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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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Clark Museum Shop Offers Special Holiday Discounts for Members

. December 4, 2009 . 0 Comments

Sparkling hand-picked items, many new to Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s museum shop, make the perfect gifts for holiday giving. Coinciding with Williamstown’s Holiday Walk Weekend, the shop will offer a special discount to members of the Clark. On Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6, from 10 am to 5 pm, members will […]

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Brooklyn Museum Announces New Egyptian Installation

. December 4, 2009 . 0 Comments

An installation of more than 170 objects selected from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous holdings of ancient Egyptian material explores the complex rituals related to the practice of mummification and the Egyptian belief that the body must be preserved in order to ensure eternal life. The Mummy Chamber will open at the Brooklyn Museum on May […]

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