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MoMA to Open Björk Retrospective

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

MoMA PS1 Announces Warm-Up Schedule

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

New York – Korakrit Arunanondchai at MoMA PS1 Through May 25th, 2014

Monday, April 28th, 2014

MoMA Director Glenn Lowry Interviewed in NYT

Monday, April 21st, 2014

MoMA to Stage First U.S. Museum Retrospective for Robert Gober

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

MoMA Moving Forward with Plans to Demolish Former American Folk Art Building

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

New York – Maria Lassnig at MoMA PS1 Through May 25th, 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Jane McSweeney, MoMA Board Member, Profiled in WSJ

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

SFMoMA Given Grant to Investigate New Tech, Roles for Contemporary Museum

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

MoMA Appoints Head of Digital Content and Strategy

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

MoMA Announces Organic Structure as Winner of 2014 Young Architects Program

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

New York – Isa Genzken: “Retrospective” at MoMA Through March 10th, 2014

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

New MoMA Design Will Not Spare Former Folk Art Museum

Saturday, January 11th, 2014

MoMA’s “Church of Vezzoli” Exhibition Canceled Due to Italian Legal Troubles

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

MoMA Embraces Online Discussion for New Perspectives on the Museum

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

New York – Mike Kelley at MoMA PS1 Through February 2nd, 2014

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Olafur Eliasson’s “Ventilator” Returns to MoMA

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

New York – Carol Bove: “Equinox” at MoMA Through January 20th, 2014, and “Caterpillar” at the Highline Railyards

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

New York – “Soundings: A Contemporary Score” at MoMA Through November 3rd, 2013

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Ed Ruscha Joins Board of SFMoMA One Year After Leaving MOCA

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

New York – Ellsworth Kelly: “Chatham Series” at MoMA Through September 8th, 2013

Friday, August 16th, 2013

MoMA to Spotlight Ileana Sonnabend

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

MoMA Launches Tumblr Platform for Youth Engagement

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Bergdoll Leaves MoMA for Columbia University

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013
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Vienna Museum Director Calls for Time Limit on Nazi-Loot Restitutions

April 1st, 2015

Egon Schiele, Mother and Two Children III (1915-17), via Kunsthaus ZurichKlaus Albrecht Schröder, the director of Vienna’s Albertina Museum, has publicly called for a time limit Nazi-loot restitution claims for work held in public collections  “The international community should decide on a sensible time frame of 20 or 30 years from now,” Schröder argues. “If we don’t set a time limit of around 100 years after the end of the Second World War, then we should ask ourselves why claims regarding crimes committed during the First World War should not still be valid; why we don’t argue anymore about the consequences of the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian war, and why we don’t claim restitution of works of art that have been stolen during previous wars?” Read More »

Guggenheim Adds Two New Trustees to Board

April 1st, 2015

Valentino Carlotti, via ArtforumThe Guggenheim has appointed two new trustees to its board this week, Artforum reports.  Valentino D. Carlotti, a Senior Partner at Goldman Sachs, and private investor David Shuman will join the museum leadership, both of whom have worked with the museum in the past as collectors and supporters of recent acquisitions. Read More »

As German Court Upholds Gurlitt Will, More Questions Arise

April 1st, 2015

Cornelius Gurlitt, "Woman Sitting in Armchair" by Henri Matisse via Munich court ruled in favor of the Kunstmuseum Bern’s claim to the trove of Cornelius Gurlitt this past week, rejecting the suit by Gurlitt’s cousin Uta Werner.  Even so, the situation remains mostly unresolved, as the Task Force appointed to sort the provenance of the works have only returned a handful of findings, and several works are already under legal contention. Read More »

Works Seized in Brazil’s Petrobas Investigation Donated to Oscar Niemeyer Museum

April 1st, 2015

Renato Duque, via Art DailyAs the fallout over Brazil’s scandal regarding oil giant Petrobas’s continues, the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Curitiba is receiving 139 works from the collections of Petrobas heads and other involved parties, including pieces by Salvador Dali and Joan Miró.  The majority of work comes from the collection of Petrobras’ former director of services Renato Duque, who stands accused of siphoning off over $3.8 billion from Petrobras. Read More »

Tracey Emin’s “My Bed” Reinstalled at Tate Modern

April 1st, 2015

Tracey Emin's Bed Tate Modern FOR USE WITH REVIEW ONLYTracey Emin’s My Bed has gone back on view at the Tate Modern, following the work’s record-setting auction sale last year for £2.2 Million.  “I always admired the honesty of Tracey, but I bought My Bed because it is a metaphor for life, where troubles begin and logics die,” says its new owner, Count Christian Duerckheim. Read More »

