The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $2,073,000 to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, which will use it to launch an undergraduate fellowship in tandem with the Art Institute of Chicago, the High Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.
Though Gallerist is still mourning the loss of Met curator Gary Tinterow to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where he is now director, we’re happy to report that the MFAH has debuted a new series of videos–some with soothing piano music, like superbly made political campaign ads–in which he discusses his plans for the museum and his deep roots in Houston. (Thank you to CultureMap for bringing the videos to our attention.)
Tomorrow, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is putting on display selections from the 1,500-item edition archive of SoHo and Chelsea gallerist Peter Blum, who has been active as a print publisher for more than 30 years. The exhibition comes exactly 40 years after Mr. Blum began his art-dealing career at the storied Galerie Beyeler in Basel, Switzerland.