Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette says that the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts cannot be sold to narrow a deficit in the city's finances. Schuette issued a 22-page opinion yesterday in response to a request from state senator Randy Richardville. Read More
New York's Museum of Modern Art has named Stuart Comer chief curator in the department of media and performance art. Comer has served as curator of film at Tate Modern, London, since 2004, and takes up his new post at MoMA Sept. 23. He will also be busy as a co-curator of the 2014 Whitney Biennial, and will work with both institutions concurrently until March 2014. Comer replaces Sabine Breitwieser, who left earlier this year to become director of the Museum der Moderne, Salzburg. Read More
The New-York Historical Society has announced that after eight years of service, vice president and director of the museum division, Linda S. Ferber, will resign from her position on Jan. 1, 2014. Taking over her role will be curator and art historian Brian T. Allen, currently director of the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, Mass. Read More
Watts Tower, along with artworks by Jackson Pollock, Diego Rivera and Rembrandt, will be among those undergoing conservation work under the auspices of Bank of America's Art Conservation Project. This year, 24 museums in 16 countries have been awarded grants totaling about $1.5 million from the program, which provides funding to support the conservation of significant works of art. Read More
Two slide carousels, 80 slides each, approx. 9-minute loop. Courtesy Callicoon Fine Arts, New York.