Morning Links: Billion-Dollar Gift Edition

Lauder. (Courtesy Getty Images)

Lauder. (Courtesy Getty Images)

Here’s some huge news: “In one of the most significant gifts in the history of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the philanthropist and cosmetics tycoon Leonard A. Lauder has promised the institution his collection of 78 Cubist paintings, drawings and sculptures.” Some experts value the gift at more than $1 billion. [NYT]

A close look at some of the works in the Lauder gift. [NYT]

“Museums are buying African-American art to make their collections more representative, but the market remains lukewarm—for now.” [The Art Newspaper]

On artist-designed awards. [Greg.org]

Daniel Reich in 2002. [ABAB]

Some exhibitions at airports. [Bloomberg Muse]

Here’s a profile of artist-activist Liz Crow. [The Guardian]

“Nude Men: From 1800 to the present day.” [The Art Newspaper]

“Jillian Vose injects a touch of breakfast flavor into the cocktail by soaking Honey Nut Cheerios in cream, and then straining it and mixing it with the drink’s other ingredients.” [Bloomberg]

Morning Links: Billion-Dollar Gift Edition