ArtSlant - Museums en-us 40 21C Museum, 700 West Main Street , Louisville, KY 40202 <h2>Museum Overview</h2> <p>21c Museum is dedicated to collecting and exhibiting the very best work of living artists from all over the world. With over 9,000 square feet of exhibition space, as well as a dedicated video lounge, the museum features dynamic group and solo exhibitions, as well as permanent, commissioned installations. The exhibitions in the reception area gallery and in the lower atrium gallery will change approximately every six months, and will feature artworks from the International Contemporary Art Foundation, from the collection of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, and from artists, museums, and other private and public collections.</p> <p>In early 2008, the 21c Museum Foundation changed its name to the International Contemporary Art Foundation in order to solidify its position in the nonprofit community and to further denote its separation from the for-profit hotel. This has been a change in name only; all operating procedures will remain the same. The founders felt it was important for the foundation that operates the 21c Museum to have the distinction of being nonprofit, a fact that was unclear under the old name. With this change, we hope to become a more prominent member in the local and national community, promoting greater understanding and enjoyment of contemporary art for all audiences- and to encourage open, creative expression of all art forms.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 23:32:55 +0000 21er Haus, Schweizergarten, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria Sat, 20 Sep 2014 17:44:37 +0000 Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España, calle Zurbane 3, 28010 Madrid, Spain <p style="text-align: justify;">Con el objetivo fundamental de impulsar la promoción nacional e internacional del cine español, de defender a sus profesionales y de analizar la situación de la industria y del propio cine en unos momentos de incertidumbre ante su futuro, el productor Alfredo Matas convoca, el 12 de noviembre de 1985, en el restaurante O’Pazo de Madrid, a conocidas personalidades cinematográficas para debatir dichos temas y buscar soluciones a los mismos. De tal reunión (en la que participaron los directores Luis García Berlanga y Carlos Saura, los directores de producción Marisol Carnicero y Tedy Villalba, los actores José Sacristán y Charo López, los montadores Pablo González del Amo y José Luis Matesanz, el guionista Manuel Matji, el músico José Nieto, el director de fotografía Carlos Suárez y el decorador Ramiro Gómez) saldría el germen de una asociación, avalada por ochenta y siete firmas de profesionales, que daría lugar al año siguiente al nacimiento de la Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España. <br /><br /> Institución de derecho privado con personalidad jurídica propia, de talante integrador y democrático, la Academia se presenta ante la opinión pública en 1986, comenzando a desarrollar sus actividades a partir de aquel mismo momento.</p> Thu, 11 Mar 2010 17:11:29 +0000 Academy Art Museum, 106 South Street , Easton , MD 21601 <p>The mission of the Academy Art Museum is to provide the knowledge, practice, and appreciation of the arts and to enhance cultural life on the Eastern Shore by making available to everyone the Museum&rsquo;s expanding collection, exhibitions, and broad spectrum of arts programs.</p> Thu, 03 Mar 2016 02:12:56 +0000 Acadiana Center for the Arts, 101 W. Vermilion St. , Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 <p style="text-align: justify;"><span class="titlefontpoint">AcA</span> <script language="javascript1.2" src=""></script> <!-- <Dovgal 12.07.2006> --> <span style="color: #231f20;" class="fontpoint"> <script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[//<![CDATA[var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www.");document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E"));//]]></script> <script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[//<![CDATA[try {var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-12228228-1");pageTracker._trackPageview();} catch(err) {}//]]></script> At the Acadiana Center for the Arts we strive to enrich lives through art and education. </span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #231f20;" class="fontpoint">Our home is the eight-parish region of south Louisiana known to many as Cajun and Creole Country, or more commonly, Acadiana. This part of the bayou state is home to people of French Acadian, Creole, African, Anglo, German, Caribbean and Native American ancestry, and is known worldwide as one of the most unique culture pockets in North America.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #231f20;" class="fontpoint"> The area's unique cultural mix - translated through its vibrant music, distinctive cuisine, burgeoning folk and contemporary art and varied cultural attractions - makes Acadiana the second most-visited tourist-destination spot in Louisiana.</span></p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #231f20;" class="fontpoint"> The AcA is a "cultural environmentalist" charged with cultivating the region's art resources. We were incorporated in 1975 as the result of a far-reaching two-year feasibility and cultural needs study. Creating new opportunities for artists, nurturing new organizations, developing and promoting the activities of existing arts and cultural organizations and filling community-programming needs are still the goals of the AcA. </span></p> <p><span style="color: #231f20;" class="fontpoint"> </span></p> <!--EndFragment--> <p><span style="color: #231f20;" class="fontpoint"><br /> </span></p> Tue, 21 May 2013 16:30:28 +0000 Accademia Albertina delle Belle Arti di Torino, Via Accademia Albertina 6, 10123 Torino, Italy Sun, 04 Aug 2013 08:17:33 +0000 ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image), Federation Square, Flinders Street , Melbourne, Victoria, Australia <p><span style="font-size: small;">A unique institution at the heart of Melbourne's iconic meeting place, Federation Square, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) celebrates, explores and promotes the cultural and creative richness of the moving image in all its forms - film, television and digital culture.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Through a vibrant calendar of award-winning Australian and international exhibitions, films, festivals, live events, creative workshops, education programs and Collection resources, ACMI provides diverse audiences with unsurpassed ways to engage with the moving image.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">As one of Victoria's major cultural, tourism and learning attractions, ACMI is an integral element in Melbourne's position as one of the world's truly creative cities.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Starting life as the State Film Centre in 1946, ACMI evolved from being a Collection based institution to an internationally recognised national hub for screening and advocacy, screen education, industry engagement and audience involvement.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">Driven by the desire to fulfil its vision to become the world's leading moving image centre, ACMI has now carried out the most significant phase of its development and growth since the doors opened in 2002.