Colorado State University Museum Announces Expansion
FORT COLLINS – The University Center for the Arts in Colorado, the Colorado State University’s Museum, has announced that it is planning an expansion to make room for a donation of two hundred artworks from two local art appraisers, Larry Hartford and Torleif Tandstad. Sean Meeds reports in the Rocky Mountain Collegian that the museum began showing pieces from the collection two years ago. According to Linny Frickman, the museum’s director, the donors “chose CSU to exhibit their art because they were impressed with our strong commitment to teaching art history.” The six-hundred-square-foot expansion, estimated at $300 million, will enlarge the museum’s east side, eliminating part of the parking lot, and will include a large gallery as well as a new classroom.
February 27, 2013
Director of Spelman College Museum of Fine Art Wins Driskell Prize
ATLANTA – Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, has been named winner of the 2013 David C. Driskell Prize, reports Rosalind Bentley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The national award, worth twenty-five thousand dollars, is bestowed annually by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta to “a leader in the field of African-American art and art history.” Past recipients include artist Rashid Johnson, Columbia University professor Kellie Jones, and Valerie Cassel Oliver, senior director at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston.
Museum director Michael E. Shapiro stated that “Brownlee has helped engage thousands of visitors through highly significant exhibitions and acquisitions.” Said Brownlee: “It was a humbling and exciting call. I can tell you that I’m being very thoughtful about how I will use the award. It will be to further my passion and love of the discipline.”
February 19, 2013
Udo Kultermann (1927–2013)
NEW YORK CITY – Art historian Udo Kultermann has passed away. Formerly the director of the City Art Museum in Leverkusen, Germany, Kultermann then became a professor of art and architecture at Washington University in St. Louis, where he taught for over three decades. Over the course of his career, he wrote over thirty books on a variety of subjects, including The History of Art History (1993).