Archive for January, 2021

After Pandemic’s Rapid Change, Sotheby’s Has 8 Predictions for 2021

In 2019, when Charles Stwart was named CEO of Sotheby’s, he knew 2020 was going to be a year of big changes. But he got more change than expected, when, due to restrictions around the coronavirus pandemic that began in March, his first full auction season faced a global shut down. Yet when your mission is to continue to move a 276-year-old company into the digital future, more change is... | Read More

SFAI Board Chair Resigns Amid Outcry at Storied California Art School

With the San Francisco Art Institute, one of the most highly regarded art schools in the U.S., facing pushback over recent moves it has made over its future, board chair Pam Rorke Levy has resigned. Photographer Lonnie Graham, who has been on the SFAI board since July, will take over her post effective immediately. The school also announced that John Marx had been named vice chair of the... | Read More

Why Storm The Capitol? “I Came To See The Art!”

“Faced with the photo evidence, Pham then allegedly admitted to climbing over torn-down fences to get inside. But still, he insisted his reasons were benign: He just wanted the rare opportunity to view ‘historical art,’ investigators said.” – Washington Post

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Laura Domencic Named Executive Director of Erie Art Museum

Arts consultant and curator Laura Domencic has been appointed executive director of the Erie Art Museum, Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh native will assume her new role on February 8, replacing interim ... | Read More

Why Love Work? It Doesn’t Love You Back

Over the past few decades, this ethos of cheerless duty has been overtaken by the imperative to love your work. Graduation speakers, human resources departments, and motivational memes keep telling us we ought to merge passion with profession. But work remains stubbornly unlovable. Especially for workers in the United States, the hours are long, wages have not remotely kept up with... | Read More

A Luxury Brand About Intention — Meet Dallas-Based This Same Sky

Among the countless self-care commitments and workout goals, transitioning to a more sustainable lifestyle can be one of the more daunting New Years resolutions. But Sofiya Deva, a former marketing VP who recently launched her own sustainable luxury brand, This Same Sky, doesn’t think it has to be overwhelming. “I think the biggest misconception about … Continued

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Hundreds of Moscow Artist Studios to Be Razed by Government

The Moscow Union of Artists (MUA) has said that more than seven hundred Moscow-based artists are facing eviction and the destruction of their workspaces by the Russian government, according to a report ... | Read More

Philadelphia Opera Leading The Streaming Pack

Compared with other American companies, Opera Philadelphia is laying claim to the mantle of making new material during the pandemic. Still, what’s most notable about OperaPhila.tv is not its mere existence, but the strength of the work on offer. – The New York Times

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Madrid’s Prado to Rehang Collection in Focus on More Female and Foreign Artists

The Prado in Madrid will rehang its collection to focus more on non-Spanish artists and women. “There are artistic phenomena and artists who have been totally excluded until now – not just women but aspects as important as social painting, which hadn’t found a place in the 19th-century collection,” says director Miguel Falomir, “or painting from different […]... | Read More

Why Conspiracy Theories Are So Attractive

Are conspiracy theories truly more prevalent and influential today, or does it just seem that way? – NiemanLab

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