram of the week: #LibraryShelfie from @TheGetty.
11.) This week on The Modern Art Notes Podcast: A full hour with Michael Snow, one of the most influential filmmakers and artists of the last half-century. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is exhibiting “Michael Snow: Photo-Centric” through April 27. If you missed MAN’s weekly show announcement on Thursday, it’s a little different from our usual post… How to listen: Download the show to your PC/mobile device. Listen on SoundCloud. Subscribe to The MAN Podcast at iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, or via RSS. See images of art discussed on this week’s program. [Image at top: Michael Snow, Authorization, 1969. Collection of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa.]
12.) Other Modern Art Notes Podcast news: Our next live-audience taping will be at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on February 11. The guest will be David Bates, subject of a two-museum retrospective at the Nasher Sculpture Center and at MAMFW that will open this coming weekend.
13.) Web-accessible sound/video art: Ben Coonley, Wavelength 3D, 2002.
14.) Artwork in the public domain: Bronzino, A Young Woman and Her Little Boy, ca. 1540. Collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington.
15.) Art book in the public domain: “Copyright, Permissions, and Fair Use among Visual Artists and the Academic and Museum Visual Arts Communities: An Issues Report,” by Patricia Aufderheide, Peter Jaszi, Bryan Bello and Tijana Milosevic and published by the College Art Association. Anyone who deals with images — museum directors, book publishers, education departments, social media gurus, etc., should read it — and then (probably) modify the way they operate. Look for more later this week on MAN.