The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) has appointed Lisa Melandri incoming director. Melandri has served as deputy director for exhibitions and programs at the Santa Monica Museum of Art (SMMoA) since 2001. She will assume her new post in August.
CAM began its search in December 2011, when former director Paul Ha departed to lead MIT's List Visual Arts Center in Cambridge, MA. Since then, board member Dwyer Brown has served as interim director.
Though there will be no new Frank Gehry building to rival that in Bilbao, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation has embarked on an expansion.
Officially titled the Guggenheim UBS Map Global Art Initiative, the project seeks to enhance the institution's permanent collection with works from various regions of the globe in order to, in director Richard Armstrong's words, "challenge our Western-centric views of art history."
Google's plan to digitize the art world is gaining traction. Today the search engine giant announced the expansion of its Arts Project, launched in 2011. Now users have access to over 30,000 artworks at museums in 40 countries.
Using Google's Street View technology, the updated site allows art enthusiasts to virtually stroll the halls of 46 of the world's leading cultural institutions. Initiated with just four U.S. museums, the Art Project now includes 29 American venues.
From waterfalls come rainbows. Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson's latest public project is a nearly 500-foot-long corridor that hovers above the rooftop of the ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum in Denmark. Your rainbow panorama is a circular walkway, about 10 feet wide and perched on slender 5-foot-tall columns, with glass walls that span the color spectrum. A permanent addition to the city skyline, the installation catches the sun's rays by day and is illuminated at night by spotlights embedded in the structure's floor.
2012, aluminum, wood, sublimation print on polyester and concrete, 71 3/4 by 122 1/2 by 135 inches overall. Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New Yor