Art In America

São Paulo Bienal Reveals Artists and Projects

Titled "How to (...) things that don't exist," the biennial will, the organizers say, take on a research-based approach with open meetings on art and society rather than settling on a specific theme.

Ger van Elk, 1941-2014

Pioneering Dutch Conceptual artist Ger van Elk died on Sunday at 73. Born in Amsterdam in 1941, van Elk gained international note in the 1960s through his inclusion in seminal group exhibitions such as "Op Losse Schroeven" at the Stedelijk Museum...

Corcoran Can Disband, Judge Rules

The fight to save the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.,ended in defeat on Monday when Judge Robert D. Okun of the District of Columbia Superior Court ruled that the institution could continue its planned merger with the National Gallery...

Richard D. Marshall, 1947-2014

New York-based curator, art consultant and art historian Richard D. Marshall died unexpectedly on Aug. 8 at his home in La Jolla, Calif. He was 67. The cause of his death has not yet been determined. Since 2003, Marshall was curator of The Lever...

MoCA Leaves North Miami, Becomes Institute of Contemporary Art

In a statement released today, Irma Braman and Ray Ellen Yarkin, co-chairs of the Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami board, announced that MoCA staff is leaving their city-owned home of almost twenty years and will reopen as the Institute of...

Sam Hunter, 1923-2014

Hunter, who focused on modern and contemporary art, penned over 50 books and three times that many essays, museum and gallery catalogues and articles.  

Living Live, Live: Peter Coffin Launches Clocktower Radio Show

New York's Clocktower Radio, the experimental online art radio station, will host Living Live, a series of twice-monthly radio shows and viewing parties this summer from Red Bull Studios in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood. The broadcasts (Aug....

Revamping Sculpture Center

When the long-awaited renovation and expansion of SculptureCenter is completed this October, the Kunsthalle-style nonprofit in Long Island City, Queens, will have a larger—and more welcoming—space for exhibiting contemporary sculpture.

It’s a MAD, MAD, MAD Biennial

"There's a maker in your backyard and we're going to introduce you to them." So said Glenn Adamson, director of New York's Museum of Arts and Design (MAD), at a press preview last week for "NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial" (through Oct. 12), the...

Carnegie Museum of Art Focuses on Photography

Inspired by the widespread proliferation of images on social media platforms like Flickr, Instagram and Facebook, the new project aims to address contemporary issues in photography, particularly the intersection of artistic practice and technology.

Colin B. Bailey Named Director, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Bailey has been at the Frick Collection in New York since 2000, beginning as curator, later becoming associate director and then deputy director. He has published extensively and organized more than two dozen exhibitions. He takes up his new post...

Lisa Tamiris Becker Named Director, U. of New Mexico Art Museum

Becker has served as director at the CU Art Museum of the University of Colorado at Boulder since 2002. She was the interim director and curator of the Richard L. Nelson Gallery & The Fine Arts Collection at the University of California, Davis,...

17 Million to Dallas Museum from Marguerite Steed Hoffman

The Dallas Museum of Art announced that DMA trustee and former chairman Marguerite Steed Hoffman has donated $17 million to the museum to create the Marguerite and Robert Hoffman Fund for European Art Before 1700. Stipulations of the gift allocate...

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