Archive for the ‘Arts & Culture’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 17-23, 2014)

Monday, March 24th, 2014


Small changes add up at the MFA.” By Sebastian Smee. Boston Globe. March 17, 2014.

“David Skorton, Cornell University’s highly regarded president, is to lead the Smithsonian.” By Manuel Roig-Franzia. Washington Post. March 18, 2014.

“Museums Special Section.” New York Times. March 30, 2014.
Museums Special Section: Wooing a New Generation of Museum Patrons
Museums Special Section: Door to Art of the World, Barely Ajar
Museums Special Section: New Insights Into History May Skew the Big Picture
Museums Special Section: Golden Age of Discovery … Down in the Basements
Museums Special Section: At Play in Skies of Cretaceous Era
Museums Special Section: Start-Up Success Isn’t Enough to Found a Museum
Museums Special Section: After the Exhibition, Finding New Uses for Displays
Museums Special Section: Soliciting Funds From the Crowd? Results Will Vary
Museums Special Section: Motown’s Link to Civil Rights Movement on Display
Museums Special Section: Remembering the ‘Black Fives’ of Pro Basketball
Museums Special Section: Is There a Doctor in the Exhibition?
Museums Special Section: Shedding a Light on Islamic Art’s Great Treasure
Museums Special Section: What Comes Next, After the Troops Are Dismissed
Museums Special Section: Monuments Man in War, Conservationist in Peace
Museums Special Section: Minnesota Makes Do Without a Civil War Battlefield
Museums Special Section: Entering World of Literature’s Great Sleuth
Museums Special Section: In Washington, 100 Examples of the Epitome of Cool
Museums Special Section: In Boston, Altering the Artist-in-Residence Concept
Museums Special Section: If You Can’t Make It to the Lecture
Museums Special Section: The Met’s Director Looks Ahead
Museums Special Section: Exhibition Traces a Career Dedicated to Mutability
Museums Special Section: Warming Up to the Culture of Wikipedia
Museums Special Section: Breaking From Donor Dependence

MOCA director steers a steady course; Exhibition planning and fundraising will take time, Philippe Vergne says as he and the Museum of Contemporary Art board begin work.” By Mike Boehm. Los Angeles Times. March 20\, 2014.,0,3173091.story#axzz2wajbTsry

“San Diego Opera will close, in ‘a sign of the times’; The departure reflects the increasing challenge of funding arts programs.” By David Ng. Los Angeles Times. March 21, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 10-16, 2014)

Monday, March 17th, 2014


NY Culture: WTC Arts Center Snagged; Young Nonprofit Must Raise Hundreds of Millions for Project.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. March 10, 2014.

“New Smithsonian leader may have outsider’s edge in leading Institution into the future.” By Philip Kennicott. Washington Post. March 11, 2014.
Related story:
Smithsonian Names David Skorton as Its New Director.” New York Times. March 11, 2014.

Honolulu museums include island culture, natural history and the only royal palace in the U.S.” By Karen E. Weber. San Jose Mercury-News/Los Angeles Daily News. March 12, 2014.

College Art Museum Hit With Sanction After Sale of Bellows Work.” By Randy Kennedy. New York Times. March 14, 2014.

Settlement Reached in Cy Twombly Foundation Lawsuit.” By Randy Kennedy. New York Times. March 15, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 3-9, 2014)

Monday, March 10th, 2014


Met’s Labor Plan a ‘Declaration of War,’ Union Says; Work-Rule Changes, Health Insurance Plan Proposed to Cut Costs.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. March 3, 2014.

BAM vies for City Opera’s assets; SUNY Purchase and DiCapo Opera Theater have also submitted proposals to gain access to the bankrupt opera company’s name and $4 million endowment.” By Theresa Agovino. Crain’s New York Business. March 3, 2014.

Math Museum multiplies and prospers; At a Crain’s Arts & Culture forum on Monday, heads of the National Museum of Mathematics and Theater for a New Audience said their attendance numbers were way above expectations.” By Theresa Agovino. Crain’s New York Business. March 4, 2014.

Study Finds a Gender Gap at the Top Museums.” By Hilarie M. Sheets. New York Times. March 8, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (February 24-March 2, 2014)

Monday, March 3rd, 2014


Clueless at the Corcoran: What the museum’s latest bad decision says about nonprofit governance.” By Eric Gibson. Wall Street Journal. February 24, 2014.
Related story:
The Corcoran Gallery is going away just as its mission is more important than ever.” By Philip Kennicott. Washington Post. February 27, 2014.
When Corcoran’s partnership didn’t work out as hoped, thoughts turned to a takeover.” Washington Post. March 2, 2014.

