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    North Carolina Museum of Art Receives $1.9 Million Grant

    RALEIGH, NC—Last Tuesday, the North Carolina Museum of Art was awarded a $1.9 million grant from the State Employees’ Credit Union Foundation for art education research, according to WRAL.com. The grant comes just as the museum is preparing to begin construction next spring. The renovation will include an auditorium, classrooms, and a distance-learning center.
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    Goldsmiths to Build Museum

    LONDON, UK—Goldsmiths has announced plans to build a public art gallery, located behind the University of London’s art department in a twentieth-century building, which formerly housed public baths, reports Hendrik Hansson of Artnet. In order to convert the space, the university needs to raise $3.41 million and is asking its alumni and professors—including Michael Craig-Martin, [...] Read more
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    Morgan Library Receives Gift from Lichtenstein Estate

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK—The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, has announced that it has received a gift from the estate of Roy Lichtenstein. The gift, given by the artist’s wife, Dorothy, includes twenty-one sketchbooks belonging to the artist and two of his early drawings, Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse I (both 1958), as well as several drawings by [...] Read more
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    Massimiliano Gioni Becomes Artistic Director at New Museum

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK—The New Museum, New York, has announced that curator Massimiliano Gioni has been promoted to artistic director. Gioni, over his tenure at the museum as associate director and director of exhibitions, organized “Carsten Höller: Experience,” “Urs Fischer,” “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” “Ostalgia,” “After Nature,” “Ghosts in the [...] Read more
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    Lauren Wright Named Curator and Artistic Director of Biennial of the Americas

    DENVER. COLORADO—The Denver-based Biennial of the Americas has announced that Lauren Wright will be its curator and artistic director. Wright was curator at Turner Contemporary in Margate, UK, from 2010 through 2014; before that she served as assistant director of Furtherfield.org, a London-based organization for art, technology, and social change, and has also organized independent [...] Read more
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    Detroit Institute of Arts Receives Nearly $27 Million From Businesses

    DETROIT, MICHIGAN—More companies are donating funds to help save the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts from being sold off to help pay municipal debts in the city’s federal bankruptcy, reports Randy Kennedy for the New York Times. The institute announced Wednesday that a large group of companies, foundations and wealthy individuals – Roger [...] Read more
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    Major Collection Donated to Two Pennsylvania Museums

    PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA—The late publisher Richard Mellon Scaife has bequeathed his art collection to two Pennsylvania museums, the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art and the Westmoreland Museum of American Art. He also left a nature conservancy to the Brandywine, along with $15 million to manage it. Scaife was an heir to the Mellon banking and [...] Read more
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    2014 Praemium Imperiale Award Winners Include Martial Raysse, Giuseppe Penone, and Steven Holl

    TOKYO, JAPAN—The winners of this year’s Praemium Imperiale Awards have been announced. In the categories of painting, sculpture, architecture, music, and film, the respective winners are Martial Raysse, Giuseppe Penone, Steven Holl, Arvo Pärt, and Athol Fugard. Overseen by the Japan Art Association, the prize recognizes those who have made a “major international impact in their [...] Read more
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    Martino Stierli Named Chief Curator of Architecture and Design At MoMA

    NEW YORK, NY—Martino Stierli has been named chief curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art. Stierli is currently the Swiss National Science foundation professor at the Institute of Art History at the University of Zurich, where he teaches the history of modern architecture. He succeeds Barry Bergdoll, who left in 2013 [...] Read more
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    Getty Acquires Robert McElroy Archives

    LOS ANGELES, CA—The Getty Research Institute has acquired the archives of photographer Robert McElroy, reports M. H. Miller of GalleristNY. The acquisition includes approximately seven hundred prints, ten thousand negatives and contact sheets, two thousand machine prints produced by Pace Gallery for research for the 2012 exhibition “Happenings: New York, 1958-1963,” and a small paper collection [...] Read more
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    Lynne Cooke Appointed Senior Curator at National Gallery

    WASHINGTON, D.C.—Lynne Cooke has been appointed senior curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Over the last two years, Cooke has served as the Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the gallery’s center for advanced study in the visual arts, where she has been engaged in independent research for an upcoming exhibition at [...] Read more
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    New Curators Named at Met

    NEW YORK, NY—The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York today announced two new curatorships, both endowed by Daniel Brodsky, the museum’s chair, and his wife Estrellita B. Brodsky, an art historian who specializes in Latin American art. Beginning this fall, Iria Candela will serve as the Estrellita B. Brodsky curator of Latin American art. [...] Read more
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    Christopher Y. Lew Named Associate Curator at Whitney

