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As Marin Alsop Leaves The Baltimore Symphony, Why Aren’t There More Maestras At Top US Orchestras?

“When she took the position in 2007, she was the first female music director of a top-tier American orchestra. She was, it seemed certain then, the avatar of a new generation of women on important podiums. … But when she departs this summer, the field will go back to the way it was before she came: 25 major orchestras … with no female music directors. Alsop and her Baltimore appointment are often referred to as trailblazing, but so far she remains alone on this particular trail.” – The New York...
Tags: Art, Music, Baltimore, Marin Alsop, Alsop, 06.11.21

Doubting Thomas: Greenville County Museum Sells “Alma’s Flower Garden” in a Non-Transparent Transaction

Taking a page from the problematic playbooks of the Berkshire, Everson and Baltimore museums, the Greenville County Museum of Art, South Carolina, has become the latest poster child for deplorable deaccessions. – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Baltimore, Ajblogs, Thomas, 04.09.21, Greenville County Museum Sells, Alma 's Flower Garden, Berkshire Everson, Greenville County Museum of Art South Carolina

The Artist Painting Baltimore’s Winter Salt Boxes

Juliet Ames couldn’t resist decorating her first salt box, back in December. Then she got permission from the city. “In the past two months, more than 100 of the decorated salt boxes have appeared around Baltimore, including more than 25 adorned by Ames herself. The boxes celebrate such iconic Baltimore figures as the filmmaker John Waters, the Natty Boh logo and the googly-eyed Mr. Trash Wheel.” – Baltimore Sun
Tags: Art, Baltimore, Ames, Visual, 02.18.21, Juliet Ames

To Deaccession Or Not, And Why? Museum World’s Long Argument About This Is Now Playing Out In Public

Once the AAMD, looking at the financial carnage wrought by COVID, relaxed its strict rule about museums selling their art only in order to acquire other art, the sales started — with major museums in Brooklyn, Syracuse, the Berkshires, and, above all, Baltimore drawing a huge amount of scrutiny, more than a little condemnation, and even (though it’s not loud) some support. Andrew Russeth reports. – ARTnews
Tags: Art, Baltimore, Visual, Berkshires, Andrew Russeth, AAMD, COVID, 02.08.21, Brooklyn Syracuse

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Has A New Director (And She’s An Alum)

Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell dropped out of Juilliard at age 19 to join the company, where she danced for three years before moving on to 13 years with Ailey. After retiring from the stage in 2005, she got a graduate degree and went home to Baltimore to teach. Now, as HSDC’s artistic director, “she is tasked with culling an artistic identity that gradually moved Hubbard Street away from its audience base as the company increasingly delved into experimental works.” – Dance Magazine
Tags: Art, Dance, Baltimore, Juilliard, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ailey, Hubbard Street, 02.04.21, Linda Denise Fisher Harrell

Baltimore Museum Bought Art By Women in 2020. So…

“I would like to officially state that I’m thrilled that the museum has collected art by women, in 2020 and in any other year, and the selections named in the press release are fantastic additions. However, I am confused about how the museum defines “diversifying a collection,” why they didn’t collect a lot more art by women at lower price points (the average 2020 price is $40,000 per object), and why they selected so few Baltimore- and Maryland-based artists.” – BMoreArt
Tags: Art, Maryland, Baltimore, Visual, 01.22.21

What’s The Word Of The Year For 2020? In The U.S. Art World, It’s ‘Deaccession’

As the pandemic forced American museums to close their doors and give up all earned income, the Association of Art Museum Directors agreed to temporarily relax its strict rule that museums may sell their art only to fund the purchase of other art. A number of deaccessions (as the practice is euphemized) promptly ensued, followed swiftly by arguments over them and the cancellation of a few (notably in Baltimore). Matt Stromberg looks back at the year’s battles. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Baltimore, Visual, Association of Art Museum Directors, Matt Stromberg, 12.29.20

Inside The Collapse Of The Baltimore Museum Of Art’s Big Deaccessioning Plan

Peggy McGlone and Sebastian Smee report on how director Christopher Bedford’s plan to raise $65 million to fund diversity-equity-and-inclusion projects by selling paintings by Andy Warhol, Brice Marden and Clyfford Still was conceived, approved, attacked, and withdrawn. “There’s one thing the Baltimore episode made clear: Even the most noble of causes, including paying the mostly minority guards a living wage and improving access for the community, can’t be funded by monetizing the collection.”...
Tags: Art, Baltimore, Visual, Sebastian Smee, Christopher Bedford, Peggy McGlone, 12.06.20, Andy Warhol Brice Marden

