Our daily round-up of news from the art world
Mary Ceruti to direct Walker Art Center | The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis today announced the appointment of Mary Ceruti as its next executive director. Ceruti is currently director and chief curator of SculptureCenter in Long Island City, where she has worked for the past 19 years. She will commence her new role in January 2019, succeeding Olga Viso, who stepped down last November.
Oskar Rabin (1928–2018) | The Moscow-born artist Oskar Rabin has died at the age of 90, the New York Times reports. A painter of expressionistic landscapes and still lifes, he came to prominence as a leading dissident artist working in Soviet-era Russia, and one of the co-organisers of the underground ‘Bulldozer Exhibition’ of non-conformist art, held in 1974. From 1978 until his death Rabin lived and worked in Paris.
Sandra Lagumina appointed non-executive director of Agence France-Muséums | Le Journal des Arts reports that Sandra Lagumina has been appointed to the role of non-executive director of Agence France-Muséums, the organisation co-ordinating the French cultural institutions involved in the Louvre Abu Dhabi project (French-language article, £). Lagumina succeeds Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière, who left his role in April.
Souls Grown Deep Foundation places works at five institutions | The Souls Grown Deep Foundation has announced agreements reached with five museums in the US to place a total of 51 artworks by 30 African-American artists, the majority of whom are women, in the collections of the institutions: the Brooklyn Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, the Morgan Library & Museum and the MFA Boston. Since 2014, the foundation has placed some 300 works in a dozen institutions around the country.