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Baltimore Museum of Art to diversify contemporary collection

Plus: Max Mara Art Prize for Women awarded to Helen Cammock | Jerry Saltz wins Pulitzer Prize for Criticism |  and Tate announces plans for new trustee and ticket prices for young visitors

17 April 2018

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Baltimore Museum of Art to diversify contemporary collection | The Baltimore Museum of Art has announced plans to deaccession seven works by post-war artists already represented in its collection, including Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Franz Kline, with the aim of diversifying its contemporary holdings. In the same meeting, the museum’s trustees approved the acquisition of nine works by artists including Mark Bradford, Jack Whitten and Trevor Paglen. Museum director Christopher Bedford said the museum’s aim was to build ‘a collection which is more relevant to the community it serves’.

Max Mara Art Prize for Women awarded to Helen Cammock | Helen Cammock was announced as the winner of the Max Mara Art Prize for Women, at a ceremony at the Whitechapel Gallery last night. The London-based artist – who works with a variety of media, including video, performance and installation – will be the recipient of six-month residency in Italy, during which she will create new work for a solo exhibition to be presented at the Whitechapel and the Collezione Maramotti. The prize is awarded every other year to a UK-based female artist who has not yet had a solo survey show; past winners include Emma Hart, Laure Prouvost, and Corin Sworn.

Jerry Saltz wins Pulitzer Prize for Criticism | Jerry Saltz, art critic at New York magazine since 2007, has been awarded this year’s Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. Saltz’s writing was described during the awards ceremony yesterday as ‘a robust body of work that conveyed a canny and often endearing perspective on visual arts in America’. His winning article, published in Vulture last April, was ‘My Life as a Failed Artist’.

Tate announces plans for new trustee and ticket prices for young visitors | The Tate today announced plans to seek and appoint a new trustee to represent people aged 16–25, in an attempt to better provide for young visitors at its galleries. In a connected move, the institution unveiled a scheme to provide £5 exhibition tickets to young people in this age bracket.

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