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170 artworks gifted to Mead Art Museum by anonymous donor

Often times, when a museum receives a sizable donation, it’s a fairly established, publicized event. Sometimes, the process begins years before the gift ever happens and it’s a foregone conclusion where the works will call home in the future. However, this isn’t the case for 170 artworks that were donated to the Mead Art Museum […]

Dijon’s museum gets a renovation (II)

Last month, Art Critique announced the highly anticipated reopening of the Dijon Musée des Beaux-Arts. Judgement is reserved about whether the exhibition of modern and contemporary collections lived up to its promise. It does, however, raise a piercing question about the fate of what makes (made?) the modern Museum what it is today, namely the […]

Jean Pigozzi gifts 45 works by African artists to MoMA

When the Museum of Modern Art closed for renovations on June 15th, it said that its reopening in October would boast a massive rehang of their permanent collection to tell the story of the Modern and contemporary art in a new light. Just a month into its closure, the museum has received a gift that […]

Musée d’Orsay receives over 100 artworks from American couple

In 2016, Marlene and Spencer Hays, a collecting couple who had amassed an extensive trove of about 600 artworks, announced that after their passing, the entirety of their collection would be donated to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris. In 2017, Spencer Hays passed away and recently, Marlene, now 82, announced that she has decided to […]

From the NFL to art history: how Keith Rivers is spanning the gamut

Sports and art are rarely used in the same sentence. Some have tried to make the argument that sports can be art, often resulting in an unconvincing result. Sometimes, the two come together and work alongside each other; the Olympics are often a prime time for this as artists and architects are commissioned to create […]

Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo wins the 2019 Leo Award

Last week, the Independent Curators International (ICI) announced that Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo is the recipient of the 2019 prestigious Leo Award. Sandretto Re Rebaudengo will be presented the award at the ICI’s annual benefit and auction in New York City later this year in October. The ICI is a nonprofit organization based in New […]

Larry Gagosian launches an art advisory firm

The 73-year-old mega-dealer Larry Gagosian is starting an art advisory firm in New York, appointing former Christie’s executive Laura Paulson to head up the new initiative. The announcement was made yesterday along with two other initiatives: the appointment of Andrew Fabricant to the recently created position of Chief Operating Officer of the gallery; and the […]