Author Archives: M.H. Miller

Abdalla, on the left. (PHOTO: BFA/Billy Farrell)

Nadine Johnson Flack Adam Abdalla Will Start His Own Firm

Adam Abdalla, the senior vice president of arts and culture at the powerhouse New York public relations firm Nadine Johnson, will be leaving that company to start his own firm, which will be focused predominantly on the arts and is … Read More

Bill Clinton Sax Watch 2015
Bill Clinton, accepting his sax. Insert sax machine joke if you will. (COURTESY THE WHITE HOUSE VIA THE MET)

PSA: Bill Clinton’s Saxophone Is On View at the Met

Just to give all of you an update on Bill Clinton’s saxophone, the former president’s Presidential Model tenor saxophone (number one in an edition of 150) is currently on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York as part of … Read More

Damien Hirst. Not pictured: Damien Hirst's foreskin. (COURTESY WIKIPEDIA)

You Can’t Unread This Anecdote About Damien Hirst’s Foreskin

Here’s a thing that just happened. From the first paragraph of The Guardian’s profile of Damien Hirst, published today: During the period he refers to as his “glory years”, Damien Hirst had a favourite gag. He would pull his foreskin through … Read More


MoMA Staffers Will Vote on New Union Contract Next Week

Friday morning, representatives from Local 2110 announced to staff members at the Museum of Modern Art that belong to the union that a “tentative agreement” has been reached with the institution in the staff’s ongoing contract negotiations. A new contract … Read More


Dealer Gavin Brown Will Open Gallery In Harlem

Gavin Brown, who has operated Gavin Brown’s Enterprise out of the West Village since 2003, will be moving his business uptown, to Harlem, at 461 West 126th Street. The new gallery will open in September and will have three floors … Read More

LACMA, with Chris Burden's "Urban Light" installation out front.BLOGS.CHAPMAN.EDU

LACMA Announces New Board Co-Chairs

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced two new chairs for its board of trustees–Antony P. Ressler, who has served on the board since 2005, and Elaine P. Wynn, a trustee since 2011. The museum is currently planning out … Read More

Robert Longo, "Untitled (Ferguson Police, August 13, 2014)." Image courtesy Petzel Gallery, via The Guardian.

Broad Foundation Acquires Robert Longo’s Drawing of Ferguson Police

Eli Broad’s Broad Art Foundation has acquired Robert Longo’s diptych, Untitled (Ferguson Police, August 13. 2014), a charcoal drawing depicting police in riot gear in Ferguson, Missouri, during protests there over the killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager. The … Read More

John Altoon, "ABS-074-B&W," 1963-4.

Kohn Gallery Now Represents the Estate of John Altoon

The estate of John Altoon, a core member of the Los Angeles art scene of the late 1950s and ’60s, is now represented by Los Angeles’s Kohn Gallery. Altoon showed at the influential Ferus Gallery, which ran from 1957 to … Read More


Cooper Union President Resigns Following Exit of Board Members [UPDATED]

Wednesday evening, Jamshed Bharucha, the president of Cooper Union, announced his resignation in a statement with the subject line “Presidential Transition.” The news comes during a state probe into the school’s finances by the attorney general, and shortly after five … Read More


Five Members of Cooper Union’s Board of Trustees Resign

Five of Cooper Union’s trustees resigned yesterday, including Mark Epstein, the school’s chairman emeritus. This is according to CSCUFCSCU (The Committee to Save Cooper Union from the Committee to Save Cooper Union), which published three of the letters of resignation … Read More

Mike Kelley. (Photo: Cameron Wittig)

© Walker Art Center, 2004, Courtesy Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts.

Mike Kelley Foundation Announces Artist-Grant Program

The Mike Kelley Foundation announced today that it is accepting applications for its “first formal funding initiative,” the 2016 Artist Project Grants. The foundation plans to announce the first grants, totaling “around $250,000,” according to a release, in March 2016 … Read More

Frieze London 2014. (Photo by Andrew Russeth)

Here Are the Participants for Frieze London 2015

Art fairs, massive clusters of art-selling businesses gathered in a unified setting, all paying a lot of money to be present in this particular milieu in the hopes of recouping that investment and making a profit, are–like cancer or kidney stones–things … Read More


MoMA Staff Protests at the Museum’s ‘Party In the Garden’ Gala

At last night’s annual Party in the Garden gala at the Museum of Modern Art—a major fundraising event for the institution, which this year was in honor of artists Richard Serra and Kara Walker, “with a special salute to David … Read More


Andrew Edlin Gallery Will Move to the Lower East Side

Andrew Edlin Gallery will move to a new ground floor location at 212 Bowery this fall. The gallery, currently located on Tenth Avenue between 18th and 19th Streets, has operated out of Chelsea for the last 13 years.Along with his … Read More