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Academy Art Museum director reflects on community before leaving for New York

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Source: The Star Democrat

EASTON — Academy Art Museum Director Sarah Jesse is moving on to the University of Rochester in March after a three-year stint in Talbot County. Although this institute is orders of magnitude bigger, she will continue her focus on community engagement with the arts. Feb. 23 is her last day before she moves on to be director of the Memorial Art Gallery. She said she has enjoyed living and working in Easton. There is a search committee for the next candidate. “I love this place. I love the people. I love the staff and the people who support this place. I love how important this place is to the area and how beloved it is,” Jesse said. “That has made this job feel very rewarding. This has been a total professional highlight for me coming here. I have learned so much, and it has been excellent training for my next step. It has been so fun. I will miss it a lot.” She feels she is leaving the Academy in excellent hands, and it is in excellent shape. Looking forward, her next post is in a larger city and connected to a university. “It is a bigger institution. 

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National Art Museum to showcase art pieces by Belarusian artists

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The Azerbaijan National Art Museum will open an exhibition themed “Belarus through the eyes of artists” on April 2.

The event is co-organised by the Culture Ministries of Azerbaijan and Belarus, the National Art Museums of Azerbaijan and Belarus, and the Belarusian Union of Artists Public Association as part of the Belarusian Cultural Days, Azernews reports.

The exhibition “Belarus through the eyes of artists” displays 35 art pieces.

In 2024, Belarus celebrates the 80th anniversary of liberation from the Nazi invaders. By creating picturesque landscapes as a tribute to the memory of the defenders during those historical events, Belarusian artists Anton Vyrvo, Anna Kononova, Gleb Otchik, Anna Sadovskaya, and Vladimir Urodnich offer to comprehend the beauty and value of a peaceful creative life.

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Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth director Marla Price announces retirement

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When world-renowned architect Tadao Ando designed and completed the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s iconic building in 2002, director Marla Price was behind the curtain pulling the strings.

Years later, during the building’s 20th anniversary celebration, Price stood front and center. From construction projects to the organization of exhibitions, Price had her hand in it all. Price joined the Modern in 1986 as its chief curator and rose through the ranks to become director in 1992.

On Tuesday, the Modern announced Price’s retirement after a career of 30-plus years. Through her leadership, the museum was elevated to international prominence and became “an outstanding star on a national and international scale,” said the Modern’s board chair, Marsland Moncrief, in a press release obtained by the Fort Worth Report.

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The Big Review: Joan Jonas at the Museum of Modern Art, New York ★★★★★

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Source: The Art Newspaper

When was the last time you witnessed the birth of a sperm whale? Were personally greeted by the artist at the entrance to her exhibition in a major museum? And became so engrossed in the videos, sculptures, photographs and even the plinths in said show that you turned right around at the end to take it all in again?

Joan Jonas: Good Night Good Morning, the trailblazing octogenarian’s animating career retrospective at New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), is primal exhibition-making. From start to finish it tempers an exhilarating sense of childlike wonderment at the world with the knowledge of its imperilled existence. It gives the most ephemeral and market-defying form of art—performance—a solid body. And it is beautiful—with, as Jonas puts it, an edge.

Never have I seen so high a degree of elegance and visual intelligence in this museum’s top-floor galleries. Gone are most of the dull, white walls that typically neuter much of the art hanging on them. Now, existing walls and domestically scaled room dividers are painted a cushiony black or grey, while rows of deadening lights formerly attached to ceilings too high to provide useful illumination have been sent to storage. Instead, we get a legibility essential to understanding how the many components of Jonas’s layered art cohere in live performance— and in the mind.

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