I've been traveling (will be so glad to be back in Portland) but that pile of Summer reviews is coming very soon. Till then let's look at how June is signing off:
The New Museum is going to expand and Rem Koolhaas will be the architect
. Couple of thoughts: 1) It is important for keeping NYC's and by default the art world's edge as other institutions have chased audiences over art's more esoteric concerns and cultural functions. 2) Koolhaas was too radical for MoMA and LACMA expansions over a decade ago. 3) will it create a kind of preserve for Art as it is priced out of the area via condo pressure? 4) Why are buildings given more clout than innovative programming in almost every museum?
John Weber returns to Oregon as director of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum in Eugene
Brian Libby discusses the Portland Building renovation
. My question, what about the art gallery administered by RACC? I wish there were more programs like it. What's more, making that space as good as it can be is important as the scene has lost so many institutional stepping stones.
A British prize focuses on the "disappeared" careers of female artists
. It's true there is an "emerging" gleam that fades quicker for women's careers but this solution also has a lot more edge than the Bonnie Bronson awards.
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