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Phaidon Press Names Keith Fox CEO

Keith Fox. (Courtesy McGraw Hill)

Art and architecture book publisher Phaidon Press has named Keith Fox CEO. He was most recently the president of the construction division at McGraw Hill Financial, which publishes Architectural Record and GreenSource Magazine among other publications. He has previously served as the president of McGraw Hill Professional and BusinessWeek. Read More

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Artadia Announces New Board Members

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The nonprofit artist support network Artadia has announced four additions to its board of directors: Kimberly Light, founder of the art advisory company Lightbox; Karen Mehiel, the CEO of Kampack, an industrial packaging manufacturer; Laurie Ziegler, a Los Angeles-based arts patron; and Margot Ziegler, a New York-based art collector.

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David Leiber Departs Sperone Westwater

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After more than 20 years at Sperone Westwater, director David Leiber has left the Bowery-based gallery. “David has told me that he looks forward to focusing on the secondary market and curatorial endeavors,” said Angela Westwater, who founded the gallery in 1975 with Gian Enzo Sperone and Konrad Fischer (who departed in 1982). Mr. Leiber, she added, is interested in dealing with artists and work that are “a little more historical.” Mr. Leiber, who joined Sperone Westwater in 1988, was not reachable for comment. (Update, March 21: The New York Times reports that Mr. Leiber will join the David Zwirner gallery.) Read More

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MoMA Names Darby English Consulting Curator

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Darby English, the director of the research and academic program at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Mass., has been tapped by the Museum of Modern Art to be a consulting curator, focusing on American and European art with a particular emphasis on the work of black artists. He will continue in his role at the Clark Art Institute. Read More

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A New Managing Horticulturalist for The Cloisters

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Just in time for spring, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has named a new managing horticulturalist for pretty much the most beautiful place in all of Manhattan, and maybe the entire city, The Cloisters. The lucky man is Caleb Leech, who comes from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, where he has worked since 2004. He’ll take the place of Deirdre Larkin, who stepped down in December. Read More

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Met Hires Sandra Jackson-Dumont as Education Chair

Jackson-Dumont. (Courtesy Paul G. Allen Family Foundation)

Sandra Jackson-Dumont has been tapped by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to be its new chairman of education. She’ll be coming to New York from the Seattle Art Museum, where she serves as deputy director for education and public programs and adjunct curator for modern and contemporary art. It’s a homecoming of sorts, since she previously worked at the Studio Museum and the Whitney. Read More

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Natalie Frank to Rhona Hoffman, ACME

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The painter Natalie Frank is now represented by Rhona Hoffman gallery in Chicago and ACME in Los Angeles. She will have a large painting with ACME at the Armory Show, which opens this week. Her first solo show with Rhona Hoffman is scheduled for this coming September.   In New York, the following April, she Read More