Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews

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Wadsworth Atheneum Director Susan L. Talbott Will Retire Next Year

Susan L. Talbott, who has been the director of the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, in Hartford, Connecticut, since 2008, said today that she will retire next fall, after the completion of a $33 million renovation that she has overseen. … Read More

From the collection: Bas Jan Ader, Untitled (In Search of the Miraculous), 1975, vintage gelatin silver print, 5 in. x 8 in.COURTESY BMA/PFA

Berkeley Art Museum Acquires Leiber Conceptual Art Collection and Library

When hunting around for information about about art ephemera, one lands with surprising regularity on, the richly detailed and idiosyncratically designed website that was created by the eponymous San Francisco-based dealer and collector to show his collection and items … Read More

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The logo for the 2012 Made in L.A. biennial.

Hamza Walker and Aram Moshayedi Will Curate 2016 Made in L.A.

The 2016 edition of the Hammer Museum’s biennial, “Made in L.A.,” will be organized by Aram Moshayedi, a curator at the museum, and Hamza Walker, the director of education and associate curator at the Renaissance Society in Chicago. This marks … Read More

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Hanging works by Danh Vo at Marian Goodman's space at Frieze New York 2015.COURTESY FRIEZE NEW YORK

Here’s the 2015 Frieze New York Exhibitor List

Today Frieze New York announced the nearly 200 galleries that will be included in its 2015 edition, which runs May 14 through 17 on Randall’s Island, the week after the Venice Biennale opens to the public. Among the galleries showing for the first … Read More

The album's cover, which features a photograph by Ximena Romero. COURTESY PAMM

Here’s the Soundtrack to Mario Garcia Torres’s Show at the Pérez Art Museum Miami

During Art Basel Miami Beach, Mexico City-based artist Mario García Torres unveiled a clever, quietly moving show at the Pérez Art Muesum Miami called “R.R. and the Expansion of the Tropics,” which concerns, among other things, Robert Rauschenberg’s life and … Read More

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Edgar Peters Bowron, MFA Houston’s European Art Curator, Will Retire

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston announced today that its long-serving curator of European art, Edgar Peters Bowron, is stepping down. Bowron joined the museum in 1996 from the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where he was senior … Read More


Hammer Museum Partners With New Arts Center Cofounded by Mark Bradford

Big moves on the museum front in Los Angeles! The Hammer Museum revealed today that it has entered into what it terms a Public Engagement Partnership with a new nonprofit called Art + Practice, which will be located on a 17,000-square-foot … Read More

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Hirshhorn Museum Hires Stéphane Aquin as Chief Curator

Washington, D.C.’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden announced today that it has tapped Stéphane Aquin, the curator of contemporary art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Art, to be its new chief curator. Aquin, who has been with the MMFA since … Read More

On View
Nora Ezell, Star Puzzle, 2001, cotton/polyester blend. COURTESY MONTCLAIR ART MUSEUM

From Montgomery to Montclair: 30 Quilts Visit the Garden State

The Montclair Art Museum is on a roll. Earlier this year the institution, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, presented “Robert Smithson’s New Jersey,” a scholarship-packed exhibition about the Earth artist’s work in the Garden State. Now it … Read More

Art of the City
The show is on view through Sunday, December 21.

Brant Sets Down in the East Village, Opening With a Dan Colen Blowout

Collector Peter Brant’s decision to use Walter De Maria’s palace of a home and studio in the East Village as an exhibition space, for a show of new work by Dan Colen, seems likely to elicit some strong reactions. I had two, and they have … Read More

Matt Keegan, Untitled (Neon), 2014, powder-coated steel, 32⅞" x 22½" x 4". LANCE BREWER/©MATT KEEGAN/COURTESY ANDREA ROSEN GALLERY, NEW YORK

Matt Keegan and Anne Truitt at Andrea Rosen

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Hane, Freilicher, Nasturtiums and Petunias II, 2003.

Poetry Project Celebrates Jane Freilicher in New York Tonight

Just a quick note that, if you’re going to be in New York this evening, at 8 p.m. the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in the East Village will be holding an event in honor of Jane Freilicher, the … Read More

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Worcester Art Museum Taps Elizabeth Athens to Be Assistant Curator of American Art

Today the Worcester Art Museum, of Worcester, Massachusetts, hired Elizabeth Athens, a Ph.D. candidate in art history at Yale, as its new assistant curator of American art. A specialist in 18th- and 19th-century American art, she will start at the … Read More


Former Walker Director Martin Friedman Remembers Mushroom Adventures With John Cage

As part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations, Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center is running on its website unpublished writings by Martin Friedman, who directed the museum from 1961 to 1990 and made it into one of the most progressive institutions for contemporary art … Read More