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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...

2009-06-04 15:58:00

Howard Alan Events, Producer of the Nation's Finest Juried Art Shows, To Showcase Local and Nationally Recognized Artists ST LOUIS, Mo., June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The Saint Louis Galleria Art Fair debuts June 20 - 21, 2009. This two-day art extravaganza brings together an eclectic mix of the nation's most talented artists who will collectively display over $15 million in artwork. Admission is free and open to the public. The artists were juried by an independent panel of expert judges, and...

2009-04-11 12:04:24

Art historian David W. Scott, the founding director for the National Museum of American Art in Washington, reportedly has died at the age of 92. Scott joined the museum in 1963 when it was known as the National Collection of Fine Arts and helped raise the Smithsonian Institute site's stature, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. Scott determined to build the NCFA into a museum of consequence, author Sophy Burnham said in her The Art Crowd book about the New York and Washington art worlds....

2009-04-07 09:00:00

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., April 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Booth Western Art Museum opens "Wild at Heart: Selections from the National Museum of Wildlife Art" on April 11. The exhibition features over 70 works of art from the National Museum of Wildlife Art's permanent collection in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and can be seen in Cartersville, Georgia, until July 19, 2009. "Wild at Heart" displays the history of wildlife art in North America, beginning with the early explorer-artists and...

2009-03-31 16:10:00

TEMPE, Ariz., March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by Arizona State University Art Museum: Susan Harnly Peterson, ceramic artist, writer and professor passed away at home in Scottsdale, Ariz., on March 26, 2009 after a long illness. She was surrounded by her family and friends. Peterson graduated from Mills College in Oakland, Calif. in 1946 and went to the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University to complete her MFA in Ceramics. She met and...

2009-02-01 14:43:49

The Rose Art Museum in Waltham, Mass., will soon close as Brandeis University trustees have decided to sell the site's art collection, a Rose official says. Rose director Michael Rush said the museum is currently facing the possible loss of its estimated 6,000 modern and contemporary works, which would result in the site's closure, The Boston Globe said Sunday. We need people with loud voices who care about art, Rush said Saturday. The Rose museum is part of Brandeis University, which is...

2008-12-27 16:17:12

Additional steps will be taken to better protect valuable artwork being kept at temporary galleries in Iowa following last summer's floods, an official says. Czech & Slovak Museum President Gail Naughton said in the wake of more than $15 million in damage to the collections at four eastern Iowa museums hit by flooding in June, provisions are now in place to prevent further damage at the replacement sites, The Des Moines (Iowa) Register reported Saturday. Naughton's museum in Cedar Rapids...

2008-12-18 09:00:00

CARTERSVILLE, Ga., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest exhibition of Western art by black artists ever assembled opens December 20 at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia. "The Black West: Buffalo Soldiers, Black Cowboys and Untold Stories" features 65 works of art by 16 contemporary African American artists. Visitors to the museum can view the exhibition through March 22, 2009. "The Black West" is an important and groundbreaking exhibition because it tells the...


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