July, 2010

Utah Museum of Fine Arts Names Gretchen Dietrich Executive Director

Utah Museum of Fine Arts Names Gretchen Dietrich Executive Director

Salt Lake City – Gretchen Dietrich, an innovative museum professional and a skilled administrator, has been selected as the Executive Director of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA), effective August 1, 2010, pending notification of the Academic Senate and approval of the Board of Trustees. Following an extensive national search conducted by Management Consultants […]

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Facing Freedom at the Chicago History Museum

Facing Freedom at the Chicago History Museum

Exhibition looks at how conflict in the U.S. has influenced the meaning of freedom CHICAGO – Inspired by the idea that the history of the United States has been shaped by conflicts over what it means to be free, a new permanent exhibition, Facing Freedom, opened July 4, 2010 at the Chicago History Museum, uses […]

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Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation Grand Opening Set for July 31

Mid America Museum of Aviation and Transportation Grand Opening Set for July 31

The Museum Building at the MidAmerica Museum of Aviation and Transportation has been completed and the Grand Opening set for July 31st. Rides in a restored World War II B-17 bomber are among special events planned Saturday during the grand opening. Rides in the Bomber will be raffled off at $20 for three tickets. MidAmerica […]

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British Library, British Museum and V&A Announce Plans with Indian Partner Institutions

Building on the Memorandum of Understanding signed on 9 June between the Indian Ministry of Culture (on behalf of Indian Cultural Institutions) and the British Library, the British Museum and the V&A, the Director of each of the three UK institutions has outlined their respective plans with Indian partner institutions. The announcements were made as […]

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Toledo Museum Glass Pavilion Wins Pritzker Prize

Toledo Museum Glass Pavilion Wins Pritzker Prize

SANAA, the Tokyo-based architects of the Toledo Museum of Art’s Glass Pavilion, have won the prestigious Pritzker Prize. Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa are only the second partnership — and the first female-male team — to win the award, which is given annually by Chicago’s billionaire Pritzker family to a living architect for “significant contributions […]

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The Egypt Experience: Secrets of the Tomb at the Toledo Museum of Art

The Egypt Experience: Secrets of the Tomb at the Toledo Museum of Art

The Toledo Museum of Arts mummies return to public view for this exploration of ancient Egyptian beliefs about life and the afterlife. Opens Oct. 29, 2010. Believing that if they lived good lives they would pass to a better world after death, Egyptians spent enormous effort to ensure the preservation of both body and spirit. […]

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Artists Exhibition at the Toledo Museum of Art

The 92nd annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition is now open at the Toledo Museum of Art. The juried show offers an eclectic mix of works in a variety of media, including photography, drawings, etchings, jewelry, glass and paintings. Organized annually by the Museum and the Toledo Federation of Art Societies with support from the Ohio […]

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