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New York – Gerhard Richter “Painting After All” at the Met Breuer Through July 5th, 2020

Sunday, March 29th, 2020

New York – Lucio Fontana: “On the Threshold” at Met Breuer Through April 14th, 2019

Sunday, March 31st, 2019

New York – Kerry James Marshall: “Mastry” at the Met Breuer Through January 29th, 2017

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

New York – Diane Arbus: “In the Beginning” at The Met Breuer Through November 27th, 2016

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

New Yorker Publishes Selection of Photos Documenting Met Breuer’s Transition

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Met to Looks Into Subleasing Breuer Building to Frick

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Artists Chime in on Focus for Met’s New Breuer Building Space

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

New York Times Speculates on Future of Met

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

The Met Notches New Attendance Record at 7 Million Visitors

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Met Postpones Expansion in Face of $10 Million Deficit

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Met Museum Takes Deep Perspective on New Modern and Contemporary Focus

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

WSJ Profiles Met’s Ventures into the Contemporary, and Challenges it Faces

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Met Head Thomas P. Campbell Interviewed in LA Times

Monday, February 1st, 2016

The Met Embraces Contemporary Art

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

Met Contmporary and Modern Head Sheena Wagstaff Profiled in NYT

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Met Announces Plans for Former Whitney Building, Set to Open in May

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The Met Considering Lucio Fontana Exhibition at Former Whitney Site

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

The Met Announces Major David Chipperfield-Led Redesign of Modern and Contemporary Wings

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

AXA Donates Thomas Hart Benton’s Seminal “America Today” Mural to Metropolitan Museum

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Education Resources for Artists During COVID-19 Quarantine

Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Vija Celmins’s Market Explored in Bloomberg

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019

London – Kerry James Marshall: “History of Painting” at David Zwirner Through November 10th, 2018

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Kerry James Marshall Named One of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People for 2017

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Kerry James Marshall Interviewed on NPR

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
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NYT Notes Generation Gap in Online Art Sales

June 9th, 2020

As art sales go online, the NYT notes an increasing generation gap, with older buyers tapering off their purchases and younger buyers continuing to collect. “The resistance from older collectors is still there,” says Anders Petterson, founder of analytics firm ArtTactic.  “When there is no physical art world, how do you substitute that experience?” he added. “Younger people are a lot quicker to adapt.”
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Unrest Over Killing of George Floyd Forces Museums to Address Institutionalized Racism

June 9th, 2020

A piece in the New York Times charts pressure on institutions to address problems of systemic racism and injustice in their organizations, collections and programs, following the social unrest caused by the killing of George Floyd at the hands of the police.  “I do not think art museums have done enough,” says Chris Anagnos, executive director of the Association of Art Museum Directors. “We have dabbled around the edges of the work, but in our place of privilege we will never live up to the statement that ‘museums are for everyone’ unless we begin to confront, examine and dismantle the various structures that brought us to this point.”
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Art Basel Cancelled

June 9th, 2020

Art Basel has completely cancelled the 2020 edition of its fair in the Swiss town, after an attempt to move the fair’s dates to September.  “While there are signs of hope as individual countries are coming out of lockdown, the global situation remains precarious, and, unfortunately, too many uncertainties remain to go ahead with the fair,” the organization said in a statement. “These include the health risks posed by large gatherings, the limitations on intercontinental travel, and the unclear Swiss regulatory environment for shows of Art Basel’s size. Given these uncertainties, we believe that the best option concerning the Basel show is to focus on next year’s edition and delivering a fair of the exceptional international quality that the artworld expects.”
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