MFA director Malcolm Rogers to retire.” By Geoff Edgers. Boston Globe. February 28, 2014.

The Directors: Women are leading 13 of the cultural institutions in the Washington/ Baltimore area. For them, museums are no longer built with glass ceilings.” Video. By Katherine Boyle and Lonnae O’Neal Parker. Washington Post. March 2, 2014.

Some feel cheated by change in film academy’s Hollywood museum plans; The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences spent about $50 million to buy up parcels for a movie museum. But now the museum will be built elsewhere and the site has been sold to a developer.” By Daniel Miller. Los Angeles Times. March 2, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (February 17-23, 2014)

Monday, February 24th, 2014


Minnesota Orchestra Drama Plays On.” By James R. Oestreich. New York Times. February 17, 2014.

The end of the Corcoran Gallery of Art.” By Philip Kennicott. Washington Post. February 20, 2014.
Related stories:
Washington’s Corcoran Gallery to Be Taken Over; National Gallery of Art and George Washington University in Deal for Art, College and Building.” Wall Street Journal. February 20, 2014.
The Corcoran Gallery of Art May Cede Control of Its Collection.” New York Times. February 19, 2014.
At the Corcoran, a history of big mistakes.” By David C. Levy. Washington Post. February 23, 2014.

The Guthrie Spirit Lives On.” By Joel Henning. Wall Street Journal. February 20, 2014.

Where Are The Heroes To Save Pittsburgh’s African-American Center?” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. February 22, 2014.


Monday, February 17th, 2014


Minnesota Orchestra Returns After a 16-Month Lockout.” By James Oestreich. New York Times. February 10, 2014.

It May Be a Nonprofit Theater, but the Tickets Look For-Profit.” By Patrick Healy. New York Times. February 15, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (February 3-9, 2014)

Monday, February 10th, 2014


Harkness Foundation for Dance Names New Director.” By Michael Cooper. New York Times. February 3, 2014.

California: Proposal for Lucas Museum Is Rejected.” New York Times/ Associated Press. February 5, 2014.

Museum of Modern Art Taps Digital Chief; Appointment of Fiona Romeo Is Part of Effort to Engage Audiences in the Digital Sphere.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. February 7, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 27-February 2, 2014)

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014


NY Culture: ‘Think-y Entertainment’ for New York’s Book-Loving Crowd; House of SpeakEasy Connects Writers With New Audiences.” By Stefanie Cohen. Wall Street Journal. January 28, 2014.

NY Culture: Met Opera Suffers Budget Shortfall From Pricing Backlash; Attendance Dropped After Company Increased Ticket Prices.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. January 28, 2014.

Met Opera Reports Falling Attendance.”: By Michael Cooper. New York Times. January 29, 2014.

NY Culture: Apollo Raises Half of Funding Goal; $10 Million of $20 Million Has Been Raised.” By Pia Catton. Wall Street Journal. January 29, 2014

Corcoran hopes to benefit from Monet that will be auctioned in May.” By David Montgomery. Washington Post. February 1, 2014.

Agnes Varis Trust to Give $3 Million to Gibney Dance.” By Cara Buckley. New York Times. February 1, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 20-26, 2014)

Monday, January 27th, 2014


9/11 Museum to charge $24 admission fee; Management says it must charge an entry fee to help defray the costs of running the institution because it does not receive government funding. The memorial will remain free.” By Theresa Agovino. Crains New York Business/Associated Press. January 25, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (January 13-19, 2014)

Monday, January 20th, 2014


$100 Million Impressionist Gift for Denver; Trove of 22 Paintings Is a ‘Game Changer’ for Museum.” By Ellen Gamerman. Wall Street Journal. January 12, 2014.

The Museum With a Bulldozer’s Heart; MoMA’s Plan to Demolish Folk Art Museum Lacks Vision.” By Michael Kimmelman. New York Times. January 13, 2014.

Minnesota Orchestra lockout is over.” By Anne Midgette. Washington Post. January 14, 2014.
Related stories:
Minnesota Orchestra Contract Ends Long Lockout.” New York Times. January 15, 2014.
Minn. Orchestra And Union Musicians End Extensive Lockout.” Morning Edition/ National Public Radio. January 15, 2014.
Minnesota Orchestra lockout ends after 15 months as musicians approve 3-year contract.” Washington Post. January 16, 2014.

9/11 Memorial to Seek Funds From New York’s Mayor; National September 11 Memorial Museum Officials Seek Money to Cover Operating Costs.” By Jennifer Maloney. Wall Street Journal. January 15, 2014.