Milestones in American Art

Articles and Essays Concerning Key Personnel Appointments and Retirements at Art Museums,

Acquisitions of Artworks, and Miscellaneous Events

(this catalog discontinued in 2006)


(above:  Hugh Newell, The Old Hulk, 1859, oil on canvas, Reading Public Museum. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons*)



America's Home of Impressionism Restored to Period of Historic Significance (2/6/06)



The Lyme Academy Story, article by Elisabeth Gordon Chandler (6/15/05)

Expanded Galleries of American Art with Loans from the Terra Foundation for American Art Collection at The Art Institute of Chicago (4/6/05)



San Antonio Museum of Art Appoints Dr. Marion Oettinger, Jr. as Interim Director (8/13/04)

Bellevue Art Museum Names Michael W. Monroe as Executive Director and Chief Curator (7/12/04)

Brian T. Allen Named Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art (6/3/04)

Currier & Ives Prints Acquired by the Springfield Museums (5/10/04)

Orlando Museum of Art Acquisitions Programs (5/4/04)

San Diego Museum of Art Names Derrick R. Cartwright as Executive Director  (4/28/04)

Frist Center Names Susan H. Edwards, Ph.D., Executive Director (4/23/04)

Norman Rockwell Image Promotes French Museum Exhibit (3/19/04)



Karen Brosius Named Executive Director of Columbia Museum of Art (12/22/03)

Robert Breunig Named Director of the Museum of Northern Arizona (10/13/03)

Georgia O'Keeffe Paintings Permanently Installed in Milwaukee Art Museum (9/23/03)

Adam D. Weinberg Appointed Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art (9/2/03)

Charles A. Shepard III appointed Executive Director of The Fort Wayne Museum of Art (7/9/03)

Dr. Douglas R. Nickel Appointed Director of the Center for Creative Photography (6/25/03)

Plains Art Museum Names Edward E. Pauley as President/C.E.O (4/21/03)

Brian J. Ferriso Appointed Executive Director and CEO of The Philbrook Museum of Art (3/5/03)



New Center for American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (10/31/02)

As it was in the beginning, essay by John H. Strietelmeier (9/26/02)

Tamarind: Forty Years (9/20/02)

Mint Museum of Art Receives Six Romare Bearden Paintings (9/9/02)

Dr. Bonnie G. Kelm Appointed Director of the University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara (8/22/02)

Janie Cohen Appointed Director of the Robert Hull Fleming Museum (8/19/02)

Metropolitan Museum Opens Gallery Devoted to the Works of Louis Comfort Tiffany (8/6/02)

Collaboration on Charles M. Russell Catalogue Raisonné (7/15/02)

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Acquires 'Starlight' in Harbor by American Painter Fitz Hugh Lane (7/11/02)

Inez S. Wolins Appointed Executive Director of C.M. Russell Museum (7/3/02)

Allentown Art Museum Appoints David R. Brigham as Director (5/16/02)

Neal Benezra Appointed Director of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (4/29/02)

Dr. Robert E. Shimp Appointed Director of Buffalo Bill Historical Center (3/1/02)

Cassatt and Duncanson Paintings Acquired by MFAH (2/11/02)

Margaret Ann Skove Named Director of Columbia Museum of Art (1/21/02)



David Mickenberg Named Director of Wellesley's Davis Museum and Cultural Center (11/27/01)

French and U.S. Museums Inaugurate French Regional and American Museums Exchange To Facilitate Exchanges Between Participating Museums (11/1/01)

Jack Becker Appointed Director of the Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art (10/31/01)

Indianapolis Museum of Art Appoints Anthony G. Hirschel as New Director (8/24/01)

Dr. John Schloder Appointed Director of St. Petersburg's Museum of Fine Arts (8/16/01)

Daniel T. Keegan Named Inaugural Oshman Executive Director at the San Jose Museum of Art (7/6/01)

Patterson Sims Appointed Director of the Montclair Art Museum (7/5/01)

The Long Island Museum Names Jackie Day New President / CEO (4/23/01)

J. Brooks Joyner Is New Director of Joslyn Art Museum (3/27/01)

Beth Levinthal Named Director of the Heckscher Museum of Art (3/16/01)

Orlando Museum of Art Receives Gift of Carolyn Brady Painting (3/13/01)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Acquires Artworks by African-American Artists (2/21/01)

Acquisitions at Joslyn Art Museum (2/15/01)

John Hallmark Neff appointed executive director at Reynolda House, Museum of American Art (2/11/01)

The Berkshire Museum Announces Appointment of Ann Mintz as Director (1/2/01)



Metropolitan Museum of Art's John K. Howat to Retire in 2001 (12/19/00)

Janice Driesbach Appointed Director at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden (12/16/00)

Bellevue Art Museum Opens the Doors to Its New Home (11/10/00)

College Art Association: 89th Annual Conference (10/23/00)

Derrick Cartwright Is New Director of Hood Museum of Art (10/17/00)

Robert A. Kret Named Director of The Hunter Museum of American Art (10/17/00)