James Conlon To Fill In At Baltimore Symphony After Marin Alsop’s Departure

Conlon — music director of Los Angeles Opera since 2006 and previously music director or principal conductor of the Paris Opera, the Cincinnati May Festival, the Ravinia Festival, the RAI National Symphony Orchestra in Turin, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, and the city of Cologne in Germany — will become the Baltimore Symphony’s Artistic Adviser in September of 2021, when Alsop ends her 14-year tenure as music director. Conlon will not be a candidate for the permanent music director post. – Baltim...
Tags: Art, Music, Germany, Cologne, Paris, Baltimore, Turin, Cincinnati, Marin Alsop, Conlon, Alsop, Los Angeles Opera, Baltimore Symphony, James Conlon, Rotterdam Philharmonic, 11.18.20

John Waters Gives Art Collection to The Baltimore Museum Of Art in Exchange for Getting Its Bathrooms Named After Him It’s not unusual for an institution to recognize a major benefactor’s generosity by naming something in their honor – a wing, an atrium, a library, a gymnasium, a concert hall… But bathrooms? It’s a fitting tribute for the Pope of Trash, filmmaker John Waters. So fitting that he himself suggested it when donating 372 prints, paintings, and photographs from his personal collection to the Baltimore Museum Of Art. With Harvard, the University of P...
Tags: Google, Art, Film, College, Museums, The New York Times, Baltimore, Cbc, University Of Colorado, Bma, John Waters, Joan Miró, Facebook Twitter, Dixon, Christopher Bedford, New Museum of Contemporary Art

John Waters Donates His Collection To Baltimore Museum Of Art

Waters’s collection, much of which is installed in his home, features in-depth holdings of works by Peter Fischli & David Weiss, Mike Kelley, Karin Sander and Richard Tuttle, and will fill gaps in the museum’s own collection of work by artists including Catherine Opie and Thomas Demand. An exhibition of works from the gift will be staged at the museum within the next five years, it says in a statement. – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, Baltimore, Visual, Catherine Opie, 11.12.20, Peter Fischli David Weiss Mike Kelley Karin Sander, Richard Tuttle

The Gruesome Dollhouse Death Scenes That Reinvented Murder Investigations Who can resist miniatures? Wee food, painstakingly rendered in felted wool… Matchbook-sized books you can actually read… Classic record albums shrunk down for mice… The late Frances Glessner Lee (1878-1962) definitely loved miniatures, and excelled at their creation, knitting socks on pins, hand rolling real tobacco into tiny cigarettes, and making sure the victims in her realistic murder scene dioramas exhibited the proper degree of rigor mort...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Art, Science, Sweden, Education, College, Life, Harvard University, Sherlock Holmes, Kate, Baltimore, Lee, Facebook Twitter, Woodman, Eliot

Donors Claim To Rescind 50 Million In Gifts To Baltimore Museum Over Warhol Sale

But, plot twist: Did those gifts ever exist in the first place? The “chairwoman of the board of trustees, said in an email that the museum has no record of a $50 million pledge or any pledges totaling that amount.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Baltimore, Visual, 10.23.20

Baltimore Museum Of Art Chair Defends Sale Of Warhol, Marden And Still

Clair Zamoiski Segal asserts that “there is nothing short-sighted nor nefarious about deaccessioning. It is a regular practice, undertaken by every art museum in the United States. Assertions otherwise are simply a means of inflaming controversy and serve only to maintain the status quo of museums as repositories of riches serving the elite alone.” – ARTnews
Tags: Art, United States, Baltimore, Visual, 10.22.20, Warhol Marden, Clair Zamoiski Segal

Baltimore Museum Of Art Stakeholders Ask State Of Maryland To Stop Sale Of Artworks

