Did a Corcoran Gallery memo in 1945 foretell the future?

Soon after the National Gallery opened in 1941, the Corcoran Gallery knew it had a strong rival for top art museum in Washington. Corcoran leaders met in 1945 to come up with a plan. They'd never believe what's happening now.

By David Montgomery | Art | July 13

Hirshhorn names N.Y. Asia Society Museum’s Melissa Chiu as new director

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has named Melissa Chiu, veteran director and senior vice president for Global Arts and Cultural Programs for the Asia Society Museum in New York, as its new director. The Australian-born Chiu, 42, who will assume the position in September, succeeds former director Richard Koshalek, whose tenure was marked by […]

By Lonnae O'Neal Parker | Art | June 5