Ballet Hispánico in Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s “Línea Recta” at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival 2017 (photo by Christopher Duggan)

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The Mayor’s office in Boston, Massachusetts has awarded $487,000 in organizational grants to 221 local arts organizations. [Up To Boston]

Hauser & Wirth Institute announced the recipients of its 2019 research fellowships for pre-doctoral, postdoctoral, and senior scholars: Tiffany Boyle, Kevin Lotery, Dr. Gloria Sutton, and Soyoung Yoon.

Anita Hill was named the recipient of the PEN Courage Award. [via email announcement]

Has Jingban, Hsu Che-Yu, Eisa Jocon, and Phan Thảo Nguyên have been named the finalists for the 2019 Hugo Boss Asia Art Award for Emerging Asian Artists by the Rockbund Art Museum in Shanghai and fashion house Hugo Boss. [ARTnews]

Annabelle Lopez Ochoa was awarded the 2019 Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award. [Artforum]

Brooklyn art and design fair Objects & Thing has announced its exhibitor list. [ARTnews)

Rhizome has announced the technologists and artists participating in the 2019 edition of Seven on Seven, its art and technology platform it founded in 2010. [Artforum]

Tang Qingnian 唐慶年 was named the Cheng Family Foundation Artist-in-Residence for 2019 by the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Garden. [via email announcement]

Emilija Škarnulytė was awarded the fifth edition of the Future Generation Art Prize by the PinchukArtCentre. [via email announcemnet]


Knockdown Center in Queens, New York is accepting Group Exhibition, Solo Project + Installation, and Main Space Project proposals for 2019–2020. Applications are due April 15. [Knockdown]

The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art is accepting applications for its queer theater and performance residency. Selected artists will receive an honorarium and free rehearsal space, and will present a work-in-progress showcase at the museum at the end of the residency. Residents will also have the opportunity to stage their project at La MaMa experimental theatre club. Applications are due May 3. [Leslie-Lohman]

The Museum of Art and Design is seeking New York City-based applicants under the age of 30 for its Artist Studios program. Artists-in-residence receive studio space and a stipend. Applicants must also identify racially and/or culturally with a historically underrepresented community and demonstrate the need for financial assistance to advance their artistic careers. Selected artists-in-residence will receive studio space and a stipend. Applications are due April 18. [MAD]


Leonardo da Vinci, “Salvator Mundi” (c. 1500), oil on panel, 25 7/8 x 18 inches (image courtesy Christie’s)

Alain Bieber will not renew his contract as managing and artistic director of the NRW Forum in Düsseldorf when it expires in 2020. [Artforum]

LeRonn P. Brooks was appointed associate curator for modern and contemporary collections of the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. [via email announcement]

Javier Hontoria was named director of the Museo Patio Herreriano in Valladolid, Spain. [Artforum]

Jerwood Gallery in Hastings, England will reopen this summer as Hastings Contemporary. [TAN]

Miranda Lash has joined the board of directors of the Joan Mitchell Foundation in New York. [via email announcement]

Thomas J. Lax was appointed curator in the department of media and performance at the Museum of Modern Art. [via email announcement]

Liz Nowell was named director of the Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia. [Artforum]

Karen Patterson was appointed the first-ever curator at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia. [ARTnews]

Claire Peeps has joined the board of directors of the Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts in Los Angeles. [via email announcement]

Maureen Ragalie was named curator of Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a collaborative partnership with the Museum of Wisconsin Art. [via email announcement]

Marc Sands, who led Christie’s “Salvator Mundi” marketing campaign, was named chief marketing officer at Bonhams. [Antiques Gazette]

Moira Sinclair was named chair of Clore Leadership. [via email announcement]

Henk Slager was appointed curator of the ninth edition of the Bucharest Biennale. [Artforum]


Blake Byrne (1935–2019), a television executive and art collector [The Hollywood Reporter]

Larry Cohen (1936–2019), cult thriller director and figure in exploitation movie circles in the ’70s and ’80s [Guardian]

James Dapogny (1940–2019), jazz musicologist, pianist, and bandleader [NYT]

Andrea Emiliani (1931–2019), one of Italy’s leading art historians [Artforum]

Richard Erdman (1925–2019), character actor beloved on shows like The MenCry Danger, Stalag 17, and Community [Hollywood Reporter]

Rachel Ingalls (1940–2019), writer best known for her postwar novel, Mrs. Caliban [NYT]

Peter B. Kaplan (1939–2019), daredevil photographer [Delaware Online]

Bernard Krisher (1931–2019), champion of free press in Cambodia [Phnom Penh Post]

Alessandro Mendini (1931–2019), designer, architect, and editor [NYT

Jake Phelps (1962–2019), skateboarder and Thrasher editor [SF Chronicle]

Antonia Rey (1926–2019), film and theater actress [NYT]

Maya Turovskaya (1924–2019), theatrical and film critic, film historian, and documentarian [NYT]

Scott Walker (1943–2019), experimental musician [Pitchfork]

Andre Williams (1936–2019), rhythm-and-blues singer [NYT]

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