19th Anniversary

American Museum in Los Angeles. The Baltimore Museum of Art sold works by such artists from its permanent collection as Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, and Franz Kline to raise funds to acquire works by African- American artists. So far, the museum has bought paintings by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Amy Sherald, and Jack Whitten, a sculpture by Wangechi Mutu and two film pieces by Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelly. The Getty Research Institute acquired the archive of artist Betye Saar as part of its newly announced African-American Art History Initiative. Also of note is the accession of the photographic archive of Stephen Shames, best known as the Black Panther Party’s photographer between 1967 and 1973, by the Briscoe Center at the University of Texas; the purchase of twelve works by painter Beauford Delaney (Fig. 12) by the Knoxville Museum of Art in Tennessee; and, the transfer of fifty-one artworks by thirty African-American self-taught artists from the Atlanta-based Souls Grown Deep Foundation to the Brooklyn Museum, Morgan Library & Museum, Spelman College Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas Museum of Art, and the MFA, Boston. ART BY WOMEN Museums are also catching up in their representation of women artists, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum was helped by a gift from the Kallir Family of ten paintings by Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses that will take place over the span of seven years. All ten paintings will figure in a traveling Grandma Moses exhibition slated for fall 2023. Also in Washington, D.C., the National 2019 Antiques & Fine Art 119 Fig. 9: Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968), With Hidden Noise (A Bruit Secret). Signed Marcel Duchamp, dated 1964, numbered 7/8 and engraved “A Bruit Secret 1916 / Edition Galerie Schwarz, Milan.” Assisted Readymade: ball of twine (containing unknown object) between two brass plates joined by four long bolts. Height: 4½ in. Courtesy of Sotheby’s. © Association Marcel Duchamp / ADAGP, Paris / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 2018. Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden.