London’s National Gallery is postponing its major Raphael exhibition for two years. Raphael was due to be held from this October until January 2021, to mark the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death. Today it was announced that the show will be delayed until 2022 because of the Covid-19 crisis. Raphael is expected to include around 30 paintings by the master, two thirds coming on loan.
The New-York Historical Society today announced a promised gift of 130 works depicting New York City scenes, including vivid examples by Norman Rockwell, Marc Chagall, Robert Henri, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, Louise Nevelson and David Hockney, from the philanthropists Elie and Sarah Hirschfeld.
The Institute for American Indian Arts (IAIA) recently announced that it would reduce tuition by 10% for the 2020-2021 school year in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement from the school, dated May 20, IAIA President Dr. Robert Martin explained, “promoting student success is essential so that our graduates can return home with the education and skill-sets to strengthen their Indigenous communities.”
Terrie Sultan, the longtime director of the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York, has announced that she plans to depart the institution in June. During her twelve-year tenure, Sultan was instrumental in the museum’s move to a new fourteen-acre site and 34,400-square-foot building, which opened to the public in November 2012 and has since become a landmark on Long Island’s East End.
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Australia has announced that it is preparing to welcome visitors back to the institution, following a temporary closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, on Tuesday, June 16. The museum, which was forced to move the twenty-second edition of the Biennale of Sydney, titled “NIRIN,” online only a little more than a week after it opened, will extend the run of the physical exhibition.