Launched in 1995, Artnet was one of the first art web sites with no earlier link to an present print publication. Its prime purpose is online art auctions, and indeed, it pioneered the form. Likewise, its news vertical rapidly established itself as a go-to source for news, critiques, profiles, art-world gossip and the occasional light-hearted function like a current article about taking part in Pokemon Go at MoMA. For its first 16 years, Artnet News was helmed by artist and critic Walter Robinson. When he left in 2012, Artnet News shut down briefly for retooling, returning in its present kind as a extra news-pushed website.
Gardner, who in November will succeed outgoing board chair Robert M. Levy, is first lady, and the primary African American, to helm the board of the Art Institute. She is additionally believed to be the first Black lady to guide a major museum board within the United States. A report launched April thirteen by the American Alliance of Museums reveals that 43 percent of museum staff saw their income decline by an average of 31 p.c over the course of the past yr, owing to the continuing Covid-19 crisis.