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2011-05-12 00:00:47

Timed to open with the International Glass Show in Los Angeles, GooseFire Gallery aims to be West Coast's premier functional glass art gallery. Gallery owner suggests a shift toward mainstream acceptance of glass smokeware as fine art as California embraces new medicinal marijuana regulations. Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) May 11, 2011 As the world's largest glass smokeware convention descends upon the Los Angeles Convention Center from May 20-22, GooseFire Gallery will open its doors and...

2011-05-10 14:37:00

NEW YORK, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 100 art museums across North America will offer free or reduced admission, special programs, or other initiatives as part of their celebrations of Art Museum Day on May 18, 2011. These museums--all members of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), and located across the United States, Canada, and Mexico--include smaller regional museums as well as leading international institutions. AAMD's Art Museum Day coincides with...

2011-04-04 17:59:00

DALLAS, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrating modern and contemporary art, the third annual 2011 Dallas Art Fair presented by Ruinart, Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10, will take place at the Fashion Industry Gallery (f.i.g.), occupying 70,000 square feet in a mid-century, modern building within walking distance of the Dallas Arts District. Exhibitors The 2011 Dallas Art Fair (DAF) will showcase more than 70 preeminent national and international galleries representing...

2011-03-24 10:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steven High today was named executive director of The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, home to the Ca' d'Zan mansion, Museum of Art featuring a rare Old Masters collection, Circus Museum and Historic Asolo Theater. The announcement was made after Eric J. Barron, president of The Florida State University, approved his appointment by the Ringling Museum Board of Directors. (Photo:...

2011-03-19 00:00:29

RIVERA & RIVERA is pleased to present GoodManBadMan, a solo show of portrait paintings and sculpture by American artist Ray Turner, curated by Peter Frank. The gallery's inaugural opening reception will take place from 6:30 to 9:30PM on Saturday, March 19, 2011. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 17, 2011 RIVERA & RIVERA is pleased to present a solo show of portrait paintings and sculpture by American artist Ray Turner. The opening reception will take place from 6:30 to 9:30PM on...

2011-03-09 03:05:00

BRISBANE, Australia, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the world's most important collections of surrealist art will be shown at the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA) in Brisbane, Australia this year. Queensland Art Gallery Director Tony Ellwood said Paris's renowned Centre Pompidou would loan the core of its surrealist collection for 'Surrealism: The Poetry of Dreams,' a major survey exhibition showing from June 11 to October 2, 2011. "The exhibition will include 180 paintings,...

2011-02-02 11:27:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alumni Society of School of Visual Arts (SVA) will welcome acclaimed artist Inka Essenhigh (MFA 1994 Fine Arts) as part of the Distinguished Alumnus Lecture Series. Widely praised for her unique vision and color sense, Essenhigh is influenced by the surrealists, the symbolists and comic book art to create mystical landscapes populated by hybrid creatures. The event takes place on Thursday, March 3, 2011, 7pm at the SVA Theatre, 333 West 23 Street,...

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2011-02-01 13:25:13

Google launched a website on Tuesday that uses its Street View technology to put some of the world's most famous art galleries online. The Internet giant has taken equipment from the cars and recorded the galleries so they can be enjoyed by anyone with web access. The Museum of Modern Art in New York, London's National Gallery and the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid are three of the galleries that art lovers will be able to explore by logging on to the new project. Art by Vincent van Gogh,...

2011-01-20 17:25:00

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) announced today that Harry Philbrick has been named The Edna S. Tuttleman Director of the Academy Museum, effective March 1, 2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110120/PH33755 ) Since 1996, Harry Philbrick has been the Director of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Under his leadership at The Aldrich Museum, attendance tripled and the quality of the...

2010-11-18 14:50:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco's Asian Art Museum will keep its doors open and maintain operations despite financial challenges faced by the Asian Art Museum's Foundation, which is the private fundraising arm of the Museum. "The Museum is fortunate to have the support of donors from around the world. Donations from individuals, the Museum's board, and our corporate and Foundation partners remain strong" said Jay Xu, director of the Asian Art Museum. "I want to...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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