Author Archives: Andrew Russeth

About Andrew Russeth

Co-Executive Editor of ARTnews

News The Talent

Kunsthalle Zürich Appoints Daniel Baumann Director

Critic and curator Daniel Baumann has been named the next director of the Kunsthalle Zürich, taking the place of Beatrix Ruf, who announced in April that she would leave the museum after 13 years to become director of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. … Read More

Art of the City
Bob Thompson, Triumph of Bacchus, 1964COURTESY WHITNEY MUSEUM

The Whitney’s Final Uptown Hang: Lots of Men and a Few Heartening Surprises

It’s Tuesday, September 2, the day after Labor Day. The new season is here. Some brave galleries are opening tonight and tomorrow, and Thursday is looking pretty much like pure mayhem. I should have spent a final weekend at the … Read More

An untitled work by Bill Traylor, ca. 1939–42.HIGH MUSEUM OF ART

High Museum Receives $2.5 M. Gift for Folk Art Programs

Today Atlanta’s High Museum of Art announced that it is the recipient of a $2.5 million gift for its folk art and self-taught department that will support exhibition making, conservation, and collecting, and endow a new curatorial position. (Not a … Read More

Art of the City
Robert Smithson, Spiral Jetty, 1970, in July 2014.

The Golden Spike and New York City’s Robert Smithson Problem

On the way to Spiral Jetty in a rented red Ford Mustang convertible late last month, my father and I stopped at the Golden Spike Historic Site Visitor Center, in Bringham, Utah, heeding the warning on the Dia Art Foundation’s … Read More


Studio Museum Taps Amanda Hunt as Assistant Curator, Names Artists in Residence

The Studio Museum in Harlem announced today that it has hired Amanda Hunt, who has been curator of LAXART in Los Angeles since 2011, to be its new assistant curator, taking the place of Thomas J. Lax, who was tapped … Read More

Still from Joshua Mosley, Jeu de Paume, 2014.COURTESY THE ARTIST

Roger Federer: ‘I Like Modern Art’

As if I needed another reason to love Roger Federer. In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, timed to the start of the U.S. Open in New York next week, the Swiss star shares a little bit about his art … Read More

Jamian Juliano-Villani, Third World, 2013COURTESY THE ARTIST

Jamian Juliano-Villani Talks Painting

Alright! It was feeling like a pretty sleepy Friday afternoon over here at the ARTnews offices, but then writer Jonathan Griffin dropped an extensive interview with the very exciting Brooklyn-based painter Jamian Juliano-Villani on his blog, and now things are … Read More

Market News
Schönholzer and Spiegler.COURTESY ART BASEL

Art Basel’s Annette Schönholzer Is Stepping Down

After 12 years with Art Basel in a variety of high-profile positions, Annette Schönholzer, who is currently director of new initiatives, will leave at the end of the month, the fair giant announced today. She will continue to collaborate with … Read More


Tulane’s Newcomb Gallery Hires Mónica Ramírez-Montagut as Executive Director

The curatorial job switches just keep rolling along this summer! The latest move has Mónica Ramírez-Montagut joining Tulane University’s Newcomb Art Gallery in New Orleans as executive director. Ramírez-Montagut comes to the museum from MACLA/Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino … Read More


President of American Alliance of Museums, Ford W. Bell, Will Retire

The American Alliance of Museums announced today that its president, Ford W. Bell, will step down at the end of May 2015, after eight years at the helm. During that time he oversaw a rebranding and restructuring of the AAM, … Read More


Critic and Curator Edward Leffingwell Dies at 72

Art critic, curator, and gallery director Edward Leffingwell, who was an expert on Brazilian contemporary art, died on August 5 after suffering a cardiac arrest. Leffingwell’s byline was most often seen in Art in America, for which he penned hundreds … Read More

William Glackens, Young Woman in Green, circa 1915ST. LOUIS ART MUSEUM/WIKIMEDIA

Morning Links: William Glackens Edition

“The photographs that have emerged during several days of unrest in Ferguson after the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer have drawn mournful comparisons to pictures of the Deep South in the 1960s or of … Read More


Richard D. Marshall, Longtime Whitney Curator Who Helped Build the Lever House Collection, Dies at 67

Curator and art adviser Richard D. Marshall, whose career included 20 years at the Whitney Museum, curatorial credits for a lengthy list of international shows, and more than a decade as the curator of Lever House Art Collection in New … Read More

A performance of Yvonne Rainer, Trio A, 1965, at MoMA in 2009.© 2009 YI-CHUN WU/THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Performa, Getty Commission New Yvonne Rainer Work

Some very nice news just came in across the wire: the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Research Institute, and Performa announced that they have commissioned a new work from Yvonne Rainer titled The Concept of Dust, or How do you … Read More