Every Thursday, the writers of the Modern Blog share a few items of interest that they've come across online. These links will generally relate to art, museums, artists, or perhaps they brought up ideas and concepts which we found worth exploring. Enjoy!
- If you saw Ed Ruscha: Road Tested in our galleries last year, odds are that you saw Ruscha's version of Jack Kerouac's novel, On the Road. Now, MOCA North Miami has a whole exhibition dedicated to Ruscha and the book that inspired him.
- Earlier this month, Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran staged an extended collaboration called "Bleed" at the Whitney Biennial. One of the performances featured Kara Walker, under the stage name of Karaoke Walkrrr. (via the New York Times)
- Considering our current special exhibition Glenn Ligon: America, the latest post of the NDC Blog: Releasing All We Can, Protecting What We Must (the blog of the National Declassification Center, part of the National Archives and Records Administration) is particularly interesting: “Records Relating to Civil Disturbances, 1968” features a document issued by President Lyndon B. Johnson during the race riots that occurred after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968.
- Hyperallergic has a great write-up of the British Museum's show on Picasso's Vollard Suite. The Modern owns one of the only complete sets of the Vollard Suite, and it was last seen in our galleries as part of our permanent collection in 2006.