    NEW YORK, NY—Christopher Y. Lew has been named associate curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Lew is currently assistant curator at MoMA PS1, a position he assumed in 2011. Among notable shows Lew curated are the 2012 group exhibition “New Pictures of Common Objects,” “Clifford Owens: Anthology, GCC: Achievements in Retrospective,” which is [...] Read more
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    Art Basel in Hong Kong Hires New Curator for Encounters Sector

    HONG KONG, CHINA—Artnet’s Sarah Cascone reports that Art Basel in Hong Kong‘s hired Alexie Glass-Kantor as the new curator of the fair’s Encounters section, which features large-scale installations and sculpture. During the fair’s previous two editions, Encounters was headed by Yuko Hasegawa, chief curator of Tokyo’s Museum of Contemporary Art. Glass-Kantor currently serves as the [...] Read more
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    New Board Chair for London’s Contemporary Art Society

    LONDON, UK—Christopher Jonas as been named chair of the board of trustees at the Contemporary Art Society, effective August 2014. Jonas is former chairman of Goldsmiths University of London and chairman of the major arts restoration programs at Tate Modern and the London Coliseum. Said director Caroline Douglas: “I am absolutely delighted that Christopher Jonas [...] Read more
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    With Rising Costs, Perez Art Museum Seeks $2.5 Million

    MIAMI, FL—The Perez Art Museum in Miami, which has nearly tripled its annual operating costs since opening its new Herzog & de Meuron building seven months ago, is now seeking $2.5 million in funding from Miami-Dade County. Since December of 2013, the institution’s operating costs have risen from $5 million to $14 million. Though the [...] Read more
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    Academy Art Museum Director Heads to Chrysler Museum

    NORFOLK, VA—Erik Neil has resigned as the director of the Academy of Art Museum in Easton to serve as the director and president of the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia, reports Bob Zimberoff of the Star Democrat. Neil served as director of the Academy Art Museum since 2010, significantly expanding the institution’s collection. He [...] Read more
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    Speed Art Museum Names Miranda Lash Curator of Contemporary Art

    LOUISVILLE, KY—The Speed Art Museum has named Miranda Lash as curator of contemporary art, a move that anticipates the institution’s reopening in the spring of 2016. Lash is currently curator of modern and contemporary art at the New Orleans Museum of Art, a position she has held since 2008. During her tenure, she organized exhibitions [...] Read more
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    Paris Court Rejects Guggenheim Descendants’ Claim Over Venice Palazzo

    PARIS, FRANCE—A court here on Wednesday issued a ruling that permits the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to display art as it sees fit in the Venice palazzo given to it by the wealthy collector Peggy Guggenheim, reports Doreen Carvajal of the New York Times. In a 16-page decision, the Paris tribunal rejected legal claims made [...] Read more
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    Renovations for Bronx River Art Center

    NEW YORK, NY—A gleaming new center for the arts is in the works in West Farms, and it looks like there could be more where that came from, according to one Bronx lawmaker, reported Pete Barrett of the New York Daily News. “I’m proud to report that we have passed a budget that includes a historic [...] Read more
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    City to Spend $23M on Arts Education in 2015

    NEW YORK, NY—The city will spend $23 million more on arts education next year and hire 120 new art teachers for middle and high schools, Mayor de Blasio announced Tuesday . The budget bump, included in the spending plan passed last week, will also go to spruce up studios, auditoriums and dance floors and give teachers [...] Read more
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    MoMA Names Michelle Elligott Chief of Archives

    NEW YORK, NY—Michelle Elligott has been named chief of archives at the Museum of Modern Art. Elligott joined the museum as a Mellon fellow in 1995 and is currently senior museum archivist. In her new position she will oversee the institution’s program of acquiring, preserving, and making accessible archival and primary source collections related to [...] Read more
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    Elizabeth A. Sackler Named Chair of Brooklyn Museum

    BROOKLYN, NY—Elizabeth A. Sackler has been appointed chair of the board of the Brooklyn Museum. Sackler, who happens to be the first woman to serve that position in the museum’s almost two-hundred-year history, was named to the board in 2000; in 2007 she founded the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art that features Judy [...] Read more
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    Rubin Museum of Art Adds New Board Members

    NEW YORK, NY—Noah P. Dorsky and William E. Mayer have joined the board of the Rubin Museum of Art. Their appointments follow the recent election of the board’s executive chairman, Robert M. Baylis, to the newly established position of board president. Dorsky is president of investment management firm Dorsky & Company and acts as director [...] Read more