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Sumptuously Illustrated Medieval Manuscript The Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry On View at Metropolitan Museum

. March 4, 2010

One of the most beautiful manuscripts in the world is the lavishly illustrated medieval prayer book known as the Belles Heures (Beautiful Hours). It was created by the Limbourg Brothers—three of the greatest illuminators in Europe—for one of the most famous art patrons of all time, Jean de France, duc de Berry (1340–1416). The son, […]

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Major Collection of Middle Eastern Photography being Built for National Museums

. March 3, 2010

The Art Fund announces that it has embarked upon an exciting new venture – the creation of a national collection of recent Middle Eastern photography, to be owned jointly by the V&A and the British Museum. The collection will be known as The Art Fund Collection of Middle Eastern photography at the V&A and the […]

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Exhibition Highlights the Exceptional Beauty of the Platinum Process in Photography at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Exhibition Highlights the Exceptional Beauty of the Platinum Process in Photography at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

. March 1, 2010

A cornerstone of photographic practice during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the platinum print is revered by photographers and viewers alike as one of the most beautiful forms of photography, with subtle and lustrous shades that range from the deepest blacks to the most delicate whites. The Philadelphia Museum of Art will present […]

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P. H. Polk Photographs Capture Ordinary to Extraordinary in Tuskegee

. February 27, 2010

To Make a Picture: The Photography of P. H. Polk from the Paul R. Jones Collection, on exhibit at the Birmingham Museum of Art open through May 23, explores the life’s work of Prentice Herman (P. H.) Polk (1898-1985). Polk was a Bessemer, Alabama native who became one of the most important African-American photographers of […]

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Cowboy Boots and Art at the New Mexico Museum of Art

. February 26, 2010

Sole Mates: Cowboy Boots and Art celebrates the art of the West and views cowboy boots as important symbols of western life. The exhibition includes paintings, drawings, postcards, advertisements, sculptures, video imagery, and of course boots. The images define changing aspects of the West, from 1880 to the present. The exhibition includes more than 130 […]

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