Andy Warhol Museum Scraps NYC Expansion Plans

April 1st, 2015

Andy Warhol Museum, via Pittsburgh-Post GazettePlans for a New York outpost of the Andy Warhol Museum have reportedly been abandoned, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  “Despite the efforts of both the museum and the developers, an internal study of business and other operational considerations led the museum to this decision,” Director Eric Shiner said in a statement. Read More »

Gavin Brown’s LA Gallery Gets High Praise from Bloomberg

April 1st, 2015

Gavin Brown's in LA, via BloombergBloomberg Business has published strong praise for the LA outpost of Gavin Brown’s Enterprise this week, calling it “what might be the most interesting gallery in Los Angeles right now.”  The article notes the 356 S. Mission Road location’s laid-back atmosphere and welcoming refreshments, alongside its impressive curatorial vision as major components to its success and inviting nature. Read More »

Japan to Host Saitama Triennale Next Year

April 1st, 2015

Takashi Serizawa, via Art InfoThe Japanese city of Saitama, just north of Tokyo, has announced that will launch its own triennale next year, headed by director Takashi Serizawa, who formerly led nomadic exhibition space P3.  “Cities are not just accumulations of buildings and roads, but rather a composite of human endeavor, history, and culture that develops over time,” says Serizawa.  “I envision the Saitama Triennale as a kind of “soft urbanism” — a social experiment intended to breathe some creativity into the workings of this city, as a nucleus of culture and art.” Read More »

Marianne Boesky Opening New Space in Aspen, CO

March 31st, 2015

Marianne Boesky, via WSJMarianne Boesky is expanding to the Colorado enclave of Aspen, where a group of newly renovated museums, new galleries and pop-ups have made the resort town into a new hotspot for the U.S. arts community.  “Our plan is to be able to invite artists to spend time in Aspen to experience the outdoor life,” Boesky says. Read More »

Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Gives $5 Million to Bennington College

March 31st, 2015

Helen Frankenthaler at Bennington, via Art NewsThe Helen Frankenthaler Foundation has given a $5 Million gift to Vermont’s Bennington College, which the artist graduated from in 1949.  “Helen‘s education at Bennington was critical to shaping her sensibility as a young artist, nurturing a spirit of risk-taking, experimentation, and inquiry that formed the basis of her creative process,” says Clifford Ross, chairman of the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. “The foundation is delighted to be making this gift.”

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Software King Peter Norton Gives Major Art Gift to Williams College

March 31st, 2015

Peter Norton, via ArtforumWilliams College is receiving an impressive gift of contemporary works from the collection of anti-virus software developer Peter Norton, a trove of 68 works including pieces by Tracy Emin, Allan Ruppersberg, and Christopher Wool, among others. Read More »

Jeppe Hein Tapped for Brooklyn Bridge Park Show by Public Art Fund

March 31st, 2015

Jeppe Hein in London, via NYTThe Public Art Fund and Brooklyn Bridge Park will host an exhibition of public works by Danish artist Jeppe Hein this summer, the New York Times reports.  “One of the brilliant things about Jeppe’s work is he can engage you no matter what your background or experience or age in a very direct way,” says chief curator Nicholas Baume. Read More »

Whitney Museum Announces Plans for First Show at New Location

March 31st, 2015

The Whitney Museum, via NYTThe Whitney has announced the details for its first exhibition at its newly completed Meatpacking District location. America Is Hard to See will open on May 1st, showing off the vast new exhibition spaces of the Renzo Piano-designed building, and traces the history of the museum alongside the development of American art in the 20th and early 21st century.  “The game changer is the space,” said Donna De Salvo, the Whitney’s chief curator. Read More »

Ed Ruscha Preps Cactus Omelette for London Festival

March 30th, 2015

Ed Ruscha's Cactus Omelette, via IndependentEd Ruscha is bringing his Cactus Omelette recipe to the Barbican this year, serving up portions of the recipe to festival-goers at London’s installation of Doug Aitken’s Station to Station project.  “It’s essentially an artwork, says curator Leila Hasham. “It’s edible cactus art.” Read More »

Cory Arcangel Interviewed in Dazed Magazine

March 30th, 2015

Cory Arcangel, Awkward Smiles Lakes, via DazedCory Arcangel is interviewed by Dazed this week, as the artist prepares to open his first solo gallery exhibition in Italy.   “Back in the early aughts, Italy was one of those places where it was always very advanced in terms of their understanding of art on the Internet,” Arcangel says.  “I don’t know if people know this but there were a couple of places in the world where people were really excited about the idea that you could make art on the Internet. New York, Eastern Europe, and Italy. I think people forgot about that whole era.” Read More »

