Museum News

Whitney Lays Off 15 Workers Amid Mounting Financial Losses

NY Times feed - Tue, 2021-02-23 13:22
“We don’t know how long this period of extreme difficulty will continue,” the museum’s director, Adam Weinberg, said in an email to staff.
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A Donor’s Ties to Epstein Are Criticized at MoMA and Dartmouth

NY Times feed - Mon, 2021-02-22 11:09
Ai Weiwei and other artists say the investor Leon Black should step down as MoMA’s chairman amid revelations that he paid $158 million to Jeffrey Epstein.
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Art Mystery Solved: Who Wrote on Edvard Munch’s ‘The Scream’?

NY Times feed - Sun, 2021-02-21 15:01
The authorship of the tiny inscription, “Could only have been painted by a madman,” was disputed. Curators in Oslo say the artist definitely wrote it himself. (But why?)
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Dutch Officials Urge New Look at Claim on Painting by Jewish Heirs

NY Times feed - Fri, 2021-02-19 18:06
The heirs have argued that the work by Wassily Kandinsky was sold under duress by its Jewish owners after the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands.
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Dutch Officials Urge New Look at Claim on Painting by Jewish Heirs

NY Times feed - Fri, 2021-02-19 18:06
The heirs have argued that the work by Wassily Kandinsky was sold under duress by its Jewish owners after the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands.
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Lorraine O’Grady, Still Cutting Into the Culture

NY Times feed - Fri, 2021-02-19 07:00
And at 86, the pioneering conceptual artist isn’t done yet. She’s getting her first retrospective ever, at the Brooklyn Museum.
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Charles Venable Resigns as Head of Indianapolis Museum of Art

NY Times feed - Wed, 2021-02-17 13:34
His departure comes in the wake of a job posting, since corrected, that described the museum’s core audience as “white,” and amid criticism from a trustee, some staff and local artists.
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Guggenheim Museum Reaches Agreement With New Union

NY Times feed - Tue, 2021-02-16 17:35
The pact covers 22 full time and 145 part time staff who work in facilities, maintenance and art handling operations.
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Indianapolis Museum of Art Apologizes for Insensitive Job Posting

NY Times feed - Sat, 2021-02-13 14:36
The museum wrote that it was seeking a director who would work to maintain its “core, white art audience,” in addition to attracting a more diverse one.
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Brenda Ballin, Who Enlivened Tours of the Met Museum, Dies at 91

NY Times feed - Fri, 2021-02-12 14:33
She was a guide at the museum for decades, bringing both knowledge and humor to the task. She died of complications of Covid-19.
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French Mayor Opens Museums, Defying Coronavirus Orders

NY Times feed - Fri, 2021-02-12 12:38
Cultural institutions in France have been clamoring to reopen for months. They found an unlikely champion in a far-right civic official in Perpignan.
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Alex Da Corte Will Bring His Riotous Sensibility to the Met Roof

NY Times feed - Thu, 2021-02-11 09:52
The Philadelphia-based artist has been selected for the museum’s annual site-specific installation, which opens in April.
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5 Things to Do This Weekend

NY Times feed - Thu, 2021-02-11 02:00
Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually.
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Closed Nearly a Year, Empty Museums in Los Angeles Struggle

NY Times feed - Wed, 2021-02-10 06:00
While many museums around the country have resumed operations, those in Los Angeles remain an exception. They have been shut since March.
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In Canada, Americans Are Missed, With Limits

NY Times feed - Wed, 2021-02-10 02:00
U.S. visitors usually mean big business for Canada’s tourism industry. But the pandemic has blunted lonesomeness for the country’s best friend.
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Director of SFMOMA Steps Down

NY Times feed - Tue, 2021-02-09 11:31
Neal Benezra has expanded the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s collection, building and attendance over two decades — and navigated a bumpy last year.
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Frick Collection to Open as Frick Madison in March (With Coffee)

NY Times feed - Tue, 2021-02-09 09:30
Moving a grand collection and Gilded Age luxuries into Marcel Breuer’s modernist landmark.
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El Louvre está cerrado, pero su corazón vibra por las reformas

NY Times feed - Mon, 2021-02-08 17:46
Como el museo está cerrado por la COVID-19, los funcionarios están ejecutando una gran restauración y labores de limpieza.
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Facing Deficit, Met Considers Selling Art to Help Pay the Bills

NY Times feed - Fri, 2021-02-05 14:26
Like many museums, the Met is looking to take advantage of a relaxation of the rules governing art sales to care for collections.
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Museum Exploring Music’s Black Innovators Arrives in Nashville

NY Times feed - Fri, 2021-02-05 06:36
The National Museum of African American Music has six interactive sections covering 50 genres of music with a focus on gospel, blues, jazz, R&B and hip-hop.
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