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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 … 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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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 … Read More


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As part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations, Minneapolis’s Walker Art Center is running on its website unpublished writings by Martin Friedman, who directed the museum from 1961 to 1990 and made it into one of the most progressive institutions for contemporary art … Read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


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Jim Hodges: Under the Denim Sky

Jim Hodges mines the symbolic and esthetic potential of ordinary materials through his light-handed approach to collage Read More


Trends
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Now Hear This: Sound Art Has Arrived

Sound is being recognized and exhibited as an art form in its own right
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Adrian Piper Pulls Out of Black Performance-Art Show

Venerable Conceptual artist withdraws from “Radical Presence” at Grey Art Gallery, asserting it marginalizes African American artists Read More


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How Edward Hopper Storyboarded ‘Nighthawks’

Drawings at the Whitney reveal the step-by-step process the artist used to create his iconic painting of a New York diner at night Read More


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Installation view of "The Cat Show," 2013. White Columns, New York City. PHOTO: JONATHAN GRASSI. COURTESY WHITE COLUMNS.

Taking Cat Art Seriously

From a provocative upcoming Metropolitan Museum show to adoption-ready “purr-formers,” the art world is exploring the shock of the mew Read More


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The New World of Net Art

Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Vine, and other platforms are the jumping-off point for artists who blur the line between the virtual and the real Read More