March 30, 2015: Warhol Museum Cancels NYC Expansion & Walker Art Center Launches $75 Million Renovation

Closing This Week


In New York … 

On Tuesday, March 31st, “Stare Into The Rising Sun (Editions by Contemporary Asian Art Stars” closes at Masters Projects; “Eric Timothy Carlson: Ob Struct Err Ob Literate Or” closes at Patrick Parrish Gallery; “LittleCollector: Best Investment” and “Fashion Forward” close at ArtStar; “Group Show” closes at Cavalier Galleries.

On Wednesday, April 1st, “Climate of the Soul” closes at Walter Wickiser Gallery.

On Thursday, April 2nd, “The Chinese Photobook: Curated by Martin Parr and WassinkLundgren” closes at Aperture Foundation.

On Friday, April 3rd, “NO SUCH PLACE: Contemporary African Artists in America” closes at Edward Tyler Nahem Fine Art LLC; “Kanaval: Faith and Resistance” closes at TURF.

On Saturday, April 4th, “Boomoon – Naksan” closes at Flowers; “Hayv Kahraman: How Iraqi Are You?” and “Michael Snow: A Group Show” close at Jack Shainman Gallery; “Chamberlain–Prouvé” closes at Gagosian Gallery; “Sean Scully: Landline” closes at Cheim & Read; “Glenn Goldberg: All Day” closes at Betty Cuningham; “The Left Front: Radical Art in the ‘Red Decade,’ 1929–1940” and “Abby Grey and Indian Modernism: Selections from the NYU Art Collection” close at Grey Art Gallery; “Luis Jimenez: AMERICAN DREAM” and “Herb Alpert and Richard Mayhew: Harmonic Rhythms” close at ACA Galleries; “Michael Eastman: Structure and Color” closes at Edwynn Houk Gallery; “Alison Rossiter: Paper Wait” closes at Yossi Milo Gallery; “Meet Me Halfway: Selections from the Anita Reiner Collection” closes at Cristin Tierney Gallery; “Adam Magyar: Kontinuum” closes at Julie Saul Gallery; “How and Nosm: A Different Language” closes at Jacob Lewis Gallery; “John Zurier: West of the Future” closes at Peter Blum Gallery.

On Sunday, April 5th, “LINDA KARSHAN, SIGNS OF MEN” closes at ART 3; “Hepzibah Swinford: The Days of Wine, Roses, and You” closes at Rebecca Hossack Art Gallery; “Run of the Mill” closes at The Hole; “Prickly?” closes at Causey Contemporary.


In London …

On Tuesday, March 31st “The Lady Vanishes” closes at Michael Hoppen Gallery.

On Thursday, April 2nd, “Richard Long: The Spike Island Tapes” closes at Alan Cristea Gallery; “Luc Tuymans: The Shore” closes at David Zwirner; “Henry Moore: Wunderkammer Origin of Forms” closes at Gagosian Gallery; “Project Room: Davide Balliano” and “Alex Katz: Black Paintings” close at Timothy Taylor Gallery.

On Saturday, April 4th, “PUNCTURED PERSPECTIVE” closes at Rook & Raven; Peter Schmersal and “Edmund Clark – The Mountains of Majeed” close at Flowers.


In Los Angeles …

On Tuesday, March 31st, “Jim Dine: A Retrospective” closes at Jonathan Novak Contemporary Art; “Apparitions: Frottages and Rubbings from 1860 to Now” closes at The Hammer Museum.

On Saturday, April 4th, “New Structure” closes at Baik Art; “Judith Eisler: Close-Ups & Two Shots” closes at GAVLAK; “Plow Louise” closes at Anat Ebgi; “Selections from the Daniel Saxon and Channing Chase Collection” closes at Koplin Del Rio.

On Sunday, April 5th, “Art Harvest No. 3 – A Temporary Exploration of Art” closes at Reverie Arts.


