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Morning Links: Martin Friedman Edition

COURTESY THE WALKER ART CENTER

COURTESY THE WALKER ART CENTER

APPOINTMENTS

Craig Barton has been named provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. [SAIC]

Maria Jenson has been named executive director of the SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco. [Artforum]

Cheyenne Westphal has been named chairman of Phillips auction house. [The Art Newspaper]

ARTS MANAGEMENT

“The museum experience is shifting in our digital age, and it’s hard to say who is leading the vanguard: the visitors wanting something more than a stuffy salon, or the curators nervously anticipating public fancies.” [The New Yorker]

“The southern Italian regions of Sicily, Calabria and Campania have failed to spend hundreds of millions of euros in European Union culture and tourism funding due to chronic mismanagement.” [The Art Newspaper]

EXTRAS

On May 18, Artsy and UBS will show the first of four short films that explore the contemporary art market. The films will feature commentary from people such as Eli Broad, Art Basel director Noah Horowitz, and the dealer Dominique Lévy. [The New York Times]

Steve Tisch has an art museum in his backyard. [The New York Times]

Martin Friedman, the former director of the Walker Art Center who transformed the space into a world-renowned institution, died last Monday at the age of 90. [The New York Times]

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