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2010-05-03 13:41:00

JACKSON, Wyo., May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A seminal exhibition of the work of Andrew Wyeth, his father N.C. Wyeth, and his son James Wyeth, opens in Jackson, Wyoming, on August 21, 2010. Titled "An American Dynasty: Three Generations of Wyeth," the exhibition is a long-overdue survey of the legendary American artistic family and includes some 50 temperas, dry brushes and watercolors. It is organized by and displayed at the newly opened Heather James Fine Art in Jackson, a sister gallery to...

2010-04-26 01:34:00

AMSTERDAM, April 26, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This retrospective is the biggest Sam Francis exhibition in Europe since 1995, made possible by two European private collectors. A full color exhibition catalogue will be available. Sam Francis (1923-1994) was a citizen of the world who lived for art. American by birth, he spent a large part of his life in Paris, Tokyo and New York and had painting studios around the world until his death. Some of his paintings have been partly created...

2010-04-15 08:30:00

Installation begins on the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA)New York Avenue Sculpture Project WASHINGTON, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Artist Niki de Saint Phalle's larger-than-life, whimsical sculptures celebrate cultural diversity, nature and women. The Three Graces, the centerpiece and icons of the project, will be welcomed to their temporary home in D.C. The colorful mosaic works are between nine and 15 feet high and transported in large wooden crates. The sculptures...

2010-03-11 12:24:00

Ten Revolutionary Works of Art Make Debut as Postage Stamps BUFFALO, N.Y., March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service today honored the artistic innovations and achievements of a group of artists who moved the United States to the forefront of the international art scene with the release of the Abstract Expressionists commemorative postage stamps. The vibrant stamps feature works by Hans Hoffmann, Mark Rothko, Clyfford Still, Barnett Newman, Robert Motherwell, Adolph...

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2010-02-09 10:43:17

A century after Amedeo Modigliani painted the Portrait of Maud Abrantes, the mystery behind the painting might be solved. Ofra Rimon, Director and Curator of the Hecht Museum at the University of Haifa, discovered that hidden in the painting is the portrait of another woman. "Modigliani was probably not happy with that painting and decided to paint over it in favor of a portrait of Maud," she claims. In 1908 Modigliani painted the Portrait of Maud Abrantes on the same canvas as he had painted...

2010-02-08 12:28:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- LACMA presents Renoir in the 20(th) Century, an exhibition focusing on the last three decades of Pierre-Auguste Renoir's career, until his death in 1919. The exhibition presents approximately 80 paintings, sculptures, and drawings by Renoir, and select works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Aristide Maillol, and Pierre Bonnard, to illustrate the developing avant-garde's debt to the older master. Curated by LACMA curator Claudia Einecke and Chief Curator...

2010-02-03 10:23:00

CLEVELAND, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrated Ohio artist Florian K. Lawton is in the spotlight again. The Butler Institute of American Art is has recognized Lawton's body of work in an upcoming exhibition Fifty Years of Art. This exhibition is a collaboration between the Florian K. Lawton Foundation and Henry Adams, Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University and former Curator of American Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Dr. Adams has published works on Andrew Wyeth,...

2010-01-28 12:01:00

NEW YORK and BERLIN, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- artnet Auctions offers continuous online auctions of Modern and Contemporary art. From January 28 - February 9, artnet auctions will feature a special sale of Modern Art by renowned artists including Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso. This special online auction will include over 50 works of art by 40 of the most influential modern artists of the 19th-20th centuries representing virtually every important Modern Art movement. To...

2010-01-28 08:08:00

In the news release, New Harlem Fine Art Event For Black History Month, issued 27-Jan-2010 by Harlem Fine Art Show over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the Web site in the last sentence, should read "www.harlemfineartsshow.com" rather than "www.harlemfineartshow.com" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows: New Harlem Fine Art Event For Black History Month Historic Gathering of Black Art at Harlem's Famed Armory NEW YORK, Jan. 27...

2010-01-27 15:40:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of the world's most celebrated African-American artists and the prominent galleries that specialize in Afro-centric works will exhibit their work at the 1st Annual Harlem Fine Art Show, Feb. 20 and 21, 2010. Bringing a major fine art show to Harlem and destined to become a highlight of Manhattan's annual Black History Month celebrations, the event will be held at Harlem's historic 369th Armory, 2366 Fifth Ave., between 142nd and 143rd Streets. It...


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