Friday, June 4
Met Announces New Fellowships in Drawings and Prints Department
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced a gift from the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation to fund five fellowship positions in the museum’s prints and drawings department. The foundation’s gift will support five paid positions: four year-long fellowships and one two-year fellowship in curation, conservation, and scientific studies. The first fellowship cycle will be in fall 2022, with applications available this September.
Thursday, June 3
Minneapolis Institute of Art Receives $19 M. in Endowment Gifts
The Minneapolis Institute of Art has received five major gifts totaling over $19 million for its operations and endowment. The money will go towards the creation of the C. Curtis Dunnavan Fund for the deputy director and chief operating officer, the establishment of a new curatorial position focused on Latin American art and a chief diversity and inclusion officer role, and support for conservation, research, and programming related to the institution’s collection of south, southeast Asian, and Chinese art, as well as the reinstallation of its galleries.
Wednesday, June 2
Nevada Museum of Art Triennial to Spotlight Land Art
The Nevada Museum of Art in Reno’s fifth triennial Art and Environment Conference will center around the history of land art in the high desert. In addition to its two-month-long talk series, the institution’s next year of exhibitions will also focus on land art. The event, which is titled “Land Art: Past, Present, Futures” and was postponed last year due to the pandemic, will take place online and in-person from September 23 to November 19.
Tuesday, June 1
Asia Pacific Triennial Announces First Batch of Participants
The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art has revealed the first group of artist and projects to feature in its 10th iteration, slated to run from December 4 through April 25, 2022 at the Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art in Australia. This edition will feature 69 projects with new and recent work by more than 100 emerging and established artists, collectives, and filmmakers from more than 30 countries. Among the highlights are a large-scale installation by Hawaiian artist Kaili Chun; paintings by Australian painter Gordon Hookey; a series of ceramic sculptures by Japanese artist Kimiyo Mishima; and a site-specific installation by Tongan collective Seleka International Art Society Initiative. The artist list also includes Chia-Wei Hsu, Than Sok, Shannon Novak, Grace Lillian Lee, and others.
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen Announces Opening Date
The new Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, which will house some 151,000 works from the collection of the Dutch city’s Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, will open to the public on November 6. The institution aims to put the museum’s entire collection on view within Rotterdam’s Museumpark.
MOCA Toronto Appoints Head of Public Programs and Learning
Charity Chan has been appointed as head of public programs and learning at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto. In this new position, Chan will oversee MOCA’s educational programming public performances, lectures, workshops, and screenings. Since 2015, Chan has held positions at Art of Time Ensemble, the Aga Khan Museum, Luminato Festival Toronto, Interactive Ontario, and the Ontario Science Centre.