April, 2010

New Presentation of the Modern Collection at The National Museum of Modern Art in Paris

The National Museum of Modern Art (Centre Pompidou) in Paris has opened, on level 5, a new presentation of its collections from 1905 to 1960. The exhibition is entirely dedicated to artists, movements and themes of the founding history of modern art of the twentieth century. There are so many landmarks for visitors which illuminate […]

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Library of Congress Acquires Dexter Gordon Collection of Jazz

Considered one of the world’s greatest tenor saxophonists, jazz legend Dexter Gordon (1923-1990) was once quoted as saying, “Jazz to me is a living music. It’s a music that since its beginning has expressed the feelings, the dreams, hopes, of the people.” The Library of Congress has taken steps to ensure the survival of Gordon’s […]

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New Japanese Art Museum Opens in Vancouver

A new art museum has opened near the Vancouver International Airport in Canada. The Rufus Lin Gallery of Japanese Art has a narrow focus, exhibiting predominantly the work of Japanese artists who have never exhibited outside Japan. All paintings are on loan from the artists, who live and work in Japan. At present the gallery, […]

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Singapore Art Museum Opens First of Four Solo Exhibitions for 2010

Leading Indonesian contemporary artist, FX Harsono, to pave the way The Singapore Art Museum (SAM), as part of its initative to support the development of living artists in Singapore and the region, will officially open its first of four solo exhibitions for the year – FX Harsono: Testimonies tomorrow. Considered one of Indonesia’s foremost contemporary […]

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Walters Art Museum Awarded Grant to Digitize Medieval Manuscripts

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has granted the Walters Art Museum $315,000 for a 2 1/2 year project to digitize, catalog and distribute 105 illuminated medieval manuscripts. Representing diverse Byzantine, Greek, Armenian, Ethiopian, Dutch, English and Central European cultures, this project, entitled “Parchment to Pixel: Creating a Digital Resource of Medieval Manuscripts”, will […]

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2010 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award Winners Announced

The winner of the 2010 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award is “The Peasant Prince, Thaddeus Kosciuszko and the Age of Revolution” by Alex Storozynski, published by Thomas Dunne Books. “This book is a fine account of one of the most passionate defenders of freedom in history,” said Anthony Wellman, spokesman for Fraunces Tavern Museum. The […]

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North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA) to Reopen in April

The North Carolina Museum of Art – one of the most important and distinguished museums in the South—has completed a major, three-year expansion and reopens to the public on April 24, 2010. The expansion dramatically transforms the visitor experience of the Museum, which, sited in a 164-acre park in Raleigh, offers a unique blend of […]

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Bata Shoe Museum Opens New Exhibition – Socks: Between You and Your Shoes

The Bata Shoe Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its newest exhibition Socks: Between You and Your Shoes, a fascinating trek around the world exploring the history of one of the least researched items of dress – hosiery. Conceived by Senior Museum Curator, Elizabeth Semmelhack, the exhibition features approximately 40 rare pieces, including […]

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Philip Evergood Painting Acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)

Philip Evergood Painting Acquired by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA)

Italian Plaster Study, American Mirrored Sconce, And an Array of Additional Works Also Added American artist Philip Evergood’s 1936 oil on canvas “Street Corner” is among many significant works acquired recently by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, VMFA, in preparation for its grand opening May 1. The painting is the first major Depression-era Urban […]

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