MONDAY, JULY 21
Premiere: “Kurt Vonnegut’s Galápagos” at the Parrish Art Museum
The artists Tucker Marder and Christian Scheider will debut a performance based on the expansive 1984 play by that rascally Vonnegut, a former resident of nearby Sagaponack. —Nate Freeman
Parrish Art Museum, 279 Montauk Highway, Water Mill, 6 p.m.
TUESDAY, JULY 22
Dimitris Daskalopoulos, the Greek entrepreneur, mega-collector and benefactor of art institutions the world over, will receive the Leo Award, an annual honor presented by Independent Curators International, Gallerist has learned. The award, which is named after the dealer Leo Castelli, will be presented to Mr. Daskalopoulos at a gala dinner and auction in New York this Read More
Trouble may have found the National Academy Museum and School—the institution laid off several high-ranking staffers in June and has seen several others exit—but that doesn’t mean it’s having trouble inducting new Academicians. Today, the nearly 200-year-old body of artists added to its ranks a class of 13 new National Academicians, and they will join the 400 living artists and architects who have received this honor. Read More
After three years at its current location, 47 Canal is leaving its titular address and heading northwest to 291 Grand Street. The gallery will pack up shop after its current exhibition, “BFFA3AE: DTR,” closes Aug. 2, and then reopen in its new second-floor space in late September with a show by Antoine Catala. Read More
The New Museum announced today that curator Massimiliano Gioni has been promoted to the position of artistic director. Mr. Gioni is behind several of the museum’s blockbuster shows, including “Carsten Höller: Experience,” “Urs Fischer,” “NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star,” “Ostalgia,” “Younger Than Jesus” and, more recently, solo shows featuring Pawel Althamer Read More
After a decade and a half at the Guggenheim, Betsy Ennis is leaving her position as its director of media and public relations, she announced this morning in an e-mail obtained by Gallerist. Read More
If your Thursday morning is getting off to a slow and lazy start, you could do worse things than watch renowned hedonist Mario Batali swing by the Frick with venture capitalist Fred Wilson (not to be confused with the other Fred Wilson). It’s for Mr. Batali’s program The High Road, something that we had no idea existed. It’s kind of like No Reservations for those with tiny attention spans. It’s 10 minutes long.
“This is one of the most important Rembrandts in the world,” Mr. Wardropper says, referring to Self-Portrait (1658), as a ponytailed Mr. Batali looks on, pensive. “It’s rather sardonic—it was painted shortly after he became bankrupt.” Read More
Randall Stout, an architect of several museums, died on Friday at 56. [NYT]
Big companies, including Chase and Delta Airlines, have raised over $26 million to help save the Detroit Institute of Arts. [NYT]
“Artist resale rights gain support in US Congress.” [The Art Newspaper]
A master forger, responsible for Rothko Read More