News Recap: October 13, 2017

A weekly update of art world news.

ICP in its previous location on 6th Avenue. Photo by Jim Henderson via  Wikimedia Commons

ICP in its previous location on 6th Avenue. Photo by Jim Henderson via Wikimedia Commons

ICP Makes Plans to Move, Again
In early 2019, the International Center of Photography will move to the new Essex Crossing development on Broome Street and its school will follow that summer. ICP’s new space boasts 20,000 sq feet over four floors in two buildings between Ludlow and Essex streets. Marc Lubell, ICP’s Executive Director said, “ICP is that rare institution in today’s cultural landscape—we exhibit, we collect, and we educate. Thanks to the vision and support of our board, the synergy between these different elements of our mission and our identity will be strengthened by this move.”
Read the full story (ArtNews)

MFA Boston Receives Gift of Netherlandish Art
The Museum of Fine Art Boston received its largest donation to date: 113 works gifted from local collectors, Rose-Marie and Eijk Otterloo and Susan and Matthew Weatherbie. Accompanying the 100+ works of art, including pieces by Rembrandt, are the funds to start a new Study of Netherlandish Art, launching in the museum in 2020.
Read the full story (The Art Newspaper)

Wild Fires in California are Causing Art Institutions to Close
A state of emergency has been issued for parts of Northern California due to extreme firestorms. The conditions are causing several cultural institutions to close their doors for safety reasons. The Hess Collection, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art, and Stonescape have all been shut down. No art or workers have been harmed thus far and the organizations are unsure when they will be able to reopen.
Read the full story (ArtNews)

MacArthur Genius Grants Awarded
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced it’s 2017 fellows, among them three artists. Njideka Akunyili Crosby, a Nigerian-born painter, Dawoud Bey, Chicago-based photographer, and artist Trevor Paglen have each been awarded $625,000, to be paid out over 5 years “as an investment in their potential.”
Read the full story (Hyperallergic)