Pioneering Dutch Conceptual artist Ger van Elk died on Sunday at 73. Born in Amsterdam in 1941, van Elk gained international note in the 1960s through his inclusion in seminal group exhibitions such as "Op Losse Schroeven" at the Stedelijk Museum…Read more
Los Angeles's Hammer Museum has tapped Alice Könitz's project, the Los Angeles Museum of Art (LAMOA); Magdalena Suarez Frimkess and Michael Frimkess; and Jennifer Moon for its "Made in L.A. 2014" awards. All are included in the second iteration of the…Read more
The St. Louis arts community has been active in response to the fatal Aug. 9 shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white policeman in Ferguson, Mo. The shooting has been followed by mostly peaceful protests. Local police have employed…Read more
The fight to save the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.,ended in defeat on Monday when Judge Robert D. Okun of the District of Columbia Superior Court ruled that the institution could continue its planned merger with the National Gallery of Art…Read more
New York-based curator, art consultant and art historian Richard D. Marshall died unexpectedly on Aug. 8 at his home in La Jolla, Calif. He was 67. The cause of his death has not yet been determined. Since 2003, Marshall was curator of The Lever House…Read more
Edward Leffingwell, curator, writer and former Brazil correspondent for A.i.A., 72, died on Aug. 5 from cardiac arrest after a long illness. Working in New York and Los Angeles, Leffingwell organized contemporary and modern art exhibitions at museums and…Read more
In a statement released today, Irma Braman and Ray Ellen Yarkin, co-chairs of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami board, announced that MoCA staff is leaving their city-owned home of almost twenty years and will reopen as the Institute of…Read more
New York's New Museum has won a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support scholarly efforts, including rebooting a publication series that will start with a book on Internet art.
The Mellon grant will support a full-time, two-year…Read more
Sam Hunter, art historian and longtime professor at Princeton University, died July 27 in Princeton, N.J., at 91.
Hunter, who focused on modern and contemporary art, penned over 50 books and three times that many essays, museum and gallery catalogues…Read more
When it was announced last week that the first International Light Art Award (ILAA), with a $13,400 purse, was slated to be granted in 2015, the release escaped the notice of most American art news outlets. The grantor is the Centre for International…Read more
Harun Farocki, a prolific German filmmaker whose works were often shown in international art museums, died July 30 at 70. The cause of death has not yet been released. Farocki, who lived and worked in Berlin for nearly 40 years, produced over 100 works…Read more
New York's Clocktower Radio, the experimental online art radio station, will host Living Live, a series of twice-monthly radio shows and viewing parties this summer from Red Bull Studios in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The broadcasts (Aug. 6-Sept.…Read more