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Miami Art Museum Names John Wetenhall Interim Director

. December 4, 2009 . 0 Comments

The Board of Trustees of Miami Art Museum announced the appointment of John Wetenhall as the museum’s interim director while it undertakes a search for the next director of the institution. Wetenhall will officially start on January 4, 2010, and will oversee the day-to-day operations of the museum and planning for its new home in […]

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Museu d’Art de Catalunya Celebrates 75th Anniversary

. December 4, 2009 . 0 Comments

It is now 75 years since the inauguration of the Museu d’Art de Catalunya, and the MNAC is celebrating it by bringing together 75 masterpieces of Catalan art belonging to private collections, Catalan, European and American museums, and ecclesiastic patrimony. The show enables us to journey through the history of Catalan art from the Middle […]

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Collection of California Abstract Expressionist Works Given to the Crocker Art Museum by George Y. and LaVona J. Blair

. December 4, 2009 . 0 Comments

The Crocker Art Museum has received a major gift of Bay Area abstract expressionist and other works of art, comprised of nearly 400 pieces by approximately 200 artists. The collection, given by George Y. and LaVona J. Blair, includes paintings and sculptures by many of the artists that defined this California movement, including Ernest Briggs, […]

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Seattle Art Museum is the only U.S. Venue for Michelangelo Drawings from Florence

. December 4, 2009 . 0 Comments

Michelangelo’s towering reputation as the quintessential Renaissance man — architect, painter, sculptor, poet and engineer — intimidated both his contemporaries and later historians to the point that the adjective “divine” became a fixture attached to his name. Bringing together drawings and sculptural models by Michelangelo with a range of works by his contemporaries and generations […]

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Penn Museum Exhibition Offers Intimate Look at Homelessness and Addiction in Urban America

. December 4, 2009 . 0 Comments

Anthropologist Philippe Bourgois and photographer-ethnographer Jeff Schonberg spent more than a decade among a community of heroin injectors and crack smokers who survive on the streets of San Francisco’s former industrial neighborhoods. Their extensive research formed the subject of a provocative new book, Righteous Dopefiend (University of California Press, Berkeley, 2009), and now, a new […]

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