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    New Chief Curator at Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum Announced

    WASHINGTON, DC—Stéphane Aquin, the curator of contemporary art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art since 1998, has been named chief curator of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, effective in early 2015. While at the Montreal Museum, he curated such exhibitions as “Peter Doig: No Foreign Lands” in 2014, “Beyond Pop Art: Tom [...] Read more
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    Indianapolis Museum of Art to Charge Admission

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN—Cara Anthony at the Indianapolis Star reports that the Indianapolis Museum of Art will begin charging admission this spring after seven years of free admission. The museum dropped its original seven-dollar admission fee in 2007 but said it will return to charging fees in order to maintain long-term financial stability. The museum will however [...] Read more
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    Art Matters Announces 2014 Grantees

    NEW YORK—Art Matters has announced grant winners for 2014. The foundation awarded twenty-eight grants, ranging from three thousand to ten thousand dollars, to artists for specific projects, travel and research, or ongoing work that is aesthetically and socially progressive. The recipients range from Ellen Lesperance, who will be given support for research in the Greenham [...] Read more
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    Fulton Ryder to Close

    NEW YORK—Fulton Ryder, the Upper East Side bookstore founded by artist Richard Prince, will close its doors on December 25. Inspired by the late John McWhinnie, a rare-book dealer and gallerist who had collaborated with Prince on several occasions, Fulton Ryder specializes in artists’ books, rare magazines, collectibles, and sometimes exhibitions of work by Prince [...] Read more
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    Guy Bennet Named Director of Collections and Acquisitions at Qatar Museums

    DOHA, QATAR—Carol Vogel reports in the New York Times that Guy Bennett, a former Christie’s expert turned dealer, has been named the director of collections and acquisitions for the Qatar Museums, formerly known as the Qatar Museums Authority. The chairwoman of the Qatar Museums, Sheikha al-Mayassa Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, said, “We welcome Guy’s expertise [...] Read more
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    St. Louis Art Museum Receives $5 Million for Sculpture Garden

    ST. LOUIS, MO—The St. Louis Art Museum has received five million dollars to begin construction of a sculpture garden. The gift comes from board president Barbara Taylor and her husband, Enterprise Holdings chairman Andy Taylor. David Hunn of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the money will pay for the planting of 450 trees, [...] Read more
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    Chair of Met Museum’s Department of Drawings and Prints to Step Down

    NEW YORK—George R. Goldner, who’s been the Drue Heinz chair of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s department of drawings and prints for twenty-one years, has decided to step down from his role. Thomas P. Campbell, the museum’s CEO and director, announced that Nadine Orenstein—a curator in the department specializing in European paintings—will become Drue Heinz [...] Read more
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    Guggenheim Foundation Approves Twenty-Year Extension of Bilbao Agreement

    NEW YORK—The Guggenheim Foundation’s board has decided to renew the agreement governing the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao for another twenty years. Juan Ignacio Vidarte, director general of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and deputy director and chief officer for global strategies of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, said, “Since it opened, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has had [...] Read more
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    Architect Submits Plans to Preserve Brutalist Building in New York

    NEW YORK—The architect Gene Kaufman, a partner at Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman Architects in New York City, has presented a plan to preserve the Orange County Government Center designed by Paul Rudolph in Goshen, New York, to Orange County leaders, reports Robin Pogrebin in the New York Times. Kaufman’s plan includes turning the 1967 building owned [...] Read more
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    National Endowment for the Arts Announces Art Works Grants

    WASHINGTON, DC—The National Endowment for the Arts has announced this year’s round of Art Works grantees across dance, arts education, music, and visual art, among other categories. The winners of this year’s grants in visual arts include the Aperture Foundation, Inc., in New York, the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, the Bronx Council [...] Read more
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    Galapagos Art Space Moving to Detroit

    DETROIT, MI—The Galapagos Art Space, a performance and cultural center currently based in DUMBO, Brooklyn, will close this month and relocate to a series of nine buildings totaling about six hundred thousand square feet in Detroit’s Corktown and neighboring Highland Park neighborhoods, reports Colin Moynihan at the New York Times. Operating in Brooklyn for nearly [...] Read more
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    Boston College’s Art Museum to Expand

    BOSTON, MA—Boston College will relocate its McMullen Museum of Art and double the institution’s exhibition space by moving into a Renaissance Revival mansion that was previously the home of Boston’s Catholic archdiocese, reports Michael Paulson at the New York Times. The college, which is also Catholic, acquired the house a decade ago as part of [...] Read more
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    Eva Respini Named Chief Curator at ICA Boston

    BOSTON, MA—Carol Vogel reports in the New York Times that Eva Respini, currently a curator in the photography department at MoMA in New York, has been named the new chief curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Respini replaces former chief curator Helen Molesworth, who moved to LA MoCA last May to work as [...] Read more
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    2014 Warhol Arts Writers Grants Announced

    NEW YORK—The Creative Capital / Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant Program has unveiled the recipients of its 2014 grants. The 2014 program has given $5,000 to $50,000 grants to writers whose work addresses contemporary visual art through projects in the form of articles, blogs, books, news and alternative media, and short-form writing. This year’s grantees [...] Read more
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    Carol Vogel to Leave the New York Times

    NEW YORK—Artnews’s M. H. Miller reports that veteran arts journalist Carol Vogel is leaving the New York Times. Writer Charlotte Burns first tweeted about the news. A Times spokeswoman noted that Vogel “has made the decision to accept a voluntary buyout that was offered in our newsroom.”
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    Duncan Campbell Wins 2014 Turner Prize

    LONDON, UK—The Irish-born artist Duncan Campbell has been announced as the winner of this year’s Turner Prize, reports Roslyn Sulcas in the New York Times. The prestigious award, which comes with nearly $40,000, recognizes a British artist under fifty years of age. The award was presented to Campbell by the actor Chiwetel Ejiofor at a [...] Read more
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    Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition Finalists Unveiled

    HELSINKI, FINLAND—Proposals submitted by the six finalists of the design competition staged by the Guggenheim Foundation—which has been searching for a plan for its new waterfront Helsinki site—have been unveiled. The competition was an open call for anonymous entries, so the architects behind the final proposals aren’t known. One design includes a tower that offers [...] Read more
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    Artadia Boston Awardees for 2014 Announced

    BOSTON, MA—Artadia: The Fund for Art & Dialogue, announced this year’s recipients of their Boston Artadia Awards. The three artists who will each receive twelve thousand dollars in unrestricted funds along with access to Artadia programs, a New York residency, exhibitions, and studio visits are Larissa Bates, Ria Brodell, and Lucy Kim. Any visual artist [...] Read more
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    ICA Miami Announces Construction of New Building

    MIAMI, FL—ICA Miami announced today that it will construct a new museum building in Miami’s Design District supported entirely through a major gift from Irma and Norman Braman. Designed by Spanish firm Aranguren & Gellegos, the new 37,500-square-foot building will feature exhibition galleries and a public art garden. The museum expects to release final design [...] Read more