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The week in art news – deputy leader of Westminster Council resigns over Marble Arch Mound fiasco

The deputy leader of Westminster City Council, Melvyn Caplan, has resigned, as it emerges that the Conservative councillor’s project to build a 25-metre-high artificial hill in central London had almost doubled in cost. Total costs for the Marble Arch Mound, designed by Rotterdam-based architects MVRDV, now stand at £6m – up from an original forecast of £3.3m. It has been a bumpy start for ...

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Georg Baselitz Resigns from German Academy Amid Covid Debate – ARTnews.com

Painter and sculptor Georg Baselitz will step down from his post at the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, a prominent art association in Munich, citing ongoing controversy surrounding remarks about the pandemic from its president, Winfried Nerdinger. Nerdinger, who has led the academy since July 2019, has been the focus of recent faculty protests since criticizing the lockdown policy in an interview with Süddeutsche ...

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National Gallery Chairman Resigns Over Princess Diana Interview – ARTnews.com

Tony Hall, former director of the BBC, has stepped down from his post as chairman of London’s National Gallery in the fallout over Martin Bashir’s interview with Princess Diana in 1995. Hall led an internal investigation in 1996 into Bashir’s methods for securing the interview with Diana, then the Princess of Wales. The investigation cleared Bashir of ethical wrongdoing, but a second inquiry concluded ...

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Mia Locks Resigns from Senior Curator Role at MOCA Los Angeles – ARTnews.com

One of the country’s most closely watched curators has resigned from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, accusing its leadership of being resistant to adhering to its commitment to diversity. Mia Locks, who joined MOCA in July 2019 as senior curator and head of new initiatives, resigned from the institution late last month, according to a report by the Los Angeles Times. ...

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Indianapolis Museum of Art President Charles Venable Resigns – ARTnews.com

After the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields faced controversy over a job listing seeking a director who could maintain its “traditional, core, white art audience,” the institution’s president, Charles Venable, has resigned. “We are sorry. We have made mistakes. We have let you down,” the museum’s board of trustees and board of governors wrote in a notice posted to the museum’s website. “We ...

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The week in art news – head of the Indianapolis Museum of Art resigns

The head of the Indianapolis Museum of Art has resigned. Charles Venable, director and chief executive of the museum since 2012, announced his resignation after criticisms of the job listing for a new director; Venable had taken up a new post as president of Newfields, the campus on which the museum is located. The job description, which encouraged applicants to make visitors to the ...

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Head of Indiana museum resigns after job ad sought a director to uphold its ‘traditional, core, white art audience’

"We are ashamed of Newfields' leadership and of ourselves. We have ignored, excluded, and disappointed members of our community and staff. We pledge to do better," Newfield's board of trustees wrote in a statement Wednesday. Venable, 60, became the first president of Newfields, the 152-acre cultural campus home to the IMA and other galleries, earlier this month as part of a change to the ...

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SFAI Board Chair Resigns Amid Outcry at Storied California Art School – ARTnews.com

With the San Francisco Art Institute, one of the most highly regarded art schools in the U.S., facing pushback over recent moves it has made over its future, board chair Pam Rorke Levy has resigned. Photographer Lonnie Graham, who has been on the SFAI board since July, will take over her post effective immediately. The school also announced that John Marx had been named ...

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Former Baylor coach Art Briles resigns after two years at Mount Vernon

Former Baylor coach Art Briles came to coach at Mount Vernon, a “Texas Treasure” located about 100 miles east of Dallas, amidst national backlash 19 months ago. And now, after two seasons coaching the 3A school, Briles is moving on.Mount Vernon announced Briles’ resignation Monday in a news release shared by David Smoak of Baylor sports blog SicEm365 and confirmed by The Dallas Morning ...

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