Almost 300 cadets attend this school, named after the admiral Pavel Nakhimov (1802–1855), who was shot by a sniper at the Siege of Sevastopol. Over the last five years, eight other Nakhimov schools have been established countrywide under the decision of President Putin (Murmansk, Kola Peninsula, Russia, September 2018, © Yuri Kozyrev / NOOR for Fondation Carmignac)

Art Movements is a weekly index of developments centering the people of the arts and culture sphere. Listen to our weekly podcast of the same name on iTunes.


The Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation in Chicago has awarded $159,000 in fellowships and research grants to six scholars of Spanish colonial art. [ARTnews]

The High Museum of Art awarded Dr. Huey Copeland the 2019 David C. Driskell Prize, worth $25,000, for his contributions to African-American Art history. [via email announcement]

In April 2018, Yuri Kozyrev and Kadir van Lohuizen (NOOR) were awarded the 9th Carmignac Photojournalism Award dedicated to the Arctic. The endowment allowed them to carry out their polar expedition Arctic: New Frontier, which documented the irreversible effects of climate change. The photographs will go on view at Saatchi Gallery in London on March 15. [via email announcement]

PEN America has awarded the 2019 PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature to Sandra Cisneros. [via email announcement]

The Vilcek Foundation has announced Chilean-born Carmen C. Bambach as the recipient of the inaugural Vilcek Prize for Excellence. The prize is awarded to an immigrant who has had a significant impact on American society and world culture. Bambach, an expert in Renaissance art and the curator of Italian and Spanish drawings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, will receive $100,000 with the award. [Hyperallergic]


Dance/USA, the national association for professional dance, is accepting applications for the eighth annual Dance/USA Institute for Leadership Training. Early-career dance leaders are invited to apply. The program’s goal is to “build the leadership and decision-making skills of early-career dance leaders who represent the diversity of the national, professional dance community. The program has a specific focus on supporting individuals of African, Latinx, Asian, Arab, and Native American descent; individuals with disabilities or working in physically integrated dance; and individuals from a diversity of gender identities including transgender, agender, gender fluid, genderqueer, etc.” Applications are due March 3. [Dance/USA]

The Lower East Side Partnership is hosting an open call for muralists to create a public art project for the new Essex Street Market location. The final selected artist will receive $10,000 to complete the mural. Applications close February 18. [Lower East Side Partnership]


Norman Bluhm, “Untitled” (1976), acrylic and pastel on canvas, 38 x 48 inches (image courtesy Hollis Taggart)

The estate of Norman Bluhm is now represented by Hollis Taggart. [via email announcement]

Catherine Carver Dunn was named executive director of the Tate Americas Foundation. [via email announcement]

Eric Crosby was named interim co-director of the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

Mary E. Frank was named president and interim chair of the board of trustees of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York. [via email announcement]

Brook Hazelton was appointed advisory board chairman of LiveAuctioneers’s auctioneer and dealer panel. [PR Newsire]

Gale Jackson has announced she will retire from her post as director of the Black Mountain Center for the Arts in North Carolina. [Black Mountain News]

Jessica Levin Martinez was named director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University. [Cornell]

The Chinese galleries at the Philadelphia Museum of Art have reopened after being closed for 10 months for renovation. [Philadelphia Inquirer]

Jeff Rodgers was appointed director of the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. [Berkshire Eagle]

Sean Scully is now represented by Lisson Gallery throughout North America. [ARTnews]

Peter Shear is now represented by Fortnight Institute in New York. [via email announcement]

Michael E. Smith is now represented by London’s Stuart Shave Modern Art gallery in the United Kingdom. [ARTnews]

Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung was elected artistic director of the 12th edition of Sonsbeek, a public art exhibition in the Netherlands. [ARTnews]

Henry Timms will serve as president and CEO of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. [Patch]

Barthélémy Toguo is now represented by Galerie Lelong & Co. in New York.[via email announcement]

Eugenio Viola was elected chief curator at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá. [Artforum]

Paula Williams will retire from her role as executive director of the Albany Museum of Art in Georgia. [WFXL Fox 31]


Julie Adams (1926–2019), Hollywood actress remembered as the terrorized swimmer in the 1954 cult classic Creature From the Black Lagoon [NYT]

Harold Bradley (1926–2019), Nashville guitarist who pioneered the city’s contemporary country music scene [Nashville Scene]

Alex Brown (1966–2019), former guitarist in New York hardcore punk band Gorilla Biscuits [Billboard]

Miguel Civil (1926–2019), linguist who was the world’s leading expert on the ancient language of Mesopotamia, Sumerian [Chicago Sun Times]

Jean Guillou (1930–2019), French organist who challenged tradition through modern-sounding compositions and unusual transcriptions and performances [NYT]

Rena Karefa-Smart (1921–2019), first black woman graduate of Yale Divinity School, first black woman to earn a doctor of theology degree from Harvard Divinity School, and first woman to earn tenure at Howard University School of Divinity [NYT]

Christine Kay (1964–2019), veteran editor at The New York Times who launched the paper’s Portraits of Grief [NYT]

Dusan Makavejev (1932–2019), Yugoslavian writer and director known for his experimental work in the 1960s and ’70s [Hollywood Reporter]

Theodore Rabb (1937–2019), American historian specializing in the Renaissance

Margo Rodriguez (1929–2019), half of Augie and Margo, a mambo-dancing duo that brought the genre to pop culture [AV Press]

Kristoff St. John (1966–2019), actor best known for his role as Neil Winters on The Young and the Restless [CNN]

Jacqueline Steiner (1924–2019), co-writer of Charlie on the MTA [Boston Globe]

Sanford Sylvan (1953–2019), American baritone singer [Boston Globe]

William Van Alstyne (1934–2019), prolific constitutional scholar [NYT]

Izzy Young (1928–2019),  founder of the Folklore Center, a Greenwich Village shop that sustained the midcentury folk music revival [NYT]

Jasmine Weber is an artist, writer, and former news editor at Hyperallergic. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.