The Harvard Art Museums in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has received a gift of seventy sketchbooks by German artist Otto Piene, a founder of the Zero Group. The works were donated by Piene’s widow, the poet and author Elizabeth Goldring. Dating from 1935 to 2014, the largely unpublished sketchbooks span the entirety of Piene’s career. [Artforum]
Courtney J. Martin, deputy director and chief curator of the Dia Art Foundation, has been named the next director of the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut. Martin will succeed Amy Meyers, who is retiring in June after a 17-year tenure at the museum at Yale University. [ARTnews]
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, has appointed T. Barton Thurber as its next director. Thurber currently serves as associate director for collections and exhibitions at the Princeton University Art Museum. He will succeed James Mundy, who is stepping down after twenty-eight years at the center, and will assume his responsibilities on August 5. [Artforum]
Beginning this year, we are pleased to announce a new opportunity to help shape Annual Conference session content. In preparation for the 2020 Annual Conference in Chicago, the Annual Conference Committee will appoint a Council of Readers to read proposals submitted by CAA members and serve a crucial role in the review process.
The Council will be tasked with reading proposals within their specialty and will provide the knowledge and expertise of their fields to help shape the conference. Continue reading “Apply to Join the CAA Council of Readers”
Tracy Fitzpatrick, Director of the Neuberger Museum of Art, announced that the Museum’s 2019 Roy R. Neuberger Prize, now carrying an honorarium of $25,000, has been awarded to Yto Barrada, an internationally-acclaimed French-Moroccan multi-media artist. In addition to the cash award, an exhibition of her work Yto Barrada: TheDye Garden, will be on view for the first time in the US at the Neuberger Museum of Art, September 25–December 22, 2019. [Hyperallergic]
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in Saint Louis will reopen this fall following the completion of a major expansion project. Led by the architecture firm KieranTimberlake, the revamp is part of the university’s $280 million transformation of its Danforth Campus. The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’ newly constructed Anabeth and John Weil Hall, which will feature studios and classrooms for art and architecture students, will also be unveiled in October. [Artforum]
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. Continue reading “Assistant Educator, Learning and Interpretation – Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum”
Quaytman skillfully translated the energy of preparatory sketches to large-scale proportions in these works. The resultant paintings retain the small moments where inconsistencies arise and balance is subtly disturbed when one draws by hand. In other words, Quaytman imported the personal aspect of the drawing process to the often impersonal world of geometric abstraction and, given the large scale of the paintings, cast the irregularities as heroic. Frank Stella, pioneer of the shaped canvas, warned that abstraction, especially as practiced by Kandinsky and Mondrian, can lack “human dynamics.” Quaytman’s work, however, is full of humanity.
[Kim Beil, Art in America]
The Princeton University Art Museum announced the appointment of Ronni Baer as the next Allen R. Adler, class of 1967, distinguished curator and lecturer. A scholar of Dutch, Flemish, and Spanish art and of the history of collecting, Baer has served as the senior curator of European paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), Boston, since 2000. She will begin her new position on May 1. [Artforum]
The weekly CAA Conversations Podcast continues the vibrant discussions initiated at our Annual Conference. Listen in each week as educators explore arts and pedagogy, tackling everything from the day-to-day grind to the big, universal questions of the field.
This week, Rosie Liljenquist and Anne Diekema discuss Open Educational Resources (OER).
Rose Liljenquist is an Open Educational Resources librarian at Gerald Sherratt Library, Southern Utah University. Anne Diekema is also a librarian at Gerald Sherratt Library and an assistant professor at Southern Utah Univeristy.