MIAMI – The Frost Art Museum at Florida International University has announced Michael Spring as the 2018 winner of a major award for contributions to Miami’s arts and culture.
NEW YORK – Stan Lee, the larger-than-life architect of Marvel Comics, has died. He was 95.
PARIS – Christie’s France is proud to announce the sale of Catherine Deneuve’s wardrobe, to be held January 24, 2019. The dresses, suits and accessories are a moving testimony of the friendship between Catherine Deneuve and Yves Saint Laurent, a relationship which lasted for several decades. Nearly 300 lots will be presented in total to the numerous connoisseurs and international collectors in Paris during Haute Couture Fashion Week. Christie’s will offer approaching 150 lots during a live auction, in addition to an online sale accessible to digital bidders from January 23-30, 2019.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – A Florida park was renamed after iconic rocker Tom Petty, who played at that park as a boy.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – A museum is being planned to tell the story of basketball great Larry Bird, an Indiana native.
Pop artist Mel Ramos, best known for his satirized pin-up art and often racy depictions of women, passed away on October 14, 2018. According to his daughter and studio manager, Rochelle Leininger, the cause of death was heart failure. He was 83 years old.
SEATTLE (AP) – Paul G. Allen, who co-founded Microsoft with his childhood friend Bill Gates before becoming a billionaire philanthropist, technology investor and owner of several professional sports teams, has died. He was 65.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns is being honored in Philadelphia with an award from the Museum of the American Revolution.
NEWARK, N.J. – After a comprehensive, nationwide search, the Newark Museum Board of Trustees has appointed Linda Harrison as its new Director and Chief Executive Officer. Harrison will lead New Jersey’s largest museum, home to one of the most internationally respected global collections, effective January 2019. She will be the museum’s eighth director, succeeding Steven Kern who left his position in 2017.