In Paris …

On Saturday, April 4th, “Robert Stadler: Airspace” closes at Carpenters Workshop Gallery; “Les Oracles” closes at XPO Gallery.


In Berlin … Thomas Bayrle / Harald Pridgar: Indian cucumbers dedicated to Michel Majerus selected by Albrecht Kastein” closes at Michel Majerus Estate.

On Saturday, April 4th, “132,54 m2” closes at Schleicher/Lange.


In Miami …

On Wednesday, April 1st, “Forms & Faces” closes at Robert Fontaine Gallery.

On Friday, April 3rd, “SZYSZLO – El Elogio de la Sombra” closes at Durban Segnini Gallery; “Forms of Fiction: Dominique Labauvie” closes at Mindy Solomon Gallery.

On Sunday, April 5th, “Project Gallery: Nicole Cherubini: 500” closes at Pérez Art Museum Miami; “Surrealism and Magic” closes at Boca Raton Museum of Art.


In Tokyo … On Saturday, April 4th, “Shiro Tsujimura: ceramics, paintings, and calligraphy” closes at KAMIYA ART.


Today’s Notable News

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis will mark its 75 years as a public museum with a $75 million renovation, which will complete a decade-old expansion project. Anticipated to wrap up in 2017, the expansion will strengthen the visual connection between the institution and the neighboring Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, which will also receive a revamp. (via the New York Times)

In 2018, the British Museum will debut its Albukhary Foundation Gallery of the Islamic World, featuring pre-1500 and select contemporary Islamic art, mostly culled from the museum’s current holdings. (via the New York Times)

Klaus Albrecht Schröder, the director of Vienna’s Albertina Museum has called for a statute of limitations on claims of Nazi looting regarding art housed in public institutions—potentially 100 years following the end of WWII. According to Schröder, it becomes increasingly difficult to verify the original owners of these works as time goes on. The Austrian-Jewish community has countered Schröder’s position by calling for timelier provenance research. (via The Art Newspaper)

Last Thursday, a Munich court reached a verdict on the case of Cornelius Gurlitt’s collection, ruling that the works will go to the Kunstmuseum Bern rather than to Gurlitt’s cousin, who had brought the inheritance suit. (via the New York Times)

Tomorrow, councilman Jimmy Van Bramer plans to submit a bill for review by Queens’s city council regarding the value of public opinion on government-funded art installations, in reaction to recent dissent around a bright pink sculpture planned installation in Long Island City. The bill proposes that the city be required to seek public feedback in the early stages of planning such projects, which the councilman believes will not just allow for public criticism but also help stimulate the population’s interest in public art. (via the New York Times)

Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum has cancelled its planned Lower East Side branch, which was anticipated to open in 2017, due to operational and business concerns. The museum will continue to participate in NYC-based collaborative projects. (via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Fall 2016 will witness the inaugural edition of the newly announced Saitama Triennale, which will be directed by curator and P3 art and environment founder Takashi Serizawa and will celebrate contemporary art made in collaboration with the Tokyo-adjacent city’s local population.  (via BLOUIN Artinfo)

The new venture from the owners of Art Miami, Art Miami New York, which will feature in Frieze Week this May, has released the list of exhibitors—representing some 1,200 artists and 50 countries—for its first edition. (via Artfix Daily)

Following the previously announced August retirement of Michael Conforti, the Clark Art Institute’s interim director will be Francis Oakley, former president of Williams College and the Clark’s board, and a current trustee at the institution. (via ARTnews)

Innovative British painter and screen-printer Albert Irvin passed away last week at the age of 92. Over the course of his practice, which did not find wide recognition until the artist was in his 60s, Irvin increasingly embraced abstraction and gestural painting, eventually using a combination of brushes and a floor squeegee to create his music-inspired works. (via The Guardian)

The founding director of both Michigan State University’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and the Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, as well as former director of Brandeis University’s Rose Art Museum and a celebrated curator and art critic, Michael Rush, passed away this past weekend. (via Artforum)


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