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As COVID-19 cases climb, museums across the United States announce closures. Minneapolis museums and the Smithsonian are some of the first to announce their second closures, starting this weekend.
Ronald S. Lauder, honorary chairman of the Museum of Modern Art’s board of trustees, and Stephen Schwarzman, a trustee at the Frick Collection, both donated significant sums to Trump’s reelection campaign, according to Forbes.
The research group Forensic Architecture released the results of its investigation into the Beirut port explosion. Its research details the events and failures that led to one of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history.
A controversial $2 billion tunnel near Stonehenge was approved, but critics say the project could put the prehistoric site at risk.
Artist Azikiwe Mohammed is raising funds to open the Black Painters Academy, a free space dedicated to Black art history.
Four activists who removed an ivory ceremonial spear from a Marseille museum this summer in a symbolic act of cultural repatriation have been acquitted of theft charges.
Lego announced its largest-ever building kit, a 9,036-piece rendition of Rome’s Colosseum.
The San Antonio Museum of Art acquired a mixed-media garment by Jeffrey Gibson and an aluminum signage piece by Edgar Heap of Birds, which will be the first artworks by contemporary Native American artists in its collection.
A new study reveals how some Americans feel about the arts, analyzing trends among US residents, and the impact of respondents’ political leanings, socioeconomic status, gender, and race.
Awards & Accolades
Anonymous Was a Woman announced the awardees of its 2020 grant cycle. | Anonymous Was a Woman
The Andy Warhol Foundation announced the winners of the 2020 Arts Writers Grant. | Hyperallergic
Rachel Churner was appointed director of the Carolee Schneemann Foundation, and Alvin Hall and Sara Vance Waddell were appointed board members.
Sarah Entwistle is now represented by signs and symbols.
Michael Hall was named artistic and executive director of the Arts Students League.
Suzanne McClelland is now represented by Marianne Boesky Gallery.
Maricelle Robles was appointed executive director of the Headlands Center for the Arts.
Klaudio Rodriguez was appointed executive director, and Shirley Solomon was named deputy director, of the Bronx Museum of the Arts.
Gordon Baldwin (1939–2020), former curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum
Bruno Barbey (1941–2020), Magnum photographer | New York Times
Ruth DeYoung Kohler II (1941–2020), long-time Director of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center
Eleanor Schano (1932–2020), journalist | New York Times
Ken Spears (1938–2020), writer, producer and sound editor. who co-created Scooby Doo | BBC
I won’t bother you with talk about how obscenely decadent and out of touch the Frieze art fair is. And yet…
Curators Tahnee Ahtone, La Tanya S. Autry, Frederica Simmons, Dan Cameron, and Jeremy Dennis offered the public a window into their curatorial processes through the work they produced during their fellowships.
Who says tragedy has to be tragic? Co-presented with National Black Theatre, this fresh, Pulitzer-winning take on a classic centers Black joy and liberation.
As part of Hyperallergic’s Emily Hall Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators, Jeremy Dennis presents an exhibition to offer insight into his curatorial process.
As part of Hyperallergic’s Emily Hall Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators, Dan Cameron presents an email exhibition to offer insight into his curatorial process.
For the triennial’s eighth edition, work by more than 70 artists is featured in 12 exhibitions and a polyphonic program, installed at various locations throughout the German city.
As part of Hyperallergic’s Emily Hall Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators, Frederica Simmons presents an email exhibition to offer insight into their curatorial process.
As part of Hyperallergic’s Emily Hall Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators, La Tanya S. Autry presents an exhibition to offer insight into her curatorial process.
This exhibition explores the work and short-but-impactful life of the groundbreaking ceramic artist. Now on view at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
As part of Hyperallergic’s Emily Hall Tremaine Journalism Fellowship for Curators, Tahnee Ahtone presents an email exhibition to offer insight into her curatorial process.
This week: Why does the internet hate Amber Heard? Will Congress recognize the Palestinian Nakba? And other urgent questions.
Artist Dan Jian makes the point that landscapes and memory are one and the same.