News Recap: November 7, 2014

Weekly recap of art world news.

Boston School Photographer David Armstrong Dies
“Photographer David Armstrong died October 26, from complications related to liver cancer. Along with Nan Goldin, Mark Morrisroe, Jack Pierson, and Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Armstrong was a key member of the influential Boston School of photographers who first garnered critical attention in the 1980s”.—Jean Dykstra
Read the full story (Photograph Magazine)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Releases its Archive for Download
“The Metropolitan Museum of Art has released a vast archive of 400,000 (mostly) hi-resolution digital images online that you can download and use for non-commercial purposes. From a 12-megapixel scan of Rembrandt’s 1660 self-portrait to over 18,000 photos spanning almost two centuries.”—Christopher Jobson
Read the full story (This Colossal)

2015 Light Work Artists-in-Residence Announced
Every year Light Work invites between twelve and fifteen artists to come to Syracuse to devote one month to creative projects. The residency includes a $5000 stipend, a furnished artist apartment, 24-hour studio access, and publication in a special edition of Contact Sheet: The Light Work Annual.
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Norman Rockwell’s Photographs
“Norman Rockwell may be best known for his Saturday Evening Post cover illustrations and homey paintings of idealized Anytown, USA scenes, but in terms of sheer numbers he was primarily a photographer. Now the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, has digitzed and uploaded a trove of 50,000 photographs that Rockwell took while preparing his paintings and drawings.”—Benjamin Sutton
Read the full story (Hyperallergic)

Paris Gallery Censors Photographer and Removes Exhibition
“Photographer Diane Ducruet has been banned from showing images from her series Mother & Daughter (2014) in a group exhibition at Galeries Catherine Houard, part of Paris’ city-wide Mois de la Photo.”—Coline Milliard
Read the full story (Artnet News)

Bass Museum to Receive $1 Million Donation
“Miami’s Bass Museum announced today that Diane and Alan Lieberman, owners of the South Beach Hotel Group, have pledged $1 million ‘ to support the museum’s exhibitions of contemporary art and education programs.”—Dan Duray
Read the full story (ARTnews)