From Ivanka Trump’s Art to Soap’s Dirty Secret: The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

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Ivanka Trump walks through the lobby of Trump Tower on November 21, 2016 in New York City. Courtesy of Spencer Platt/Getty Images.

BEST

Andrew Goldstein speaks with philanthropist Agnes Gund on the future of MOMA.

Showtime’s drama “Billions” is artfully precise when it comes to real life hedgefund tastes.

$5 million more reasons to crack the case of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist.

A deep dive into Florine Stettheimer at the Jewish Museum highlights the whimsical work and life of the artist.

Caravaggio’s turbulent life made for some truly incredible art, on view at the Met.

Go big blue! A brilliant new shade of North America’s favorite color is coming to Crayola.

Melania Trump, Donald Trump and Pope Francis on May 24, 2017 in Vatican City. Photo by Vatican Pool/Getty Images.

WORST

Former chairman of the NEH William D. Adams got out of dodge just hours before Trump’s new budget dropped—one that would take 25 percent of the NEA and NEH’s 2017 budget to cease operations.

The insudsious element threatening masterpieces is downright frothy!

A challenge to newly appointed museum directors calls into question the future of Italy’s art scene.

An artnet News exclusive on the multimillion-dollar art collection that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump failed to disclose.

Left: The Shed, nested (rendering); Right: The Shed, deployed (rendering). Images courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group.

Left: The Shed, nested (rendering); Right: The Shed, deployed (rendering). Images courtesy of Diller Scofidio + Renfro in collaboration with Rockwell Group.

DEFIES CATEGORIZATION

We’re still unpacking the opening of the Marciano Foundation; here are some first thoughts.

Ditto on the $500 billion dollar structure, unsuitably named The Shed—alighting upon NYC’s Hudson Yards.

The President gives the Pope an artwork about “unity.”


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