• 08

    Phillips Collection and University of Maryland Join Forces to Create New Art Center

    COLLEGE PARK, MD—The University of Maryland has found a new collaborator: the Phillips Collection. According to the Washington Post’s Peggy McGlone, the two institutions together will establish the University of Maryland Center for Art and Knowledge at the Phillips Collection, staging joint programs in art, music, research, and technology. The university’s College Park campus will [...] Read more
  • 07

    Alberto De La Cruz Gives Georgetown Major Gift for New Art Gallery

    WASHINGTON, DC—Georgetown University is preparing to construct a new space, the de la Cruz Gallery of Art, for painting, sculpture, performance, and installation, underwritten by collector Alberto de la Cruz. His parents, Rosa and Carlos, are well known arts philanthropists who opened the de la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space in Miami, reports Kriston Capps [...] Read more
  • 06

    MoMA Announces New Associate Curator of Film

    NEW YORK—The Museum of Modern Art today announced that La Frances Hui is their new associate curator of film. Hui comes to MoMA after fifteen years at the Asia Society in New York, where she was the film curator and associate director of cultural programs. While there, she curated film series that spanned a wide [...] Read more
  • 05

    Labor Strike Ends at London’s National Gallery

    LONDON, UK—After months of ongoing strikes that first started last January, labor union members have announced that they’ve reached an agreement with the National Gallery’s management, according to Nick Clark in the Independent. The Public and Commercial Services Union’s members apparently voted unanimously to suspend the strike and return to work. However, the museum’s contract [...] Read more
  • 04

    New Modern and Contemporary Art Museum Planned in Beirut

    BEIRUT, LEBANON—A new modern and contemporary art museum will be built in the Achrafieh district of Beirut, Lebanon, across from the National Museum. The Association for the Promotion and Exhibition of the Arts in Lebanon, which is behind the project, has announced the launch of a design competition open to all Lebanese-origin architects based in [...] Read more
  • 03

    University of Connecticut Eliminates Curator and Director Positions at Schlippe Gallery

    GROTON, CT—In another hit to college art programs, the University of Connecticut is eliminating the curator and director position at its art museum, the Alexey von Schlippe Gallery of Art, at Avery Point. Julia Pavone has held that post since she co-founded the gallery twenty-three years ago with David Madasci, reports The Day’s Kristina Dorsey. [...] Read more
  • 02

    Worcester Art Museum Receives $4 Million Gift to Endow Directorship

    WORCESTER, MA—The Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts, has received a gift of $4 million from the Myles & C. Jean McDonough Foundation—on behalf of C. Jean McDonough—to endow its position of director. As a long-standing supporter of the museum, Jean McDonough’s gift to the museum is among a series of donations totaling $15.25 million [...] Read more
  • 01

    Cleveland Museum of Art and the Akron Art Museum Jointly Receive Gift of Over 700 Photographs

    CLEVELAND & AKRON, OH—The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Akron Art Museum jointly announced that they’ll be receiving a promised donation from collectors Fred and Laura Bidwell, who have built a collection of over 700 photographs. The Bidwells have also promised a portion of artworks they might acquire in the future, according to the [...] Read more