Author Archives: M.H. Miller


‘A Museum Is Not Only A Place Unto Itself’: Franklin Sirmans on Becoming the Director of Miami’s Pérez Art Museum

This week, Franklin Sirmans was named the director of the Pérez Art Museum in Miami. The museum, which opened in 1984, finished a massive renovation project in 2013, with a new building designed by Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron. … Read More

Amedeo Modigliani, Nu couché (Reclining Nude), 1917–18. COURTESY CHRISTIE'S

$100 M. Modigliani Will Lead ‘Artist’s Muse’ Sale at Christie’s

Christie’s auction house in New York will be selling Amedeo Modigliani’s Nu couché (Reclining Nude) at a special evening sale of 20th century art on Monday, November 9, organized around the theme of “The Artist’s Muse.” The auction will kick off … Read More


Cooper Union Agrees to Deal to End Lawsuit, Could Lead to Return to Tuition-Free Status

Cooper Union has struck a deal–overseen by Eric T. Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general–that could help solve the school’s fiscal crisis, and might also lead the institution to eventually return to its longstanding tuition-free model. The school’s administration started charging students in 2014, … Read More

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Henry Darger, "Watch Where You Are Going Kid You'll Run Smack Into Those Phanto Flowers."

Christie’s Folk Art Sale Includes Hamilton Bust, Late Henry Darger Painting

Christie’s will hold its sale of Important American Furniture, Outsider and Folk Art on September 24, at Rockefeller Center in New York. Among the 117 lots are 25 selections from Credit Suisse’s Americana Collection, including a Gilbert Stuart portrait of … Read More


Four Haiku for RedBall, Toledo’s Most Restless Public Art Installation

This week, a 250-pound inflatable red ball that has been installed at various locations across Toledo, Ohio—part of an exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art called “Play Time”—escaped from its static post at Roulet Jewlers on Madison Avenue in … Read More

News The 200 Top Collectors

Elaine Wynn on $142.5 M. Bacon Triptych: ‘I Was Afraid I Wasn’t Going to Own It’

In the New York Times, Jori Finkel spoke to Elaine Wynn, the billionaire collector, philanthropist, former wife of casino mogul Stephen A. Wynn, and current co-chairperson of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Wynn spoke publicly for the first time … Read More


Marc Jacobs on Jean-Michel Basquiat: ‘Cool’

This being mid-August, otherwise known as the devastating drought for all things interesting and newsworthy, and me with an art blog to populate with fodder for the consumption of the three of you that are in town and looking for … Read More

Artists Features
Einstein on the Beach, an opera by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass, performed in 2012.©LUCIE JANSCH

Waiting for Bob: In Which Robert Wilson Has a Busy Day

The plan was that, on a Wednesday morning in July, I would take the bus to Southampton, New York, where a publicist would pick me up and drive me to the Watermill Center about five minutes down the road. There … Read More

Annette Michelson, ca. 1966 Peter Hujar Photographer. Annette Michelson Papers, ca.1950-2014. Gift of Annette Michelson. © The Peter Hujar Archive, LLC

Annette Michelson Donates Archive to the Getty

The critic Annette Michelson has donated her papers to the Getty Research Institute, the Getty announced today. The GRI has also purchased Michelson’s film library and the drawing Blind Time (1982), as well as a 1969 suite of ten lithographs, … Read More

News The Talent
Sarah Munro.

Gateshead’s Baltic Centre Names New Director

The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in the town of Gateshead in North East England has named Sarah Munro its new director. Munro will replace the outgoing director Godfrey Worsdale in November.Munro has been the Head of Arts for Glasgow … Read More


Times Gives Danny Meyer’s Untitled Restaurant at the Whitney Museum Two Stars

Pete Wells of the New York Times reviewed Untitled, Danny Meyer’s restaurant on the ground floor of the new Whitney Museum on Gansevoort Street, giving the restaurant two stars and beginning the piece with the following zinger: “If you can … Read More

Still from Back to the Future (1985),
directed by Robert Zemeckis.COURTESY MOMA

MoMA Is Doing a Robert Zemeckis Retrospective

The film department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York will screen the entire career of director Robert Zemeckis, including his new film The Walk, about Philippe Petit’s high-wire act between the twin towers of the World Trade … Read More


Chelsea Gallery Wallspace Will Close

New York gallery Wallspace will close on August 7, after its current exhibition of work by Deborah Remington comes down, the gallery’s co-founders, Janine Foeller and Jane Hait, said in an email Wednesday morning. In their statement, Foeller and Hait … Read More


New Museum Names Dennis Szakacs Associate Director, Alludes to Future Expansion

The New Museum announced today the creation of a new position at the institution–Associate Director–aimed at helping its “next phase of growth.” Dennis Szakacs will join the museum’s staff in this new role. Szakacs, most recently the director and CEO … Read More