May, 2012

The Ogden Museum of Southern Art announces Louisiana Contemporary Presented by Regions Bank

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Recognizing the need to engage a contemporary audience that appreciates the vibrant visual culture of Louisiana and the role of New Orleans as a rising, international art market, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is organizing Louisiana Contemporary presented by Regions Bank, a statewide, juried exhibition. The exhibition will open on […]

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Nationalmuseum acquires Queen Lovisa Ulrika’s memorial cup

Nationalmuseum acquires Queen Lovisa Ulrika’s memorial cup

Queen Lovisa Ulrika’s memorial cup was donated to the museum at the annual meeting of the Friends of Nationalmuseum. This unique object was made by silversmith Pehr Zethelius and presented as a memento to Johan Wingård, Bishop of Gothenburg, in thanks for the funeral sermon that he gave for the deceased Queen in 1782. Pehr […]

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National September 11 Memorial & Museum Hold 10th Anniversary Event on May 30

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and 9/11 Memorial President Joe Daniels announced a special event recognizing the 10th anniversary of May 30, 2002, which marked the formal end of cleanup operations at Ground Zero. The event, to be held at the 9/11 Memorial on May 30, 2012 beginning at 6:30 p.m., will honor the thousands of […]

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The Mercedes and Ian Stoutzker Gift British Artworks to Tate

The Mercedes and Ian Stoutzker Gift British Artworks to Tate

Mercedes and Ian Stoutzker are making a major gift to Tate of a group of pre-eminent British works from their collection, which is one of the leading collections of British Art. The works will go on show at Tate Britain later this year and thereafter will allow Tate to strengthen its displays in many ways, […]

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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Selects Architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali to Design Museum

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced it has selected architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali to design the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. “Renzo’s track record of creating iconic cultural landmarks combined with Zoltan’s success in transforming historically significant buildings is a perfect marriage for a museum that celebrates the history and the future […]

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Getty Museum Acquires Photographs by Fashion Photographer Hiro

Getty Museum Acquires Photographs by Fashion Photographer Hiro

The Getty Museum announced the acquisition of fourteen photographs by famed fashion photographer Hiro (Y. Hiro Wakabayashi), comprising work he created while on assignment for Harper’s Bazaar, French Vogue and Mirabella from the 1960s–1990s. Prominently known in the 1960s and 1970s for his editorial work in Harper’s Bazaar during a time when editors strove to […]

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National Gallery of Art displays Deacon Robert Peckham’s Hobby Horse

National Gallery of Art displays Deacon Robert Peckham’s Hobby Horse

One of the most intriguing and often-reproduced American paintings in the collection of the National Gallery of Art is the inspiration for Deacon Peckham’s “Hobby Horse”—a focus exhibition on view on the Ground Floor of the East Building from May 27 through October 8, 2012. Robert Peckham, The Hobby Horse, c. 1840 oil on canvas […]

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National Gallery of Art Washington announces George Bellows exhibition

National Gallery of Art Washington announces George Bellows exhibition

The National Gallery of Art in Washington presents the first Comprehensive exhibition in three decades of George Bellows Prolific Career, on view June 10 through October 8, 2012. When George Bellows died at the age of 42 in 1925, he was hailed as one of the greatest artists America had yet produced. The first comprehensive […]

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Tate Modern presents Emily Roysdon. I am a Helicopter, Camera, Queen on 31 May

Tate Modern presents Emily Roysdon. I am a Helicopter, Camera, Queen on 31 May

Tate Modern presents Emily Roysdon. I am a Helicopter, Camera, Queen a new collaborative performance work on 31 May. I am a Helicopter, Camera, Queen continues the BMW Tate Live Performance Room series—a pioneering programme of live, online performances simultaneously seen by international audiences across world time zones at www.youtube.com/user/tate/tatelive. Roysdon often addresses gender politics […]

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Neuer Berliner Kunstverein presents Julieta Aranda

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein presents Julieta Aranda on 5 June–27 July 2012. In the work Multifamiliar (2012), specially developed for the Showroom of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Julieta Aranda uses as a point of departure a social studies textbook for children, titled Living as Neighbors. The book—published in 1963—follows two families of different racial background, in a […]

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WIELS Contemporary Art Centre announces Un-Scene II

WIELS Contemporary Art Centre announces Un-Scene II

The WIELS Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels presents Un-Scene II on 22 June–26 August 2012. Opening: Thursday 21 June, 7:30pm. Image of Belgium by night. © NASA. Belgium, one might say, has no single art scene. Or it may be, perhaps, more accurate to say that Belgium, built as it is on divergent historic, linguistic, […]

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Noguchi Museum Announces Schedule for First Fridays Film Series

The Noguchi Museum’s “First Fridays” program of evening hours, free admission, art, and, beginning this year, film, begins on June 1. Every Friday at 6 pm, visitors may participate in “Center of Attention,” a guided discussion of a single work of art on view at the Museum. The film program, presented in collaboration with the […]

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