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Getty Museum and Artist Mark Bradford Launch Online Curricula for K-12 Art Teachers

June 19, 2010 by  
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Getty Museum and Artist Mark Bradford Launch Online Curricula for K-12 Art Teachers

LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Getty Museum and artist Mark Bradford today unveiled Open Studio: A Collection of Artmaking Ideas by Artists, a new project conceived by Bradford, an LA-based artist and MacArthur Fellow, to provide free online arts activities for K-12 teachers to use in their classrooms. Open Studio is the inaugural project of the Getty Artists Program, an expanded effort to involve contemporary artists in the Museum’s Education programs. Bradford designed Open Studio to provide brief, accessible activities that [...]

New Subjects Join the National Portrait Gallery Collection

June 19, 2010 by  
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WASHINGTON, DC.- What do Amazon-founder Jeff Bezos, Oscar-winner George Clooney, basketball star LeBron James, best-selling author Joyce Carol Oates, hip-hop entrepreneur Jay-Z and X-Games founder Tony Hawk have in common? The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has just selected them for inclusion in its collection. Curators and historians at the National Portrait Gallery recommend to the museum’s commission (a board of 17 people who serve in an advisory role for the museum) a selection of objects portraying those who have made [...]

IMA Expands Acceptable Temperature and Humidity Guidelines to Reduce Energy Usage

June 17, 2010 by  
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IMA Expands Acceptable Temperature and Humidity Guidelines to Reduce Energy Usage

INDIANAPOLIS, IN.- The Indianapolis Museum of Art recently expanded the temperature and relative humidity ranges allowed in most of its museum galleries and art storage spaces in order to reduce the energy usage of the museum while continuing rigorous stewardship of the art objects in its care. This move will continue the process of greening the IMA, which began in 2005 and has resulted in significant energy savings and reduced environmental impact. The IMA has instituted these new standards and [...]

Michener Art Museum Announces Second Phase Of Expansion to Include Premier Event Center

June 17, 2010 by  
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Michener Art Museum Announces Second Phase Of Expansion to Include Premier Event Center

DOYLESTOWN, PA.- Bruce Katsiff, Director and CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum yesterday announced that the Museum is moving ahead on the second phase of its $13.2 million expansion. The internationally recognized Philadelphia-based firm KieranTimberlake has been selected to design The Edgar Putman Event Center, a 2,700 square-foot space for concerts, lectures and exhibition openings, as well as private parties and weddings. Plans also include the renovation of the Museum’s Ann and Herman Silverman Pavilion into an education [...]

Collector’s Generous Bequest Brings Important 20th Century Works to 15 Museums in the UK

June 17, 2010 by  
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Collector’s Generous Bequest Brings Important 20th Century Works to 15 Museums in the UK

LONDON.- Membership charity the Art Fund has successfully placed 27 works of art from a major bequest in 15 museums across the UK . The works of art belonged to Ann Forsdyke (1913 – 2007), who worked at London ’s Whitechapel Art Gallery during one of the most vibrant periods in its history, at Apollo magazine, as assistant to Australian artist Sidney Nolan and at the British Museum . The Forsdyke Bequest includes pieces by Henry Moore and Prunella Clough, [...]

Allentown Art Museum’s Famous Kress Collection Artworks to be De-Installed

June 16, 2010 by  
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Allentown Art Museum’s Famous Kress Collection Artworks to be De-Installed

ALLENTOWN, PA.- On June 21, 2010, in preparation for the museum’s expansion and modernization project, the Allentown Art Museum will close the Founders Gallery temporarily for the de-installation of the Kress Collection. The Collection, which encompasses a superb group of Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculpture, will go into storage for the duration of the project. It will be put back on public view in the renovated and expanded museum in fall of 2011. Visitors will have through June 20, [...]

Art dealer Viginia Barrett: A backcountry original

June 15, 2010 by  
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Art dealer Viginia Barrett: A backcountry original

Greenwich, Conneticut. – Virginia Barrett has an eye for a good painting and a considerable track record for selling fine art. In her backcountry gallery, over the years she has had works by artists whose paintings have hung in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She’s a no-nonsense art dealer in the business of selling fine art – and not glamour. Her Fine Arts Gallery is located in the Banksville shopping center on North Street, far from upscale Greenwich Avenue. “I [...]

