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The Little Museum of Dublin in Dublin, Ireland

In 2011, Trevor White and Simon O’Connor put out word that they needed items for a museum about Ireland’s capital city. Dubliners responded in force, and to date the quirky, crowdsourced museum exhibits over 5,000 artifacts that have been donated or loaned. Sitting on the edge of St. Show More Summary

Maritime Monday for September 11th, 2017: Simon Says…

The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum provides a sanctuary to 54 polydactyl (six-toed) cats. According to the museum, a ship captain once gave Ernest a white six-toed cat, and now some of its descendants live in the Hemingway Home and Museum located in Key West–precisely where Hurricane Irma is now making landfall. Show More Summary

Blanton Museum of Ar acquires trove of Leon Polk Smith

last monthArts : Artdaily

Director Simone Wicha of the Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin has announced that the museum has received a gift of seven works by the seminal American abstract painter Leon Polk Smith (1906?1996). The works come to the museum from the Leon Polk Smith Foundation and longtime Austin philanthropists Jeanne and Michael Klein. Show More Summary

Oops! A Museum Selfie Gone Wrong Causes $200,000 in Damage.

A woman knocked over 11 crowned pedestals while taking a selfie at a Simon Birch show in Los Angeles — leading to a cascading domino effect.

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David Slaying Goliath Peter Paul Rubens This painting is at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. It's a great museum, and absolutely worth a visit....

Exhibition at Norton Simon Museum delves into the life of Galka Scheyer

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Norton Simon Museum is presenting Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California, an exhibition that delves into the life of Galka Scheyer, the enterprising dealer responsible for the art phenomenon the ?Blue Four??Lyonel Feininger, Alexei Jawlensky, Paul Klee and Vasily Kandinsky. Show More Summary

Maya Deren’s Short Films from the 1940s and ’50s Screen at the Norton Simon Museum

4 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

On June 9, the museum will host a screening of six of Maya Deren's short films that were milestones in the history of avant-garde cinema. The post Maya Deren’s Short Films from the 1940s and ’50s Screen at the Norton Simon Museum appeared first on Hyperallergic.

If The Met Can Charge Out-Of-Towners Mandatory Admission, Then London's Museums Can Do It, Too

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"Everywhere else in Europe does it. We know it makes sense. Charging is valuing. It is hardly a mortal sin." Simon Jenkins makes the case.

Kathryn Haigh promoted to Chief Operating Officer at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, announced today that Kathryn Haigh has been promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Haigh will continue to manageShow More Summary

Zurbaran, Francisco de (1598-1664) - 1633 Still Life with...

5 months agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Zurbaran, Francisco de (1598-1664) - 1633 Still Life with Lemons, Oranges and Rose (Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA, USA.) by Milton Sonn Via Flickr: Francisco de Zurbarán was a Spanish painter. He is known primarily for his religious paintings depicting monks, nuns, and martyrs, and for his still-lifes. Show More Summary

You know the names Klee and Kandinsky. A new exhibition explains why you also should know Galka Scheyer

The Norton Simon Museum's "Maven of Modernism: Galka Scheyer in California" delves into the life of the dealer devoted to the art phenomenon known as the Blue Four.

In Conversation with Nina Simon

6 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

It’s been six years since Nina Simon, the Executive Director of Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History (MAH) released The Participatory Museum. That book went… Read More ? The post In Conversation with Nina Simon appeared first on MuseumNext.

Raf Simons and Kvadrat unveil new line of dappled textiles

Ria was inspired by Pointillism Last night, in an opulent Upper East Side townhouse that was once home to the National Academy Museum, Danish textile company Kvadrat celebrated its latest collaboration with Raf Simons, the Belgian fashion...Show More Summary

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The Cafe Concert Edouard Manet I saw Manet's "The Ragpicker" at The Norton Simon Museum in Los Angeles when I was a callow youth...barely in long pants (my 20s). It was one of those "Oh Shit!" moments for me....

An Italian Baroque masterpiece from the Norton Simon Museum on view now at the National Gallery

7 months agoArts : Artdaily

Visitors to the National Gallery have a unique opportunity to admire what is widely regarded as Guido Cagnacci?s greatest work, The Repentant Magdalene, an exceptional loan from the Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena (California). Guido Cagnacci...Show More Summary

Academy Art Museum welcomes Benjamin Simons as new Director

7 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Academy Art Museum in Easton, MD, recently welcomed Benjamin T. Simons of Washington, DC as its new Director. Previously he worked for the Smithsonian American Art Museum/Renwick Gallery in Washington, DC, and was Chief Curator of the Nantucket Historical Association. Show More Summary

Indianapolis Museum of Art appoints new director of festivals, performance and public programs

8 months agoArts : Artdaily

Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, announced today that Jeremy G. Shubrook has been named the Museum?s director of festivals, performance and public programs. This new position grew out of an expanded vision for the IMA?s former curator of audience experiences and performance role. Show More Summary

The Brutalist Playground Open At Vitra Design Museum

The Brutalist Playground installation shot from S1 Artspace, photo:alan bull In 2015 artist Simon Terrill and the architecture collective known as Assemble was commissioned to make "The Brutalist Playground," an exhibition/installation of lost, Brutalist playgrounds made out of foam, instead of concrete. Show More Summary

Simon Rattle, Beginning His London Symphony Post, Calls For A New Concert Hall

8 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

He threw his weight behind a £280 million (324 million euro, $347 million) project aimed at creating a "Centre for Music" equipped for the digital era. The plans involve building a new hall on the site of the Museum of London, which is relocating nearby, which would become the new home of the LSO.

Metalpoint paintings by Susan Schwalb on view at the Elma and Milton A. Gilbert Pavilion Gallery

8 months agoArts : Artdaily

Derfner Judaica Museum + The Art Collection at Hebrew Home at Riverdale, in conjunction with Garvey|Simon, New York, announces its latest exhibition Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings Susan Schwalb: Metalpoint Paintings on view in the Elma and Milton A. Show More Summary

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