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Exhibitions Showcasing Masterpieces from All Areas of Louvre's Collections Opens in Atlanta
Georges de La Tour, “The Card-Sharp (with Ace of Diamonds)” 17th century. Oil on canvas, 41 3/4 x 57 1/2 inches. Musée du Louvre, Paris. © Réunion des Musées Nationaux/Art Resource, NY.

ATLANTA, GA.- This October the High Museum of Art will present The Louvre and the Masterpiece, which will explore how the definition of a "masterpiece," as well as taste and connoisseurship, have changed over time. The exhibition will feature ninety-one works of art drawn from all eight of the Musée du Louvre's collection areas, spanning 4,000 years. Paintings, sculpture,...More

Warhol's Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered at the Contemporary Jewish Museum
SAN FRANCISCO.- Warhol's Jews: Ten Portraits Reconsidered will be on view at the Contemporary Jewish Museum from October 12, 2008 through January 25, 2009. The series depicts ten luminaries of Jewish culture: Sarah Bernhardt, Louis Brandeis, Martin Buber, Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud, George Gershwin, Franz Kafka, the Marx Brothers, Golda Meir, and Gertrude Stein. This exhibition ...More

Superstars of Modern Art on View at Detroit Institute of Arts
DETROIT.- An extraordinary “who’s who” of modern art masters, including Monet, Dali, van Gogh, Renoir, Degas, Matisse, Picasso and Rodin—to name just a few—will be on view at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Oct. 12, 2008–Jan. 18, 2009. Through 75 paintings and sculptures, visitors will be immersed in one of the most fascinating periods in the history of art—the gradual ...More

The BMA Organizes First Comprehensive Survey of Austrian Artist Franz West in the United States
BALTIMORE, MD.- The Baltimore Museum of Art has organized the first comprehensive survey in the United States of Franz West, an internationally acclaimed Austrian artist whose singular vision has resulted in one of the most remarkable bodies of work produced since the 1960s. On view at the BMA October 12, 2008 – January 4, 2009, Franz West, To Build a House You Start with the Roof:...More

Story of Nineteenth-Century America Revealed in Special Exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum
FORT WORTH.- Visitors to the Amon Carter Museum can embark on a captivating visual adventure this fall in a special exhibition of paintings and drawings by Alfred Jacob Miller (1810–1874), the first American artist to journey into the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Sentimental Journey: The Art of Alfred Jacob Miller, on view through January 11, 2009, features more than 85 works that ...More

The Goslar Kaiserring 2008 Prize Goes to Andreas Gursky
GOSLAR.- German artist Andreas Gursky was awarded the Kaiserring of the City of Goslar for the year 2008. The artist was born in 1955 in Leipzig and lives and works in Düsseldorf. He received the Kaiserring at a special meeting of the Goslar Counsel on 11th October....More

Historic Cigarette Ad Exhibition at The New York Public Library Showcases Deceptive Campaigns
NEW YORK, NY.- A new exhibition hosted by The New York Public Library examines the historic advertisements in which tobacco companies claimed that smoking provided a range of health benefits, including the ability to calm nerves, boost energy and aid in weight loss.Not a Cough in a Car Load: Images Used by Tobacco Companies to Hide the Hazards of Smoking, an historical, multi-faceted ...More

Rubens Banqueting House Sketch Saved for the Nation
LONDON.- Tate announced that the first preparatory sketch made by Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577-1640) for his magnificent scheme of ceiling paintings in the Banqueting House, Whitehall, has been saved, thanks to the last-minute intervention of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Tate Members and The Art Fund, all of whom increased their original pledges on the day of the final ...More

The Lafrenz Collection: Minimal is More at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
THE HAGUE.- The Sammlung Lafrenz from Hamburg – in which Minimal Art is well-represented – enters in this exhibition into dialogue with works from the museum’s own collection. Works of art by, for instance, Sol LeWitt, Donald Judd or Carl André are characterized by simple geometric forms and are mainly executed by means of industrial production techniques. The exhibition illustrates how the...More

Images Illustrating Healthy Living for Children Opens at the National Museum of the American Ind
WASHINGTON, DC.- The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will present original illustrations by Patrick Rolo (Bad River Band of Ojibwe, Wisconsin) and Lisa A. Fifield (Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, Black Bear Clan). “Through the Eyes of the Eagle: Illustrating Healthy Living for Children” ...More

Plains Art Museum Names Rebecca Seelig Executive Assistant
FARGO, ND.- Plains Art Museum has named Rebecca Ann Seelig to the position of executive assistant. Seelig reports directly to the Museum’s new director/CEO Colleen Sheehy . Seelig supports the director/CEO, the board of directors and staff in a variety of ways, including coordination of meetings, supplies, travel and capital campaign functions....More

Jacquemart-André Museum Stages France's First Major Retrospective of the Work of Antoon Van Dyck
PARIS.- For many years now, the Musée Jacquemart-André has dedicated major exhibitions to exceptional artists. Following on from Largillière, David and Fragonard, Van Dyck has place of honour this year with - a first for France - paintings and a dozen drawings on loan from the most prestigious public
collections in Europe and the United States, e.g. the Louvre (Paris), the British ...More

Serial Landscape Photographs by Three Legendary American Photographers on view at National Gallery of Art
WASHINGTON, DC.- Three important and beautiful series of black-and-white landscape photographs will be showcased in, Oceans, Rivers, and Skies: Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, and Alfred Stieglitz, on view from October 12, 2008 through March 15, 2009 (West Building Ground Floor Gallery 34). This focus exhibition features 21 works in chronological order: ten by Alfred Stieglitz (1864–...More

Musem of the Ara Pacis in Rome Opens Exhibition Dedicated to Bruno Munari
ROME.- The Musem of the Ara Pacis in Rome is hosting an important exhibition dedicated entirely to versatile Milanese artist – a sculptor, illustrator, graphic artist and industrial designer – Bruno Munari.

The exhibition follows on from an in-depth study and a project refined in the years ...More

RIBA Announces Fourteen Honorary Fellowships
LONDON.- The Royal Institute of British Architects' (RIBA) Council today approved 14 new Honorary Fellowships of the RIBA, to men and women from a wide range of backgrounds, including journalism, art, engineering and property development. ...More

ROM Hosts International Symposium on Ancient Egypt and Nubia
TORONTO.- From October 31 to November 2, 2008 the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) hosts the 34th Annual Symposium of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities (SSEA) entitled Ancient Egypt and Nubia: Golden Kingdoms of the Nile. On Saturday, November 1, 2008, join an international panel of scholars as they follow the tangled threads of competition and dominance that made up the...More

Masterpiece Solutions Launches Art Gallery Software Upgrade and Success Service Package
DENVER, CO.- Masterpiece Solutions, the leader in comprehensive point of sale and business management software for art and antique galleries, artists and other independent retailers, today announced the upgrade of its Masterpiece Manager software and the introduction of its innovative Masterpiece Success Package. The advancements give galleries and artists a state-of-the-art, ...More

Raleigh Architect to Address International Expo
RALEIGH, NC.- Frank Harmon, FAIA, principal of the award-winning Frank Harmon Architect in Raleigh, NC, will present a seminar entitled "Building Greener, Smarter, Sustainable Structures" during the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo to be held in Charlotte, NC, October 21-23 at the Charlotte Hilton Hotel....More

Atkins Wins Middle East Architect of the Year and Young Architect of the Year
DUBAI.- The spotlight shone on Atkins last night at the 2008 Middle East Architect Awards, with the multinational design and engineering consultancy walking away with two coveted honours.

Of a possible 11 awards presented during the gala dinner in Dubai, Atkins was ...More

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