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Joan Carlile's portrait Lady Dorothy Browne, née Mileham; Sir Thomas Browne, date unknown.COURTESY NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY, LONDON

Joan Carlile’s portrait Lady Dorothy Browne, née Mileham; Sir Thomas Browne, date unknown.


Good morning from New York City! Did you tune in to last night? If not, here’s Nate Freeman’s report from Phillips’ uneven “New Now” sale in New York. It certainly suggests that this is going to be an interesting auction season.

News From Museums Big and Small, Near and Far, All Around the World

A portrait by Joan Carlile, “the first woman in Britain thought to work as a painter,” has been added to Tate Britain’s holdings. “We have a big strategy in trying to make women more visible on our walls,” Tate’s curator of British art, Tabitha Barber, said. [BBC News]

Franklin Sirmans discusses attendance and acquisitions at the Pérez Art Museum Miami, where he is director. “We want people to see how we are sharing their story,” Sirmans said. “We’re a people’s museum.” [MiamiToday]

Dartmouth’s Hood Museum has temporarily relocated to a location in downtown Hanover, New Hampshire, where it will reside for two and a half years, while its main building undergoes renovations. [WCAX]

Arizona! “The Tucson Museum of Art has received a $92,500 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop programs for refugees and other immigrants in the community.” [Arizona Public Media]

The Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts has hired Heather Davis, former director of finance and operations at CyberSheath Services International, as its deputy executive director. [Worcester Business Journal Online]

Just linking to this one for the headline: “Go, Go, See Van Gogh.” It’s about the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma in the city of Norman. [NewsOK]


Bloomberg art-market reporter Katya Kazakina talks about the state of the art game. [Bloomberg]

In Brooklyn

Lee Rosenbaum argues that the Brooklyn Museum’s hang of its American art collection “seems perversely fixated on what’s shameful in our country’s past.” [The Wall Street Journal]


“Artist turns dead cat into beautiful thousand dollar handbag.” [Mashable]

Bonus News and Photos and More

At a concert in Houston, Kanye West declared Kid Cudi “the most important artist of the past ten years… most influential.” Very nice of Kanye to say, but we all know that Kanye is, in fact, the most influential artist of the past ten years. [Complex]

Photos of Virginia Overton’s great show at the Whitney, which includes outdoor fountains and cured ham. [Contemporary Art Daily]

Photos from the opening of Cosima von Bonin’s show at SculptureCenter on Sunday. [Sex Life]

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