Archive for June, 2013

National Air and Space Museum Receives Donation for Science Education Programming

. June 26, 2013

The National Air and Space Museum announced that it will receive a $6 million donation from the Thomas W. Haas Foundation to establish an endowment for its Public Observatory Program. It is the largest donation ever given to the museum for science education programming. The gift is in memory of Phoebe Waterman Haas, the grandmother […]

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Terra Foundation Acquires Jacob Lawrence Painting

Terra Foundation Acquires Jacob Lawrence Painting

. June 25, 2013

The Terra Foundation for American Art announced today the recent acquisition of Bar-b-que by pioneering African American artist Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000). Created in 1942, the gouache-on-paper painting belongs to Lawrence’s thematic group of work about life in Harlem, a focal point of African-American culture in the twentieth century. “Through Lawrence’s unique pictorial inventions, this painting […]

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Philadelphia Museum of Art to Regild Saint-Gauden’s Sculpture Diana

. June 25, 2013

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will undertake a major project to regild Diana, the thirteen-foot-tall sculpture of the Roman goddess by Augustus Saint-Gaudens that commands the Museum’s Great Stair Hall and was once mounted atop the tower of Madison Square Garden, which was completed in 1890 to designs by the American architect Stanford White. Made […]

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Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) announces Francis Alys. GIBRALTAR FOCUS

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) announces Francis Alys. GIBRALTAR FOCUS

. June 25, 2013

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT) presents Francis Alys. GIBRALTAR FOCUS an exhibition on view June 29–September 8, 2013. Don’t Cross the Bridge Before You Get to the River took place in 2008 in the Strait of Gibraltar separating Europe and Africa. The Strait’s geographical context, being just 14 kilometers wide at its narrowest crossing, […]

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Project Arts Centre announces Mario Garcia Torres Until it Makes Sense

. June 25, 2013

Project Arts Centre presents Mario Garcia Torres Until it Makes Sense on 5 July–17 August 2013. Thought of as a number of episodes, this dynamic revolving project will generate a series of exhibitions. Each chapter will focus on a distinctive element of the artist’s practice, repeating and recombining artworks made by Mario García Torres during […]

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