Art In America

Laura Raicovich to Head Queens Museum

Laura Raicovich, 41, has been named the new president and executive director of the Queens Museum, New York, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Her appointment follows the departure of former director Tom Finkelpearl, who left the museum in May to become...

Rick Lowe Wins $625,000 MacArthur “Genius” Award

“My work falls into the category of what I like to call ‘social sculpture,’” Rick Lowe, one of this year’s 21 MacArthur Fellows explained in a video on the MacArthur Foundation’s website.

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....

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