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    Indiana’s Cultural Institutions Receive $100 Million in Grants

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN—Michael Cooper reports in the New York Times that several cultural institutions in Indiana will be the recipients of $100 million in grants given out by the Lilly Endowment. Among the group receiving $10 million grants are the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and the Indianapolis [...] Read more
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    MIT Commissions Antony Gormley to Create Site-Specific Work on Campus

    CAMBRIDGE, MA—MIT recently awarded Antony Gormley a commission via Percent-for-Art. The work—a large, winding form made from sundry polyhedra—is a site-specific piece that will be installed in a staircase of Building 2, which currently houses parts of the chemistry department and the mathematics department. “I am delighted to have the opportunity to make a physical [...] Read more
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    Barnes Foundation Names Deputy Director for Education and Public Programs and Curator

    PHILADELPHIA, PA—The executive director and president of the Barnes Foundation, Thom Collins, has announced the appointment of Dr. Martha Lucy as deputy director for education and public programs and curator. In the newly created position, Lucy will work to build a “refreshed education program” with “additional interpretive tools and materials and an invigorated roster of [...] Read more
  • 24

    Walker and MCA Chicago Announce Two-City Exhibition on Merce Cunningham

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN, & CHICAGO, IL—The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago have announced that they will together be mounting a two-city exhibition, “Merce Cunningham: Common Time,” in 2017, according to the New York Times’ Alastair MacAulay. The Walker, which is spearheading the endeavor, has in its collection the [...] Read more
  • 23

    ICP Receives $750,000 Mellon Grant

    NEW YORK—The International Center of Photography will be receiving a $750,000 grant over the next three years from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The money will go towards founding a Center for Visual Culture, which will focus on how photographic imagery functions in 21st-century life, according to the New York Times’ Randy Kennedy. The ICP [...] Read more
  • 22

    Artists and Activists Stage Protest at Brooklyn Museum

    BROOKLYN, NY—After last week’s controversy over the Brooklyn Museum serving as host to a real estate conference, Jillian Steinhauer reports at Hyperallergic that artists and activists yesterday staged a protest in front of the museum to decry the institution’s associating with the Brooklyn real estate industry. The Brooklyn Anti-gentrification Network began demonstrating at 7:30 AM [...] Read more
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    Haus der Kunst Receives $23 Million for Renovations

    MUNICH, GERMANY—The German government has given the Haus der Kunst in Munich a twenty-three-million-dollar grant for its planned renovations, which will be led by David Chipperfield architects, according to ArtDaily. The building was first founded in 1937 under the Nazi regime. The Bavarian government had already promised sixty-six million dollars in funding, making for a [...] Read more
  • 20

    Jenny Holzer, Robin Rhode Among Recipients of VIA Art Fund Grants

    BOSTON, MA—The nonprofit VIA Art Fund has announced the recipients of its most recent grants, totaling $190,000. Four projects are being recognized: Jenny Holzer’s upcoming semi-permanent installation at MASS MoCA, Robin Rhode’s operatic commission for Performa 15, an upcoming show that continues Noah Davis’s work at the Underground Museum, and a new site-specific outdoor sculpture [...] Read more
  • 19

    Whistleblower Placed on Leave by San Francisco Fine Arts Museum

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Controversy has hit the San Francisco Fine Arts Museum, where whistleblower and former chief financial officer Michele Gutierrez has apparently lost her job, according to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Matier & Ross. Earlier this year Gutierrez approached the city and the state attorneys general accusing the museum’s board chair and chief executive, Dede [...] Read more
  • 18

    $190,000 Grant Will Support Nick Cave’s Artist Residency in Shreveport

    SHREVEPORT, LA—The Educational Foundation of America has given a $190,000 grant to the Shreveport Regional Arts Council, in support of the cultural development of the nine-block area comprising Shreveport Common. The grant also accompanies a year-long artist-in-residency of Nick Cave. Local artists Karen LaBeau, Kathryn Usher, Heather Beauvais, Jerry Davenport, and Sherry Tamburo are gathering [...] Read more
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    “Percent for Art” Program Vetoed by Massachusetts Governor

    BOSTON, MA—Massachusetts Governor Charlie Barker rejected funding for a “Percent for Art” program which would cost the state about $400,000 a year—a relatively nominal sum in comparison to the $2.1 billion borrowed annually by the state for various capital projects. According to MassLive, Barker said, “While the goals of this program are admirable, the costs [...] Read more
  • 16

    Qatar to Open Slavery Museum in Doha

    DOHA, QATAR—As part of Doha’s Msheirib Downtown project, Qatar is inaugurating a museum that explores the topic of slavery. The museum will include a historical focus, examining the evolution of slavery around the Indian Ocean, with exhibits that explore the pearl trade and the “Underground Railroad” that allowed slaves to escape to Bahrain, as well [...] Read more
  • 15

    $1 Million Commitment from Owens Corning Supports Educational Mission of Toledo Museum of Art

    TOLEDO, OH—The Owens Corning Foundation Inc. has made a $1 million commitment to support the educational mission of the Toledo Museum of Art. The gift, to be paid over a five-year period, will help to underwrite art education programs and the Museum’s 2020 Vision that focuses on expanding educational outreach to more culturally diverse audiences. [...] Read more
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    June Hargrove and Alison Stones Receive Insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters

