Art Industry News: The Metropolitan Museum of Art May Be Closed, But the Met Gala Is Still On + Other Stories
Plus, Studio 54 regulars look back ahead of the Brooklyn Museum’s show and mega-galleries in New York temporarily shutter.
Art Industry News is a daily digest of the most consequential developments coming out of the art world and art market. Here’s what you need to know on this Friday, March 13. For an up-to-the-minute list of recent art world cancellations and postponements, have a look here.
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COMINGS & GOINGS
Hyperrealist Sculptor J. Seward Johnson Jr. Has Died – The creator of lifelike sculptures has died of cancer at age 89. He is perhaps best known for his sculpture of a seated businessman reviewing the contents of his briefcase, which survived the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. Firefighters are said to have tried to save it, thinking it was a real person. (NYT)
Smithsonian Joins Museums That Are Closing – The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and, now, the Smithsonian Institution have said they will close in an effort to preserve public health. You can check out our up-to-the-minute coverage on art world closures, postponements, and cancelations here. (ARTnews)
Artadia Announces 2020 Los Angeles Winners – Artadia has awarded 2020 grants to the Los Angeles-based artists Beatriz Cortez, Amir H. Fallah, and Suné Woods. Cortez and Woods will receive $10,000, and Fallah will get $25,000 as the Marciano Art Foundation Artadia Awardee. (Press release)
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