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The Fleming Collection opens Finding the Unicorn: Tapestries Mythical and Modern

The Fleming Collection opens Finding the Unicorn: Tapestries Mythical and Modern

The Fleming Collection in London presents Finding the Unicorn: Tapestries Mythical and Modern an exhibition on view from 17 April to 1 June 2013. Based around the Hunt for the Unicorn tapestry series this exhibition will feature the work of West Dean Tapestry Studio and Historic Scotland’s recently completed refurbishment of James V’s Royal Palace […]

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Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collectors Committee Acquires Nine Works

Los Angeles County Museum of Art Collectors Committee Acquires Nine Works

Since 1986, LACMA’s annual Collectors Committee Gala has resulted in numerous important acquisitions in all areas of the museum’s collection. This weekend the Collectors Committee added nine more. For the event, Collectors Committee members create a pool for acquisitions funds and then use those funds to vote for artworks presented by LACMA curators earlier in […]

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Museum of Fine Arts, Boston opens Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston opens Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection.

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston presents Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection an exhibition on view from April 14 through August 4, 2013. The exhibition, will showcase more than 140 works from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection of Dallas, Texas, one of the finest holdings of samurai armor in the […]

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University of Richmond Museums open Religion and Tradition: Objects from Nepal, India, and Tibet

University of Richmond Museums open Religion and Tradition: Objects from Nepal, India, and Tibet

University of Richmond Museums present Religion and Tradition: Objects from Nepal, India, and Tibet an exhibition on view April 12 to Tuesday, December 31, 2013 in the Lora Robins Gallery of Design from Nature. This new installation features a selection of objects from the museum’s permanent collection, including woodcarvings, jewelry, and bronze statues from Nepal, […]

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Currier Museum of Art announces Poster Mania! Leisure, Romance and Adventure in 1890s America

Currier Museum of Art announces Poster Mania! Leisure, Romance and Adventure in 1890s America

Currier Museum of Art announces Poster Mania! Leisure, Romance and Adventure in 1890s America an exhibition on view May 24, 2013 — Sept. 2, 2013. Images: Ethel Reed, The Boston Sunday Herald – Ladies Want It Feb. 24, 1895, lithograph, 18 x 12 1/2inches, Gift of Orien B. Dodge, 1943.10.195; Will L. Carqueville, Lippincott’s January, […]

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Kimbell Art Museum acquires Maya Sculptures

Kimbell Art Museum acquires Maya Sculptures

The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth announced the acquisition of two rare Maya Palenque-style ceramic censer stands. Typical of the Maya late Classic period (A.D. 600–900) and dated to about A.D. 690–720, Censer Stand with the Head of the Jaguar God of the Underworld and Censer Stand with the Head of a Supernatural Being […]

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Nationalmuseum acquires Terracotta sculpture by Jean-Baptiste Stouf

Nationalmuseum acquires Terracotta sculpture by Jean-Baptiste Stouf

Nationalmuseum has acquired a terracotta sculpture entitled The Faithful Friendship (La fidèle Amitié), created in 1795 by the French sculptor Jean-Baptiste Stouf (1742–1826) and exhibited at the Paris Salon that same year. The sculpture portrays a woman dressed à l’antique leaning against the altar of friendship and love, guarded by a dog, the symbol of […]

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New Dolls Exhibition at the National Museum of the American Indian

Visitors can celebrate the traditional attire of Plains and Plateau tribes through 23 colorful and meticulously handmade dolls in “Grand Procession: Dolls from the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection,” an exhibition opening Thursday, April 17, in the Sealaska Gallery at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. The exhibition is on view through Jan. […]

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Albany museum changes gender of mummy

The Albany Institute of History and Art acquired two mummies in 1909 from a museum in Egypt, where officials said one was a male and the other a female. The second mummy, sold wrapped in a wooden coffin, was labeled as a woman for about a century at the Albany museum. Now the museum has […]

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