February, 2013

Museum of American History Acquires Women’s History

Museum of American History Acquires Women’s History

The National Museum of American History recently acquired archival materials from the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Auxiliary, which tell the story of both women’s history and small business. The collection includes organizational records and 27 scrapbooks documenting the organization’s 92-year-old history. Originally named the Women’s Auxiliary-National Association of Master Plumbers, the group was formed in […]

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National Museum of American History Acquires Jaws of Life

Auto-safety innovations and initiatives, including the “Jaws of Life,” will join the National Museum of American History’s permanent research collections. They illustrate the evolution of automobile safety and represent technological achievements such as portable rescue devices and repositioned fuel tanks, as well as public-awareness and driver-safety campaigns. The recent acquisitions include a 1977 Hurst Power […]

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Milwaukee Art Museum opens Color Rush. 75 Years of Color Photography in America

Milwaukee Art Museum opens Color Rush. 75 Years of Color Photography in America

Milwaukee Art Museum presents Color Rush: 75 Years of Color Photography in America on view February 22, 2013–May 19, 2013. Marion Post Wolcott (American, 1910-1990), A cross roads store, bar, “juke joint,” and gas station in the cotton plantation area, Melrose, La., June 1940. 35mm color transparency. Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI […]

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Metropolitan Museum opens At War with the Obvious Photographs by William Eggleston

Metropolitan Museum opens At War with the Obvious Photographs by William Eggleston

Metropolitan Museum presents At War with the Obvious Photographs by William Eggleston on view February 26—July 28, 2013. William Eggleston (American, born 1939), Untitled, 1971. Dye-transfer print, 31.1 x 47.7 cm (12 1/4 x 18 3/4 in). The Metropolitan Museum of Art (2012.300) Purchase, Louis V. Bell, Harris Brisbane Dick, Fletcher, and Rogers Funds and […]

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Craft and Folk Art Museum presents Scratching the Surface. Contemporary Wood Sculpture

Craft and Folk Art Museum presents Scratching the Surface. Contemporary Wood Sculpture on view through May 5, 2013. The Craft & Folk Art Museum presents Scratching the Surface: Contemporary Wood Sculpture, an exhibition featuring the works of nine contemporary artists whose unique sculptural forms capitalize on the naturally occurring textures and irregularities of wood. This […]

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Malmo Konsthall presents STILL FIGHTING IGNORANCE & INTELLECTUAL PERFIDY Video art from Africa

Malmo Konsthall presents STILL FIGHTING IGNORANCE & INTELLECTUAL PERFIDY Video art from Africa

Malmo Konsthall presents STILL FIGHTING IGNORANCE & INTELLECTUAL PERFIDY Video art from Africa on view 2 March – 7 April 2013. [SFIP] Project Project [SFIP] is a multi-national exhibition process and a platform for critical thinking, researching and presenting African video art. The technocultural revolution has democratised cultural and artistic practice through everyday access to […]

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Philadelphia Museum of Art names Dirk H. Breiding as the J. J. Medveckis Associate Curator of Arms and Armor

The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced the appointment of Dirk H. Breiding as the J. J. Medveckis Associate Curator of Arms and Armor. Currently an Assistant Curator in the Arms and Armor Department at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Mr. Breiding began his professional career there in 2001 as an Annette Kade Fellow, […]

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Fruitmarket Gallery presents Tania Kovats Oceans

Fruitmarket Gallery presents Tania Kovats Oceans

Oceans is an artwork by Tania Kovats that collects together water from all the world’s oceans and seas, gathered with the help of a global network of people drawn in by the idea of bringing all the waters of the world to one place. The project will use social media and word of mouth to […]

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Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) presents Vadim Zakharov / Niklas Nitschke

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) presents Vadim Zakharov / Niklas Nitschke on view 5 March–28 April 2013. Since 2009, Vadim Zakharov (b. 1959) and Niklas Nitschke (b. 1971) have worked together under the name OBAMAINBERLIN travelling though the German-Polish border regions, which they explore as a “dead zone” by way of absurd, open-ended acts. The exhibition […]

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