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Andrew Blauvelt Leaves Walker to Head Cranbrook In Detroit

The Minneapolis Star Tribune has reported that Andrew Blauvelt, the design director and curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, is exiting the institution after 17 years of service to become director at the Cranbrook Art Museum outside Detroit. (Thank you … Read More


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Carnegie Museum Hires Eric Crosby as Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art announced today that it has tapped Eric Crosby, the associate curator of visual arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, to be its new Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. He starts … Read More


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Tadanori Yokoo, Moat, 1966, acrylic on canvas, 17⅞" x 20⅞". 
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‘International Pop’ at Walker Art Center

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Morning Links: Two World Trade Center Edition

The National Academy Museum has named Dr. Maura Reilly as its new chief curator. [Artforum]Paris’s Pont des Arts bridge has replaced its famous collection of “love locks” with “love graffiti.” [ABC News]San Francisco’s De Young Museum is organizing a 2016 show … Read More


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James Richards’ Radio at Night, 2015. Moving Image Commission by the Walker Art Center.


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Walker Art Center Renames Film/Video Department, Announces New Initiatives

Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center has rechristened its Film/Video department as the Moving Image department. The change goes into effect next month, and is accompanies by two related initiatives—the Walker Moving Image Commissions, a series of six artist commissions that will debut online, and the … Read More


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Lynda Benglis, Swinburne Egg I, 2009. ©LYNDA BENGLIS/LICENSED BY VAGA, NEW YORK, NY

Lynda Benglis Responds

The following is a response to Maura Reilly’s article “Taking the Measure of Sexism: Facts, Figures, and Fixes” about the current statistics of Women in the Art World. Our coverage begins with our Editor’s Letter.Born in 1941, lives and works … Read More


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The Resnick Pavilion at LACMA, which offers one of the largest column-free exhibition spaces in America. 


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Morning Links: Column-Free Edition

The latest museum trend: column-free spaces. [The Art Newspaper]A profile on Joanne Heyler, the director of philanthropist Eli Broad’s new Broad Museum, opening in Los Angeles this September. Heyler had run the Broad Art Foundation for twenty years prior to … Read More


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Walker Plans $75 M. Renovation, Names Fionn Meade Artistic Director

Nisa Mackie hired as education and public programs director Read More


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How To Sell A Banksy.


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Morning Links: How To Sell A Banksy Edition

An exceptionally thorough profile of Jerry Saltz. [Capital New York]The Kravises have purchased Jasper Johns’s Painted Bronze (1960) from the artist, and promised to donate it to the Museum of Modern Art. (In other news, MoMA just acquired its first … Read More


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A mushroom.PHOTO BY DUNCAN BROWN

Former Walker Director Martin Friedman Remembers Mushroom Adventures With John Cage

As part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations, Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center is running on its website unpublished writings by Martin Friedman, who directed the museum from 1961 to 1990 and made it into one of the most progressive institutions for contemporary art … Read More


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Ria Brodell, Big Ben, 2014.COURTESY THE ARTIST

Artadia Names 2014 Boston Artist Grantees

Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue, the nonprofit arts organization started in 1997 by Christopher E. Vroom, has announced that it will award $12,000 each to Larissa Bates, Ria Brodell, and Lucy Kim as part of its third cycle … 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


Profiles
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MoMA’s Kathy Halbreich Is Connecting the Polke Dots

The museum’s associate director has organized the first exhibition to unite work in all mediums by the elusive German artist Sigmar Polke Read More


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Rosy Keyser’s Sculptures Create Stories That Never End

Rosy Keyser creates mystery narratives out of foraged wood, found objects, tar, wire, ropes, and more Read More