The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Sunday, July 5, 2015


Dr Nicholas Penny announces his intention to retire from his role as Director of the National Gallery
Dr Nicholas Penny © The National Gallery, London.
LONDON.- His decision comes as he approaches his 65th birthday this December. The exact date of his retirement will depend on the appointment of his successor.

Under Dr Nicholas Penny’s Directorship, the National Gallery staged the most successful exhibition in its history, Leonardo da Vinci, Painter at t he Court of Milan , as well as major exhibitions on painters including Barocci, Veronese and, this autumn, Rembrandt. In 2013, for the first time ever, annual visitors to the Gallery exceeded 6 million.

Reflecting on his six years as Director, Nicholas said “ I have enjoyed my years as Director and am grateful to the Trustees, staff and to the Gallery’s supporters for helping to ensure that the Gallery has continued to prosper despite a steadily declining grant – to flourish both as a great and popular resource and as a home for scholarship, a national gallery admired internationally . “

He added “ Following my retirement I have many plans, but chiefly look forward to spending more time with my family, friends and books.”

Mark Getty, Chairman of the National Gallery Trustees, expressed the Board’s gratitude to the Director for all he has done for the Gallery, saying “ Nick has been an extraordinarily successful Director of the National Gallery, steering the nation’s acquisition of the two great Titian paintings, ‘ Diana and Actaeon ’ and ‘ Diana and Callisto ’ jointly with the National Galleries of Scotland, and this year securing the acquisition of the Gallery’s first major American painting, ‘ Men of the Docks ’ by George Bellows . The Board are hugely grateful to him for his energy, vision and commitment to the Gallery’s work. We will miss him greatly.”

The Board of Trustees will shortly begin its search for a new Director. Under the Museums and Galleries Act of 1992, the Director of the National Gallery is appointed by the Trustees with the approval of the Prime Minister.

Nicholas Penny has agreed to stay in office for the entirety of that recruitment process, in order to affect a smooth handover to his successor.





Today's News

June 24, 2014

Spain's Queen Letizia opens "El Greco and modern painting" exhibition at The Prado

"El Lissitzky: The Experience of Totality" opens at Museo Picasso Málaga

Claude Monet 'Water Lilies' painting sells for $54 million at Sotheby's in London

Dr Nicholas Penny announces his intention to retire from his role as Director of the National Gallery

AFP gets rare chance to travel 36,000 years underground in France's Chauvet cave

Sotheby's London to auction a masterpiece of clockmaking: A mesmerising Swan clock

Paris's Pablo Picasso museum opening pushed back by a month to October 25

Fondation Louis Vuitton announces opening of its doors to the public on 27 October 2014

Record price for Chinese 'dragon box' stuns crowd at Bonhams Asian Art Sale in Sydney

Folk art is never naive: Oksana Mas uses the wooden Easter egg as a technique

Solo exhibition by American artist Rashid Johnson opens at The George Economou Collection

A Suitcase full of Dreams: Photographs by Dirk de Herder on view at Eduard Planting Gallery

Original Bill Mack portrait of Jean Harlow on a 90-year-old piece of The Hollywood sign featured at RR Auction

Taiwan Japan museum row solved

Classic & iconic watches for the collector at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum announces opening of Dallas-based fundraising office

Group exhibition of works by seven contemporary painters opens at Bridgette Mayer Gallery

VOLTA10: Setting the gold standard for artistic discovery

Michael Kenna's first solo exhibition at AO Vertical Space Gallery opens in Hong Kong

Ronald Phillips reveals first of their showstoppers destined for Masterpiece London

Exhibition of photographs produced since 2008 by Stan Douglas on view at Haus der Kunst

Malaysian High Commissioner opens first solo show by Chang Fee Ming in London

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Exhibition presents French Impressionist's most important and provocative paintings

2.- Sotheby's auction achieves the second-highest total for any sale ever held in London

3.- High Museum of Art premieres major United States exhibition of Alex Katz landscapes

4.- China's Great Wall is disappearing due to adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities

5.- Van Gogh to Pollock: Exhibition at Milwaukee Art Museum presents art world rebels

6.- Confederate flag furor spreads to stained glass windows at Washington National Cathedral

7.- Christie's London Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale achieves $112,908,380

8.- First comprehensive show on the history, politics and culture of homosexuality_ies opens in Berlin

9.- Sotheby's to re-launch Irish Art sales in London; Sale includes important nude by William Orpen

10.- Centre Pompidou devotes a major exhibition to Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum's work



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez
Social Network Manager and Translator: Norma Cristina Pérez Ayala Cano
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site