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Meet the electrifying Greek artist still pulling in crowds – and promoting sculptures for six figures – at 93

After an extensive nationwide search, The Figge Art Museum introduced that Michelle Hargrave will turn out to be Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the museum effective December 9, 2019. A museum skilled with two decades of expertise, Hargrave presently serves because the Deputy Director of the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT. “Her extensive background rising cultural institutions will serve her nicely as she continues the expansion and success of the Figge,” mentioned Ken Koupal, President of the Figge Board of Trustees.

The Rema Hort Mann Foundation (RHMF) announced today that eight New York–based mostly artists will receive this yr’s $10,000 Emerging Artist Grants for demonstrating important and rigorous work in the area of up to date artwork and for committing to making substantial contributions to the humanities in the future. The grantees are Ander Mikalson, Autumn Knight, Elizabeth Tubergen, Elliott Jerome Brown Jr., Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich, Rachel LaBine, Sharon Madanes, and Talia Levitt. Schwartzman can also be broadly respected as an independent curator, most notably for Instituto Inhotim, the visionary modern art park set inside a 5,000-acre botanical garden in Brazil.

Luber involves Minneapolis from the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA), the only encyclopedic nice artwork institution in south Texas, the place she has served because the Kelso Director for the final eight years. Art fans and curious consumers crowded around a disused shop in south London on Monday after infamous avenue artist Banksy arrange a mini artwork exhibition in protest at a greetings card company. Scores of people vied for a view of a number of the guerilla graffiti artist’s works, including the stab vest he designed for grime artist Stormzy to put on throughout his headline performance at this yr’s Glastonbury Festival.

Laura Hurtado, a Mormon from California, took the reigns as director of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art earlier this yr. S1 Artspace has been granted planning permission by Sheffield City Council to develop Park Hill Art Space, which shall be one of many largest contemporary artwork galleries in the North of England.

This week’s beneficial reveals embody Lucy Austin’s layered paintings at That Art Gallery, Bristol, a gaggle exhibition of dystopian visions at Newlyn Art Gallery, plus the launch of this 12 months’s Platform Graduate Award 2019 collection of exhibitions in Oxford. The Paddock Project will open in the historic market town of Sherborne, Dorset in 2022 and can current a altering programme of worldwide, national and regional contemporary and fashionable artwork, craft and design. Our 2019 programme of 1-day artist-led events continues with Assembly Thamesmead addressing how artists, drawn by alternative and affordability, reside and working in new parts of the city, while Assembly Stoke-on-Trent throws into focus the idea of the artist as activist, activator and alter maker.

Defenders of the Faith: Capturing the artwork of the heavy steel battle jacket

To assist this artist tackle new challenges and embrace change, the Award will help the creation of an bold new project that the winner didn’t previously have the means to realize. Katherine Crawford Luber of the San Antonio Museum of Art succeeds Kaywin Feldman as director. In “Interior Museums,” Carlos Garaicoa, René Francisco, and four other acclaimed artists reflect on Cuba and Cuban identity, whereas “Island of Sugar” explores the impression of 1 industry on the island’s historical past and tradition. At the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, curator Corina Matamoros guides us via the exhibitions.

(On Thursday, September 26, the union voted to strike if an settlement was not reached by this week.) Employees of the institution moved to unionize in January to enhance working situations, together with hiring practices, wages, and benefits, despite the union-busting firm Adams Nash Haskell & Sheridan’s makes an attempt to dissuade folks from joining the bargaining unit. Katherine Crawford Luber, the director of the San Antonio Museum of Art, has been hired to lead the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA). She succeeds Kaywin Feldman, who departed MIA in March 2019 to turn out to be the director of the Smithsonian’s National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and will begin overseeing the museum’s renowned encyclopedic collection and 250-individual employees on January 2020.