Archive for January, 2017

IN PRINT: February 2017

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UOVO, the fastest growing art storage and services company, opens third New York facility

UOVO, the premier provider of fine art storage and collections management services, announced the opening of UOVO:100 Bradley PKWY, the latest edition to its rapidly-growing portfolio of facilities. Located 17 miles north of Manhattan in Rockland County, the facility expands the range of high-caliber services and cost-effective storage options UOVO offers. UOVO caters to leading museums,... | Read More

National Portrait Gallery’s collection of presidential portraits undergoes renovation

The National Portrait Gallery’s permanent exhibition “America’s Presidents” will undergo extensive renovations and reopen Sept. 22 with the Gilbert Stuart’s “Lansdowne” portrait of President George Washington back on view after 18 months of careful conservation and analysis. In addition to refreshing the physical space of the presidential exhibition... | Read More

Canada’s most prestigious art and design school launches new identity

Emily Carr University President + Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Ron Burnett, revealed the school's new visual identity today, in advance of the institution's move to a purpose-built campus in a few months. "Emily Carr University is setting out on a bold new future in a bold new building," said Burnett. "The ​new identity we're unveiling today ​expresses our current vitality​ and future... | Read More

The Museum of the City of New York receives largest gift in its history

The Museum of the City of New York has received the largest gift in its 94-year history, a $10 million donation from The Thompson Family Foundation to the Museum’s endowment in support of educational activities related to New York at Its Core, the Museum’s groundbreaking permanent exhibition covering 400 years of New York City history. New York at Its Core, which opened on November... | Read More

Anish Kapoor recreates seminal artwork in anti-Trump protest

Leading artist Anish Kapoor has reworked Joseph Beuys’ seminal work, I Like America and America Likes Me by changing the title to I Like America and America Doesn’t Like Me as a protest against the horrors that are unfolding in Donald Trump’s America. Referencing the poster that Joseph Beuys made for the work, Kapoor has altered the title and re-made it with his own... | Read More

Saatchi Gallery launches new exhibition space

SALON at Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, London, has been created to present the work of leading international artists who have had limited exposure in the UK. This new venture directed by Philippa Adams, Senior Director of Saatchi Gallery, will work in collaboration with galleries and artist’s estates, in selling exhibitions. Lévy Gorvy will inaugurate SALON with an exhibition by Tsuyoshi... | Read More

“A Stitch in Time” debuts at The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

The Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU has commissioned a new dramatic work based on the museum’s current exhibition, Stitching History from the Holocaust. The new one act play is called A Stitch in Time, and is about the true story of Paul and Hedwig “Hedy” Strnad who tragically perished in the Holocaust after failed attempts in 1939 to secure a visa to flee to the U.S. from Prague.... | Read More

Ex-owner of Hitler house sues Austria

The former owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born has launched a legal battle against the Austrian government for expropriating the building, a court official said Tuesday. The state seized the dilapidated building in the northern town of Braunau in December after MPs approved an expropriation law specifically aimed at the controversial property. The move came after years of bitter... | Read More

Amateurs can hunt relics with modern ‘Indiana Jones’

A technology-wielding archeologist billed as a real-world "Indiana Jones" on Monday launched an online platform that lets anyone help discover archeological wonders and fight looting. A "citizen science" platform that space archaeologist Sarah Parcak wished for a year ago as part of a coveted TED prize went live at GlobalXplorer.org. "The world’s hidden heritage contains clues to... | Read More
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