New York Post Offers a Glimpse Inside Jeff Koons’s Studio

March 30th, 2015

Jeff Koons, via IndependentThe New York Post reports on a recent tour of artist Jeff Koons’s 29th Street New York studio, by painter Alex Gardega, in an article that offers some interesting, and occasionally bleak snapshots from the artist’s high-precision production methods.  “They have lasers printing holes in paper, so they make thousands of pieces of paper with holes in it, and these artists sit all day long and take one stencil, dab paint over it, take the next over that,” he says. “Hundreds of times a day — all for a 5-inch section.” Read More »

Battersea Arts Center Receives £1 Million in Funding Following Massive Fire

March 26th, 2015

Fire at Battersea Arts Center, via StageThe Battersea Arts Center has received a £1 million grant from the United Kingdom following a massive fire at the South London institution that destroyed its Grand Hall.  “The arts center is having to divert all its available resources into dealing with the aftermath and so I am pleased to be able to confirm that the government will provide £1 million towards the ongoing redevelopment work to help get this south London venue back on track,” says Culture secretary Sajid Javid. Read More »

New York State Attorney General Launching Investigation of Cooper Union

March 26th, 2015

Students Circle the Cooper Union, via New York TimesNew York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched an investigation into the financial decision-making at Cooper Union in New York, where protests and lawsuits erupted following the school’s decision to charge tuition after nearly two hundred years of offering free college education to admitted students.  Read More »

John Baldessari Talks Philip Guston in Video for The Met

March 26th, 2015

Stationary Figure at The Met, via VogueJohn Baldessari is featured on Vogue this week, discussing the formal and thematic concerns he reads in Philip Guston’s Stationary Figure, part of The Met’s new series featuring contemporary artists discussing their favorite works from the museum collection.  “He’s almost a dumb artist, and I’m using dumb in a good way,” Baldessari says.  “It’s seemingly clumsy but very sophisticated brushwork.  I guess it comes out of Van Gogh’s painting of a pair of old boots: you don’t need to paint a cathedral, you just need to be an interesting painter.” Read More »

Selgas Cano Unveils Design for Serpentine Summer Pavilion

March 26th, 2015

Selgas Cano for Serpentine, via The GuardianThe design for the Serpentine’s annual summer pavilion has been announced for 2015, a colorful, cocoon-like structure by the architectural collaborative Selgas Cano that celebrates the program’s 15th anniversary.  Selgas Cano “sought a way to allow the public to experience architecture through simple elements, [a] journey through the space, characterized by color, light and irregular shapes with surprising volumes.” Read More »

Malaga Makes Bid to be Spain’s Newest Arts Hub

March 26th, 2015

Malaga's new pop-up Pompidou space, via NYTThe New York Times notes the city of Malaga’s recent push to become a new hotspot for art in Spain, as the city opens its arms to out of country spaces run by the Centre Pompidou and the State Russian Museum in Saint Petersburg.  “One of the cancers of Spain is that culture is seen as a public good that can’t somehow generate real revenues and be turned into a profit center,” said Salomón Castiel, the director of La Térmica, an arts center in the city. Read More »

El Greco Portrait Returns to Rightful Owner 70 Years After Nazi Theft

March 24th, 2015

El Greco, Portrait of a Gentleman, 1570, via Art NewspaperAn El Greco from the collection of industrialist Julius Priester, and seized by the Gestapo during WWII, has been returned to its rightful owners.  Portrait of a Gentleman has traveled widely since its confiscation in 1944, turning up in galleries in Stockholm, New York and London before a European Commission for Looted Art claim led to its return.  “The story of the seizure and trade of this painting shows how much the art trade has been involved in the disposal of Nazi-looted art and how difficult it is for those who have been dispossessed to find and recover their property,” says Anne Webber, co-chair of the Commission. Read More »

Recently Authenticated Rubens to Go on View in Antwerp

March 24th, 2015

Portrait of a Young Girl, via Art NewspaperA painting recently authenticated as the work of Peter Paul Rubens is set to go on view at the Rubenshuis Museum in Antwerp.  The work, Portrait of a Young Girl, was purchased $626,500 in 2013, and was confirmed as authentic shortly after.   Read More »

Kiev Biennale Cancelled Amidst Ongoing Violence

March 24th, 2015

Protests in Kiev, via Art NewspaperThe continued instability of Ukraine has led to cancellation of the second Kiev Biennale, the New York Times reports.  The 2014 edition had been postponed due to conflict, and the ongoing military confrontation in the eastern portion of the country has ultimately led to the event’s cancellation.  “Due to the fact that the armed conflict in the East of Ukraine does not stop,” a release from the organization says, the event has become “absolutely impossible.”  Read More »