April, 2010

Canada Announces Additional Funding for Four National Museums

James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and John Baird, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities and Member of Parliament (Ottawa West–Nepean), today announced $15 million in additional funding for this fiscal year to assist four national museums in their operations. “Our Government believes in our national museums and their tremendous value for […]

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Nevada Museum of Art Acquires CLU Archives

Nevada Museum of Art Acquires CLU Archives

The Nevada Museum of Art’s Center for Art + Environment (CA+E) announces the recent acquisition of the complete and ongoing records of the Wendover Residency Program run by the Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI), a non-profit organization based in Los Angeles. The archive represents more than 10 years of art making sponsored by CLUI, […]

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George Eastman House International Museum Acquires Merchant Ivory Collection

George Eastman House International Museum Acquires Merchant Ivory Collection

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — George Eastman House International Museum of Photography & Film announces one of the most important acquisitions in its 61-year history — the collection of Merchant Ivory Productions. This collection of 2,600 elements includes more than 40 film titles, such as Oscar®-winners A Room With a View (1986) and Howards End (1992) and […]

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Atlanta Collectors Gift 47 Extraordinary Works to the High Museum of Art

ATLANTA – The High Museum of Art today announced a gift of 47 works of art, the majority of which are prints and posters by major artists working in fin-de-siécle Paris, from prominent Atlanta collectors Irene and Howard Stein. The Stein collection includes many rare and extremely prized works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, such as […]

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High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction Nets $1.6 Million

ATLANTA – In its 18th year, the 2010 High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction reached a Live Auction total of more than $1.2 million. Silent auctions at the March 20 Allure Party and under the tents on Saturday, March 27, coupled with a Paddle Raise during the Live Auction and event ticket sales brought the net […]

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Brading Experience Museum Auction

Victorian items including more than 200 taxidermy pieces sold for more than £280,000 at at Duke’s Auction House in Dorchester, Dorset in the UK The items were from the Brading Experience Museum on the Isle of Wight, which shut in January. The collection included taxidermy pieces some of which were made to look like mythical […]

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Portland Art Museum Appoints Curator of Photography

Portland Art Museum Appoints Curator of Photography

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Art Museum announced the appointment of Julia Dolan, Ph.D. as curator of photography. Dolan will be responsible for the Museum’s photography collection which includes 6,000 images chronicling the history of photography and the Pacific Northwest. Her duties will also include researching and growing the permanent collection and presenting exhibitions based […]

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Fred Jones Museum of Art Receives Major Gift of Native American Art

Fred Jones Museum of Art Receives Major Gift of Native American Art

NORMAN, OKLA – University of Oklahoma President David L. Boren announced that the university has received one of the most important private collections of Native American art in the country. The gift comes to OU from the private collection of James T. Bialac of Arizona. The multimillion-dollar collection of more than 3,500 works represents indigenous […]

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Focus on Nature XI: Natural History Illustration Exhibition at the New York State Museum

ALBANY, NY – “Focus on Nature XI: Natural History Illustration” opens April 12 at the New York State Museum, showcasing world-class, juried artwork by top illustrators from 13 countries. This exhibition, on view through October 31 in the Photography Gallery, will feature 93 natural history illustrations, representing the work of 73 illustrators from the U.S., […]

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