July, 2010

Summer holiday fun at National Railway Museum York

This summer, the National Railway Museum present a jam-packed schedule of activities to keep the whole family entertained. The theme is the seaside, 1930s style – we’re celebrating the 175th anniversary of the Great Western Railway, which promoted itself as the ‘holiday line’. Special Events: Yorkshire Weekend 31 July – 1 August: Make sure you […]

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Museum of Fine Arts Boston Opens Nicholas Nixon: Family Album Exhibition

Museum of Fine Arts Boston Opens Nicholas Nixon: Family Album Exhibition

BOSTON, MA – Themes such as the passage of time and the enduring nature of close family relationships are brought into focus in the exhibition Nicholas Nixon: Family Album at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA). The show, on view from July 28, 2010, through May 1, 2011, in the MFA’s Herb Ritts Gallery, […]

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Erie Art Museum Awarded Museums for America Grant

The Erie Art Museum is proud to announce that it has received a Museums for America grant for $91,714 from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, to support the Museum’s popular Kids As Curators program for the next three years. In announcing the award, IMLS noted that it had received 510 applications, but […]

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Presents Catherine Opie: Figure and Landscape Exhibition

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Presents Catherine Opie: Figure and Landscape Exhibition

Los Angeles,- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) presents Catherine Opie: Figure and Landscape, featuring recent work by the internationally renowned and LA-based photographer Catherine Opie. The show’s primary focus is high-school football, a subject that allowed Opie to explore issues of masculinity, community, and national identity. On view through October 17, 2010, […]

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Summer at Naper Settlement Museum Village

Enjoy hands-on activities and special demonstrations all summer long as Naper Settlement celebrates “Summer at the Settlement” at its historic museum village, located at 523 S. Webster St. in Naperville. Ongoing activities include the popular geocache medallion hunt, bucket brigade, yoke and bucket carrying, flag-raising at Fort Payne, grinding corn, making butter and many more […]

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Australian National Maritime Museum Announces Captain Cook replica HMB Endeavour to sail around Australia

Australian National Maritime Museum Announces Captain Cook replica HMB Endeavour to sail around Australia

Sail into history with the Australian National Maritime Museum as HMB Endeavour embarks on its first ever circumnavigation of Australia! In April 2011, the magnificent replica of James Cook’s HM Bark Endeavour will undertake an historic circumnavigation of Australia. Built as a gift to the Australian people, Endeavour will follow in the wake of our […]

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Pixar: 25 Years of Animation Exhibition at the Oakland Museum of California

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) presents PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation, a major exhibition of over 500 works by the artists at Pixar Animation Studios, including drawings, paintings, and sculptures that illustrate the creative process and craftsmanship behind Pixar’s wildly successful computer-animated films. The exhibition opens this Saturday, July 31, and runs through January […]

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The Art of Frank Lloyd Wright and His Automobiles at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

Selected drawings from the John E Christian Family Memorial Trust, Inc. Collection are on display at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum through December 2010 as well as two automobiles owned by Frank Lloyd Wright. AUBURN – Frank Lloyd Wright is generally regarded as one of the world’s great architects. His impact goes beyond the […]

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Steven Holl Architects Designed Museums Win International Architecture Awards

Steven Holl Architects Designed Museums Win International Architecture Awards

Steven Holl Architects has received International Architecture Awards for the Knut Hamsun Center in Hamarøy, Norway and the Herning Museum of Contemporary Art in Herning, Denmark The awards, administered annually by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Center for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies honor “new and cutting-edge design” […]

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The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City at the Peabody Essex Museum

The Emperor’s Private Paradise: Treasures from the Forbidden City at the Peabody Essex Museum

Never before seen by the public, the contents of an Emperor’s private retreat deep within the Forbidden City will be revealed for the first time at the Peabody Essex Museum. On view September 14, 2010 to January 9, 2011. An 18th-century compound in a hidden quadrant of the immense imperial complex, the Qianlong Garden (also […]

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James T. Ulak, Deputy Director of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, Receives Japan’s Prestigious “Order of the Rising Sun” Award

James T. Ulak, deputy director and senior curator of Japanese art at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Galleries, has been selected to receive the “Order of the Rising Sun,” an award conferred by the Japanese government for exceptional civil or military merit. The Order is presented in recognition of Ulak’s […]

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Peabody Essex Museum Hosts Art Museum Libraries Symposium

Peabody Essex Museum Hosts Art Museum Libraries Symposium

SALEM, MA – Libraries, archives, and museums face similar challenges. Libraries and archives affiliated with art museums have a second layer of concerns to consider in determining how they best relate to their parent institution. The Peabody Essex Museum’s (PEM) Phillips Library will host a symposium on September 23 and 24, 2010 to explore the […]

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