Goldsmiths to Build Museum

Goldsmiths has announced plans to build a public art gallery, located behind the University of London’s art department in a twentieth-century building, which formerly housed public baths, reports Hendrik Hansson of Artnet. In order to convert the space, the university needs to raise $3.41 million and is asking its alumni and professors—including Michael Craig-Martin, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Anthony Gormley, Fiona Banner, Bob and Roberta Smith, Rebecca Warren, and Ceal Foyer—to donate works that will be auctioned by Christie’s next year. An architect for the project will be announced on July 28. Richard Noble, head of the university’s art department, states that the institution will provide a space for Goldsmith students to show their work alongside leading artists.