Peek the Second Avenue Subway’s Public Art, Morbid Anatomy Museum Shutters

NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers look at proposed designs for a completed subway platform in an underground tunnel for the long-proposed 2nd Avenue subway line April 12, 2007 in New York City. A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the line, one of numerous since the project was first proposed 80 years ago. The first phase of the line is scheduled to be completed in 2013, running from 96th Street to 63rd Street at a cost of $3.8 billion. Upon completion, line would add 8.5 miles of tracks and carry five million riders on weekdays in four of New York City's five boroughs.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) workers look at proposed designs for a completed Second Avenue subway platform. Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The Times’ Randy Kennedy takes a first look at the public art of the soon-to-be-finished (fingers crossed) Second Avenue subway line. (New York Times)

Brooklyn’s Morbid Anatomy Museum, beloved for its displays of taxidermy and its robust public programming on the occult and death, has closed its doors for good. (Gothamist)

On the fourth day of a red alert for dangerous air pollution in Beijing, artist Liu Bolin is live streaming his walk through the city. (Reuters)

How does Sylvester Stallone feel about alleged reports that he’s being considered by the Trump transition team to be chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts? The actor has responded in a statement saying that he’s “incredibly flattered to have been suggested to be involved with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA),” but he feels he could be more useful to veterans. “I believe I could be more effective by bringing national attention to returning military personnel in an effort to find gainful employment, suitable housing and financial assistance these heroes respectfully deserve,” he said. (BBC)

Former Art Brussels fair director Katerina Gregos challenges claims that Brussels is the next big European art hub in an op-ed for the Art Newspaper. (Art Newspaper)

French culture minister Audrey Azoulay has requested a report be filed after a museum guard told a group of visiting students to “shut their mouths” at the Musée d’Orsay. (Art Newspaper)

Peek the Second Avenue Subway’s Public Art, Morbid Anatomy Museum Shutters