Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director, Nasher Museum of Art – Duke University

Duke University has initiated a search for a new Director of the Nasher Museum of Art. The Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director of the Nasher Museum of Art reports to the Provost and, as its chief executive, is responsible for the museum’s artistic excellence and intellectual direction. Continue reading “Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director, Nasher Museum of Art – Duke University”

Sarah Schroth to Retire from the Nasher Museum in May 2020

Sarah Schroth, the Mary D.B.T. and James H. Semans Director at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, will retire in May 2020. She has been at Duke for almost 25 years and in her current role for 6.

“With the opening of the sculpture garden connecting the museum to the Rubenstein Arts Center, and Duke Gardens and the Arts Annex in close proximity, Duke has a true hub for the creation, exhibition and enjoyment of all forms of art,” said Provost Sally Kornbluth.  “Sarah has worked so very effectively with her colleagues – faculty and administrators – as well as staff, students and the community.  She leaves the museum in a strong position to attract top candidates who are equally as committed to the contribution of the arts to education and our society.  I am grateful for her fine work, energy and creativity.” [Duke Today]

Florida Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott Pen Letter Against Pop América Exhibit

After seeing artwork featuring the Marxist leader, Ché Guevara,  in the traveling exhibition, Pop América, 1965-1975, Florida Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Rick Scott wrote a letter of complaint to the National Endowment of the Arts. In the letter, they questioned if taxpayer dollars should support an exhibition featuring the contested Marxist leader. They further inquired about the NEA’s guidelines for funding traveling exhibitions of this nature.

Duke’s newspaper, The Chronicle, covers this story, explaining how the senators’ letter misquoted the Nasher Museum of Art’s description of the exhibition on their website.

Pop América, 1965-1975 is organized by the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio. It has traveled to Duke University’s Nasher Art Museum and is now at The Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University. It features almost 100 works of art by Latin American pop artists.

 

CFP: 5 Sessions at CAA (Chicago, 12-15 Feb 20)

College Art Association CAA2020 annual conference, Chicago, Illinois, USA, February 12 – 15, 2020

[1] Selling and buying anonymity
[2] What Can Art Say About Extinction?
[3] The Collector and Cultural Narratives
[4] The Image of the Female Artist
[5] Kitsch and Craft in the Middle Ages

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