Hoping to shore up a $10 million dollar budget shortfall, Brandeis will close its Rose Art Museum and sell off more than 8,000 pieces of modern in its collection including works by Jasper John, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Matthew Barney, Helen Frankenthaler, Nan Goldin, Donald Judd, Richard Serra, Cindy Sherman and Kiki Smith.
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Great article in New York Magazine describing the tensions between MoMA and P.S.1 and the impending retirement of its founding director Alanna Heiss. Over 32 years, she built P.S. 1 into one of the city’s most refreshingly unpredictable venues for contemporary art, drawing crowds of young, aggressively hip visitors to see its exhibitions and join in its boozy summer dance parties. But former MoMA curator Rob Storr says that while Alanna has built something that is very important to New York. She should be very proud of it and she should be lauded for it, but it has outgrown her, and she needs to graciously let it go. Since the merger with the Modern, he adds, it’s become a semi-museum institution, where what it really needs to be is the sexiest, fastest-moving, most dynamic non-museum institution in town.
Check out this great video of Don Fisher walking San Francisco Chronicle art critic Kenneth Baker through his juicy collection of contemporary art and talking about his new museum ideas. Fisher’s plans for CAMP, Contemporary Art Museum in the Presidio– as the museum to house the estimated $1B collection will probably be called– will have more exhibition space than all of SFMoMA to display more than 1,000 works in the Fishers’ collection. Lots of Lichtensteins, Warhols, Kiefers and Richters, Richters, Richters. He’s no Charles Saatchi, but it’ll still be amazing to have this collection on public view nearby. For a taste, go to the Gap Corp. art gallery at 2 Folsom, open weekdays between 11-2.