Brigham Young University ­ Museum of Art Acquires Important Paintings (10/10/00)

Michael J. Warner Is New Executive Director at C.M. Russell Museum (9/13/00)

David Butler to Leave Swope Art Museum for Director Position at Edwin A. Ulrich Museum of Art (9/1/00)

Wyeth's "Hay Ledge" Returns to Greenville (8/29/00)

Stamford Museum & Nature Center Welcomes Sharon Blume as Director (8/16/00)

Arthur H. Wolf to Lead Museum of Northern Arizona (8/9/00)

Virginia Museum Curator Receives Getty Research Grant for Work on James McNeil Whistler (8/7/00)

New Art Museum for Southern Vermont (8/5/00)

Center for Creative Photography at University of Arizona Commences 25th Anniversary (6/10/00)

The Grand Salon of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery Reopens (5/30/00)

Michael E. Shapiro Appointed High Museum of Art Director (5/30/00)

Utah Museum of Fine Arts Receives Grant for New Building Wing (5/27/00)

Buell Children's Museum at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center is Completed (5/27/00)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Appoints Michael Brand as Director (5/23/00)

SITE Santa Fe Receives Ford Foundation Challenge Grant (5/19/00)

C. M. Russell Home and Log Cabin Studio: National Historic Landmark (5/13/00)

Cahoon Museum Announces New Director (4/15/00)

E. John Bullard's Service to the New Orleans Museum of Art (3/18/00)

Katharine Lee Reid New Director at Cleveland Museum of Art (3/17/00)

Hyde Collection Art Museum Appoints Randall Suffolk as Director (3/14/00)

Olaf Wieghorst Museum Opening in El Cajon, California (3/14/00)

Robert Kuhn Painting Donated to Genesee Country Village & Museum (3/9/00)

From the Fountainhead to the Future (2/27/00)

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts Is Awarded $75,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation (2/2700)

Charles K. Steiner: New Director of Wichita Art Museum (1/24/00)

Charles P. Helsell Named Director of Blanden Memorial Art Museum (1/24/00)



Director of the North Dakota Museum of Art Receives NCAA 1999 Award of Distinction (12/19/99)

Alfred Mitchell Homes Receive Historic Designation from the City of San Diego (12/13/99)

Scott Marks Is First Museum of Photographic Arts Film Curator (11/20/99)

Hood Museum of Art Acquires Rare Outdoor Still Life by Maria Oakey Dewing (11/1/99)

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Purchases Painting by Frederick Carl Frieseke (10/29/99)

Dr. John R. Lane Appointed Dallas Museum of Art's Eugene McDermott Director (10/16/99)

Dr. Eleanor Jones Harvey Receives Appointment as Dallas Museum of Art's Curator of American Art (10/16/99)

Bill Nebeker: 1999 Cowboy Artists of America President (10/12/99)

Robert Hull Fleming Museum Searches for Paintings by Charles Louis Heyde (1822-1892) (10/10/99)

Westmoreland Museum of American Art Reopens (10/6/99)

Hearst Art Gallery of Saint Mary's College Appoints Carrie Brewster as Director (9/26/99)

Terry L. Oldham Is New Director at Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art (9/26/99)

C.M. Russell Museum Appoints Tom Maytham Executive Director (9/23/99)

Ms. Lial A. Jones Appointed Director of the Crocker Art Museum (9/9/99)

South Dakota Art Museum Receives Grant to Research Harvey Dunn (8/20/99)

New Director Frank Goodyear Jr. to Lead Heard Museum Into New Century (8/9/99)

Over 500 NMAA "Treasures to Go" to 70 Museums Nationwide (8/6/99)

Treasures of USC: The Collecting Continues (4/27/99)

C. M. Russell Museum Expansion Coming (7/1/99)

Amon Carter Museum Expanding Its Space, "Coming Attractions" Last Exhibition before Closing (6/30/99)

Construction of New de Young Museum in San Francisco Scheduled to Begin in 2001 and Be Completed by 2006 (6/22/99)

Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art Receives Luce Foundation Grant (6/18/99)

Polk Museum of Art Re-Accredited by AAM (6/18/99)

John L.Gray: New Executive Director at Autry Museum of Western Heritage (6/17/99)

Getty Museum Announces Important Gifts of Photographs (6/10/99)

Mission San Juan Capistrano Hosts Art Competition; Joan Irvine Smith Fine Arts to Award $10,000 in Cash Prizes (6/3/99)

National Gallery Collectors Committee Selects Steichen Painting, Other Works for 20th Century Collection (5/26/99)

Center for Native American Art at Portland Art Museum (5/13/99)

San Diego Museum of Art Names Dr. Don Bacigalupi as Next Director (4/8/99)

Artful Players: Artistic Life in Early San Francisco (4/8/99)

New 63,000 square foot Utah Museum of Fine Arts (3/30/99)

Van Vechten-Lineberry Taos Art Museum Announces Drawing for E. I. Couse Painting (3/26/99)

Edward Hopper Watercolor on View at Reynolda House Community Day (3/18/99)

