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Audubon Series Flourishes at Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art

. December 6, 2009 . 0 Comments

The Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art at Auburn University presents John James Audubon’s “Precursors and Contemporaries”, the second in a two-part series. The exhibition is currently on view through February 13, 2010 in the Louise Hauss and David Brent Miller Audubon Gallery. This exhibition explores natural history publications and begins with some of […]

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Metropolitan Museum Exhibitions

. December 4, 2009 . 0 Comments

The Metropolitan Museum’s summer 2009 opening of its New American Wing, along with the concurrent presentation of three highly acclaimed and widely attended special exhibitions—Roxy Paine on the Roof: Maelstrom; Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective; and The Model as Muse: Embodying Fashion—generated $593 million in spending by regional, national, and foreign tourists to New York, […]

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One of the Greatest of All Illuminated Manuscripts to be Exhibited at the The Morgan Library & Museum

. December 4, 2009 . 0 Comments

“The Hours of Catherine of Cleves”, a fifteenth-century Dutch manuscript that is among the most beautiful and sophisticated illuminated works ever created, is the subject of a major exhibition at The Morgan Library & Museum, from January 22 through May 2, 2010. Titled “Demons and Devotion: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves”, the show includes […]

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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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