Bonhams has appointed Martina Fusari as a specialist in its 19th century paintings department.

Bonhams appoints specialist Martina Fusari to its 19th century paintings dept

Bonhams has appointed Martina Fusari as a specialist in its 19th century paintings department.

Martina Fusari, newly appointed specialist in Bonhams’ 19th century paintings department. Image courtesy of Bonhams

LONDON – Bonhams has appointed Martina Fusari as a specialist in its 19th century paintings department with immediate effect.

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Philanthropist and museum founder Eli Broad, who died April 30 at the age of 87.

In Memoriam: Broad Museum founder Eli Broad, 87

Philanthropist and museum founder Eli Broad, who died April 30 at the age of 87.

Philanthropist and museum founder Eli Broad, who died April 30 at the age of 87.

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.

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In Memoriam: Apollo 11 pilot Michael Collins, 90

NASA 8 x 10 signed lithograph photo of Apollo 11 pilot Michael Collins. Image courtesy of RR Auction and LiveAuctioneers

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.

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Peabody Essex taps Lynda Roscoe Hartigan as its first woman director & CEO

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Mass., announced that Lynda Roscoe Hartigan will become its new executive director and CEO in August.

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.

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Robin Nicholson, newly announced art museum consultant at Freeman’s.

Freeman’s taps Robin Nicholson as art museum consultant

Robin Nicholson, newly announced art museum consultant at Freeman’s.

Robin Nicholson, newly announced art museum consultant at Freeman’s.

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.

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Alice Springs, ‘Self-portrait,’ 1997.

In Memoriam: Australian portrait photographer June Newton, 97

Alice Springs, ‘Self-portrait,’ 1997.

Alice Springs, ‘Self-portrait,’ 1997.

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.

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In Memoriam: auction house founder Isadore M. Chait, 74

Isadore M. “Izzy” Chait, 1946-2021. Image provided by the Chait family

LOS ANGELES – Isadore M. “Izzy” Chait, one of the world’s most respected experts on the subject of Asian art and founder of I.M. Chait auction house, has passed away at the age of 74. The Chait family provided the biographical remembrance of Izzy that follows:

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‘Jerry Garcia, Artist’ offers rare glimpse of the man behind the legend

Jerry Garcia in concert. Image courtesy Jerry Garcia Music Arts, LLC

Jerry Garcia in concert. Image courtesy Jerry Garcia Music Arts, LLC

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

Alexandra Deutsch Named Director of Collections at Winterthur

Alexandra Deutsch, Director of Collections at Winterthur

Alexandra Deutsch, Director of Collections at Winterthur

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

NSA lauds former Senator Bill Nelson’s appointment as new NASA chief

Former senator and space shuttle veteran Bill Nelson. Photo credit: Wikipedia

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.

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