News Recap: January 1, 2016

A weekly recap of art world news.

School of the Museum of Fine Arts by Daderot via Wikimedia Commons

School of the Museum of Fine Arts Will Transfer to Tufts University
After extended negotiations, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tufts University to transfer the School of the Museum of Fine Arts to Tufts. While the SMFA and Tufts have had a partnership for 70 years, they have so far remained separate institutions. Effective June 30, 2016 Tufts will assume operational responsibility for the art school while the buildings themselves will remain under the museum’s ownership. The school will become known as the SMFA@Tufts.
Read the full story (Boston Globe)

Photographer’s Lens Hood Falls Onto Hockey Ice and Is Confused for Puck
During a recent Ontario Reign hockey game, a sports photographer dropped his lens hood onto the ice. The round, black plastic lens hood accidently fell through a cutout in the glass around the ice rink where it was thought by the players to be a puck. The hood was in play for a brief time before the game was stopped and referees returned the hood to the photographer.
Read the full story (Peta Pixel)

Art Basel X-Acto Knife Attacker Pleads Not Guilty
Earlier in the month 24-year-old Siyuan Zhao was arrested at Art Basel Miami Beach for stabbing a visitor with an x-acto knife. Having entered a plea of not guilty for first-degree attempted murder, her bond has been raised from $25,000 to $100,000.
Read the full story (The Observer)