MIAMI— Miami’s Frost Art Museum will be the only Southern stop in the blockbuster Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989 exhibition tour. In a press release, the museum proudly announced that it would be the first time that all of the over two hundred works were shown together in one place, as the New York exhibit is divided into two venues. Consisting of photography, video, print and other mixed media, Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989 looks at art made within the queer community in the decades immediately following the Stonewall Riots and into the first years of the AIDS Crisis. Art After Stonewall will open at Frost Art Museum on September 14, 2019. The exhibition will headline this year’s Art Basel Miami this December. The exhibition was organized by the Columbus Museum of Art and was curated by the artist and art historian Jonathan Weinberg, with Tyler Cann and Drew Sawyer.
DOTHAN, AL—This week, the Daniel Foundation of Alabama awarded the Wiregrass Museum of Art with an unrestricted threeyear grant totaling 105,000$. In a press release, Maria Kennedy, executive director of The Daniel Foundation of Alabama said, “The Daniel Foundation of Alabama sees the consistency of multi-year operational funding as an opportunity for the Wiregrass Museum of Art, as a major provider of arts programming in the region, to continue to focus on and strengthen the wide variety of programming the community has come to expect… Our hope is the dependability of this support over the next three years will provide WMA with the opportunity to consider programs or exhibitions that may have been out of reach without such a consistency in funding.” The Wiregrass Museum of Art opened in Dothan in 1988, and general admission is always free.
ATLANTA—On June 27, Daniel Fuller, who has served as curator at the Atlanta Contemporary for the past five years, announced his resignation from the museum. In a post on Instagram, he listed the growth the museum has seen under his tenure, and reiterated his gratitude to Atlanta and his commitment to supporting Atlanta artists. At press time, no future plans to replace him at Atlanta Contemporary have been announced, and Fuller has not yet made his future plans public.
CHARLOTTE—The Harvey B. Gantt Center in Charlotte announced free admission during the extended summer hours this week. Through August 28, admission is free on Wednesdays from 5 – 9pm, and the museum opens an extra two hours early—at 11 am—on Sundays.
ATLANTA— Over 130 arts organizations in the state of Georgia were announced as recipients of over 1 million dollars in grants for fiscal year 2020—including Burnaway, for the first time since FY2016. In a press release, GCA executive director Karen Paty said, “The grants awarded by Georgia Council for the Arts represent critical partnerships between the arts organizations and artists in communities throughout the state to advance access to and the impact of arts programs in communities throughout Georgia… The commitment to community and the execution of high quality arts programs demonstrated by all of our grant applicants overwhelms our peer review panels each year. And while we are not able to fund each applicant, it is evident that organizations across the state are offering exceptional arts programs in support of education, community development and economic development.”
Douglas Crimp, art historian and cultural critic, died on July 5, 2019 in Manhattan. Highly influential on the subject of photography and what photographs are able to do, his notable essay Pictures was published in 1977 alongside the exhibit of the same name at Artists Space in New York. In 1977, he became editor of the journal October, which had been founded by critic Rosalind Krauss and Annette Michelson the year before. In 1987, he published a special AIDS issue of October titled AIDS: Cultural Analysis/Cultural Activism, which is widely regarded as one of the most important documents of the AIDS crisis and a vital work in the fields of queer and feminist theory. In 1990, he went on to teach Gay Studies at Sarah Lawrence College and then held the post of Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History at the University of Rochester until his death.