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posted by CAA — Jun 17, 2014

Read about the latest news from institutional members.

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June 2014

The Baltimore Museum of Art in Maryland has received a $2,500 award from the International Fine Print Dealers Association to fund a curatorial internship in museum print collections.

The Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington has launched a collections website, created with the web-based platform eMuseum. Visitors to the online resource can browse the museum’s collections, search for specific objects, view images, and create their own saved collections of work. To date, over 1,000 works of art have been photographed, catalogued, and added to the website. The museum’s entire 12,500-work collection, including the largest collection of British Pre-Raphaelite art outside the United Kingdom, will be available online by 2018.

The Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, California, has acquired the archive documenting the first three decades of the Kitchen, a leading alternative space devoted to performance art, dance, music, and video. The large, well-preserved archive includes thousands of videotapes, audiotapes, photographs, posters, and other archival materials documenting the exhibitions, performances, and events presented by the Kitchen between 1971 and 1999.

The Harvard Art Museums—composed of the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum—will open their new Renzo Piano–designed facility to the public on November 16, 2014. The renovation and expansion of the museums’ landmark building at 32 Quincy Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts, will bring the three museums and their collections together under one roof for the first time, inviting students, faculty, scholars, and the public into one of the world’s great institutions for arts scholarship and research.

The Maine College of Art in Portland has accepted a $3 million gift from the Bob Crewe Foundation to develop a new program that focuses on the study of contemporary music and its relation to visual art. This transformational gift will support an innovative field of study in honor of the internationally known musician, artist, and entrepreneur, Bob Crewe, while supporting students from a wide range of backgrounds wishing to pursue a career in music, art, or both.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has launched MetCollects, a new series on the museum’s website that offers first looks at recently acquired works of art. MetCollects will feature one work each month, selected from the hundreds that the Metropolitan Museum acquires through gifts and purchases annually. The series will also pair spectacular photography with curatorial commentary, often including video for further contextualization of the works.

Michigan State University in East Lansing has received a $5 million gift from the art collectors Eli and Edythe Broad to increase the endowment for and to help fund exhibitions at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum for the next five years.

The Moore College of Art and Design in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program have formed a unique partnership to provide innovative, collaborative-style teaching across two new graduate programs at the college: an MA in art and social engagement and an MFA in community practice. The new graduate programs are expected to launch in 2015 and will help Moore establish itself as the region’s educational center for community arts practice.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, in Texas has received a $2,500 award from the International Fine Print Dealers Association to fund a curatorial internship in museum print collections.

The RISD Museum at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence has accepted a $2,500 award from the International Fine Print Dealers Association to fund a curatorial internship in museum print collections.

The University of Iowa Museum of Art in Iowa City has been given a $2,500 award from the International Fine Print Dealers Association to fund a curatorial internship in museum print collections.

Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond has announced that it will break ground on a new Institute of Contemporary Art, an exhibition and performance space, laboratory, and incubator for the presentation of visual art, theater, music, dance, and film by nationally and internationally recognized artists, in June 2014.

Yale University Press, based in New Haven, Connecticut, has accepted the thirty-fifth George Wittenborn Memorial Book Award from the Art Librarians Society of North America for Interaction of Color by Josef Albers (App for iPad), published in 2013.