Posts Tagged ‘Richard Koshalek’

Hirshhorn Chief Curator Kerry Brougher Leaves for the Academy Museum

Kerry Brougher, chief curator for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, will run the new Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Museum, according to reports in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter
Brougher is the Hirshhorn's longest-serving curator. The acting director of the museum since last year's resignation of director Richard Koshalek, Brougher served under three other [...]

Arts Roundup: A Substantial Failure Edition

More backstory on the green-paint vandal [AP via Huffington Post]
D.C. libraries will recommence Sunday hours starting in October. [DCist]
An update on the proposed Smithsonian Latino Museum [AP via WTOP]
Beyoncé's dancers teach YMCA summer campers some moves [Washingtonian]
Tyler Green on Hirshhorn's departing director: "... it’s hard to call the Koshalek years anything but a substantial failure." [Modern [...]

Hirshhorn Board Chair Constance Caplan Resigns

A lack of vision and transparency at the Hirshhorn has driven out another museum higher-up: This morning the Washington Post reported that Hirshhorn's Board of Trustees Chair Constance Caplan resigned on Monday. In her resignation letter, Caplan cites "the contentious manner and lack of inclusiveness with which a number of trustees and staff associated with the [...]

No Hirshhorn Bubble. Now What?

With some of its gallery space closed as a result of the sequester, its director on the way out, its ambitious project for a temporary architectural pavilion scrapped, and its staff and board suffering vacancies that will be difficult to fill, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is at low tide.
Now the Smithsonian begins the [...]

Arts Roundup: Drone Art Edition

The second Trillectro will now take place Aug. 17, not Aug. 3 as previously announced. [Post]
Hirshhorn director Richard Koshalek, who plans to resign in part because of the Bubble's struggles, may leave before his planned December exit date. [ArtInfo]
Corcoran's Gallery 31 will mount an exhibit on drone warfare this summer. [DCist]
D.C. Public Library Chief Librarian Ginnie Cooper [...]

Arts Roundup: Hirshhorn Shakeup Edition

After an inconclusive Hirshhorn vote on the Bloomberg Balloon/Bubble, Hirshhorn Director Richard Koshalek resigns. [Arts Desk]
Phil Kennicott's reaction: "If [Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne] Clough votes down the Bubble, it will send a clear and chilling message to other Smithsonian entities and to anyone who is courted to replace Koshalek." [Post]
Columnist John Kelly makes a D.C. [...]

Hirshhorn Director Richard Koshalek Resigns; Bubble’s Fate Uncertain

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Director Richard Koshalek has resigned, effective at the end of this year, following an inconclusive vote by the Hirshhorn's Board of Trustees on his vision for an inflatable architectural pavilion for the museum, according to a source who attended the meeting. (Update, 4:11 p.m.: Smithsonian spokeswoman Linda St. Thomas confirms [...]

Popping Bottles or Popping Bubbles: May Countdown for the Hirshhorn

May has seen its share of inflatable art projects. The artist Christo completed Big Air Package, designed by Christo and Jeanne-Claude for the gasometer in Oberhausen, Germany. It's not the artists' first large inflatable, or even the artists' first project for the Oberhausen gasometer, but it's the world's largest inflated envelope. Flortijn Hofman's Rubber Duck [...]

Enter Through the Gift Shop: Why the Hirshhorn’s Spectacle Strategy Is a Problem

In 2006, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden invited John Baldessari to curate a show in the museum’s basement, drawing from its permanent collection.
They could not have known what terrible things the pioneering conceptual artist would do to it. Baldessari took two of the museum’s most familiar contemporary pieces—Bruce Nauman’s “From Hand to Mouth” and Joseph [...]

Hirshhorn Museum Staffs Up

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden just announced three new hires. Adam Budak, a curator from the Kunsthaus Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Austria—an institution with a bubble even weirder than the Hirshhorn's—will serve as the museum's new curator of contemporary art. The museum also hired assistant curators Melissa Ho, an art historian from [...]

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