A weekly recap of art world news.
Metropolitan Museum to Charge Admission to Out-of-State Visitors
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has filed a proposal to charge admission to out-of-state visitors. At present, the museum is supported in part by state taxpayers and has a “suggested” admission of $25 for all visitors. Under the new proposal, the “suggested” fee will be made available only to residents of New York state. Because the city owns the Met building, the proposal will have to be approved by Mayor Bill de Blasio. The Met has a $15 million deficit, which has resulted in a hiring freeze and delay on construction of its modern and contemporary art wing.
Read the full story (New York Times)
White House Curator William Allman Retires After a 40-Year Career
After serving as the White House curator for 40 years, William Allman will retire on June 1. Allman is in charge of preserving the art and furnishings of the presidential residence. During his tenure, Allman has served eight Presidents and First Ladies, including Laura Bush and Michelle Obama, whom he worked with on restorations of historic rooms in the White House. Allman is also responsible for incorporating Modern works art by artists including Rauschenberg and Josef Albers into the Family Dining Room in 2015, under the direction of Michelle Obama.
Read the full story (The Art Newspaper)
The Turner Prize 2017 Shortlist Announced
Tate Britain has announced the four nominees for the prestigious Turner Prize including Hurvin Anderson, Andrea Büttner, Lubaina Himid, and Rosalind Nashashibi. The jury is comprised of Dan Fox, co-editor of Frieze Magazine, art critic Martin Herbert, Lux director Mason Leaver-Yap, and director of the Showroom, London, Emily Pethick.
Read the full story (ArtNet News)