Modern Art and the Esteem Machine

Eliminating the modern-art tariff made it much more feasible for American galleries to exhibit and sell contemporary European painting. Most of the works in Stieglitz’s Picasso show at 291, for example, were drawings, because they were assessed at a lower value than paintings. It was too expensive to bring paintings over from Europe. Quinn wasn’t … Read more

MoMa stabbing: 2 women stabbed inside Museum of Modern Art in NYC; suspect likely former employee

NEW YORK – Two women, likely employees, were stabbed inside New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on Saturday, police and sources said. The stabbings happened around 4:15 pm ET at the iconic Midtown Manhattan museum. Both victims were taken to the hospital and are not likely to die, officials said. Sources told ABC … Read more

Art Gallery of Ontario plans $ 60-million expansion, including six-floor tower

The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto.Mark Blinch / Reuters The Art Gallery of Ontario, one of Canada’s largest art museums, is planning a 55,000-square-foot expansion of its building in downtown Toronto, The Globe and Mail has learned. Dubbed “AGO Global Contemporary,” the proposed expansion would include a six-floor tower rising from the northeast corner … Read more