Initial Stages of New Egypt Museum Completed

June 15, 2010 by  
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CAIRO (AP).- Egypt’s massive new museum for its famous antiquities now has a power plant, a fire station and its own conservation center, and over the next two years it will become home to some 100,000 artifacts, officials said Monday. A partial opening for the 120-acre museum complex, which will house King Tutankhamun’s famed mummy and golden burial effects and a replica of his tomb, is set for the fall of 2012. Plans for the museum, which will replace the [...]

Sculpture Donated To Michener Art Museum In Honor Of New Hope Arts Center Founder

June 13, 2010 by  
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Sculpture Donated To Michener Art Museum In Honor Of New Hope Arts Center Founder

DOYLESTOWN, PA.- New York City-based artist Gunnar Theel has donated his installation Skye Group (3) to the James A. Michener Art Museum in honor of the late Robin Larsen, founder and director of the New Hope Arts Center. On loan by the artist since 2007, the welded steel sculpture is on view outside of the Museum along Pine Street in Doylestown. “Skye Group (3) has exerted a powerful presence on the Michener’s grounds for the past three years,” says Constance [...]

Large Gift of Master Prints to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

June 11, 2010 by  
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Large Gift of Master Prints to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art

BRUNSWICK, ME.- The Bowdoin College Museum of Art announced an extraordinary gift to its permanent collection from long-time friend and generous donor Charles Pendexter, a current resident of Brunswick, Maine. Totaling more than 1,500 prints and eight drawings, the Pendexter collection expands the breadth of Bowdoin’s already rich print holdings, increasing them by 20 percent. The significant gift includes masterpieces by artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt van Rijn, Édouard Manet and Giorgio Morandi, among many others, and multiple works [...]

Portland Museum of Art Receives Major Gift

June 11, 2010 by  
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Portland Museum of Art Receives Major Gift

PORTLAND, ME.- The Portland Museum of Art announced that it has received a major gift of approximately $3 million from the family of Emily Eaton Moore, a trustee and longtime supporter of the Museum, who passed away in March. One of the largest gifts made to the Museum in the last 10 years, this gift will support the Museum’s mission and vision. “We are overwhelmed by the generosity of this gift from Emily Moore and her family,” said former Museum [...]

Leeds Art Gallery Acquires First Elisabeth Frink Sculpture

June 9, 2010 by  
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Leeds Art Gallery Acquires First Elisabeth Frink Sculpture

LEEDS.- The city of Leeds, known for its rich collection of 20th century British sculpture, has acquired its first piece by acclaimed British artist Elisabeth Frink (1930 – 1993) thanks to a major gift. The life-size plaster maquette, entitled Birdman, has been gifted to Leeds Art Gallery through membership charity the Art Fund by the Frink Estate and Beaux Arts, London. Leeds Art Gallery represents some of the greatest British sculptors of the 20th century and the addition of a [...]

Hirshhorn Launches iPhone App, the First by a Smithsonian Art Museum

June 8, 2010 by  
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Hirshhorn Launches iPhone App, the First by a Smithsonian Art Museum

WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden announces the release of a mobile application for “Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers,” the first major retrospective of the artist’s work in the United States in nearly 30 years. This is the first mobile application offered to the public by a Smithsonian art museum, representing a commitment to technology that enriches the experience of visitors on- and off-site. The Klein application is available in the iTunes App Store for [...]

Inaugural Exhibition Showcases New Acquisitions in Israel Museum Collection

June 6, 2010 by  
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Inaugural Exhibition Showcases New Acquisitions in Israel Museum Collection

JERUSALEM.- The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, will inaugurate the contemporary galleries of its new Edmond and Lily Safra Fine Arts Wing with Still / Moving, an exhibition exploring the use of slow and meditative movement in a range of mediums, including installation, video, and photography. Featuring 26 works from the Museum’s contemporary collection by Carlos Amorales, Olafur Eliasson, Mona Hatoum, Ori Gersht, Aernout Mik, and Bill Viola, among others, Still / Moving showcases the international breadth, depth, and growth of the [...]

Saint Louis Art Museum Reaches Six-Month Milestones on Expansion

June 6, 2010 by  
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Saint Louis Art Museum Reaches Six-Month Milestones on Expansion

SAINT LOUIS, MO.- The Saint Louis Art Museum announces major milestones after nearly six months of construction on the more than 200,000-square-foot, David Chipperfield-designed expansion in Forest Park. Site excavation and the foundation for the underground parking garage are complete and infrastructural work will allow for internal moves later this summer. “Foundation walls for the parking garage will start to take shape in the coming weeks,” said Peter Clarkson, senior project manager for the RISE Group, the project manager for [...]