The museum previously planned to fund the programs using proceeds from deaccessioned artworks, a proposal that drew sharp criticism from many in the arts community.
The museum announced 33 recent acquisitions by artists including Laura Aguilar, Loïs Mailou Jones, and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith.
The best way to diversify a museum’s collection is by any means necessary. But an easy way is to sell overvalued art and buy undervalued art. Or at least it would be easy, if the art world establishment permitted it. The art world euphemism for museums selling art is “deaccessioning.” According to the Association of […]
Waters speaks fondly of his hometown museum, saying his love for art was sparked after he purchased a Joan Miró print from the BMA shop in the 1950s.
Pendleton and Sherald join two honorary trustees who have also stepped down from the board, though the artists did not state their objections to a contentious deaccession.
In a public letter yesterday and in an interview with Hyperallergic, Clair Zamoiski Segal, chair of the board of trustees, addressed criticism of the BMA’s decision to sell three paintings from its collection.
Art historian Michael Fried and former BMA director Arnold Lehman signed an open letter sent to the state of Maryland last week, and a former board member has written to the museum’s board.
A group of 23 former board and committee members is demanding a formal investigation into what it calls the “hasty and opaque deaccession” of three paintings from the museum’s collection.
The BMA plans to sell three works by Brice Marden, Clyfford Still, and Andy Warhol. It will funnel $10 million of the proceeds into a fund to acquire works by women and artists of color.
Starting this June, the BMA will provide resources as well as financial support to local artists, galleries, and communities.
Few artists have reinvented themselves in their prime the way Jo Smail has; few have had to.
Most shows can’t or don’t hold these very separate aspects in synchronous rotation: sober assessment of an art historical lineage and a feeling of intimacy. This one does.