ARTnews in Brief: Pérez Art Museum Miami Acquires 16 Works by Christo—and More from December 17, 2019 – ARTnews

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Pérez Art Museum Miami Acquires 16 Works by Christo
The Pérez Art Museum Miami has received a gift of 16 works by Christo from its trustee Maria Bechily and Scott Hodes. The acquisition includes collages and drawings by the artist, as well as a work related to the 1981 project Wrapped Reichstag, in which Berlin’s parliamentary building was covered in fabric. PAMM will now have the fourth largest holding of Christo’s work in the United States.

Frieze Los Angeles Reveals Special Projects for 2020 Edition
For its second edition in Los Angeles, the Frieze art fair will return to Paramount Pictures Studios’ backlot to showcase installations, site-specific works, and videos as part of its special projects. Co-curated by Rita Gonzalez, curator and department head of contemporary art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Pilar Tompkins Rivas, director of the Vincent Price Art Museum at East Los Angeles College, Frieze Projects will feature works by Lorna Simpson, Tavares Strachan, Mungo Thomson, Mario García Torres, Patrisse Cullors, and more. The full list of participating artists can be found here.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Autry Museum Hires Two Curators
The Autry Museum of the American West in Los Angeles has hired Joe D. Horse Capture, who most recently served as director of Native American initiatives at the Minnesota Historical Society in Saint Paul, as its new vice president of Native collections and curator of Native American history and culture. It has also tapped Tyree A. Boyd-Pates, who was previously history curator and public program manager at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, to be its associate curator of Western history.

Clark Art Institute Appoints Senior Leadership 
The Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has named Caroline Fowler as director of its research and academic program. Fowler joined the Clark in 2018 as associate director of the program and was named interim director later that year.

Independent Art Fair Names Executive Director
The Independent Art Fair in New York has appointed Ashley R. Harris, previously a marketing director at Sotheby’s, as executive director. In her new post, Harris will help develop relationships with galleries and cultural institutions worldwide when she joins the organization in January.

Van Abbemuseum Names New Curator 
The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, has appointed Yolande Zola Zoli van der Heide as curator. She succeeds Annie Fletcher, who left the Van Abbemuseum earlier this year to direct the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. Van der Heide previously served as deputy director at the Utrecht-based nonprofit Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, where she oversaw exhibitions and public programming.

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