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Randall Suffolk.

COURTESY PHILBROOK MUSEUM OF ART

High Museum of Art Appoints Randall Suffolk Nancy and Holcombe T. Green Jr. Director

The High Museum of Art has announced that Randall Suffolk will succeed Michael E. Shapiro as Nancy and Holcombe T. Green Jr. Director, effective November 2 this year. Shapiro had served as the institution’s director for 15 years.Suffolk, who currently … Read More


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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


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Alex Farquharson Named Director of Tate Britain

The Tate Britain announced today that, starting in the late fall of this year, Alex Farquharson will be the museum’s new director. Farquharson is currently the executive director of the contemporary arts center Nottingham Contemporary, which he also founded.Since Nottingham … Read More


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Gavlak Gallery Adds Four New Artists To Its L.A. Roster

Gavlak Gallery’s L.A. outpost has added Amy Bessone, Francesca Gabbiani, Dean Sameshima, and Marnie Weber to its fast-growing roster of artists that includes Marilyn Minter, Wade Guyton, Betty Tompkins, and Jack Pierson. Owner Sarah Gavlak has known the four new … Read More


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Morning Links: Outkast Stone Carvings Edition

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Artadia Taps Franklin Sirmans, Nick Cave, More for Its Board

Artadia, a nonprofit that provides grants to artists around the United States, announced today that four people have joined its board of directors: artist Nick Cave, collector and real-estate professional Robert Brawner, lawyer Aurele Danoff Pelaia, and LACMA curator Franklin … Read More


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Shigeko Kubota, a Fluxus Artist and a Pioneer of Video Art, Dies at 77

Shigeko Kubota, a pioneer of video art and a well-connected Fluxus artist known for using her body to ponder time and space, died from cancer in Manhattan on Thursday at age 77.Today, Kubota, born in 1937 in Niigata, Japan, is … Read More


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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


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Ben Heywood.

COURTESY MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE

Microsoft Cofounder Paul Allen Taps Minneapolis-Based Curator To Head New Arts Center in Seattle

Last Friday, Paul Allen—art collector, Microsoft co-founder, venture capitalist, philanthropist, owner of several sports teams (and a Frank Gehry-designed Jimi Hendrix museum), and self-proclaimed “Idea Man“—announced that he would be opening an arts nonprofit in Seattle called Pivot Art + … Read More


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The Met Drew 6.3 Million Visitors Over the Last Year, a Record

Thomas P. Campbell, the director and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, reported today that a record-breaking 6.3 million people from around the world had visited the museum during the fiscal year that ended on June 30. This marks … Read More


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Albert Oehlen, Streithelfer, 1997, oil on canvas. GAGOSIAN GALLERY/IMAGE COURTESY THE ARTIST AND GALERIE MAX HETZLER, BERLIN

From Brushstroke to Keystroke and Back Again: Six Artists Talk Contemporary Painting at the New Museum

“None of the terms of painting really make sense to me,” the artist Molly Zuckerman-Hartung said on Saturday at the New Museum’s contemporary painting symposium, held in honor of its current Albert Oehlen survey. “Painting has a lot of baggage. Terms like … Read More


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‘This Is The Kind of Territory Where We Can Take Risks’: Chicago-based Curators Julia Fischbach and Emanuel Aguilar On Opening Their Own Gallery This Fall

This past March, a couple of high-level curatorial positions opened up at Kavi Gupta Gallery’s Chicago location (the gallery is also based in Berlin), following a resignation announcement from longtime co-directors Julia Fischbach and Emanuel Aguilar. Initially, their departure was … Read More


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Morning Links: Icelandic Pavilion Lawsuit Edition

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Phillips Hires Former Brooklyn Museum Director Arnold Lehman as a Senior Advisor

Last September, Arnold Lehman announced that he was retiring from his post as director of the Brooklyn Museum, a job he has held since 1997. Today, however, it became clear that his retirement won’t last very long, with Phillips announcing that he has … Read More