Major Expansion of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Moves Forward with the Construction of the Audrey Jones Beck Building (3/10/99)

"New Acquisitions 1998" at the Portland Museum of Art (3/9/99)

National Academy Artists To Teach at Monterey Museum of Art (3/4/99)

Second Donation by Joyce and Leonard Greene to Hudson River Museum Glenview Campaign (3/2/99)

Charles Russell and Maynard Dixon Paintings Given to the Utah Museum of Fine Arts Collection (2/27/99)

Manuel Neri, artist-in-residence at Boston University (2/14/99)

Katonah Museum of Art: An Endowment For the Future (2/8/99)

Nelson Museum of the West Opens in Cheyenne Wyoming (2/1/99)

George G. King: Director of The Georgia O'Keeffe Museum(1/17/99)

John Singer Sargent: The Early Portraits, The Complete Paintings: Volume I (1/17/99)

LAM/OCMA Trust Collection Acquires Paintings (1/17/99)

Cantor Arts Center Apppints Dr. Claire Perry as Curator of American Art (1/5/99)

1999 Second Thursday Panels at the Carmel Art Association (1/1/99)

Heard Museum Doubles Venue Space (12/18/98)

An Artistic Community: Hope School of Fine Arts Biennial Faculty Show (12/14/98)

Harris Place: New Home for Lyman Allyn's Collection of Dolls and Toys (12/14/98)

Weir Farm National Historic Site to Develop Museum (12/9/98)

Institute of Museum and Library Services Honors Chrysler Museum of Art (12/8/09)



California Art: 450 Years of Painting and Other Media (12/4/98)

Happiness Is (11/18/98)

Bolton Museum and Art Gallery Seeks to Acquire Thomas Moran Painting (11/18/98)

Eye on the Future at the Eiteljorg (11/18/98)

Adam D. Weinberg: New Director of the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy (11/16/98)

Castle Museum Renovation Allows Display of Smithsonian Traveling Exhibitions (11/7/98)

Jack Cooke and Edward L. Gaylord Assume New Leadership Roles On National Cowboy Hall of Fame's Board of Directors (10/24/98)

Thomas Hart Benton and Jasper Francis Cropsey paintings Acquired by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (10/24/98)

Miniatures/98 at the Albuquerque Museum (10/24/98)

Informal Dialogues at the Bayly (10/14/98)

New Endowed Curatorships at Met (10/14/98)

Georgia Museum of Art Launches Web Page (10/14/98)

Two American Art Books Published by Art Institute of Chicago This Fall (10/14/98)

42nd Annual Juried Exhibition at San Diego Art Institute (10/14/98)

Art Institute of Boston Merging with Lesley College (10/14/98)

Jasper F. Cropsey 's A Summer Afternoon Donated to Saginaw Art Museum (10/12/98)

Rockwell Museum Acquires Ernest L. Blumenschein Masterpiece (10/12/98)

Frank E. Schoonover's,Ojibway Indian Spearing the Maskenozha (Pike), Joins Rockwell Museum Collection (10/12/98)

Definitive Book on Frederick Carder Published (10/12/98)

17th Annual Outdoor Arts Festival of the Bruce Museum (10/10/98)

UCLA Medical Center Medical Art Program Achieves $20,000 Through 1998 Benefit Event (10/9/98)

A Taste For Art (10/8/98)

Online Newsletter from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (9/20/98)

Museum Premieres CD-ROM (9/20/98)

Intemational Museum of the Horse to Host American Academy of Equine Art 19th Annual Juried Exhibition (9/17/98)

Intemational Museum of the Horse Purchases Calumet Trophy Collection (9/17/98)

Frick Collection Launches Website with "Virtual Tour" (9/16/98)

Four Centuries in American Art Pane of Stamps Issues (9/2/98)

Adirondack Museum Launches Its First Capital Campaign (8/29/98)

Meryman Portraits of Sagendorphs Donated (8/5/98)

The Huntington Receives Gift of Thomas Moran Painting (7/29/98)

Williamsburg Symposium (729/98)

Albany Institute of History & Art Prepares to Begin Expansion Project (7/27/98)

Kresge Foundation Awards $500,000 to Albany Institute of History & Art (7/27/98)

The Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler (7/22/98)

National Museum of American Art Announces 1998 Winner of the Annual Charles C. Eldredge Prize (7/22/98)

Joslyn Art Museum Changes Hours and Admission (7/22/98)

Telfair Museum of Art Announces Major Expansion Plans (7/21/98)

Philbrook Museum of Art Receives National Accreditation (7/17/98)

Roy R. Neuberger Celebrates 95th Birthday July 21, 1998

The Uris Brothers Foundation Has Awarded a $10,000,000 Endowment to Create New Educational Programs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (7/14/98)

Guests Experience Wild West Weather During National Cowboy Hall of Fame's Annual Prix de West Art Sale

The J. Paul Getty Trust Names Dr. Barry Munitz, Educator, College Administrator, and Business Leader, as Next President and Chief Executive Officer (1/5/98)


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