Museum board ordered to take fiduciary training
The California Attorney General’s Office ordered the board of the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Los Angeles, which was close to financial collapse in 2008, to take special fiduciary training after the office found the museum disregarded state law in managing its budget The New York Times reported April 19 (see museum board story).
Proposed cuts in Georgia arts funding draw protests
Hundreds of people protested at the Georgia state Capitol over proposed cuts in arts funding and the elimination of the Georgia Arts Council, a move that would make Georgia the only state without an arts council recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported April 19 (see arts funding story).
Gates urges college students to get involved
Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who is chairman of the world’s biggest foundation, has begun a tour of colleges and is urging students to focus their energies on urgent problems like education and global health, the San Jose Mercury News reported April 19 (see Bill Gates story).