“Former trustees, committee members, donors and docents of the Baltimore Museum of Art have asked Maryland officials to halt the institution’s plans to sell paintings by Andy Warhol, Clyfford Still and Brice Marden, and to investigate what they describe as irregularities and conflicts of interest surrounding the sales.” – The Washington Post
Tags: Art, Maryland, Baltimore, Visual, Brice Marden, Baltimore Museum of Art, 10.15.20, Andy Warhol Clyfford Still

The Battle of Baltimore: Former Museum Trustees Strike Back in the Deaccession Wars

Any museum official tempted to exploit the (so-called) permanent collection as a fungible commodity for bankrolling pet projects (however worthy) and bolstering the payroll should read and take heed of this six-page letter deploring the Baltimore Museum of Art’s planned disposals. – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Baltimore, Ajblogs, Baltimore Museum of Art, 10.15.20

In financial stress from the pandemic, "Museums Sell Picasso and Warhol, Embrace Diversity to Survive."

Bloomberg reports.Museums are not only selling works long off the market but acquiring pieces by female, Black and Latino artists, and -- they hope -- gaining new visitors who will see themselves reflected in the hushed halls.... This week at Christie’s, Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, New York, sold its sole Jackson Pollock painting for $13 million and Springfield Museums in Massachusetts offloaded a Picasso for $4.4 million.... “Museums have amazing power,” [said Adam Levine, the new leader...
Tags: Art, Maryland, Law, Massachusetts, Bloomberg, Museums, Commerce, Warhol, Baltimore, Adam Levine, Black, Jackson Pollock, Andy, Toledo Museum Of Art, Brice Marden, Levine

Deplorable in Baltimore: Careening Down the Slippery Slope of Collection Monetization

Call me Cassandra. The “slippery slope” of monetizing museum collections, which I previously prophesied would get more dangerous under the Association of Art Museum Directors’ temporarily relaxed guidelines, has just been greased. – Lee Rosenbaum
Tags: Art, Baltimore, Ajblogs, Cassandra, Association of Art Museum Directors, 10.07.20

Baltimore Museum Of Art Will Sell Three Major Works Of Art To Fund Diversity Efforts

The Baltimore Museum of Art’s board of trustees voted Thursday night to have Sotheby’s auction house sell three significant — and, it could be argued, irreplaceable — modern artworks later this fall in an effort to expand ongoing diversity initiatives. – Baltimore Sun
Tags: Art, Baltimore, Visual, Sotheby, Baltimore Museum of Art, 10.02.20

IFAI – Director of Development

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas (Festival) celebrates and builds community, engages with vital issues, and promotes the arts. Each year, the Festival highlights the City of New Haven’s diverse and culturally rich community with events featuring world-class artists, thinkers, and leaders. Its additional programs include the annual Visionary Leadership Award and educational opportunities like the High School Fellows Program. The Festival was established in 1996 by Anne Calabresi, Jean M...
Tags: Art, Jobs, America, Atlantic, United States, Connecticut, Baltimore, Rikers Island, Yale University, Bruce, Science Park, Alaska Native, New Haven, National Endowment for the Humanities, Walt Whitman, Pacific Islander

Things Seem Genuinely Hopeful At Baltimore Symphony For First Time In Years

Only a year ago, musicians and management were just ending a very bitter lockdown-turned-strike, and unflattering details of the orchestra’s severe money troubles had been splashed across the media. Now, despite the pandemic, there’s a new five-year contract in place and a spirit of cooperation. “It’s an astonishing reversal of fortune,” says the co-chairman of the players’ committee; “We’re working together in ways we haven’t in many, many years,” says the CEO. – Baltimore Magazine
Tags: Art, Music, Baltimore, 09.21.20

The Future Of Theatre

There are many ideas. Many hopes. Stephanie Ybarra of Baltimore’s Center Stage: “We will rely less on the stuff of the stage and more on the physical bodies of the performers and the words they speak or sing and the movement of those bodies.” – NPR
Tags: Art, Theatre, Baltimore, Audience, Stephanie Ybarra, 09.20.20

Everhart Museum – Executive Director

As one of the oldest museums in Pennsylvania, the Everhart Museum is a vibrant interdisciplinary museum with significant collections in American folk art and wide-ranging specimens of natural history native to Northeastern Pennsylvania. The museum was founded in 1908 by Dr. Isaiah Fawkes Everhart, a Scranton physician, Civil War veteran, and taxidermist, who devoted much of his time to the study of the flora and fauna around him. The collection continued to grow throughout the 20th century with ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Nbc, Boston, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Washington Dc, Richard, Baltimore, Diwali, Niagara Falls, Princeton University, Pennsylvania State University, Scranton, Lackawanna County, New York City Philadelphia

