December 23, 2014: National Museum of Women in the Arts Receives Simone de Beauvoir Prize, Joan Mitchell Foundation Announces 2014 Grantees, and Anish Kapoor Gets Solo Show at Versailles
In New York …
“Sigmar Polke: The Distance to Things - The Proximity to Things” and “Saint Clair Cemin: Myth and Math” close at Paul Kasmin Gallery; “David Rathman: Up To You, Down To Me” closes at Morgan Lehman Gallery; “Michael Bevilacqua: Game Over: Walking through the Graveyard Whistling” closes at Kravets Wehby Gallery; “Pedro S. de Movellán: Contour: New Kinetic Sculpture” and “Sam Messenger: Fracture” close at Maxwell Davidson Gallery; “Michelle Lopez: Banner Year” closes at Simon Preston.
Today’s Notable News
The National Museum of Women in the Arts has been awarded this year’s Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women’s Freedom; the Washington, D.C. museum is the first American organization to receive the prize. (via ARTnews)
The Joan Mitchell Foundation has announced the list of recipients for its 2014 Painting and Sculpture Grants, among them Dyani White Hawk, Shoshanna Weinberger, Kevin Snipes, Yashua Klos, and Aaron Spangler. Each grantee will receive $25,000. (via Artforum)
Sculptor Anish Kapoor will be featured in a solo show next summer at Versailles, in a series of solo exhibitions that have included Jeff Koons and Takashi Murakami. (via The New York Times)
ICA Boston has named Dan Byers as its new senior curator. Byers is currently curator of modern and contemporary art at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh. (via Artforum)