Charles Burchfield, The Luminous Tree, 1917.

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Weird America

Washington, D.C.’s Dupont Circle neighborhood has an arts scene that’s quite literally underground. You have to go beneath street level to see unused tunnels that have now been turned into art spaces. [The New York Times]

Could Charles Burchfield have predicted our current global warming crisis? A show at New Jersey’s Montclair Art Museum this September will showcase the American modernist painter’s meteorologically bizarre landscapes. [The Wall Street Journal]

Film

Every movie poster Saul Bass designed, from Vertigo to The Shining. [Indiewire]

Plans to build a library and café at New York’s Anthology Film Archives have been approved. [DNAinfo]

Museums

The Williams College Museum of Art in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has received more than 300 works of African art. [Artforum]

Holland Cotter writes on “Blue Black,” a group show curated by Glenn Ligon at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation that focuses on the colors blue and black in art. [The New York Times]

Market

A group of São Paulo art dealers have organized the first edition of Semana de Arte, a fair that showcases Brazilian art. [The Art Newspaper]

Miscellaneous

A look around “Wormwood,” a summer group show organized by Todd von Ammon at Ellis King gallery in Dublin that includes pieces by Lynda Benglis, Max Hooper Schneider, Oscar Tuazon, and more. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Jan Vermeer might have used a camera obscura to help him paint so perfectly. If that’s true, does it mean that he wasn’t a genius? [The Guardian]