“ARTnews in Brief” is a continuously updated weekly post that details goings-on in the art world, including job moves, museum-policy changes, and more.
Monday, June 17, 2019
New Trustees at LACMA
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has added three new members to its board of trustees: Colleen Bell, Mellody Hobson, and Robbie Robinson. The board now includes 51 trustees. Bell served at LACMA as a trustee from 2011 until 2014, when she was named U.S. Ambassador to Hungary. She was previously an executive at a television production company and is currently the incoming director of the California Film Commission. Hobson is president of Ariel Investments, a Chicago-based investment management company. She also serves on the board of the Rockefeller Foundation and L.A.’s soon-to-open Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Robinson is a partner at the merchant bank BDT & Company and serves as an adviser to former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. “The arrival of our new trustees comes at a pivotal time for the museum, as our building campaign and our community outreach gain momentum,” LACMA’s director, Michael Govan, said in a statement.
Seven Days a Week at the Whitney
For July and August, the Whitney Museum in New York will be open seven days a week. The institution usually closes on Tuesdays, but this summer, it will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on those days. The museum will also maintain its extended hours on Fridays and Saturdays, with the museum closing at 10 p.m. On Friday evenings, the museum will still have a pay-what-you-wish admissions policy. Currently on view at the museum is the Whitney Biennial, which was curated by Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley. Also on view will be two collection shows, “Spilling Over: Painting Color in the 1960s” and “The Whitney’s Collection: Selections from 1900 to 1965.”