Archive for the ‘Arts & Culture’ Category

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (April 7-13, 2014)

Monday, April 14th, 2014


Breaking Up Corcoran Galley Takes More Time Than Expected.” Morning Edition/National Public Radio. April 8, 2014.

Higher Price Tag Put on Detroit’s Art; Four Investor Groups Willing to Finance up to $2 Billion for Part of Collection.” By Matthew Dolan and Kelly Crow. Wall Street Journal. April 10, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 31-April 6, 2014)

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014


9/11 Memorial Museum Faces the Latest Hurdle: Its Opening.” By Patricia Cohen. New York Times. March 31, 2014.
Related story:
In memoriam: 9/11 museum to be free opening day; Condé Nast will pick up the $24 fee for those visiting the National September 11 Memorial Museum on its opening day, May 21.” By Theresa Agovino. Crain’s New York Business. March 31, 2014.

Civil Rights Sins, Curated by One of the Sinners.” By Campbell Robertson. New York Times. April 6, 2014.

WEEKLY NEWS DIGEST (March 24-30, 2014)

Monday, March 31st, 2014


Washington Group Sees a Cutting-Edge Museum in a Vacant School Building.” By Elena Schneider. New York Times. March 24, 2014.

New 9/11 Museum Announces It Will Open May 21.” By Patricia Cohen. New York Times. March 24, 2014.

Helluva Town: NY Catholic Archdiocese takes the stage; The Sheen Center, run by the Archdiocese of New York, will feature Christian programming when it opens in May.” By Bilal Iftikhar. Crains New York Business. March 25, 2014.

Its Art Elsewhere, a Museum Tries to Stay Relevant; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is Closed but Active.” By Jori Finkel. New York Times. March 26, 2014.

Start-up museums in Washington, D.C.” By Lonnae O’Neal Parker, Katherine Boyle and Jonathan O’Connell. Washington Post. March 28, 2014.

S&R Foundation provides Washington Ballet with live music, affects city’s music scene.” Washington Post. March 30, 2014.

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.