May, 2010

Brooklyn Museum Presents Fred Tomaselli Solo Exhibition

Brooklyn Museum Presents Fred Tomaselli Solo Exhibition

Fred Tomaselli, a mid-career survey featuring the artist’s two-dimensional works from the late 1980s tothe present, will be on view at the Brooklyn Museum from October 8, 2010, through January 2, 2011. This exhibition focuses on the trajectory of Tomaselli’s career, from early experiments with photograms and collage to recent paintings and prints that combine […]

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San Diego Museum of Art Appoints New Director

San Diego Museum of Art Appoints New Director

The Board of Trustees of The San Diego Museum of Art has named Roxana Velásquez Martínez del Campo as the new executive director of the Museum. The internationally celebrated director will take the lead, the first female ever appointed to this role, in early fall. American born and raised in Mexico, Velásquez has represented professional, […]

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Museum of Modern Art Appoints Sabine Breitwieser Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art

Museum of Modern Art Appoints Sabine Breitwieser Chief Curator of Media and Performance Art

Independent curator, author, and lecturer Sabine Breitwieser has been appointed Chief Curator of the Department of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art, it was announced by MoMA Director Glenn D. Lowry. Ms. Breitwieser, who from 1988 to 2007 served as founding Director and Curator of the Generali Foundation, a public contemporary […]

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Erie Art Museum Host Gallery Night

Abstract thinking, glasses clinking, free admission, artist demos, tasty bites and live music combine for Gallery Night on Friday, June 11 from 7-10 p.m. Hosted by the Erie Art Museum, Gallery Night features a tour of ten local galleries, each with an exciting array of activities for the whole family. “Tour on your own, or […]

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Chinese Art Sets World Records at Bonhams Hong Kong Sale

Chinese Art Sets World Records at Bonhams Hong Kong Sale

Bonhams Hong Kong has celebrated the first-ever “Golden Gavel Auction” in its history, when part of the world’s finest collection of important Chinese snuff bottles, the Mary and George Bloch Collection, sold 100% and achieved world record prices. Against presale estimates of HK$20,000,000 (£1.8m), the sale total was HK$66,146,800 (£5.8m), with every one of the […]

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Louis Anquetin Painting Acquired by The Van Gogh Museum

Louis Anquetin Painting Acquired by The Van Gogh Museum

The Van Gogh Museum has acquired the painting Woman on the Champs-Élysées by night (c. 1891) by Louis Anquetin (1861-1932). The purchase was made possible with support of the BankGiro Lottery, the Rembrandt Association (supported by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds) and the VSB Foundation. Louis Anquetin (1861-1932), Woman on the Champs-Élysées by night, c. 1891 The […]

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Spencer Museum of Art Plans Expansion

The internationally renowned architectural firm of Pei Cobb Freed & Partners (formerly I. M. Pei & Partners) has been contracted to produce a phased master planning document for the future expansion of the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. “A planning document developed by this highly respected firm will articulate the new […]

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Gustav Klimt Portrait for Christie’s London Sale

Christie’s announced that they will offer one of the last of the great female portraits painted by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) at the Impressionist and Modern Art Evening Sale in London on 23 June 2010. Executed in 1917-18, Frauenbildnis (Portrait of Ria Munk III) is the third and final painting in a series of three portraits […]

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Kimbell Art Museum Unveils Plans for New Building

Kimbell Art Museum Unveils Plans for New Building

The Kimbell Art Museum has unveiled the final design by Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) for a major new museum building located to the west of its existing building, a landmark of modern architecture designed by Louis I. Kahn. South East View Slated to open in 2013, the new building provides much-needed space for the […]

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Bonhams & Butterfields European & American Decorative Arts Sale

Fine arts auctioneers Bonhams & Butterfields will host the firm’s largest and most extensive auction of Fine European and American Furniture and Decorative Arts on Monday, June 14, 2010 in San Francisco. The late spring sale features American, English, French, Italian and Continental decorative arts, with an evening session devoted to furniture and decorations from […]

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Victorian Paintings for Christie’s London Sale

Victorian Paintings for Christie’s London Sale

The summer 2010 sale at Christie’s London, on Wednesday 16 June, will meet the renewed vigor of demand with one of the strongest sales of its type to be offered on the international auction platform for many years. With estimates ranging from £3,000 to £1.5 million, the sale is expected to realise in the region […]

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Whitney Plans New Museum Building in Downtown Manhattan

Whitney Plans New Museum Building in Downtown Manhattan

In an historic decision for the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to break ground on a new museum building in downtown Manhattan in May 2011. Located in the Meatpacking District on Gansevoort Street between West Street and the High Line, the six-floor, 195,000-square-foot building, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning […]

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