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David Rockefeller Estate gifts $200 million to New York’s MoMA

New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) made headlines just a few days ago when it announced it would be closing during the summer months to revamp its galleries and rehang its entire collection. The museum, though, hasn’t moved out of the spotlight of this week’s news quite yet. Shortly after the announcement was made […]

The Museum of Modern Art receives gift of over 800 drawings

New York’s Museum of Modern Art recently received a massive donation of 800 works from the Gilbert B. and Lila Silverman Instruction Drawing Collection. In a January 29th press release, the institution expressed that the monumental donation would ‘bridge the gap between the flash of an idea and the completed artwork,’ to use the Silvermans […]

Huge Damien Hirst bought by Las Vegas’ Palms Casino

The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas recently announced they’ll be adding a sculpture to a new pool that is under construction as part of the casino’s ongoing overhaul. We’re not talking playful dolphin fountains, though, we’re talking a 60-foot tall headless demon covered in barnacles and holding…a bowl. The massive sculpture, unsurprisingly titled Demon […]

Finalists for the 2019 Prix du dessin, Fondation d’art contemporain Daniel and Florence Guerlain

Friedrich Kunath, Claire Morgan and Jérôme Zonder have just been named as the three finalists for the twelfth edition of the Prix du dessin, the drawing prize organized by Daniel and Florence Guerlain contemporary art foundation. An exhibition of their works will be presented at Paris’ Salon du Dessin drawing fair at the Palais de […]

$30 million facelift for Houston’s Rothko Chapel has begun

Over the past few years, the Mark Rothko board have been quietly redesigning the campus and building of the Rothko Chapel with help from New York-based Architecture Research Office. This week, the first phase of the $30 million expansion and redesign began after plans to do so were announced in 2016. The reconfiguring of the […]

Glenstone Museum: a passion project uniting art, architecture, and nature

100 acres of rolling countryside make for an unusual location for a fine arts museum but that is exactly where Mitchell and Emily Rales have developed Glenstone Museum, a not-for-profit contemporary art museum and foundation. Mitch, as his friends call him, first broke ground on the museum in 2003 after scarcely surviving a helicopter crash. […]

2018 in Museum Acquisitions

Museum acquisitions have the power to truly transform institutions and this was especially the case for some in 2018. Here, we reflect at some of the most groundbreaking museum acquisitions of the year. Baltimore Museum of Art Deaccession of Blue Chip art to fund works by underrepresented artists Almost all institution leaders talk about the […]