Archive for August, 2011

New dean for Hartford art school

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Nancy M. Stuart, former executive vice president and provost at the Cleveland Institute of Art, has been named dean of the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford in Connecticut.

LA artist paints burning bank, gets visited by police

Monday, August 29th, 2011

LA artist Alex Schaefer paints plein air canvas of burning bank … and gets two visits from the police. “They told me that somebody had called and said they felt threatened by my painting,” Schaefer told the LA Times. “They said they had to find out my intention. They asked if I was a terrorist.”

Laura McPhee exhibits in Texas

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

“Mainly men come up to me and say, ‘You know they do make digital cameras now that are much smaller and more convenient,’ and they offer to loan them to me and make my life easier,” says Laura McPhee of Brookline, Massachusetts, upon the occasion of a Texas exhibit of her large format photos of Idaho. “But I actually think that [my vintage Deardorff] camera still definitely exceeds what other cameras can do in terms of the level of detail that you can get from the pictures. You can see every blade of grass. It’s more than the eye can see, really.”

A history of Pace gallery

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Can New York’s Pace Gallery, which was founded in Boston in the ’60s by Arne Glimcher, who spent time growing up in the Hub, be passed down to his son?

3D photos in Maynard

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

An exhibit of 3D photos at Gallery Seven in Maynard, Massachusetts, reveals the existence of a group of 3D photographers calling themselves the Depthmen.

BC grad Claudia Gould named director of Jewish Museum

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Claudia Gould, who got a bachelor’s degree in art history from Boston College and later became director of the Philadelphia Institute of Contemporary Art, has been named director of New York’s Jewish Museum.

The KKK at 1920s Harvard?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

UniversalHub digs up photo of Harvard students posing in Ku Klux Klan hoods in 1924 as the Klan was busy recruiting on the Cambridge campus. For revolting reals.

Victim of art theft wins $3M court verdict

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

The victim of the most expensive residential theft in Massachusetts history, when art was stolen from his Berkshires house in 1978, has won a $3 million civil judgment against the man who possessed the artwork for more than two decades and tried to sell it.

Blissful Monkey yoga studio gets new mural

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Blissful Monkey yoga studio in Boston gets new mural.

Tucker’s public sculpture was moved

Monday, August 1st, 2011

When Massachusetts artist William Tucker’s public sculpture was moved in San Diego in 2001 because people found it, uh, ugly (“You mean the one that looks like a turd?” a photographer recalled) … a donor paid to relocate it to a less prominent location on the hospital grounds where it stood. Tucker said, “It’s had its turn at disturbing people. Maybe now it can have a more peaceful existence.”