Covering culture in NYC for WSJ. Used to write about lawyers and the environment. Tips, gripes: jennifer.smith@wsj.com

MoMA to Feature Retrospective of Postwar Artist Donald Judd

blogs.wsj.com — The Museum of Modern Art plans to mount a sweeping retrospective of the postwar artist Donald Judd, known for his spare sculptures and the large-scale installations at a complex in West Texas. The MoMA show will cover the arc of Mr. Judd's career, encompassing everything from painting and art criticism to his later work in furniture design and land preservation.

Brooklyn Museum Taps Creative Time President as Its New Director

wsj.com — The Brooklyn Museum has selected Anne Pasternak, head of the nonprofit arts group Creative Time, as its next director. Ms. Pasternak will succeed outgoing director Arnold Lehman, who is retiring this year after nearly two decades of leadership, during which he expanded the museum's audience and significantly grew its endowment.

Whitney Museum, Still Focused on American Art, Looks to Raise Its Global Profile

wsj.com — The lead curator who oversaw "America Is Hard to See," the inaugural show at the Whitney Museum of American Art's new home downtown, is taking on a new role intended to boost the museum's international profile. Donna De Salvo, the Whitney's chief curator and deputy director for programs, has been appointed deputy director for international initiatives and senior curator.

Bringing Art to All New Yorkers

wsj.com — New York City's cultural-affairs budget is bigger than that of the National Endowment for the Arts. Yet for many artists, the city has never been a harder place to make ends meet. Some complain that the city's cultural largess doesn't extend to all of its residents.

The Brooklyn Museum, Still Seeking a Leader

wsj.com — As Arnold Lehman prepares to step down this year after 18 years at the helm of the Brooklyn Museum, speculation over who will succeed him has become something of a parlor game in New York art circles. Will the museum find a director who-unlike most who hold the job nationally-reflects the borough's cultural diversity?

Kentucky women land commitment from nation's No. 1 junior-college basketball player

kentucky.com — The Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper in Lexington, KY offers local news coverage online. Serving Fayette, Bourbon, Franklin, Clark, Madison, Jessamine, Woodford and Scott counties in Kentucky, Kentucky.com offers local breaking, weather and crime news.

When Kentucky's Dupree graduates, he'll fulfill promises to his family and himself

kentucky.com — The Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper in Lexington, KY offers local news coverage online. Serving Fayette, Bourbon, Franklin, Clark, Madison, Jessamine, Woodford and Scott counties in Kentucky, Kentucky.com offers local breaking, weather and crime news.

Activists New and Old Jab Art World

wsj.com — Last weekend the art-activist group the Guerrilla Girls engaged in a typically bumptious gesture: projecting images from their latest campaign on the side of the Whitney Museum of American Art's building in lower Manhattan, as a block party to fete the new location wound to a close.

Artists Call For A Halt To The Frick’s Expansion Plan

blogs.wsj.com — The Frick Collection's proposal to expand the Fifth Avenue museum by building a new wing on top of one of its gardens has already drawn the ire of a number of architects, conservationists and landscape designers. Now the creative class is piling on.

Spinning Class with the U.S. Attorney General: Fewer Seats, Many Congratulations

blogs.wsj.com — Nabbing a seat at the popular Sunday morning spin class at the Crunch gym on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn is a little harder now that regular rider Loretta Lynch has been sworn in as attorney general of the United States.
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May 22, 2015

Police Shut Down Mosque Installation at Venice Biennale nyti.ms/1doOd9G

May 22, 2015

Looted 'Two Riders' painting from Cornelius Gurlitt's trove to be auctioned at Sotheby's on.wsj.com/1Aip6Q8 via @WSJ @KellyCrowWSJ

May 22, 2015

Jonathan Galassi's 'Muse' sends up publishing in an era of 'rampant sexual shenanigans' on.wsj.com/1HwYCtL via @WSJ @maloneyfiles

May 22, 2015

‘Affordable housing’ for the luxury set: apartments at One57 tower for rent on.wsj.com/1ejJwOC via @WSJ pic.twitter.com/IZKoRXu1Gj

May 22, 2015

‘The King and I’ actor Ken Watanabe on baldness, Broadway and lunch with other Tony nominees on.wsj.com/1AiFKz6 via @WSJ @barbarachai

May 22, 2015

See it this weekend!Review: Wael Shawky, ‘Cabaret Crusades’ at MoMA PS1, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2015/05/22/art…

May 21, 2015

Chris Christie Wants Media to Say Sorry for Bridge Scandal Coverage on.wsj.com/1HvQPwr via @WSJPolitics @heatherhaddon

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