August, 2009

Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation

The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University presents Elements of Nature: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation from August 22 through December 6, 2009. Torben Giehler, Mont Blanc, 2002, acrylic on canvas, 83 x 143-1/2 inches, collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation In the ancient world, people believed […]

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Tackling the Field Exhibition at Art Gallery of New South Wales

Tackling the Field Exhibition at Art Gallery of New South Wales

Nineteen sixty-eight was a tumultuous year across the globe. It was the year American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jnr’s dream of blacks and whites co-existing harmoniously ended when he was assassinated in Memphis. Presidential nominee Robert Kennedy met the same fate, gunned down in Los Angeles. The conflict in Vietnam escalated and opposition […]

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The Edge of New York: Waterfront Photographs at Museum of the City of New York

The Edge of New York: Waterfront Photographs at Museum of the City of New York

Since its founding, New York City’s waterfront has been essential to the life of the city. The harbor’s protected bay became the site for lucrative trade, first with Native Americans and later with the rest of the world, and provided the economic engine for the city’s growth for the next three centuries. The 20th century, […]

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John Sloan Satirical Style to be Explored in New Exhibition

John Sloan Satirical Style to be Explored in New Exhibition

Raucous behavior and silly plot twists take center stage in a selection of satirical etchings by artist John Sloan (1871–1951) on view in the Chandler Wing of the Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens from Oct. 24, 2009 to Feb. 1, 2010. Fifth Avenue Critics, […]

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Irish Artist Sir William Orpen Collection for Bellmans Sale

Irish Artist Sir William Orpen Collection for Bellmans Sale

A COLLECTION OF ITEMS relating to important Irish artist Sir William Orpen (1878-1931), discovered in a house in Brighton, will be offered for sale at Bellmans, Wisborough Green, West Sussex as part of their monthly three-day sale that takes place between Wednesday, September 9 and Friday, September 11, 2009. A descendant of Orpen’s companion, Kathleen […]

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Scion Launches ‘Installation 5 Tour: Self Portraits’ Online Auction

For the fifth year, Scion auctions off an unprecedented collection of contemporary works to benefit charities and non-profits that support independent artistic expression. The Installation 5 Tour collection features literal and non-literal self-portraits of varying cost by international art luminaries, with 100 percent of the proceeds aiding Creative Capital, the premier national artist support organization […]

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Nicolai Abildgaard Exhibition at the National Gallery of Denmark

Nicolai Abildgaard Exhibition at the National Gallery of Denmark

Armed with gods, mythological creatures, coarse satire and a modern social outlook, he made his art a mouthpiece for reform in a time of unrest under absolute monarchy, social injustice and stifled freedom of expression. Despite his international orientation and multifaceted, powerful life’s work, Abildgaard has long stood in the shadow of his student C.W […]

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