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">With the support of the Victorian Government, a suite of new production and exhibition spaces and refreshed public offers were introduced at ACMI in 2009, providing audiences of all ages and abilities with diverse, stimulating and creative opportunities to actively engage with the moving image and screen culture.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;">The centrepiece is a new, free entry, permanent exhibition charting the journey of the moving image and, in particular, Australia's engagement with screen culture as consumer and creator. <em>Screen Worlds: The Story of Film, Television and Digital Culture</em> is a unique, interactive and immersive exhibition that dynamically illustrates how each of the forms of the moving image have emerged and evolved as a powerful creative medium.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: small;"> The exhibition is the cornerstone of the major development project which also includes a second special exhibition space, two new state-of-the-art production studios, a new national screen culture resource centre - the Australian Mediatheque - and a unique external exhibition space, the Video Garden.</span></p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 22:39:50 +0000 A.D. Gallery UNCP, 1 University Drive, Locklear Hall, Pembroke, NC 28372 <p style="text-align: justify;" class="indent" valign="TOP">The A.D. Gallery is sponsored by the Art Department of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Serving the university and local community, the gallery provides a venue for student and faculty work, as well as that of local and regional artists. The gallery helps fulfill the department’s goal of providing outstanding educational opportunities for its students by bringing quality visual arts to the university and the community at large.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" class="indent" valign="TOP">In the 1970s the faculty recognized a need for a permanent exhibition space and converted a faculty lounge into a gallery, which served the department for 30 years. In September 2005, the department announced the opening of its new exhibition space. The new A.D. Gallery features approximately 960 square feet of exhibition space, an upper register with a skylight, and the ability to display large-format work.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;" valign="TOP">The faculty invite you to join them in experiencing the visual arts by visiting the gallery.</p> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 23:26:11 +0000 Akron Art Museum, One South High , Akron, Ohio 44308 Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:13:38 +0000 Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier Street, Juneau, Alaska 99801 <p>The collections of the Alaska State Museums (Alaska State Museum and Sheldon Jackson Museum) represent the diverse cultures and rich historical record of a large geographic area. The museums' broad mandate is to collect, preserve and interpret the state’s human and natural history. The museums have more than 32,000 cataloged objects including Alaska Native material, historic artifacts, works of art, and natural history specimens. Alaska Native material, amounting to more than 15,000 objects, is the most outstanding part of the collection. Items from daily life as well as ceremonial objects and archaeological material represent all major cultural groups.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 17:01:49 +0000 Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1 , 1010 Vienna, Austria <p>One of the world’s finest art collections has been housed since 1805 in the Albertina, a grand Viennese palace in the Neoclassical style. The palace takes its name from the collection’s founder, Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen (1738-1822), a son-in-law of Austrian Empress Maria Theresa (1717-80). It was built in 1744 for Count Emanuel Teles Silva-Tarouca (1696-1771).</p> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:43:19 +0000 Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Main Street, Alexandria, LA 71301 <p>Visitors receive a warm welcome when they enter the grand foyer of the Alexandria Museum of Art, constructed and opened to the public in March of 1998. The Museum was founded in 1977 and occupies the Historic Rapides Bank Building, circa 1898, listed on the National Historic Register.</p> <p>The expanded AMoA is the centerpiece of Alexandria's riverfront, situated on the entire 900 block of Main Street. The museum comprises of exhibition spaces, curatorial and collection storage, administrative and education space and other public gathering areas.</p> <p>Through its exhibition program of an ever-changing array of collections on loan from around the world, its extensive permanent collection of contemporary Louisiana art and the state's largest collection of North Louisiana Folk Art, AMoA entices visitors of diverse tastes.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 15:34:58 +0000 Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College , 87 North Main Street , Oberlin, OH 44074 <p>Founded in 1917, the Allen Memorial Art Museum (AMAM) is recognized today as one of the five best college and university art museums in the United States. Since its beginning, the museum has always been free for everyone.<br /> <br /> The collection is housed in an impressive Italian Renaissance-style building designed by Cass Gilbert and named after Dr. Dudley Peter Allen, a distinguished 1875 graduate of Oberlin College. Dr. Allen and his wife Elisabeth Severance Allen (later Prentiss) were the principal benefactors of the new museum.<br /> <br /> The elegant Gilbert galleries are filled with extraordinary old master and 19th-century paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts. <br /> <br /> In 1977, a gallery for Modern and Contemporary art was added to the Cass Gilbert building. Designed by the architectural firm of Robert Venturi, Rauch, and Scott Brown, the gallery was funded by Ruth Coates Roush (OC 1934) and dedicated to professor of art Ellen Johnson (OC 1933).</p> Thu, 13 Dec 2012 01:30:10 +0000 Allentown Art Museum, 31 North Fifth Street , Allentown, PA 18101 <p>At the Allentown Art Museum, our mission is to enrich the lives of the widest possible audience of visitors by engaging, informing, and inspiring them through the activities of collecting, preserving, studying, exhibiting, and interpreting important works of visual art.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 09:12:52 +0000 American Museum in Britain, Claverton Manor , Bath BA2 7BD, United Kingdom <p>Housed in Claverton Manor on the outskirts of the Georgian city of Bath, the American Museum in Britain opened to the public in July 1961 with the intention of fostering historic ties between the United States and the United Kingdom.  The American Museum is celebrated for its magnificent decorative arts collection – over 200 historic American quilts, exceptional pieces of Shaker furniture, exuberant folk art paintings and sculptures, Native American objects, and Renaissance maps of the New World.</p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 06:11:04 +0000 Amos Anderson Art Museum, Yrjönkatu 27 , 00100 Helsinki, Finland Fri, 04 Jul 2014 08:26:30 +0000