Andreas Blühm has been named director of the Groninger Museum, Groningen, the Netherlands. The Berlin-born scholar and curator has been director of the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Foundation Corboud in Cologne, Germany since 2005.
Film critic Andrew Sarris, whose writings on auteur theory helped movie directors gain acceptance as artists, passed away yesterday at St. Luke's Hospital in Manhattan. He was 83.
Sarris began his career at the Village Voice in 1960, after spending a year in Paris. There, Sarris was exposed to European films and François Truffaut's auteur theory, which he went on to popularize in the U.S. with his 1962 essay "Notes on the Auteur Theory."
Two slide carousels, 80 slides each, approx. 9-minute loop. Courtesy Callicoon Fine Arts, New York.