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SFMOMA Art Auction 2013 (Apr. 24, 2013)  
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4/1/13 Posted 4/1/13

(Excerpt from 'SFMOMA’S 2013 ART AUCTION TO FEATURE WORK BY JASPER JOHNS, GERHARD RICHTER, CINDY SHERMAN, ANDY WARHOL, AND OTHER MAJOR ARTISTS' posted on SFMOMA. Found here http://www.sfmoma.org/about/press/press_news/releases/949)   SFMOMA is dedicated to making the art of our time a vital and meaningful part of public life through it's unparalleled collections,  exhilarating exhibitions, and engaging public programs. The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) will hold its biennial art... [more]

Hong Kong’s maritime museum to reopen  
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2/26/13 Posted 2/26/13

(Excerpt from 'Life on the South China Sea' posted by Alexandra Seno on The Art Newspaper on feb. 12, 2013. Found here http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Life-on-the-South-China-Sea/28349)   While M+, Hong Kong’s museum-in-the-making of contemporary visual culture, attracts international attention, a museum that tells the history of the port city’s rise to global importance is due to reopen on 26 February. The Hong Kong Maritime Museum is moving to a three-storey pier in the city’s cen... [more]

ArtGameLab @ SFMOMA (till Aug. 12, 2012)  
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1/17/12 Posted 1/17/12

(Excerpt from 'ArtGameLab' posted on SFMOMA website. Found on http://www.sfmoma.org/exhib_events/exhibitions/453) A new participatory game experiment which is a great opportunity to not only have fun playing games in the museum, but also to learn more about what kind of gameplay works in an institution like SFMOMA. Imagine a selection of crowdsourced games designed by SFMOMA's community, for SFMOMA's community. Last summer the museum put out an open call for inventive but simple and low-cost game ideas. Visitors can view the results in the Koret... [more]

AGNSW Announces New John Kaldor Family Gallery  
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4/24/11 Posted 4/24/11

(Excerpt from 'Art Gallery of New South Wales' posted on e-flux, Apr. 2011. Found on http://www.e-flux.com/shows/view/9491) The Art Gallery of New South Wales is the leading museum of art in New South Wales and Sydney, and one of Australia's foremost cultural institutions. On 21 May, the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney unveils a new floor for contemporary art. This major development was catalysed by the gift of the John Kaldor Family Collection—the largest donation of art to a public g... [more]

The Art of Enlightenment @ National Museum of China (1 Apr. - 31 Mar. 2012)  
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4/8/11 Posted 4/8/11

(Excerpt from 'BMW is First Partner of “The Art of Enlightenment” Exhibition at the Chinese National Museum in Beijing' posted on Boxcore, Apr. 2011. Found on http://boxscorenews.com/bmw-is-first-partner-of-the-art-of-enlightenment-exhibition-at-the-chines-p17647-68.htm) The Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen Munich jointly present a sweeping exhibition of European art from the Enlightenment in conjunction with the National... [more]

Bob Marley's legendary guitar on loan to Grammy Museum  
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4/1/11 Posted 4/1/11

(Excerpt from 'Bob Marley's Guitar for Grammy Museum' posted on Jamaica Observer, Apr. 2011. Found on http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/entertainment/Bob-s-Guitar-for-Grammy-Museum_8612048) A musical tribute to a legend. Bob Marley's legendary guitar will be on loan to the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, USA, for a year as part of a grand exhibition to commemorate 30 years since the death of the reggae icon. Reggae's greatest hits would have been strummed on that Gibson Les Paul electric guitar. It wa... [more]

Keats love letter sells at auction for £96,000  
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3/31/11 Posted 3/31/11

(Excerpt from 'Keats Love Letter to Return to Keats House Following Successful City of London Corporation Bid' posted on artdaily.org, Mar. 2011. Found on http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46156) The letter will be displayed at Keats' house in north London, which is now run as a museum. The City of London Corporation, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has bought a love letter written by the poet John Keats to Fanny Brawne at Wentworth Place (now Keats House) in 1820. The letter was bought at auc... [more]

104 ancient bronze pieces on display in China  
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3/25/11 Posted 3/25/11

(Excerpt from 'China's ancient bronze art on display in national museum' posted on China.org.cn, Mar. 2011.Found on http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2011-03/22/content_22195534.htm) An exhibition highlighting the beauty of bronze to mark the re-opening of the national museum. The National Museum of China will reopen its doors to the public on Sunday after nearly four years of repairs and renovation. China's ancient bronze art will highlight the new start as the first exhibition to open in the n... [more]

Asian Contemporary Art Week Mar 21–31  
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3/16/11 Posted 3/16/11