    PARIS, FRANCE—Two art historians will be given the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters in the latest awarding of Orders from the French Cultural Ministry. June Hargrove is a professor of nineteenth century European painting and sculpture in the department of art history and archeology at the University of Maryland and [...] Read more
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    Brooklyn Museum Responds to Controversy Over Hosting Real Estate Conference

    BROOKLYN, NY—Colin Moynihan reports in the New York Times that the Brooklyn Museum’s director Anne Pasternak, in response to a circulating open letter addressed to the institution criticizing its decision to rent the museum out to organizers of a real estate conference, has released a statement on Tumblr responding to the controversy. Her statement is [...] Read more
  • 12

    Council Rejects Plan to Convert South London Parking Lot into 800 Artists Studios

    LONDON, UK—The Southwark Council in South London has rejected plans to convert a multi-story parking lot into 800 affordable art studios, according to the Art Newspaper’s Anny Shaw. Tate Modern’s outgoing director, Chris Dercon, and the UK culture minister, Ed Vaizey, had both voiced support for the project, but the council opted instead to structure [...] Read more
  • 11

    ICA Miami Reveals Designs for New Building in Miami’s Design District

    MIAMI, FL—The Institute for Contemporary Art, Miami, has revealed detailed plans for the new 37,500-square-foot building it will begin constructing in Miami’s Design District. The new building will offer twenty thousand square feet of exhibition galleries and a fifteen-thousand-square-foot sculpture garden. It is being designed by the Spanish firm Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos and local [...] Read more
  • 10

    American Museum of Natural History Reveals Designs for Expansion

    NEW YORK—The American Museum of Natural History has unveiled the designs for its new $325 million, 218,000- square-foot addition on Columbus Avenue. According to the New York Times’ Robin Pogrebin, the new Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation—designed by the architect Jeanne Gang—will feature an exterior with multiple curves that evokes “geological canyons” [...] Read more
  • 09

    Time Inc. Donates Archive to New-York Historical Society

    NEW YORK—The New-York Historical Society has announced that Time Inc. will donate its archives, comprising more than 7,500 linear feet of an estimated seven million documents and artifacts, to the New-York Historical Society’s Patricia D. Klingenstein Library. The archive’s earliest materials date back to 1898 and include documents from Time Inc. publications such as Time, [...] Read more
  • 08

    Minneapolis Institute of Art Announces Winner of Inaugural 3M Art and Technology Award

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN—The Minneapolis Institute of Art today announced the winner and runners-up for the museum’s inaugural 3M Art and Technology Award competition, which launched last June to recognize artistry and innovation among individuals working in the field of technology. The “creative tech” studio Team Luxloop is this year’s winner and has been awarded $25,000 for [...] Read more
  • 07

    Stephen M. Salny Donates Collection to Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

    WALTHAM, MA—Coming on the heels of the announcement of their new curator, the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University has also announced they will be receiving a significant collection of works on paper from Stephen M. Salny, who has made a promised gift to the museum. Comprising forty-eight works on paper, including eleven lithographs by [...] Read more
  • 06

    Rema Hort Mann Foundation Announces 2015 New York Grant Winners

    NEW YORK—The Rema Hort Mann foundation has announced the recipients of its 2015 emerging artist grant in New York City. This year’s grant winners include: Kenya (Robinson), Kenny Rivero, M. Lamar, Ezra Wube, Motoko Fukuyama, Troy Michie, Aaron Fowler, and Leeza Meksin. Each winning visual artist will receive a ten-thousand-dollar unrestricted grant. Rujeko Hockley, Susan [...] Read more
  • 05

    Kim Conaty Appointed Curator of Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

    WALTHAM, MA—Kim Conaty has been appointed curator for the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. Conaty heads to the Rose from the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where she organized the show “Abstract Generation: Now in Print,” 2013, and played a role in helping the museum acquire works by Janice Kerbel and Daniel [...] Read more
  • 04

    Minneapolis Institute of Art Appoints New Curator of Paintings

    MINNEAPOLIS, MN—The Minneapolis Institute of Art today announced the appointment of Robert Cozzolino as the new Patrick and Aimee Butler curator of paintings. Cozzolino previously worked at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he has been senior curator and the Evelyn and Will Kaplan curator of modern art since 2004. He will start [...] Read more
  • 03

    Rubin Museum of Art Hires New Director

    NEW YORK—The Rubin Museum of Art has hired Jorrit A.M. Britschgi, who currently serves as head of exhibitions at the Museum Rietberg in Zurich, as their new director of exhibitions, collections, and research. The executive director of the Rubin, Patrick Sears, said of the hire “Jorrit’s leadership in the field and his creative approach to [...] Read more
  • 02

    Detroit Institute of Arts Receives Grants to Digitize Collection

    DETROIT, MI—According to an AP report at the Daily Journal, the Detroit Institute of Arts has received three grants from several agencies and organizations, both local and national, to aid the museum’s digitization and conservation efforts. One is from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, which gave the museum $150,000 to be dispended over [...] Read more
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    Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum in St. Louis Names New Associate Curator

    ST. LOUIS, MO—Allison Unruh has been named associate curator of the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis. Unruh, who specializes in modern and contemporary art, will help organize temporary exhibitions and shows relating to the Kemper Art Museum’s permanent collection. She will also do collection research, suggest works for acquisition, [...] Read more