The Museum of Modern Art has appointed Paola Antonelli director of research and development, effective immediately. Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design, is an 18-year MoMA veteran. In her newly created role, Antonelli will evaluate new initiatives and identify unexplored opportunities for the museum, particularly in the digital realm. She will divide her time equally between the department of architecture and design and her new position.
Anne-Imelda Radice has been appointed director of the American Folk Art Museum in New York. She replaces former museum director Maria Ann Conelli, who left the museum in July 2011 after six years to become founding dean of Brooklyn College.
"We are incredibly excited to have Anne as our new director," said Monty Blanchard, president of the Board of Trustees, in a press release. "We believe she is the ideal person to lead us."
Zurich-based sculptor Hans Josephsohn has died at 92. The artist is known for his hefty, roughhewn sculptures of the human figure, monumental and contemplative works often made of plaster. In his own words, his work with the human body signifies that in which "everything is expressed."
Currently on view in the group show "Redux" at New York's Cristin Tierney Gallery (through Feb. 4) are two works by Joe Fig, both related to his 200