(Source: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum website) In conjunction with Asian Contemporary Art Week in New York City, the Guggenheim is hosting public programs and events this month. Dialogues in Asian Contemporary Art: International Biennials Friday, March 25 @ 6:30 pm Join Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project and Sharjah Biennial 2011 cocurator Suzanne Cotter; New Museum of Contemporary Art and Gwangju Biennial 2010 curator Massimiliano Gioni; and David Elliott, Sydney Biennale 2010 artistic director,... [more]

Mexico's Soumaya museum to open on March 29  
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3/10/11 Posted 3/10/11

(Excerpt from 'Mexico's Slim, world's richest man, unveils free museum to share art collection with masses' posted by ADRIANA RESTREPO on Chicago Tribune, Mar. 2011. Found on http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/sns-ap-lt-travel-brief-mexico-slims-museum,0,5713655.story?track=rss) Spanish artist Salvador Dali's sculpture, "The Triumphant Angel" resides on the top floor of the Soumaya Museum's new home in Mexico City. The world's richest man, telecom tycoon Carlos Slim, gave a sneak peak Tuesday... [more]

The Golden Age of Dutch Painting: masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam (11 March - 6 June 2011)  
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3/10/11 Posted 3/10/11

(Excerpt from 'The Golden Age of Dutch Painting: masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam' posted on CODART, Mar. 2011. Found on http://www.codart.nl/exhibitions/details/2497/) A major exhibition of Dutch art from the 17th century opens at the Museum of Islamic Art this month. For the first time ever, the Rijksmuseum collection, including masterpieces by Rembrandt and Vermeer, will be shown in the Middle East. From 11 March to 6 June 2011, the Rijksmuseum will present the exhibitionThe Golden Age of D... [more]

China Debuts World's Largest Museum on Tiananmen Square  
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3/4/11 Posted 3/4/11

(Excerpt from 'World’s largest museum to open April 1st in China and that’s no joke' posted on Shanzai, Mar. 2011. Found on http://www.shanzai.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2900:worlds-largest-museum-to-open-april-1st-in-china-and-thats-no-joke&catid=60:culture#axzz1Fd7HsX5D) The National Museum of China in Beijing's Tiananmen Square is now the largest museum in the world. Merge the Museum of Chinese History and the Museum of the Chinese Revolution, throw in a USD$379 million budget and you get the 4 story... [more]

National Museum turns “disabled-friendly”  
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3/3/11 Posted 3/3/11

(Excerpt from 'National Museum opens door to visually-impaired' posted on Spicezee, Feb. 2011. Found on http://spicezee.zeenews.com/articles/story82783.htm) Monograms, signs and Braille inscriptions make it easier for blind people to enjoy art. The National Museum here has put in place a system to enable visually-impaired people to walk through and appreciate art -- becoming the first museum in India to become accessible to the visually challenged. The National Museum has installed monograms, signs an... [more]

Photographic Art Donated to Moderna Museet  
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2/18/11 Posted 2/18/11

(Excerpt from 'Private Collectors Make Fantastic Donations of Photographic Art to Moderna Museet' posted on All Art News, Feb. 2011. Found on http://www.allartnews.com/private-collectors-make-fantastic-donations-of-photographic-art-to-moderna-museet/) Moderna Museet has one of the world’s best collections of art, spanning from 1900 to the present day. Several photographic works by Annika von Hausswolff, Cindy Sherman, Robert Mapplethorpe and other artists have been donated to Moderna M... [more]

Egypt Seeks to Reclaim Nefertiti from Germany  
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2/17/11 Posted 2/17/11

(Excerpt from 'German foundation refuses to return Nefertiti bust' posted on NewsDaily, Jan. 2011. Found on http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre70n6n2-us-germany-egypt-nefertiti/) Nefertiti bust, unearthed in 1912 by German archaeologist Ludwig Borchardt, was donated to Germany in 1913. A German foundation rejected Monday an Egyptian request to return the 3,400-year-old bust of Queen Nefertiti, a sculpture which draws over one million viewers annually to a Berlin museum. Egypt's Supreme Council... [more]

Free entrance for Chinese citizens to public museums and galleries  
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2/11/11 Posted 2/11/11

(Excerpt from 'Shanghai’s galleries to be free by 2012' posted on Cable News Network, Feb. 2011. Found on http://www.cnngo.com/shanghai/play/shanghais-galleries-be-free-2012-333392) By the end of 2012, no one in Shanghai will have to pay to see the city's public art. First it was the museums, and now galleries are following suit and going gratis -- or they will be by 2012. The Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Finance released the news on Thursday that Chinese citizens won’t have... [more]


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