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Cleveland Museum of Art announces new acquisitions; Abstract Expressionist masterpiece enters the collection

12 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Significant recent acquisitions by the Cleveland Museum of Art include Alabama, an Abstract Expressionist masterpiece by African American artist Norman Lewis; a rare tempera painting of St. Matthew by William Blake; and a 16th-century drawing that served as a study for the altarpiece The Entombment, by Giovanni de? Vecchi. Show More Summary

First retrospective of the work of fashion designer Halston opens at Nassau County Museum of Art

12 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The first comprehensive retrospective of the work of the American fashion designer Halston will be presented at Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor, New York from Saturday, March 25 through Sunday, July 9, 2017. Sponsored by...Show More Summary

CAAM deputy director wins national prize for African American art history

For her contributions to the preservation of African American art, the deputy director of the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, Naima Keith, has been awarded the 2017 David C. Driskell Prize. The Driskell Prize, from the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, is the first award to recognize...

Enter legendary artist Yayoi Kusama’s infinite world

Washington is the first stop of a North American tour for her “Infinity Mirrors” exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

How Chuck Berry’s Cadillac and His Guitar, Maybellene, Came to the Smithsonian

Curator Kevin Strait from the African American History Museum details the day he met the great musician

Painting of George Washington's March to Valley Forge installed at Museum of the American Revolution

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

From textbooks to postage stamps and post cards, William Trego?s ?The March to Valley Forge, December 19, 1777? is one of the most reproduced ? and recognizable ? images commemorating the Revolutionary War. The iconic work was recently installed at the Museum of the American Revolution and will be on display when the Museum opens on April 19. Show More Summary

Here's The Lowdown On Plans To Build An American Sports Museum In Chicago

Chicago is hungry for another museum, say former Shedd and Adler executives. Agree? [ more › ]

You might be drinking water from the last Ice Age, and 16 other striking facts about Earth's life-giving liquid

Water, water everywhere — but less 0.5% of Earth's reserves are drinkable. That's just one shocking fact that Neil deGrasse Tyson and five experts dropped at the 2015 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History. The event focused on the surprising origins, scarcity, and value of the precious liquid. Show More Summary

The Stories of Asian American Activism in 1970s LA

yesterdayArts : Hyperallergic

The Chinese American Museum’s exhibition Roots uses books, posters, films, and music to examine the politicization of Asian Americans. The post The Stories of Asian American Activism in 1970s LA appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Lourdes Ramos named president of the Museum of Latin American Art — first Latina to hold the post

Lourdes Ramos, who for the past dozen years has led the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico in San Juan as executive director and chief curator, has been named the new president and chief executive of the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) in Long Beach. She will be the first Latina to hold the post....

If Trump Axes This Program, 'The Quality And Standing Of All American Museums Would Diminish Overnight' - And The Program Costs Almost Nothing

The NEA's Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Program has saved museums hundreds of millions in insurance premiums and made possible countless high-profile exhibitions that couldn't have happened without it. But if the NEA is shut down, this program will be shut down with it - and there is no private-sector alternative.

Telling the Forgotten Stories of the Everyday Americans of the Revolutionary War

Near where the Battle of Yorktown was waged, a new museum fuses innovative technology with storytelling techniques to connect with visitors

Inside Sara Berman’s Closet at the Met

The American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art is typically devoted to lavish domestic interiors of yore, but a tiny exhibit currently on display celebrates an altogether different kind of private space. It is the modest, minimalist...Show More Summary

George Wesley Bellows - Cliff Dwellers by Irina George Bellows...

2 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

George Wesley Bellows - Cliff Dwellers by Irina George Bellows (1882–1925) was an American realist painter, known for his bold depictions of urban life in New York City, becoming, according to the Columbus Museum of Art, “the most acclaimed American artist of his generation”.

Mummies from Egypt and Peru Reveal Ancient Traditions | Video

The "Mummies" exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History exhibit reveals the complicated cultures of ancient people who lived in Peru and Egypt.

The multiple masterpieces of Samuel Morse on view at Reynolda House Museum of American Art

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Reynolda House Museum of American Art recently pulled back the curtain on two American masterpieces: a monumental painting titled Gallery of the Louvre and the telegraph ? both the work of Samuel F. B. Morse. The new exhibition offers...Show More Summary

"1920s Jazz Age: Fashion & Photographs" on view at the American Museum in Britain

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

America in the 1920s provided the creative inspiration for a Europe still staggering out of the fog of war. From the East coast to the West, the United States was producing icons on an industrial scale? from stars of the silver screen to skyscrapers. Show More Summary

Get Your Art On at These 8 Latin American Museums

Get Your Art On at These 8 Latin American Museums The best Latin American museums feature everything from indigenous gold to art from masters like Picasso, Kahlo and Matisse Unicorn Booty - Unicorn Booty brings you the best news, pop-culture, and opinions on the web!

'Gilded Lady' and Other Exquisite Mummies on Display in NYC

An Egyptian mummy named the Gilded Lady may be more than 2,000 years old, but visitors can gaze into her brown eyes and admire her dark, curly hair at "Mummies," an exhibit opening Monday (March 20) at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

These Two Drafts Show How the Balfour Declaration Evolved

They are now on view at the National Museum of American Jewish History

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