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November 23, 2006
New curator: As expected, the Hammer Museum in L.A. has named Gary Garrels its chief curator and deputy director of exhibitions and public programs, effective Jan. 1.
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May 16, 2013 | By Jori Finkel
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 darlingsĀ  - and sometimes unfamiliar even to avid museum-goers.
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May 16, 2013 | By Jori Finkel
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 darlingsĀ  - and sometimes unfamiliar even to avid museum-goers.
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May 16, 2008 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
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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May 16, 2008 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
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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January 21, 2005 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
Gary Garrels, a leading curator of contemporary art who has held high-profile positions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for the last five years, has been appointed senior curator at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Currently head of the department of drawings and curator of painting and sculpture at MoMA, Garrels will assume his new position June 1.
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January 4, 2009 | Liesl Bradner
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.
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September 30, 2006 | Scott Timberg, Times Staff Writer
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.
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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."
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July 9, 2007 | Mike Boehm, Times Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
November 23, 2006
New curator: As expected, the Hammer Museum in L.A. has named Gary Garrels its chief curator and deputy director of exhibitions and public programs, effective Jan. 1.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2005 | Suzanne Muchnic, Times Staff Writer
Gary Garrels, a leading curator of contemporary art who has held high-profile positions at the Museum of Modern Art in New York for the last five years, has been appointed senior curator at the UCLA Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Currently head of the department of drawings and curator of painting and sculpture at MoMA, Garrels will assume his new position June 1.
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February 27, 2009 | Suzanne Muchnic
The Hammer Museum, an institution with a broad historical reach that has transformed itself into a hot spot for contemporary art, will get an infusion of fresh curatorial blood in two top positions. Douglas Fogle, the curator of contemporary art at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh who organized last year's "Carnegie International," has been appointed chief curator and deputy director of exhibitions and public programs at the Westwood institution. Anne Ellegood, a contemporary art specialist at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., has been named the Hammer's chief curator.
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June 6, 1998 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a significant expansion of its permanent collection, the trustees of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art have acquired for the museum 23 works by prominent 20th century artists valued at $40 million, officials announced Thursday. The acquisitions coincide with the arrival of the museum's new director, David A.
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