Why the Layoff of a Curator at a Little-Known Art Space Was the ‘Last Straw’ for San Francisco’s Frustrated Art Community

Liz Magor, a Canadian artist known for her uncanny casts of banal objects, moved the late artist David Ireland’s furniture and possessions into piles for her show at 500 Capp Street, the foundation in his longtime home in San Francisco’s Mission District. In 500 Capp’s garage, artist Nina Canell installed two sculptures … [Read More...]

This California Museum Had Big Ambitions—and Then Shuttered. Here’s What It Teaches Us About the Perils of Private Museums

What causes a museum—especially one that had hired high-profile staff, commissioned a $53 million redesign, and espoused a forward-thinking mission—to implode? This is the question behind the rise and fall of The Main Museum, a non-collecting, nonprofit contemporary space that opened in downtown Los Angeles in 2016. Last … [Read More...]