June 4, 2015: The Frick Gives In, Saves Garden & Boston Public Library President Resigns Over Missing Art
In New York ...
Mitchell-Innes & Nash; Françoise Grossen opens at Blum & Poe; “Senior & Shopmaker Gallery; “Sally Davies: New York at Night, Large–Scale Photographs” opens at Bernarducci.Meisel Gallery; Andrew Forge opens at Betty Cuningham Gallery; “Darrell Nettles: Broken Verse” opens at 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel; “Miyako Yoshinaga Gallery.
In London ...
“Images of Conviction: The Construction of Visual Evidence” opens at Le Bal; “Galerie Perrotin.
In Berlin ...
Today’s Notable News
Yielding to several months of protest, the Frick will not proceed with its planned renovation, which would have destroyed a garden on the institution’s campus. The museum’s board votes formally on the issue today, and is expected to instead embark on a brand-new round of garden-friendly planning, which it hopes to complete by the end of this year. (via the New York Times)
On the heels of recent news that two pieces were discovered to be missing from the Boston Public Library’s collection, the library’s president, Amy E. Ryan, has resigned. Ryan, who will take her leave on July 3rd, had lately been the subject of criticism, as the city’s mayor’s office questioned how the loss could have remained unnoticed for close to a year. (via The Boston Globe)
Arkansas’s Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has acquired several major works:
Construction material from the original San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge will be put toward public artworks. Artists who wish to participate must apply with project ideas that make some reference to the bridge, and applications will be judged over a period of two years. Selected artists will receive the raw steel to work with. (via Reuters)
This fall, work will be exhibited in a church for the first time. England’s Sheffield Cathedral will become home to Cyber Iconic Man (1999), a figure hanging upside down from a shelf and dripping fake blood into a bucket. Churchgoers are surprisingly okay with the display, which is part of Going Public, Sheffield’s program to put privately owned pieces by international artists on public display in the city. The series will also feature artworks by
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“Museums embrace ‘iconic selfie moments’ to drive younger visitors” (via the LA Times)
“Every Architectural Rendering Needs an Alexander Calder Sculpture” (via Hyperallergic)
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