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Souls Grown Deep Foundation donates 57 works to Metropolitan Museum of Art

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that 57 works by contemporary African American artists from the Southern United States have been donated to the Museum by the Souls Grown Deep Foundation from its William S. Show More Summary

Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History tells story of 'The Last American Dinosaurs' in new exhibition

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Two enormous dinosaurs?Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex?reign over the National Museum of Natural History?s new exhibition: ?The Last American Dinosaurs: Discovering a Lost World.? The 5,200-square-foot exhibition opens Nov. 25 on the second floor of the museum. Show More Summary

Njideka Akunyili Crosby is the 2014 winner of Smithsonian American Art Museum prize

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian American Art Museum announced today that Njideka Akunyili Crosby is the 2014 winner of its James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize. Akunyili Crosby was selected by an independent panel of jurors who recognized her paintings...Show More Summary

Installation at Tel Aviv Museum of Art presents hundreds of items suspended from the ceiling

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Up in the Air, by American artist Tom Friedman (b. 1965, St. Louis, MO), is the third in a series of site-specific installations at the Lightfall of the Herta and Paul Amir Building. It is comprised of hundreds of items suspended from...Show More Summary

Njideka Akunyili Crosby Wins the 2014 James Dicke Contemporary Artist Award

yesterdayArts / Museums : Eye Level

The Smithsonian American Art Museum is delighted to announce that Njideka Akunyili Crosby is the 2014 winner of our biennial James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize. Akunyili Crosby was selected by an independent panel of jurors who wrote in their decision, "Her bold yet intimate paintings are among the most visually, conceptually, and technically exciting work being made today."

Painter Njideka Akunyili Crosby wins $25,000 American Art Museum prize

yesterdayArts : Arts Post

“5 Umezebi Street, New Haven, Enugu” by Njidek Akunyili Crosby, the winner of the 2014 James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Courtesy of Max Yawney). The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded the 2014 James Dicke Contemporary Artist Prize to Njideka Akunyili Crosby for her “bold yet intimate” paintings. Akunyili Crosby is […]

The Met Museum Nets Major Collection of Outsider Art from the South

2 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Metropolitan Museum has just received gift of 57 works by African American artists from the southern United States from collector William Arnett's Souls Grown Deep Foundation.

Colonial Williamsburg to raise $40 million for major expansion of its art museums

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation plans a major expansion of its award-winning art museums to enrich Americans? appreciation of their nation?s history through the power of art and material culture. The $40-million project represents...Show More Summary

Over 16,000 of Darwin's Papers On Evolution Are Now Available Online

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Since 2007, the American Museum of Natural History and the Darwin Manuscripts Project have been digitizing Charles Darwin's writings on evolution, and putting them online. Today, on the 155th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, the project is more than 50% complete. Read more...

Sorry, Sen. Rand Paul, You’re No Civil Rights Hero

If you’ve noticed all the construction happening on the National Mall lately, like me, you probably assumed it was for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Is The Museum Of Natural History’s Origami Tree Beautiful Or What?

The American Museum of Natural History in NYC’s annual origami tree is now up and running. Each year’s creation has a theme that resonates with the museum’s collections or features, and this year is all about the “Night At The Museum” movies, with origami models of artifacts from the movie that can be found in [...]

Baltimore Museum of Art celebrates 100th anniversary with reopening of collection of American art

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

In celebration of The Baltimore Museum of Art?s 100th anniversary, the museum will reopen the Merrick Historic Entrance and the renovated Dorothy McIlvain Scott American Wing on November 23, 2014 with a new presentation of its outstanding collection of American art, considered one of the finest on the East Coast. Show More Summary

Exhibition traces American artist Anne Collier's career from 2002 to the present

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents American artist Anne Collier?s first major exhibition in the United States, which traces her career from 2002 to the present. The self-titled exhibition presents several themes dominant...Show More Summary

Native American pottery from the Bruce Museum?s Collection on view in Greenwich

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Over the course of its more than 100-year history, the Bruce Museum has acquired a noteworthy collection of Native American pottery, including pieces created by the legendary potter Maria Martinez and her family. A special exhibition showcasing the Bruce Museum?s collection, along with vessels from other museums, will open on November 22. Show More Summary

Cameron, Naomi & Dianna Glam Up 2014 American Museum of Natural History Gala

Making the most of a Manhattan evening, Cameron Diaz showed up at the American Museum of Natural History last night (November 20) for the 2014 Gala. Joined by model pal Naomi Campbell and “Glee” actress Dianna Agron, the “There’s Something...Show More Summary

Cameron Diaz, Tina Fey & Benjamin McKenzie Show Their Support at the Museum Gala 2014

Cameron Diaz gets all dressed up for the 2014 Museum Gala at American Museum of Natural History on Thursday evening (November 20) in New York City. The 42-year-old actress was joined at the big bash by Tina Fey with her husband Jeff Richmond, supermodel Naomi Campbell, Orange is the New Black actress Laura Prepon, Mike [...]

A Diverse but Directionless Survey of American Art Today

5 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The recently minted Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, has mounted a prodigious exhibition of contemporary art titled State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now.

Blue Mustang in Denver, Colorado

The “Blue Mustang” sculpture was created by the widely recognized artist, Luis Jiménez, whose previous works are displayed in numerous museums including the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C. Standing 32 feet tall and molded from polychromed fiberglass, the mustang is painted a vibrant blue with red, glowing neon eyes. Show More Summary

Whitney Museum of American Art announces new building will open on May 1, 2015

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

Last night, before an audience of supporters at the Whitney Museum?s annual fall gala, Adam D. Weinberg, the Whitney?s Alice Pratt Brown Director, announced that the Museum?s new home in the Meatpacking District, located at 99 Gansevoort Street between Washington and West Streets, will open to the public on Friday, May 1, 2015. Show More Summary

Georgia O'Keeffe flower painting fetches $44.4 million at auction

A 1932 flower painting by Georgia O'Keeffe brought in $44.4 million on Thursday at an auction of American art at Sotheby's in New York. The painting was one of a few works sold by the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe to benefit its acquisitions fund, according to Sotheby's.

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