July, 2010

Holiday Arts & Crafts Show: American Holiday at the Butler Institute of American Art

The Butler Institute of American Art hosts its annual holiday craft show the first weekend in December. A members preview will be held December 3, and public days for the sale are December 4 & 5, 2010. Proceeds from the event support Butler education programs and the Butler free admission policy. Call 330.743.1107, ext. 112 […]

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Butler Art Museum Acquires Pierre Soulages Mural

Butler Art Museum Acquires Pierre Soulages Mural

Youngstown – Pierre Soulages (born 1919), an internationally renowned artist of French origin, has a worldwide following. Recently, the Pompidou Centre in Paris hosted a retrospective of work by Frances famed “painter of black,” drawing from collections around the globe to honor Soulages, a French cultural icon. In 1968, Pierre Soulages created a site-specific tile […]

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Sam Francis Foundation gifts over 500 prints to Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee, Wis. – The Sam Francis Foundation has donated over 500 prints to the Milwaukee Art Museum. Sam Francis (1923–1994) was an American painter and printmaker who used a variety of colors and techniques to experiment with both surrealism and abstract expressionism. “We are honored to accept this gift from the Foundation, representing nearly all […]

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) Announces Acquisition of Over 160 Decorative Arts Objects

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) Announces Acquisition of Over 160 Decorative Arts Objects

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), announced the acquisition through gift and purchase of more than 160 works from the exceptional private decorative arts collection of Leatrice and Melvin Eagle, collectors based in Potomac, Maryland. The Eagle Collection represents artwork from the 1940s to today with strength in ceramics by West Coast artists, but […]

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The California Science Center Extends Mummies of the World Summer Hours

Extended weekend hours have been put in place to accommodate large crowds of visitors wishing to see the Mummies of the World exhibit for the remainder of the summer. Starting Saturday, July 31, Mummies of the World will be open two additional hours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Sept. 5, it was announced today […]

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Vintage Cars and Classic Hamburgers Celebrate Americana, at the Petersen Automotive Museum in L.A

Johnny Rockets in Los Angeles Petersen Automotive Museum celebrates its one year anniversary by offering guests one dollar hand-dipped shakes all day on Sunday, August 1, 2010. Since first opening in August 2009, Johnny Rockets’ Petersen Automotive Museum location has sold nearly 75,000 hamburgers and recently unveiled a newly-designed menu that highlights favorites like Original […]

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Bond Vehicle Museum Plans Announced

Bond Vehicle Museum Plans Announced

The Museum of Bond Vehicles has announced its plans in Momence, Illinois, USA. It will host the exclusive collection of the Ian Fleming Foundation, including the world’s largest collection of vehicles used in James Bond films. Said to open in 2012, the 50th anniversary of the first Bond movie, Dr. No, the Gensler-designed museum is […]

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Crich Tramway Village Hosts Emergency Vehicles Day

Crich Tramway Village Hosts Emergency Vehicles Day

Flashing blue lights, bells and sirens will greet visitors to Crich Tramway Village on Sunday 1st August as the award winning family attraction hosts its annual Emergency Vehicles Day. The period street will once again echo to the sounds of an emergency as fire engines, ambulances and police cars make haste to various ‘incidents’. At […]

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National Tramway Museum Offers FREE Entry to Armed Forces Personnel at August 1940s Weekend

Crich Tramway Village – Home of the National Tramway Museum announces that it will be offering FREE entry to serving British Armed Forces personnel and their partners at its 1940s Weekend on 14th and 15th August this year. The weekend event is one of the biggest in the calendar at Crich and this year will […]

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Southampton Secures Funds from Arts Council England for New Arts Complex

Southampton Secures Funds from Arts Council England for New Arts Complex

Southampton is celebrating after being awarded £7.2million from the Arts Council England to build a new arts complex in the centre of the city. An additional allocation of £1.5million agreed last week, on top of the £5.7million originally offered to the scheme, will support a number of essential changes to the project, including the re-design […]

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Tangshan Earthquake Museum Opens in China

A museum commemorating an earthquake that killed more than 240,000 people 34 years ago in north China’s Tangshan City opened to the public Wednesday on its anniversary. Covering an area of 12,000 square meters, the museum displays more than 400 photographs and 600 pieces of articles concerning the 1976 earthquake and seven models that give […]

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Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford Museum and Bedford Gallery Redevelopment Proposals

Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford Museum and Bedford Gallery Redevelopment Proposals

The redevelopment project will unite three currently separate buildings, the Cecil Higgins Art Gallery, Bedford Museum and Bedford Gallery, in one building. For the first time, Bedford’s unique collections will be housed under one roof enabling the Art Gallery & Museum to provide excellent new services improved access and fantastic facilities. The Art Gallery & […]

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