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2014-03-12 08:35:58

Sree Sreenivasan, CDO at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tops the List NEW YORK, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The CDO Club has identified the names of the 10 most influential online Chief Digital Officers (CDOs), calculated by their scores from the influence-rating site Klout. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140312/PH81578 Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Jason Hirschhorn, former CDO at MTV, captured the number one spot,...

2013-05-03 20:22:16

CHICAGO, May 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Richard H. Driehaus Museum is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, opening September 28, 2013 and will run through June 29, 2014. Sixty works by Louis Comfort Tiffany and his associated firms will be on display, including lamps, stained-glass windows, vases, metalwork and furnishings. All of the works are selected from the Driehaus Collection, one of the country's...

2012-05-29 02:22:53

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Two new books, Chet the Architect: Learn to Draw New York City's Fifth Avenue Museum Mile and Chet the Architect Shows You New York City's Museum Mile, written and illustrated by Kathryn Koller, enhance New York City's Museum Mile experience by introducing kids to nine famous museums using simple architectural concepts and fun, interactive elements. In the Chet the Architect books, a fictional character named Chet brings kids face-to-face with...

2011-12-01 17:03:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A spectacular exhibition of ancient art works of faience from the private collection of the Aboutaam family will be on view at Phoenix Ancient Art in New York (47 East 66th Street) from December 6th-30th, 2011. The exhibition will then be traveling to BRAFA, (57th Brussels Antiques & Fine Arts Fair, Tour & Taxis), January 21st -29th 2012. Followed by a wonderful display at Phoenix Ancient Art in Geneva (6, rue Verdaine, Geneva),...

2011-09-20 08:00:00

BOSTON, Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Smart Destinations, the leading provider of multi-attraction passes designed to save travelers time and money, today announced the launch of its new Museum Pass in New York City, Boston, Chicago and San Diego. Available in a variety of combinations for both adults and children, Smart Destinations' Museum Pass lets visitors in each city tour the most popular local museums while enjoying savings of 15% to 28% over regular admission prices. Easy to...

2011-09-16 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The FLAG Art Foundation, an exhibition space for contemporary art, today announced two upcoming exhibitions: Art2, a group exhibition on the 9th floor, and Jane Hammond: Fallen, a monumental ongoing installation consisting of over 4,000 unique handmade leaves each inscribed with the name of a American soldier killed in the war in Iraq, on the 10th floor. The two exhibitions will be on view from September 23 through December 17, 2011. (Photo:...

2011-07-20 16:39:00

Conservation of Key Works Reveals Beautiful Colors NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A selection of magnificent Northern Renaissance paintings from an often overlooked collection will be on exhibition in the Frist Center for the Visual Arts' Upper-Level Galleries from September 9, 2011 through February 5, 2012. A Divine Light: Northern Renaissance Paintings from the Bob Jones University Museum & Gallery (M&G) in Greenville, S.C. features 28 paintings from...

2011-06-09 10:05:00

NEW YORK, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and The Metropolitan Museum of Art today announced the successful installation of a new wireless environmental sensor network at the Museum called Low-Power Mote that will help preserve the works of art in its world-renowned, encyclopedic collection. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

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2011-04-01 15:16:33

Scientists are using antibody-based techniques to identify and study the organic compounds used in paintings Proteins, enzymes, antibodies--when we hear these words, we are likely to conjure images in our heads of colorful molecular models, cancer, flu shots or even skin care. However, we seldom associate these terms with art. What does a protein, like collagen, for example, have to do with a Renaissance painting? The answer may surprise you. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art (MMA) in New...

2010-10-26 08:01:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Where there's silver, there's tarnish. While getting the tarnish off your flatware might be an occasional inconvenience, to museum curators and conservators, it's a threat to irreplaceable works of art. To protect these objects for generations to come, scientists from the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, have teamed up with conservators from the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Md., to...