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The 151-Year-Old San Francisco Art Institute Has Closed for Good After Failed Attempts to Save the Financially Moribund School

After multiple merger attempts, the historic but financially troubled San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI), which operated for 151 years in the Bay Area, closed last Friday, July 15, for good.  The final blow came that same day when the University of San Francisco (USF) pulled out from a proposed deal that had been in the works since January to acquire the failing institution. In ...

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Maryland Institute of Art Issues Layoffs Following Union Efforts – ARTnews.com

The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore, one of the leading art schools in the U.S., announced employee layoffs just a few weeks after its staff unionized. The news comes roughly two months after employees working across various departments voted 86–17 on to join SEIU Local 500 on May 24. Staff learned of the cuts just two days after the representatives for ...

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News Briefs: Winners of Art in the Village; Music Institute raises $750,000 at annual benefit

More than 3,000 people took in the art and atmosphere at the annual Art in the Village on June 25-26, according to a press release from the event’s organizer, the North Shore Art League. “What an amazing weekend,” NSAL Executive Director Linda Nelson said in the release. “… Rain or shine, the artists displayed and sold their work, the crowds were happy, and the ...

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Lasting Impressions of Cezanne at the Art Institute | Chicago News

Paul Cezanne was thought of as the greatest by some very great artists, including Pablo Picasso and Claude Monet, to name just two. The Art Institute along with the Tate Modern in London is presenting its first exhibition of Cezanne in 70 years. TRANSCRIPT Marc Vitali: Bathing beauties and rich landscapes. Seemingly simple still lifes and complicated portraits. And … stranger things. The Cezanne ...

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School of the Art Institute of Chicago Adjuncts Push to Unionize – ARTnews.com

Non-tenure-track faculty at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, one of the nation’s biggest art schools, said on Tuesday that they planned to join an ongoing unionization effort at the college. They announced their intention to unionize in a letter signed by around 200 lecturers and non-ranked adjuncts at the school. The letter was posted on Tuesday by the Art Institute of ...

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Director of the Courtauld Institute Deborah Swallow Retires – ARTnews.com

Curator and educator Deborah Swallow will be stepping down from her position as the Märit Rausing director of The Courtauld Institute of Art in London after 18 years, the Institute announced in a statement. “It has been a huge honour to serve The Courtauld as the Märit Rausing Director and to play a part in shaping this unique organisation’s development,” Swallow said in the ...

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Swiss Institute Names Stephanie Hessler Director—and More Art News – ARTnews.com

To receive Morning Links in your inbox every weekday, sign up for our Breakfast with ARTnews newsletter. The Headlines THE WAR IN UKRAINE. Arts Council England recommended that arts groups in the country suspend partnerships with Russian organizations in light of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, ArtReview reports. Museums in many countries have been rescinding loans to Russia in recent weeks. One new example: All 10 European entities contributing work to a show called ...

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Hauser & Wirth Institute Awards $700,000 in Grants and Scholarship – ARTnews.com

The Hauser & Wirth Institute, a nonprofit founded by the similarly named mega-gallery, announced on Monday that it would award $700,000 in grants and scholarships to archival projects and research initiatives. Most of the funding went to the Studio Museum in Harlem and the Pratt Institute. The Studio Museum received $360,000 for a project that will see the New York museum digitize its archives. ...

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‘Mental illness is not a joke’: London gallery under fire for Van Gogh gifts | The Courtauld Institute of Art

Vincent van Gogh is perhaps equally famous for his sunflowers and his act of self-mutilation. Apart from his paintings, when people think of the artist, they also think of his ear – or lack of it.But references to Van Gogh’s missing ear, and mental health, in souvenirs on sale at the Courtauld Gallery in London have attracted criticism.Currently displaying a major exhibition of his ...

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Art Institute of Chicago Workers Vote to Unionize – ARTnews.com

Riding a wave of unionization swelling over museums across the country, workers at the Art Institute of Chicago voted to join the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees. The vote was 142-44, the bargaining unit said, with 20 votes “not counted due to management challenges.” On its website on Tuesday, the union wrote, “Now, as a union, we will take the next ...

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