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Benefit auction to sell portrait by Rockwell for National Museum of American Illustration

11 hours agoArts : Artdaily

In an unprecedented fundraising auction, Norman Rockwell?s Portrait of John F. Kennedy will be auctioned at the National Museum of American Illustration?s 15th Anniversary Gala, on July 30th, 2015, at the Museum?s home, Vernon Court, in Newport, RI. Show More Summary

Pérez Art Museum Miami acquires Sheila Hicks' tapestry

11 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Pérez Art Museum Miami announces the acquisition of Tapestry, a linen and cotton weaving by American artist Sheila Hicks. Created in 1977, Tapestry is the latest addition to the Museum?s permanent collection. The work was acquired under...Show More Summary

7 Most Iconic Inventions in American Enterprise

A sneak peek at the best-designed products soon-to-be on display at the National Museum of American History's "American Enterprise" exhibition.

Check out Bill Gross' old Bloomberg keyboard at the Smithsonian's new business exhibition

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will display a vintage Bloomberg keyboard once owned by legendary bond investor Bill Gross at its upcoming business history exhibition in DC. Gross, who last year left his role as...Show More Summary

Adventures in Architecture: Take a Tour of Yangon's Unique Modern Architecture

American architect Benjamin Polk designed the Pitaka Taik, a library and Buddhist museum, with numerous symbolic references and shapes. All photos provided by Ben Bansal and Yangon Architecture Guide. The recent lowering of tensions with Cuba, and subsequent loosening...

Museums at Normandy

Part of my trip to the UK took my to Le Havre, France. Being so close, I had to go to Normandy and see Omaha Beach. I went to the Normandy American Cemetary. The visitor center has a wonderful exhibit with a few firearms inside.   Springfield M1. German Luger   Battlefield cross.   Nearby […] Read More … The post Museums at Normandy appeared first on The Firearm Blog.

DC Jobs: Washington Examiner

18 hours agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

This week, the Washington Examiner is hiring an energy and environment reporter, as well as a data visualization specialist. Meanwhile, American Alliance of Museums is seeking a director of communications, and the Washington Free Beacon is on the hunt for a director of audience development. Show More Summary

LACMA receives major gift of art from Barbra Streisand in honor of its 50th anniversary

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art announced a bequest commitment of a major painting from Barbra Streisand?a stunning 1900?1901 portrait, Mrs. Cazalet and Children Edward & Victor, by American artist John Singer Sargent. The bequest is being made in honor of LACMA?s 50th anniversary in 2015. Show More Summary

Associated Press: Rome ceremony welcomes return of looted art recovered from museums and auction houses in the United States

yesterdayArts : ARCAblog

by Catherine Schofield Sezgin, ARCA Blog EditorNicole Winfield reported for The Associated Press on May 26th about the ceremony in Rome where American officials returned stolen art to Carabinieri officials (Rome: US returns 25 looted artifacts to Italy; Vases, frescoes): The items returned Tuesday were either spontaneously turned over to U.S. Show More Summary

New Whitney Museum Wants to Fit Into Its Neighborhood

The Whitney Museum of American Art has never done much branding, allowing its longtime Marcel Breuer-designed home—a Modernist hulk at architectural odds with its posh Upper East Side surroundings—to explain its attitude about the art inside. Show More Summary

American Horror Story: Freak Show” Museum Inspired By Philadelphia’s “Mütter Museum

The one thing that’s so scary about FX’s “American Horror Story” is that it’s based on some level of realism. While the stories are a complete fabrication, they’re inspired by something much like Leatherface was inspired by Ed Gein. Following an episode of the now-concluded “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” Philly Now made the connection […]

Brad Pitt Happily Greets His Fans in the Big Apple

Brad Pitt is happy to greet some of his fans while visiting the Whitney Museum of American Art on Tuesday (May 26) in the Meatpacking District of New York City. The 51-year-old actor has been in the Big Apple for the past few days while working on his upcoming movie The Big Short. PHOTOS: Check [...]

Exhibition of paaintings and drawings by Frank Stella on view at The Kunstmuseum Basel

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Kunstmuseum Basel presents works by the American artist Frank Stella. Hosted by the Museum für Gegenwartskunst, the exhibition Frank Stella? Paintings & Drawings primarily features selections from the museum?s own exceptionally rich holdings of Stella?s art. Show More Summary

MoMA PS1 presents the inaugural museum exhibition of Math Bass

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

MoMA PS1 presents the inaugural solo museum exhibition of Los Angeles-based artist Math Bass (American, b. 1981). Off the Clock includes a selection of paintings from the Newz! Series, recent sculptures, and also debuts Bass?s latest video, Drummer Boi (2015). Show More Summary

The Museum of Modern Art to present major retrospective of Donald Judd in 2017

last weekArts : Artdaily

In the fall of 2017, The Museum of Modern Art will present the most comprehensive exhibition of the work of Donald Judd (American, 1928?1994) to date. Comprising more than 100 works of art gathered from public and private collections around the world, this retrospective aims to provide a multifaceted perspective on Judd. Show More Summary

American Indians Serve in the U.S. Military in Greater Numbers Than Any Ethnic Group and Have Since the Revolution

Kevin Gover (Pawnee), Director, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian On this Memorial Day holiday, as we remember those who have given their lives in service to our country while protecting the freedoms and ideals we hold...Show More Summary

The new Whitney

On my way to the studio, cruising down the West Side Highway bike path, I always pass the new Whitney Museum of American Art, which opened a few weeks ago with so many parties and festivities that I began to feel sorry for the staff....Show More Summary

Sponsored: "Epicurean Journeys" Three nights of Parisian, Indian and American cuisines

Those in Singapore early this June, will have the opportunity to experience The Luxury Collection’s Epicurean Journeys – a pop-up chef dinner series that will take place at MAD Museum of Art & Design Singapore. Read the rest of the story at: Sponsored: "Epicurean Journeys" Three nights of Parisian, Indian and American cuisines

Whitney Museum of American Art expands Scott Rothkopf and Donna De Salvo's roles

last weekArts : Artdaily

Adam D. Weinberg, Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, today announced that the Museum is expanding its leadership team by appointing Donna De Salvo to Deputy Director for International Initiatives and Senior...Show More Summary

Renzo Wire: Renzo Piano's Latest Project in Italy is a Bit of an Overachiever

All photos by Enrico Cano via Designboom Well, it seems Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW) has been quite busy. While we were all distracted trying to figure out what exactly Renzo's new building for the Whitney Museum of American Art...

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