Dorothy Parker’s Ashes: An Odyssey From A File Cabinet To Baltimore To The Bronx

The tale of the author’s cremains, which would likely have amused her as much as irked her, includes appearances by Martin Luther King and the NAACP (to whom she left her estate), Lillian Hellman (more than living down to Mary McCarthy’s opinion of her), activist lawyer and one-time New York City Council President Paul O’Dwyer, and (the hero of the story) a professional tour guide named Kevin Fitzpatrick. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, People, Bronx, Naacp, Martin Luther King, Baltimore, New York City Council, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, Paul O Dwyer, Mary McCarthy, Kevin Fitzpatrick, 09.04.20

International Festival of Arts & Ideas – Director of Programming & Community Impact

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas (Festival) celebrates and builds community, engages with vital issues, and promotes the arts. Each year, the Festival highlights the City of New Haven’s diverse and culturally rich community with events featuring world-class artists, thinkers, and leaders. Its additional programs include the annual Visionary Leadership Award and educational opportunities like the High School Fellows Program. The Festival was established in 1996 by Anne Calabresi, Jean M...
Tags: Art, Jobs, America, Atlantic, United States, Connecticut, Baltimore, Rikers Island, Yale University, Bruce, Science Park, Alaska Native, New Haven, National Endowment for the Humanities, Walt Whitman, Pacific Islander

Placido Domingo Wants To Clear His Name, But Won’t Answer Direct Questions About Sexual Harassment

“Two of Domingo’s managers and a spokesperson briefly cut off the interview when the singer was asked to respond to the fact that both investigations had found the sexual harassment accusations credible and that one had found a pattern of abuse.” – Baltimore Sun (AP)
Tags: Art, Baltimore, Issues, Placido Domingo, Domingo, 08.23.20

Get the Ancient Roman Look: A Hair & Makeup Video Tutorial

Remember early April, when we threw ourselves into the Getty Challenge, turning ourselves into historic art recreations in lieu of climbing the walls? Seems like ages ago, doesn’t it, that you wrapped a shower curtain around your head and rifled through the button box, rabid to make yourself into a masterpiece. While it’s not accurate to say we’ve collectively settled into a new normal, many of us have accepted that certain alterations to our everyday lives will be prolonged if our every...
Tags: Google, Art, Gender, Youtube, College, Life, History, Baltimore, Facebook Twitter, Liv Free, Janet Stephens, Domitia Longina

Dorothy Parker’s Ashes Are Buried In NAACP HQ. But HQ Is Moving, So…

Parker was a huge supporter of civil rights and gave most of her estate to Martin Luther King (whom she had never met) when she died in 1967. When King died, the estate was transferred to the NAACP and she was buried at Baltimore headquarters. Now the organization is moving to Washington… – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Washington, People, Naacp, Martin Luther King, Baltimore, King, Parker, Dorothy Parker, 07.19.20

More Goodbye, Columbus, In Baltimore This Time

Protesters pulled down the status and dragged it to Inner Harbor, where they dumped it. “The Columbus statue was dragged down as people marched across the city Saturday demanding reallocation of funds from the police department to social services, a reassessment of the public education system, reparations for Black people, housing for the homeless, and the removal of all statues ‘honoring white supremacists, owners of enslaved people, perpetrators of genocide, and colonizers.'” – Baltimore Sun ...
Tags: Art, Baltimore, Visual, Inner Harbor, 07.04.20

Book Critics Circle Board Members Resign Over Statement

Laurie Hertzel, who had served as president since 2019, announced over the weekend she was leaving the 24-member board. Her departure came two days after another board member, Ugandan-American writer Hope Wabuke, posted redacted screenshots on Twitter of an email exchange that included correspondence from Hertzel and board member Carlin Romano. The NBCC had been crafting a response to the worldwide protests against police racism and violence. – Baltimore Sun (AP)
Tags: Art, Words, Baltimore, Laurie Hertzel, Carlin Romano, NBCC, 06.15.20, Hope Wabuke, Hertzel

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