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Turner Contemporary to Host 2019 Turner Prize Show

May 24th, 2017

Turner Contemporary Margate, via GuardianThe Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate will serve as the 2019 home of the Turner Prize exhibition, The Guardian reports.  “This is a truly transformative opportunity for Margate to be part of something which invites conversations on an international scale, connecting our audiences to outstanding contemporary art and inspiring future generations of creative talent,” says director Victoria Pomery.
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Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Offers $10 Million Reward for Return of Stolen Paintings

May 24th, 2017

Isabella Stewart Gardner, via Boston GlobeBoston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum has posted a $10 million reward for the return of any works from the infamous theft at the institution, with the caveat that anyone coming forward must do so by the end of the year.  “These works of art were purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner for the ‘education and enjoyment of the public forever,’ ” says Steve Kidder, president of the museum’s board. “It is our fervent hope that by increasing the reward, our resolve is clear that we want the safe return of the works to their rightful place and back in public view.”
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WSJ Tours Massive New Zealand Sculpture Park

May 23rd, 2017

Andy Goldsworthy, via WSJCollector Alan Gibbs gives the Wall Street Journal a tour of his massive sculpture park in Kaipara Harbour, New Zealand.  “It’s hard to hide this place,” he says of the park, which holds works by Anish Kapoor, Sol LeWitt and Maya Lin, among others.  “People see things from the road. That’s how it first got known.” 
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