May, 2010

Smithsonian Awards Kirk Savage the 22nd Annual Eldredge Prize for His Book about the National Mall and the Transformation of Memorial Spaces

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded the 2010 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art to Kirk Savage for his book Monument Wars: Washington, D.C., the National Mall, and the Transformation of the Memorial Landscape (University of California Press, 2009). It is recognized as a “beautifully written and cogently argued book […]

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Tal Mazliach Exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

The exhibition presents for the first time paintings from the past five years, as well as a selection of paintings from previous years. Open through Saturday 26 June 2010. Tal Mazliach’s paintings are constructed like a riddle which the viewer must decipher. Beyond the colorful, tempting, almost blinding cover, there hides a plethora of images, […]

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Handel House Museum Marks the 40th Anniversary of Jimi Hendrix Death

‘This is my first real home of my own’¹ – Jimi Hendrix, 1968 A new exhibition exploring the London life, music, performances and enduring legacy of Jimi Hendrix opens on 25 August 2010 at Handel House Museum. Hendrix in Britain commemorates the 40th anniversary of Hendrix’s death on 18 September 1970 and runs from 25 […]

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Offers Free Admission Day

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., – The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM), a leading cultural destination, announced today that it will offer free admission on May 18, 2010 as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) celebration of International Museum Day. Participation by AAMD member museums will focus attention on the important roles that art […]

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Ulster Museum Seeks Voters for Art Fund Award

The Northern Ireland public has been urged to get behind the Ulster Museum for its chance to win £100,000 in the prestigious Art Fund award. The Ulster Museum is the only museum in Northern Ireland to reach this stage in the competition and is up against 10 other museums across the UK which is in […]

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MSA Presents Retail Sales Director of Phoenix Art Museum With 2010 Merit Award

The Museum Store Association is pleased to honor Lee Werhan, of the Phoenix Art Museum, with the MSA 2010 Merit Award. MSA’s outgoing President Meta Devine presented Lee with the Award at the 2010 MSA Retail Conference & Expo in Austin in April. “Lee’s attention to detail and his relentless pursuit of great and informative […]

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Chakaia Booker: In and Out at DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Chakaia Booker: In and Out at DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Over the past decade, Chakaia Booker has become one of America’s most important contemporary sculptors. Chakaia Booker: In and Out is the largest and most comprehensive museum exhibition of this African-American artist’s work to date, and represents the wide range of Booker’s practice from the mid-1990s to the present. The exhibition includes monumental outdoor sculptures, […]

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