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Georgia Museum of Art announces Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762–1796)

Georgia Museum of Art announces Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762–1796)

. July 2, 2013

The Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia will present the exhibition Exuberance of Meaning: The Art Patronage of Catherine the Great (1762–1796) on September 21, 2013, to January 5, 2014. This exhibition features works of decorative art the Russian empress Catherine the Great commissioned for her own use or as gifts for […]

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Walker Art Gallery acquires La Masseuse (The Masseuse) sculpture by Edgar Degas

Walker Art Gallery acquires La Masseuse (The Masseuse) sculpture by Edgar Degas

. July 1, 2013

La Masseuse (The Masseuse), a sculpture by Edgar Degas has found a permanent home at the Walker Art Gallery as part of the government’s Acceptance In Lieu (AIL) scheme, administered by Arts Council England. Once owned by the renowned painter, Lucian Freud, the sculpture was one of three by Degas, bequeathed to the nation upon […]

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Brooklyn Museum and Smithsonian Announce Save Our African American Treasures

. June 28, 2013

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Brooklyn Museum will co-host a daylong program to help New York-area residents identify and preserve items of historical and cultural significance tucked away in their attics, closets and basements. The event will feature presentations, hands-on activities and preservation tips. The program will take […]

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National Museum of American History displays 19th-century fire pumper

National Museum of American History displays 19th-century fire pumper

. June 28, 2013

The National Museum of American History will feature a 19th-century fire pumper—a predecessor to the modern fire engine—at its Constitution Avenue entrance beginning June 27. It will be paired with a Conestoga wagon and tell the everyday stories of early Americans. The public will see the inscription, “United We Stand, Divided We Fall,” which was […]

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Royal Ontario Museum opens Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World

. June 22, 2013

Royal Ontario Museum presents Mesopotamia: Inventing Our World an exhibition on view June 22, 2013 until January 5, 2014. Exploring over 3,000 years of accomplishments of this ancient civilization to reveal the significance many still have on our lives today, Mesopotamia features over 170 priceless objects from the esteemed holdings of the British Museum. These […]

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Metropolitan Museum of Art opens Cyrus Cylinder exhibition

. June 20, 2013

Metropolitan Museum of Art presents The Cyrus Cylinder–2,600-Year-Old Symbol of Tolerance—on View at Metropolitan Museum June 20–August 4, 2013. The Cyrus Cylinder—a 2,600-year-old inscribed clay document from Babylon in ancient Iraq and one of the most famous surviving icons from the ancient world—is the centerpiece of the traveling exhibition The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: […]

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Bowers Museum opens The Tsars Cabinet exhibition

Bowers Museum opens The Tsars Cabinet exhibition

. June 11, 2013

The Bowers Museum presents The Tsars Cabinet an exhibition on view from June 8 until September 1, 2013, which highlights two hundred years of decorative arts under the Romanovs, from the time of Peter the Great in the early eighteenth century to that of Nicholas II in the early twentieth century. Many of the more […]

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