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Lucas Museum is buyer of Berkshire Museum’s Rockwell painting

12 April 2018

Our daily round-up of news from the art world

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is buyer of Berkshire Museum’s Norman Rockwell painting | The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art has bought Norman Rockwell’s celebrated Shuffleton’s Barbershop painting from the Berkshire Museum. According to ArtNet, the Los Angeles museum, which is due to open in 2022. As previously reported in the Berkshire Eagle, the painting’s sale involved strict conditions: an agreement stipulated that it would be loaned to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts for up to two years following the conclusion of any transaction.

ICA Boston to close Nicholas Nixon show early | Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Arts has announced that it will close its current Nicholas Nixon exhibition ten days ahead of schedule, reports ArtNet. The decision has reportedly been taken after several of Nixon’s former students at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design alleged that he had indulged in inappropriate behaviour.

Carol B. Cadou appointed director of Delaware’s Winterthur Museum | The board of trustees of Delaware’s Winterthur Museum, Gardens and Library has announced that Carol B. Cadou has been appointed as the next director and CEO of the institution. Cadou, who is currently senior vice president of historic preservation and collections at Mount Vernon, succeeds David P. Roselle, who is retiring after ten years at the helm.

Mike Kelley Foundation releases $400,000 in artist project grants | The Mike Kelley Foundation has named ten recipients of its artist project grants programme, reports ArtNews. Totalling $400,000, the grants will go towards supporting a wide range of projects involving various media. Among the recipients are the Hammer Museum, the Museum of Latin American Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.