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2010-06-30 10:00:00

TOLEDO, Ohio, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Toledo Museum of Art announced today that Brian P. Kennedy, director of the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, has accepted the position as the Museum's ninth director with a start date of September 1. Board Chair Betsy Brady and George Chapman, head of the search committee, made the announcement this morning at the Museum. "The Museum conducted an international search for its next director. We were pleased to have an exemplary group of...

2010-06-15 13:34:00

Quad/Graphics and Milwaukee Magazine present annual arts showcase MILWAUKEE, June 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Milwaukee Art Museum's 2010 Lakefront Festival of Arts (LFOA) will be Friday, June 18, through Sunday, June 20, on the grounds of the Museum along Lake Michigan. The 48th annual LFOA is presented by Quad/Graphics and Milwaukee Magazine. The family-friendly event is one of the top 25 art festivals in the country, featuring work by more than 180 artists from around the...

2010-05-17 11:45:00

Exquisite works illuminate historic view of our country PITTSBURGH, May 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The exhibition Small but Sublime: Intimate 19th-Century American Landscapes features 22 small-scale paintings and drawings by 18 American artists, which range from the realistic style of Hudson River School to the brilliantly colored canvases of the American Impressionists. The works, selected from the superb collection of the Newark Museum, provide an overview of the varied approaches to...

2010-04-12 10:30:00

ZIONSVILLE, Ind., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Watts Fine Art (www.wattsfineart.com), the first art gallery in the Midwest to represent contemporary masters from around the country, will open on May 1, 2010, according to owners John and Shannon Watts of Zionsville, Indiana. "Our goal is to become a destination for collectors throughout the Midwest," said John Watts. "We have decided to make the leap from being art collectors to gallery owners. Our gallery will exist to support our artists and...

2010-01-22 15:16:00

New complex will encompass the Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies and one of the finest collections of African-American art SAVANNAH, Ga., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Savannah College of Art and Design held an historic groundbreaking ceremony yesterday, Jan. 21, 2010, for the SCAD Museum of Art complex, which will include the future home of the Walter O. Evans Center for African American Studies housing one of the finest collections of African-American art in...

2009-10-15 08:00:00

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- October 22 - 25, the Booth Western Art Museum will host the 7th Annual Southeastern Cowboy Festival and Symposium, the South's largest celebration of Western art. Special guests for this year's event include artist Buck McCain and cowboy poet Baxter Black. The weekend begins Thursday evening, October 22 with a lecture by McCain, a fifth generation rancher equally well known for his paintings and sculpture. On Friday, McCain will...

2009-10-01 09:00:00

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgia's second largest art museum is growing. After two years of construction, the Booth Western Art Museum opens its new 40,000 square foot wing to the public on October 10, bringing the museum to 120,000 square feet. The new wing doubles the museum's exhibition space and features the largest permanent exhibition of Western art in America. The new wing features a gallery displaying a cross section of the stylistic changes witnessed...

2009-09-22 15:55:00

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, the Milwaukee Art Museum premieres the first U.S. museum exhibition to explore the late work of Andy Warhol. Organized by the Milwaukee Art Museum, Andy Warhol: The Last Decade opens September 26 and runs through January 3, 2010 before a national tour. Created amidst the bustle of his Pop celebrity, the works show vitality, energy, and a renewed spirit of experimentation. "Warhol is as misunderstood as he is famous," said John McKinnon,...

2009-08-04 17:12:00

2010 Schedule also Features Dale Chihuly, Golden Age of Couture, Masterpieces of European Painting NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Frist Center for the Visual Arts has planned its most ambitious exhibition schedule yet for 2010, with an entire year filled with magnificent art from acclaimed institutions in the U.S. and abroad, expected to draw crowds from around the region and beyond. In a year of spectacular exhibitions, The Birth of Impressionism:...

2009-07-14 07:29:00

FREEPORT, Maine, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Costello's "New Works on Paper" will be the subject of a solo exhibition opening this week at The Wonderful Gallery / FINE ART, in Freeport, Maine. More than a dozen large-sized, pastel on paper drawings will be on display through August 23rd. An artist's reception is scheduled for 5 to 8 pm on Saturday, July 18th, 2009. About Michael Costello Michael Costello is a Boston-based contemporary realist painter with a long history of exhibitions...