Guggenheim Promotes Jeffrey Weiss to Senior Curator

Mr. Weiss. (Courtesy Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and INCCA)

Scholar Jeffrey Weiss has been with the Guggenheim since 2010 as lead curator on that institution’s Panza Collection, the trove of Minimalist and Conceptual art donated to the institution by Italian Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo. Now he has been promoted to the position of senior curator, the Guggenheim announced today. Mr. Panza will continue to lead research on the Panza works. Read More


Carnegie Names Dan Byers as Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art

Dan Byers. (Courtesy Patrick McMullan Company)

A newly endowed curator position at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh bears the name of the Guggenheim Museum’s director, Richard Armstrong, who served as director of the Carnegie from 1996 to 2008.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which shared the news today, reports that Dan Byers, who previously served as the Carnegie’s associate curator of contemporary art, will be the first Richard Armstrong Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art. Those are some big shoes to fill, Mr. Byers. Mr. Armstrong curated a number of Whitney Biennials and is also really tall. Read More


Christie’s: Amy Cappellazzo Taking ‘Expanded Role’ in Private Sales, John Good Move Is Official

Amy Cappellazzo. (Courtesy Michael N. Todaro/Getty Images)

Christie’s announced today that Amy Cappellazzo, its chairman of post-war and contemporary art development, will take on an “extended remit” in the realm of private sales, working closely with Marc Porter, Christie’s chairman, and Brett Gorvy, the chairman and international head of post-war and contemporary art at the auction house. Read More


John Good Leaves Gagosian, Reportedly For Christie’s Private Sales


Longtime Gagosian director John Good has left the gallery. He had been with Gagosian since the mid-1990s, and was based at its headquarters at 980 Madison Avenue. News of his departure was confirmed by a call to the gallery.

Unconfirmed rumors from a handful of art world sources have him landing in the private sales department at Christie’s, though calls and text messages to Mr. Good were not returned. Read More


Laurie Anderson Will Be ‘Distinguished Artist in Residence’ at Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Laurie Anderson is unstoppable. She has a show with Vito Schnabel. She’s a commencement speaker. And now she will be the inaugural distinguished artist in residence at the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, in Troy, N.Y., the institution announced today. Her residency lasts three years. Read More