What I’m Reading Wednesday

Here’s some of the museum-related tales I’ve been reading this week. Note for my Twitter followers, some of these may be overlaps.

  • For those of you unable to make it to the Bowie exhibition at the V&A–or even for those of you that can–here’s an interesting piece that tackles both the exhibit and Bowie in general.
  • SFMOMA has added a Rothko to their collection…their cafe collection.
  • Speaking of Rothko, Latvia hopes for Baltic “Bilbao effect” with museum dedicated to US art superstar Mark Rothko.
  • And while we’re in the Baltic States, let’s check out the Lithuanian Road Museum and its diverse collection.
  • Munch ado about something. Norwegian government steps in on Munch Museum row.
  • I’m clearly not the only one who thinks a $20-$25 admission charge at the 9/11 Museum is a touch inappropriate.
  • Celebrities interpretations of “punk” fall short of expectations at this year’s punk-themed Met Ball.
  • So, perhaps not too many people are looking to Greece right now for positive inspiration, but here’s one way we could learn from Greek museums.
  • If you’re an art history fan, you really should pick up a copy of Sacre Bleu by Christopher Moore. Toulouse-Lautrec, Monet, Renoir, Pissaro, Degas, Seurat, Whistler, Van Gogh, and many more make an appearance in its pages.
  • You know what this world needs, more funk. And Dayton, Ohio is stepping up to the challenge.