July, 2010

Norman Rockwell Study Photographs and Paintings at Brooklyn Museum

To create many of his iconic, quintessentially American paintings, most of which served as magazine covers, Norman Rockwell worked from carefully staged study photographs that are on view for the first time, alongside his paintings, drawings, and related tear sheets, in Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera. The exhibition, which will be on view at the […]

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Rackstraw Downes Paintings Exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum

Rackstraw Downes Paintings Exhibition at the Parrish Art Museum

This exhibition is the first major survey of paintings by the British-born, Yale-educated painter Rackstraw Downes (b. 1939), who divides his time between New York and Texas and has been painting exterior and interior panoramic scenes of the American land- and urbanscape for over thirty-five years. Open through August 8, 2010. The exhibition consists of […]

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Parrish Art Museum Presents Underground Pop Exhibition

Parrish Art Museum Presents Underground Pop Exhibition

This exhibition presents thirty-five works by ten artists who share a quirky and idiosyncratic take on the Pop tradition of appropriating popular culture in the service of art. At the same time they draw on the handcrafted, low-tech aesthetic of Folk Art. As a group they offer an alternative to the sleek packaging of global […]

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National Gallery of Ireland Unveils Portrait of Brian Friel

A portrait of Brian Friel, renowned playwright and author, was unveiled on Friday 16 July in the National Gallery of Ireland by Mary Hanafin, T.D., Minister for Tourism, Culture and Sport. The portrait, by Mick O’Dea RHA, was commissioned in 2009 by the Gallery’s Board of Governors and Guardians on the occasion of the playwright’s […]

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Roman Cieslewicz Retrospective at the Royal College of Art

Roman Cieslewicz Retrospective at the Royal College of Art

Curated by the RCA’s David Crowley, Andrzej Klimowski, Jeff Willis along with Anna Grabowska-Konwent from the National Museum in Poznan, the Roman Cieślewicz exhibition is organised by the Polish Cultural Institute and the Adam Mickiewicz Institute as part of POLSKA! YEAR. The retrospective explores the life and work of one of the key figures in […]

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Gallerie Haiti Opens as Part of Downstreet Art

NORTH ADAMS, MA – With seven additional visual art destinations over last year’s offerings and 11 new galleries, this year’s DownStreet Art initiative – organized by the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center (BCRC) at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) – not only will increase in scope and size; its installations will highlight communities from around […]

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Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation at the Hood Museum of Art

Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation at the Hood Museum of Art

The exhibition showcases original vintage images of the greatest stars working during the golden age of the American film industry (1920-1960). Open through through September 12, 2010. They were taken by the most important photographers working to support the Hollywood studio system and feature portraits of Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Gloria Swanson, Jean Harlow, Clark […]

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Hay Hill Gallery Opens Marco Sanges Exhibition

Hay Hill Gallery Opens Marco Sanges Exhibition

Hay Hill Gallery presents Big Scenes, the visionary and extraordinary world of award-winning photographer Marco Sanges. Open 19. Jul – 11. Sep 10 2010, Big Scenes combines photography, video and performance, bringing together larger than life characters and stories to play out a world of fantasy, grandeur and drama. Big Scenes is a dreamlike, decadent […]

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Museum of Fine Arts Boston Announces the Naming of Three Curatorships for Musical Instruments, South Asian and Islamic Art, and Jusaica

Malcolm Rogers, Ann and Graham Gund Director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), recently announced the naming of three endowed curatorships at the MFA, reflecting the scope of the Museum’s encyclopedic collections, which include works of art from all time periods and major cultures. Darcy Kuronen has been named the Pappalardo Curator of […]

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