The Santa Barbara Museum of Art has received a $655,000 gift from an anonymous donor to support the position of curator of contemporary art. Julie Joyce, who currently holds that position, is the beneficiary of the donation. Read More
The National Museum of Scotland has received a $7.6 million gift from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The donation will go toward the creation of eight new galleries, which will house the science and technology collections, as well as European art and design. Read More
The Princeton University Art Museum has received a $5 million gift, courtesy of two alumni from the class of 1976, to endow its directorship. Read More
New York philanthropists Pamela and George Rohr, and an anonymous donor from the city, are giving 200 photographs by the early-20th-century Parisian photographer Eugène Atget to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, museum administrators announced today. Read More
This weekend, when the Bard Center for Curatorial Studies’s Hessel Museum, in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., opens “Matters of Fact,” a new exhibition of works from its collection, it will also unveil a new name for one of its existing galleries: that of the photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.
One of the Hessel Museum’s three main exhibition spaces is being renamed the Robert Mapplethorpe Gallery in recognition of an unrestricted $500,000 grant from the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, the nonprofit organization founded in 1988 as the controversial photographer was dying of HIV/AIDS to support his legacy, photography in general and support research into HIV/AIDS. The gift is part of CCS Bard’s 20th anniversary fundraising campaign. Read More