The American Alliance of Museums
’s newly updated “Guide to Election Year Activities
” outlines what institutions can and can’t do in the lead-up to the presidential election.
Carrie Mae Weems, Jenny Holzer, Jeffrey Gibson,
and Tomashi Jackson
are also participating in “Art for Action,”
the largest nonpartisan public art campaign to raise voter awareness.
Awards & Accolades
The Ford Foundation
and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
are launching “Disability Futures
,” the only national award for disabled artists. Twenty disabled filmmakers, performers, and other creative practitioners across the US will each receive a $50,000 grant ($1 million in total) to pursue their work. | Hyperallergic
will represent the United States at the 59th Venice Biennale
in 2022. | Hyperallergic
Art in General, a Brooklyn-based arts nonprofit, announced its closure after over four decades of operation.
was appointed deputy director and chief curator at the Yale Center for British Art
. | ARTFIX Daily
John Hatfield, executive director of Socrates Sculpture Park, will step down from his role.
Elaine Yau was appointed the inaugural curator for the Eli Leon Collection of African American Quilts at UC Berkeley’s Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA).
Chris Killip (1946–2020), influential photographer | ARTnews
Herbert Kretzmer (1925–2020), lyricist on the English adaption of Les Misérables | BBC
Margaret Nolan (1943–2020), actress known for her role in Goldfinger | AV Press
Monica Roberts (1962–2020), journalist and activist for the trans community | Washington Post
Bob Shanks (1932–2020), television producer and executive | New York Times