May 16, 2013 |
After more than a year-long search, the Hammer Museum has hired Connie Butler, currently the chief curator of drawings at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as its chief curator. She is leaving that position by July 1 in order to assume her L.A. post mid-month. Around the same time, Aram Moshayedi , 31, known for his work with the alternative art spaces REDCAT and LAX Art, will join the museum as a curator in a newly created position. PHOTOS: Arts and culture in pictures by The Times Butler, 50, is a well-known and well-liked figure in the art world, admired for championing artists who are not art-market darlings - and sometimes unfamiliar even to avid museum-goers.
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.
January 4, 2009 |
Audiences have always been fascinated with the art of portraiture, whether it's Leonardo's "Mona Lisa" or Andy Warhol's turquoise painting of Marilyn Monroe. It's a staple in most museums' exhibition schedules. The Hammer Museum has dug into its own collections for an interesting view of the art in "Other People," 75 works drawn from the historical collections of the UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts and the Hammer Contemporary Collection.
April 18, 2010
Mark Bradford is on a roll. Last year he received a MacArthur "genius" award for his "richly textured," collage-style paintings, which draw from posters, billboards and other urban visuals. Earlier this month he wrapped up a show of works on paper at the Aspen Art Museum. And May 8 marks the opening of his first retrospective at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. With more than 50 works from the last decade, the show is billed as Bradford's "first major museum survey."
September 30, 2006 |
Russell Ferguson, deputy director of exhibitions and programs and chief curator at the UCLA Hammer Museum, has agreed to become chairman of the university's art department. The appointment, which requires approval by the university and chancellor, is likely to be confirmed near the beginning of 2007, allowing Ferguson to assume the new role in the spring term. He will retain the title adjunct curator at the Hammer.
July 9, 2007 |
Continuing to build its contemporary art holdings despite prohibitive market prices, the UCLA Hammer Museum has been chosen by Colorado developer Larry Marx and his wife, Susan, to inherit their collection of drawings and other works on paper by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Andy Warhol, Ed Ruscha and other major figures of the post-World War II era.