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
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
Lisa Hostetler, who once served as a research associate and a specialist in 20th-century photography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is leaving her post as photography curator at the Milwaukee Art Museum to take that job at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Read More
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
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
Columbia University has announced that it has appointed Deborah Cullen to the position of director and chief curator of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery. She starts her new role on July 1. Read More
Laurie Anderson Will Be ‘Distinguished Artist in Residence’ at Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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
Regine Basha, the executive director of Artpace, the nonprofit space located in San Antonio, Texas, will resign her position to have serious back surgery, the San Antonio Express-News reports. Ms. Basha had only been with the organization since January, but reportedly felt that, facing a long recovery process, it would be best to step down. Read More