May 16, 2008 |
Gary Garrels, the highly sought-after curator who has helped raise the profile of the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and beyond, is jumping ship. The Hammer snagged Garrels, 56, from the Museum of Modern Art in New York three years ago. But now he is moving to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art as senior curator of painting and sculpture. He will start his new job in September, succeeding Madeleine Grynsztejn, who left in March to direct the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.
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December 18, 2000 |
Capping off a rocky year of resignations that started with the unexpected departure of its chief curator, the Orange County Museum of Art looks to the future with an updated mission and a new curator in mind. The former Newport Harbor Art Museum has taken aggressive steps--including hiring a recruitment firm--to end an arduous, 15-month search by early next year for an in-house curator to produce original shows.
April 12, 2013 |
The Hammer Museum has confirmed a change in its curatorial team for the 2014 edition of “Made in L.A.,” the museum's biennial exhibition. Karin Higa has withdrawn from her role as co-curator for health reasons and is being replaced by Connie Butler, the chief curator of drawings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York who was previously a curator at MOCA in Los Angeles. Art critic Michael Ned Holte remains a co-curator of the biennial, designed...
November 30, 2012 |
Strong support for California's ambitious program to limit greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming was reconfirmed in a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll, showing once more the state's celebrated environmental consciousness. So perhaps it's time at least to ring a warning bell about a puzzling situation in Los Angeles' cultural environment, rather than its natural one. At area art museums, the job of chief curator appears to be edging toward the endangered species list.
July 8, 2012 |
In the wake of Paul Schimmel's departure as chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, much has been written about the museum. Given my long-standing relationship with MOCA, I would like to provide some background about the museum in an effort to set the record straight. In 1979, Los Angeles lacked a modern and contemporary art museum. Artists and collectors talked about starting a museum for years, but they couldn't make it happen. I was the founding chairman of the board of trustees at MOCA and was pleased to join with several others in creating the museum by persuading Mayor Tom Bradley to aggregate the funds developers were required to pay for art. He agreed to use the money to create MOCA's Grand Avenue building if we could raise $10 million for an endowment.
August 4, 2012 |
Jeffrey Deitch has seen the future of American museum audiences. And, he says, they will look a lot different from the old guard at Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art. "They're not the people who make a living as artists, art critics or professional art collectors, which is the traditional MOCA audience," says Deitch, the museum's colorful and controversial director. "These are people who hear about a great new film they want to go to. They hear that there's a terrific new fashion store that's very cool - they want to go there.
July 21, 2012 |
Over the last three weeks, as the Museum of Contemporary Art has weathered an uproar over the resignation - some would say ouster - of its chief curator, Paul Schimmel, and the subsequent resignation of four internationally known artists from MOCA's board, one key person has been notably silent: Jeffrey Deitch, the museum's director. Until now. In a wide-ranging interview Friday afternoon at his Grand Avenue office, Deitch vigorously defended his two-year record of exhibitions and programming.