October, 2013

Unique bronze casket acquired for Bowes Museum

Unique bronze casket acquired for Bowes Museum

The Bowes Museum in County Durham has bought a stunning 18th-century bronze casket with help from the Art Fund. The casket is thought to be the only one of its kind, featuring sections of Chinese porcelain set into ornate gilt-bronze mounts. Its design reflects two trends in 18th-century aristocratic ornaments: the popularity of mounting valuable […]

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Danish Immigrant Museum announces name change

The Danish Immigrant Museum has adopted a new name, “Museum of Danish America. The national museum for Danish America is located on 30 acres of restored prairie (in the style of 20th century Danish immigrant and landscape architect Jens Jensen) in the heart of the largest rural settlement of Danes. Upon its founding in 1983, […]

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MSU Museum announces Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada: A South African Activist for Non-Racialism & Democracy

MSU Museum announces Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada: A South African Activist for Non-Racialism & Democracy

MSU Museum presents Ahmed “Kathy” Kathrada: A South African Activist for Non-Racialism & Democracy an exhibition on view January 20 – April 13, 2014. Nelson Mandela’s prison mate, confidante, parliamentary counselor and friend Ahmed Kathrada is the subject of this exhibition. The story of the renowned advocate for freedom, as well as the anti-apartheid movement […]

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Frick Collection presents Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis

Frick Collection presents Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis

The Frick Collection opens Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals: Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshuis an exhibition on view October 22, 2013, through January 19, 2014. The prestigious Dutch museum has not lent a large body of works in nearly thirty years, and the fifteen paintings selected for the Frick’s presentation are among the most […]

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Cleveland Museum of Art Director David Franklin Resigns

The Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) announced today that David Franklin has resigned his position as Director, effective immediately. Dr. Franklin had been the Director of the CMA since September, 2010 and will be retained as a consultant for a period of time in order to insure an orderly transition. […]

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