The Philadelphia Museum of Art has appointed two new curators. Matthew Affron has been named the institution's curator of modern art, while Dirk H. Brieding comes aboard as associate curator of arms and armor.
Charles A. Guerin has been appointed director of the Hyde Collection, in Glens Falls, N.Y. A Chicago native, Guerin served as executive director of the University of Arizona Museum of Art from 2000-2012, where he created and endowed the institution's Archive of Visual Art. Previously, Guerin was a commissioner of Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources from 1998-2000, and the executive Director of the University of Wyoming Art Museum in Laramie from 1986-2000. Read More
The Netherlands' Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and De Hallen Haarlem have made a joint acquisition of three major video works: Rineke Dijkstra's The Krazyhouse (2010), Elizabeth Price's Woolworths Choir of 1979 (2012) and Number Fourteen, home (2012) by Guido van der Werve. This purchase marks the first time that the museums have acquired artwork together.
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation has announced the endowment of its chief curator position, courtesy of the Jennifer Stockman, president of the foundation's board of trustees, and her husband, David Stockman. Nancy Spector, who has been with the Guggenheim since 1989, currently holds the position of chief curator and deputy director.
Valérie Rousseau has been named the American Folk Art Museum's new curator of 20th-century and contemporary art. Rousseau, who served as the programs director of the 2012 and 2013 Outsider Art Fair, was appointed by the museum's executive director Anne-Imelda Radice, who joined the museum in September.
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