Museum Exhibitions Around The World Winter 2015

1. LONDON.- The V&A has now successfully raised the money to acquire four highly important bronze angels originally designed for the tomb of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, chief advisor to King Henry VIII and once one of the most powerful men in England. The campaign was very much aided by a grant of £2 million from the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Art Fund generously contributed £500,000, and the Friends of the V&A gave £200,000; a further substantial gift was made in memory of Melvin R. Seiden, and many other private individuals and trusts, most notably the Ruddock Foundation for the Arts, also donated. More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/76371/Victoria---Albert-Museum-announces-that-the-Wolsey-Angels-have-been-saved-for-the-nation-#.VNu52PnF9CY[/url]
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2. SYRACUSE, NY.- The exhibition, Prendergast to Pollock: American Modernism from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute will open to the public at the Everson Museum of Art on February 7, 2015. The exhibition of 35 masterworks is drawn from the permanent collection of the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute in Utica, NY. Prendergast to Pollock features important paintings by many of the leading progressive and avant-garde American artists who shaped the history of American art in the first half of the 20th century
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3. DALLAS, TX.- The Nasher Sculpture Center announces the exhibition Melvin Edwards: Five Decades, a retrospective of the renowned American sculptor, January 31-May10, 2015. Melvin Edwards’s career spans crucial periods of upheaval and change in American culture and society, and his sculpture provides a critical bridge between modernist techniques and materials and contemporary approaches to the art object. In 1988, New York Times critic Michael Brenson lauded Edwards as “one of the best American sculptors… [and] one of the least known.” Over the past five decades, Edwards has produced a remarkable body of work redefining the modernist tradition of welded sculpture.
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4. LONDON.- Napoleon's cloak, taken from the defeated Emperor's fleeing baggage train; a chair made from the tree that marked the Duke of Wellington's command post on the battlefield; and one of George IV's most prized possessions – a table commissioned by Napoleon to immortalize his reign –
are among the unique artefacts from the Royal Collection that will go on display at Windsor Castle to mark the 200th anniversary of the momentous battle. Waterloo at Windsor: 1815 – 2015, a special exhibition and themed visit opening at the Castle this Saturday (31 January), brings together contemporary prints, drawings, maps and extraordinary 'souvenirs' from the battle.
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5. PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The Philadelphia Museum of Art announced today several important gifts to its collection. As a bequest from longtime supporter Helen Tyson Madeira are five paintings by French artists, including Mont Sainte-Victoire (1902–6) by Paul Cézanne; Basket of Fruit (1864) by Édouard Manet; Railroad to Dieppe (1886) and Avenue de l’Opéra: Morning Sunshine (1898), both by Camille Pissarro; and Young Girl with Basket (1892) by Berthe Morisot. In addition, two rare early portraits by Marcel Duchamp have been received from Yolande Candel, the daughter of Duchamp’s lifelong friend, Gustave Candel. They depict her grandparents and were painted in Paris in 1911–12.
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6. LIEGE.- An original exhibition bringing together in Liège the works from the Lucerne auction Art and history are combined in an exhibition presented in Liège dedicated to works that were sold by the Germans at the Lucerne auction in 1939. On the eve of the Second World War, the Nazi authorities wished to dispose of the Modern art works in display in German art galleries that they considered “degenerate”. In June 1939, they organized a grand auction in Lucerne. This auction, which was to take on a historic dimension, offered works by some of the greatest artists of the period: Gauguin, Chagall, Matisse, Kokoschka and even Picasso…
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7. NEW YORK, NY.- Did you know that the modern American museum was invented in Newark in 1909? The Newark Museum’s vast and diverse collections will be highlighted at the 61st annual Winter Antiques Show, which will take place at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from January 23-February 1, 2015. From traditional to contemporary, from ancient to modern, the Museum’s collections showcase a broad range of works that explore the past, inspire the present and provide a glimpse into the future. Selected as the Winter Antiques Show’s annual loan exhibition, Ahead of the Curve: The Newark Museum, 1909-2015, will feature pieces from the Museum’s American, as well as Asian, African, Ancient Mediterranean, and Native American objects. The 2015 loan exhibition sponsor is Bessemer Trust.
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8. MONS.- In 2015, Mons, the European Capital of Culture, is host to one of the greatest painters of all time. In 2015, Vincent van Gogh is in Mons. Or rather, he is returning there. Because it was in the Borinage that the great man changed career, from preacher to artist. It was in the Borinage that he spent a watershed period in his life and in his art. The steps he took at that time were, and remain still, essential elements that need to be understood.
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9. Tate has been ordered to give details of its BP sponsorship between 1990-2006, in a case brought by environmental campaigners. An information tribunal has ruled against the art institution, which was refusing to give details, claiming the information could intensify protests and harm its ability to raise money from other companies. More Information: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/dec/23/tate-reveal-bp-sponsorship-environment-tribunal-case

10. NEW YORK.- The 2015 Simone de Beauvoir Prize for Women's Freedom is being awarded to Washington, D.C.'s National Museum of Women in the Arts, the museum announced today. It is about $24,400. More Information: http://www.artnews.com/2014/12/22/national-museum-of-women-in-the-arts-wins-simone-de-beauvoir-prize-for-womens-freedom/


11. NEW JERSEY.- The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, which funds an array of nonprofit groups in New Jersey, has announced its final round of grants for the year, which includes $132,500 in arts funding, bringing its total arts funding for 2014 to $3.4 million, as The Jersey Tomato Press reports. More Information: http://www.artnews.com/2014/12/23/dodge-foundation-announces-grants-for-newark-zimmerli-and-other-new-jersey-art-museums/

12. ENGLAND.- Publicly funded museums that seek to sell off "the family silver" will face tougher sanctions from the body that overseas the UK's museums. The Museums Association (MA) is to tighten up its ethics code to avoid controversial sell-offs of valuable antiquities from cash-strapped museum collections. More Information: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/british-museums-warned-not-to-sell-the-family-silver-9946631.html


13. NEW YORK.- A mecca for the arts, New York City has also become one of the most multicultural cities in the country, with no single dominant racial or ethnic group and residents who speak more than 200 languages, according to the Department of City Planning.
Whether its cultural institutions reflect those demographics is another issue.
To find out, the city's Department of Cultural Affairs is embarking on its first effort to measure diversity at the city's many museums and performing arts groups.
More Information: http://www.wsj.com/articles/measuring-diversity-in-city-arts-organizations-1420416839

14. LONDON.- The British Museum announced a very generous gift by the American artist Jim Dine, who turns 80 this year, to the Prints and Drawings collection. A monument to his achievements as a printmaker of the first rank, this gift of over 200 prints in single sheets, portfolios and illustrated books transforms the British Museum's holdings of one of America's most significant artists. More Information: http://artdaily.com/index_iphone.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=76913#.VP6MV4F4r5I Copyright © artdaily.org


15. BRUNSWICK ME.- The Bowdoin College Museum of Art presents an exhibition that explores the impact of the Space Race, science fiction, and the explosive growth of technological innovation on artists of the Americas from the 1940s to the 1970s. Past Futures: Science Fiction, Space Travel, and Postwar Art of the Americas features over 60 works in a range of media and creative styles - from expressionist paintings and kinetic sculptures to graphite drawings and conceptual pieces. More Information:


16. MOSCOW (AFP).- The rights group that ran Russia's only museum in a former gulag said
Tuesday it has been ousted and the institution will cease as a memorial devoted to Soviet-era repression. The Perm-36 museum -- named after the notorious prison camp where it is housed -- has been open since 1996, but was increasingly threatened by a hostile relationship with Russian leaders. More Information: