Friday Links: Frida Kahlo’s fashion, paintings that will put you to sleep (in a good way), and more
Some stories we’ve been reading this week:
- To sleep, perchance to dream. A look at depictions of dreams and nightmares in art.
- The Japanese-American community, led by everyone’s hero George Takei, rallied to prevent the sale of artifacts and art from Japanese internment camps. These works will continue to serve educational purposes in their new home at the Japanese American National Museum (L.A.), which announced its acquisition of the collection last Saturday.
- A new theory on what the Venus de Milo’s famously absent arms may have been doing. Knitting clubs rejoice!
- Tired of hearing about the new Whitney Museum’s exterior? In this piece, a look at the building’s underbelly chronicling how a mysterious work of art by, arguably, Italy’s most eccentric contemporary artist was buried beneath the museum’s floors.
- And finally, a series of photographs documenting Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe, which was sealed off by Diego Rivera and kept under lock and key until 2004.