Visual Arts News from the Vancouver Art Gallery Library March 19, 2013

Vancouver

Vancouver mayor will soon decide fate on Art Gallery We expect this spring to make a decision on the next steps with the Vancouver Art Gallery, and it will obviously be steeped in good, smart business decision.” Councillor Raymond Louie says for him, it’s about making sure the art gallery is sound. News1130, March 18, 2013

Vancouver Art Gallery YA’s host speed networking event For almost a year and a half, the Vancouver Art Gallery’s young associate steering committee has worked on revamping and improving programming for their membership group. The young associates are made up mostly of young professionals between the ages of 19 and 45 who want to be more involved with the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Vancouver arts scene in a meaningful way. The artmarket, March 15, 2013

Vancouver resident donates $10-million to New York museum for Chinese art Vancouver resident Robert H. N. Ho is donating, through his foundation, nearly $10 million to the Guggenheim Museum in New York to be used for a contemporary Chinese art program. Vancouver Sun, March 18, 2013

Boston

F.B.I. Says It Has Clues in ’90 Boston Art Heist The bureau said it believed it had figured out who pulled off a famous theft of 13 works of art, valued at up to $500 million, from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. New York Times, March 19, 2013

FBI Says It Knows Who Committed Gardner Museum Thefts

“In a stunning twist in a case that had frustrated investigators for decades, federal law enforcement officials said today that they had identified the people who stole $500 million worth of masterworks in a daring heist from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990.” The Boston Globe, March 18, 2013 (includes video)

New York

Artist interview: Wangechi Mutu and her “warrior women”One of the most dramatic artists to emerge from Africa in the past decade discusses the arts of immersion, identity, politics and collage. The Art Newspaper, March 19, 2013

Washington D.C.

US Congressman Submits Bill To Defund Gehry’s Eisenhower Memorial “Last week Rob Bishop [R-Utah] introduced legislation seeking to reject the current design by Gehry … and invite new proposals for the memorial while eliminating $100 million of future funding.” Dezeen, March 18, 2013

Maastricht

More Museums Shop at European Fine Art Fair in Maastricht More museums have returned to the European Fine Art Fair. Some say American institutions are feeling more flush; some museums are reopening and want new works. New York Times, March 19, 2013

Iraq

Decade of conflict takes its toll on Iraq Looted items missing and museums still closed in Baghdad (US Marines head for Baghdad in 2003. Iraq’s heritage, like its people, suffered during and after regime change. The Art Newspaper, March 19, 2013

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