News Recap: June 5, 2015

Weekly recap of art world news.

Wall Street, New York City, 1915  by Paul Strand via  Wikimedia Commons  

Wall Street, New York City, 1915 by Paul Strand via Wikimedia Commons 

Museum Opens the Largest Retrospective of Paul Strand
The Fundación Mapfre in Madrid, Spain has opened the largest Paul Strand retrospective ever. Spanning Strand’s career from the 1910s to the 1960s, the exhibition includes over 200 works and is curated by Philadelphia Museum’s curator of Photographs, Peter Barberie.
Read more (Fundación Mapfre)

Steve McCurry’s Assistant Arrested for Stealing $600,000 From Studio
Bree DeStephano, assistant to photojournalist Steve McCurry (known for his National Geographic cover “Afghan Girl”), was arrested for stealing over $600,000 of material from his studio. DeStephano stole prints, books, and other studio items which she sold for her own profit.
Read the full story (ArtNet News)

MoMA Staff Protects Healthcare Cuts at Museum’s Gala
During the annual Party in the Garden gala at the Museum of Modern Art, staff members protested outside the museum’s entrances against the proposed cuts to their health coverage. Protestors included curators, librarians, designers, accountants, visitors assistants, and others. Though MoMA did its best to direct press away from the protestors, their chants of “Modern Art, Ancient Wages!” and “Share the wealth, protect our health!” could be heard from inside the party.
Read the full story (Art News)