Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wagstaff Moves to the Met

Photo of the Whitney at Night by Ezra Stoller/Esto;
from the Whitney's web site. See more about
the Breuer building here.
As part of my on-going research about The Comic Art Show, which was one of the first major exhibitions of comics as art at the Whitney's downtown gallery in the summer of 1983, I interviewed Sheena Wagstaff, who co-curated the show with John Carlin as part of the Whitney's Independent Study Program. Eventually she became Chief Curator at the Tate in London. I just read in the March edition of ArtNews that she is taking over as head of the Modern Art department of the Metropolitan Museum in New York.  By an odd coincidence, most of the Met's modern collection is moving over to the Whitney's iconic Marcel Breuer building, as the Whitney will be moving into their new Renzo Piano designed building in the meatpacking district.

I plan to incorporate this story into my final draft, along with info about the recent Feininger show, and finally complete and publish my research on this show over the next couple of months (honest :-)

Legal Lecture on Web Design Contracts & Copyright

As some of you may know, my husband Marc H. Greenberg is the founder and co-director of the Intellectual Property Law program at Golden Gate University School of Law here in San Francisco.  A couple of months ago, he agreed to do a short lecture on web design contracts and the basics of copyright law for an advanced HTML/CSS class I was taking at City College of San Francisco. The person introducing him at the top of the video is Claudia DaSilva, who taught the course. While web design is the main topic, there's lots of general information for anyone working in the arts, or setting up their own business (approx 45 minutes).

If you have problems with this video, click here to see it on YouTube.