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Risha Lee Joins Rubin Museum of Art as Exhibitions Curator

The Rubin Museum of Art announced today that Risha Lee has been hired as curator of exhibitions. Currently the assistant curator of South and Southeast Asian art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Lee is known for her research on … Read More

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts Curator David E. Little Will Head Amherst’s Mead Art Museum

Amherst College’s Mead Art Museum has a new director and chief curator, David E. Little, who is currently the curator and head of the department of photography and new media at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. The museum, which is … Read More

An Occupy protest in Hong Kong. 


Morning Links: Umbrella Movement Edition

The Umbrella Movement, a pro-democracy movement, is inspiring art in Hong Kong. [The Art Newspaper]Tourism at art museums and galleries in the UK has increased by 7 percent since 2013. [The Art Newspaper]Madison Square Garden Co. CEO Tad Smith has been tapped … Read More

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Palm Springs Art Museum Taps Elizabeth Armstrong to Be Director

Elizabeth Armstrong, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts’ contemporary art curator since 2008, has been hired by the Palm Spring Art Museum to be its new director. She will take the place of Steven Nash, who announced in April that he would retire … Read More


Title Fights: How Museums Name Their Shows

Generating a title for a museum show involves curators, directors, publicists, and more. It can be grueling, it can be fun, and it sometimes takes years to find the right one Read More


Fakers, Fakes, & Fake Fakers

Well-known forgers reveal the creative methods they use to copy the masters
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José Guadalupe Posada, Calaveras zalameras de las coquetas meseras / Ingratiating  Skeletons of Flirtatious Waitresses, n.d, type-metal engraving. COURTESY OF DAN PAPPALARDO AND SUSAN BELLIN.

Zombies Take Over the Museums!

Where to find Halloween-themed museum tours, dress-up ideas, and costume parties Read More


Show and Tell: The Dos and Don’ts of Studio Visits

Art-world insiders dispense advice on what you should say, how the artist ought to display the work, and which refreshments to serve, if any Read More

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Pedal Pushers: How Art Museums Are Promoting Bike Culture

In exhibitions and programs across the country, museums are devising new ways to showcase the exquisite mix of engineering, craftsmanship and style that moves us forward on two finely calibrated wheels Read More

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Mark Dion, Curator's Office, 2013, Site-specific installation PHOTO COURTESY THE MINNEAPOLIS INSTITUTE OF ARTS.

The Curator Vanishes: Period Room as Crime Scene

A disappearance, a discovery, and a mystery at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, via Mark Dion Read More

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Tim Hetherington, Kelso, Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan, 2008, digital c-print. © TIM HETHERINGTON, COURTESY YOSSI MILO GALLERY, NEW YORK.

The Military Is Present

Using outreach, performance, video, photography, and therapy, artists and museums are devising new ways to connect with veterans—and to bring their stories to a wider audience Read More

Harold Edgerton’s stroboscopic photograph Football Kick, 1938.

Sports, Illustrated

An exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts explores the transformation of sports from leisure activity to mass spectacle Read More


Art Museum Directors, Unite

The stodgy AAMD votes to reinvent itself with new initiatives on membership, deaccessioning, and other hot-button issues. Read More