July, 2010

University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)  Presents Sister Corita: The Joyous Revolutionary

University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) Presents Sister Corita: The Joyous Revolutionary

A Catholic convent and college in Los Angeles might seem an unlikely breeding ground for Pop Art and social commentary. However, for nearly three decades, Sister Mary Corita—a Catholic nun, teacher, and inspiration to such luminaries as Buckminster Fuller and Charles Eames—devoted her life to creating cutting-edge serigraphs. In 1946, a decade after joining the […]

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MOVE IT MOVEMENT arrives at Norman Rockwell Museum

Stockbridge, MA – Norman Rockwell Museum, Time Warner, and Cartoon Network are teaming up to bring the brand new MOVE IT MOVEMENT tour to Norman Rockwell Museum on Friday, July 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The all-day family program will feature multiple themed activity and learning stations, including: * Skate Park Challenge, sponsored […]

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TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION at the Indiana State Museum

TITANIC: THE ARTIFACT EXHIBITION at the Indiana State Museum

Indianapolis – The Indiana State Museum will pay tribute to the legendary tragedy of the sinking of the Titanic when it debuts Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition on Sept. 25, 2010. The Exhibition will showcase more than 240 artifacts recovered from the Ship’s debris field, offering visitors a poignant look at the iconic vessel and its […]

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Monet and Abstraction at the Musée Marmottan Monet

Co-organised by the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, La Caja Madrid and the Musée Marmottan Monet, the exhibition Monet and abstraction is presented at the Musée Marmottan Monet from 17 June to 26 September 2010. Monet’s heritage continues to prompt new comparisons: in recent years, his influence on the abstract painters of the second half of […]

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Bellevue Arts Museum Presents Arline Fisch: Creatures from the Deep

Bellevue Arts Museum Presents Arline Fisch: Creatures from the Deep

For almost forty years, world-renowned jeweler Arline Fisch has pioneered the application of textile techniques in the creation of jewelry, but she has rarely forayed outside this realm. Creatures from the Deep, originally commissioned by Racine Art Museum in 2008, challenged the artist to bring her work to a grand scale, using knitting and crocheting […]

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Selections from the Donna and Howard Stone Collection Exhibition at The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago announces a landmark presentation of one of the country’s leading private collections of contemporary art, Contemporary Collecting: Selections from the Donna and Howard Stone Collection, on view through September 19, 2010, in the Modern Wing’s Abbott Galleries and in the eponymous Stone Film, Video, and New Media Gallery. The first […]

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Louwman Museum Opens in The Hague

Louwman Museum Opens in The Hague

The new Louwman Museum has been opened by Her Majesty Queen Beatrix in The Hague. On display are historic cars and a large collection of automotive art, including paintings, sculptures and posters. The collection includes more than two hundred and thirty antique and classic cars. Connoisseurs consider the collection, assembled by two generations of the […]

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Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery Appoints New Director

Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery Appoints New Director

The Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, has appointed a new Director. Professor David Gaimster PhD, FSA, FMA, will take up the post on 1 September 2010. Professor Gaimster is currently the General Secretary and Chief Executive of the Society of Antiquaries of London. He was formerly Senior Policy Advisor for Cultural Property […]

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Dig This! Archaeology Fun Day at the Hunterian Museum

The Hunterian Museum will offer a range of fun activities including stone carving and wool spinning, on Tuesday 6 July. The Dig This! Archaeology Fun Day has something for everyone. Children and families are welcome between 10.00am and 4.00pm and all activities are free and hands-on. Visitors will have the chance to be a Roman […]

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Imperial War Museum Duxford Launches Fundraising Campaign

Imperial War Museum Duxford Launches Fundraising Campaign

Historic Duxford is Imperial War Museum Duxford’s new project which will tell the fascinating story of RAF Duxford and the vital role played by the inspiring men and women who served at this historic airfield. Historic Duxford enables visitors to learn more about Duxford’s fascinating history and to learn more about the people who contributed […]

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Big Stuff 2010 Conference at Imperial War Museum Duxford

The Imperial War Museum announces Big Stuff 2010, to be hosted at IWM Duxford near Cambridge, UK, 6-8 October, closing on Saturday 9 October with an optional field trip to HMS Belfast, moored in the Pool of London. The theme of the conference will be the conflict and avoidance of conflict between the display and […]

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Prairie Lighting: The Rise and Fall of William Drew Washburn Presentation at the Mill City Museum

Prairie Lighting: The Rise and Fall of William Drew Washburn Presentation at the Mill City Museum

Historian Kerck Kelsey will give an illustrated presentation on the life of William Drew Washburn and sign books to celebrate the publication of his new book, “Prairie Lightning: The Rise and Fall of William Drew Washburn.” Mr. Kelsey will describe Washburn’s successes and failures, his role at the center of one of the biggest corporate […]

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