LONDON – Bonhams has appointed Martina Fusari as a specialist in its 19th century paintings department with immediate effect.
LOS ANGELES – Philanthropist and entrepreneur Eli Broad, who is the only person to found two Fortune 500 companies in different industries and who co-founded with his wife Edye the contemporary art museum, The Broad, died at the age of 87, The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced today.
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, who orbited the moon alone while Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their historic first steps on the lunar surface, died Wednesday. He was 90.
SALEM, Mass. — The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) today announces that Lynda Roscoe Hartigan will become PEM’s next Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Executive Director and CEO. Hartigan will assume her role on August 23 and will become the first woman director of the nation’s oldest continuously operating museum.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.— Freeman’s is pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Nicholson to the role of Art Museum Consultant. Robin will play a key role within Freeman’s Museum Services department, offering consultation on collections policies, deaccessioning strategies, acquisitions, and consignments.
BERLIN (AP) – The Australian photographer and actress June Newton, also known under her pseudonym Alice Springs, has died at 97, the Helmut Newton Foundation said Saturday in Berlin. Newton, who was also the wife of the late photographer Helmut Newton, died Friday in her home in Monte Carlo. The cause of death was not given.
LOS ANGELES — Jerry Garcia Music Arts LLC with Malcolm Leo and Dean Loring Gelfand of Malcolm Leo Productions are set to release Jerry Garcia, Artist, an immersive film experience that focuses on the creative spirit of the Grateful Dead’s legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia. Read more
WINTERTHUR, Del. — Alexandra Deutsch has been appointed the John L. and Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections at Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, marking a new chapter and step forward inspired by a strategic direction for Winterthur that places American art, design, gardens, landscapes, and material culture at the forefront through compelling new stories and experiences. Read more
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Leaders of the National Space Society have congratulated former US Senator (Florida) Bill Nelson on his nomination as the new NASA Administrator.