- I’m very much looking forward to the new, expanded Yale University Art Gallery. But this over-the-top look at YUAG and director Jock Reynolds by Charles McGrath in the NYT may leave you alternately snickering and uncomfortable. (“He has caused hundreds of millions of dollars — sums that would be the envy even of the Met or the Getty — to pour into Yale’s coffers. He makes money rain on the place.”)
- Roberta Smith takes a smart look at the Ann Hamilton installation at the Park Avenue Armory.
- In the Buffalo News, Colin Dabkowski looks at outgoing director Louis Grachos’ tenure at the Albright-Knox — and says a new hire could be named by the end of 2012.
- Once you get past the odd headline, Jesse Hamlin’s short account of chaos at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco is sad — but not surprising.
- ARTnews reports that the fourth and final volume of Picasso fan John Richardson’s biography will come out in 2014. Will it be less gossipy and more substantive than Vol. III? We can hope.
- If you were in Miami you may have missed: MAN’s best books of 2012.
- On this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast: Caravaggio biographer Helen Langdon discusses her new book about the Kimbell Art Museum’s great Caravaggio, Cardsharps, and Ahmed Alsoudani talks about works in his first museum solo show at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Download the show, subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, RSS. See images of art discussed on this week’s program. Also, like The MAN Podcast on Facebook!
Art-focused Journalism by Tyler Green
Tyler Green Modern Art Notes
December 10, 2012, 8:44 am