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    Adele Chatfield-Taylor Retires from American Academy in Rome

    ROME – Adele Chatfield-Taylor, president and chief executive of the American Academy in Rome, announced on Thursday that she would step down at the end of next year. She has been at the helm of the independent research institution reports the New York Times. Chatfield-Taylor is a historic preservationist by training. The American Academy in [...] Read more
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    Latvian Arts Academies Vote No Confidence Against Minister Robert Kilis

    RIGA – Latvian fine arts and performing arts academies and colleges have issued a statement of no confidence against the Education and Science minister Robert Kilis. They demand that he step down for being incapable of imitating the sorely needed reform process. The Baltic Course reports that representatives from the Latvian Academy of Art, Jazeps [...] Read more

    Parsons to Re-Establish Presence in Paris

    PARIS — When the doors open next fall the Paris campus of Parsons the New School for Design, the program will be both the oldest and newest overseas branch of an American university. Frank Alvah Parsons, the director of what was then known as the New York School of Fine and Applied Art, initiated a [...] Read more

    AXA Says Estimated Losses in Chelsea Are Around $40 Million

    NEW YORK—Immediately following Hurricane Sandy, art insurer AXA was hesitant to put a value on the damage to art for its 300 clients in Chelsea and Lower Manhattan. Now, in a press release, President and CEO Christiane Fischer has said “our estimated losses in Chelsea stand at $40 million.” This estimate follows the organization’s checking [...] Read more
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    Theaster Gates Wins Vera List Prize

    NEW YORK—The New School has chosen art world darling Theaster Gates as the recipient of its inaugural Vera List Center Prize for Art and Politics, a $15,000 award that will be given to an artist every two years. The prize includes a long-term commitment by the school to aid the winner with upcoming works. Chicago-based [...] Read more

    Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Acquisitions Unveiled

    ABU DHABI—Guggenheim director Richard Armstrong revealed six works out of the 100-odd acquisitions made so far for the Mideast satellite museum, due to open at the end of 2017. They include a ripped poster work by Jacques Villeglé; a major installation by Algerian Rachid Koraïchi; a mirrored sculpture by Iranian artist Monir Farmanfarmaian; a glass [...] Read more
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    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Gets $2 Million

    CHICAGO—The Midwestern contemporary art museum has received $2 million from collectors and board members Marilyn and Larry Fields to endow a curator position. The newly financed post is currently held by Naomi Beckwith, who joined the institution in 2011. This is MCA Chicago’s second major gift in as many months. In October, Helen and Sam [...] Read more

    Footless Cambodian Statue Continues to Dog Sotheby’s

    CAMBODIA—The publicly-traded auction house may have had its best sale ever last night, but it’s having a tougher time in the courtroom. Federal prosecutors trying to seize a multimillion-dollar 10th-century Cambodian statue have accused the auctioneers of colluding with the item’s owner to hide information that it was stolen from a temple in 1972. According [...] Read more
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    Performance Art Flashmob Aims to Prevent Moore Sculpture Sale

    LONDON—The outspoken artist Bob and Roberta Smith organized a flashmob demonstration outside Tower Hamlets council yesterday to protest its controversial plan to sell Henry Moore’s public sculpture “Draped Seated Woman.” Seated women, draped in green outfits to resemble the bronze statue, struck poses reminiscent of Moore’s figure outside the council, which hopes to raise funds [...] Read more
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    Bank Takes Over Deutsche Guggenheim

    BERLIN—Germany’s largest bank has announced that it will continue to run the Berlin contemporary art museum that it oversaw for 15 years alongside New York’s Guggenheim Foundation, which pulled out in Feburary. The new institution will be renamed the Deutsche Bank Kunsthalle and operate under new management. Rather than serve as a venue to display [...] Read more
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    Huntington Library Names Catherine Allgor director of education

    LOS ANGELES – The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens has named Catherine Allgor, a professor of history at the University of California Riverside, its Nadine and Robert A. Skotheim director of education. She will be replacing Susan Lafferty, who stepped down from her position to pursue a doctoral degree in education. Allgor will [...] Read more