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News Article | December 16, 2016
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The German cultural metropolis of Leipzig is starting 2017 with top-class exhibitions. Europe's best airline, Turkish Airlines, flies fives times a week from Istanbul to Leipzig/Halle. Following on from the successful panorama "Great Barrier Reef", from 28 January 2017, Leipzig Panometer will take its visitors on another journey into the underwater world: the 360° panorama TITANIC deals with probably the biggest shipwreck of all time and shows the ocean giant now - 105 years after the disaster - on the floor of the Atlantic. The celebrated panorama artist Yadegar Asisi not only deals with the sinking of the luxury liner, but also the age-old issue of mankind's attempts to control nature. http://www.asisi.de The Museum of Fine Arts is experiencing a real colour storm with its special exhibition "Nolde and the Bridge" from 12 February to 18 June 2017. The young "Bridge" group of artists includes some of the most important exponents of expressionism and its members were fascinated by the works of the exceptional painter Emil Nolde. An almost two-year collaboration with Nolde, who was almost a generation older, starting in 1906, saw the introduction of modern art into Germany. For the first time, the Leipzig Museum is displaying this exciting chapter of German art history with an exhibition of 150 works including paintings, drawings and graphic prints. http://www.mdbk.de Contemporary art enthusiasts should definitely visit the Spinnerei in Leipzig. The walls of what was once the largest cotton mill in continental Europe now house eleven leading galleries and more than 100 studios. Three times a year - on 14 January, 29/30 April and 15/16 September 2017 - the Spinnerei invites visitors on a grand tour (http://www.spinnerei.de). From there is it worth taking a detour to the newly opened Kunstkraftwerk: For the German première of the installation "Hundertwasser Experience", the international artist group "Immersive Art Factory" led by the Italian artist Gianfranco Iannuzzi has turned the rooms of the former power station in the west of Leipzig into a vibrant, colourful and entrancing immersive Hundertwasser world. Up to 24 August 2017, visitors can literally immerse themselves in the works of the painter and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser thanks to large-scale video installations. http://www.kunstkraftwerk-leipzig.com 2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his theses on the church door. Leipzig is dedicating an extensive programme of events to this major Anniversary of the Reformation. The Saxon publishing city, and largest city in the Lutheran region of Central Germany, contributed significantly to the dissemination of Martin Luther's writings, and the Leipzig Debate in 1519 sealed Luther's break with the Catholic Church. A dozen special exhibitions at museums in Leipzig, including the Museum of Local History, the Museum of the Printing Arts, and the Museum of Fine Arts, illuminate the work of the reformer in Leipzig and the Leipzig region. Various events, themed tours, such as "Luther and Bach", and the "Kirchentag on the Way" church congress (25-28.5.2017) bring history to life in Leipzig.


News Article | March 2, 2017
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LRFA Presents New Artworks in Two-Person Exhibition in Dallas, Texas. Dallas, TX, March 02, 2017 --( Although they explore divergent techniques and mediums, together the artists share an interest in exploring abstract forms that appear to organically emerge both from within and upon the surface of each canvas in surprisingly unique displays of color and light. “From Within” will be the Dallas gallery’s first presentation of works by both Yeager and Nöger. The exhibition will be on view through May 6, 2017. About The Artists Born in Germany and based in San Diego, Miami, and Geneva, Switzerland, Udo Nöger is widely known for his luminous abstractions created in a seemingly infinite range of white and silvery grayscale tones. As opposed to filling up surfaces with color heavy forms, Nöger’s goal is to “open up the canvas,” exploring “space and the endless possibilities of what’s underneath the canvas.” Using light as his primary medium, Nöger’s works are composed of three or four layers of tautly stretched canvas that have been dipped in mineral oil to heighten their translucency. Between these layers the artist carefully embeds painted gestures and cut-out forms. Light travels in and around these elements revealing ethereal images that appear to glow from within. Though seemingly spontaneous in gesture and form, Nöger’s compositions are meticulously planned and remarkably elegant. Udo Nöger has exhibited internationally in such cities as Paris, Madrid, Vienna, Berlin, Milan, Hong Kong, Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles. His paintings are held in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany; and prominent corporate and private collections around the world. The paintings of Sydney Yeager navigate the space between control and abandon. In her recent work, the Austin-based artist paints more directly with little possibility of revision. Her forms reveal the artist’s fluid gesture and the unique qualities of her medium, exploring oil paint’s sensuous weight and viscosity. Yeager also maintains an interest in fragments. Interwoven brushstrokes coalesce into contingent wholes, that simultaneously seem to collapse into their component parts. Yeager’s colorful forms hover in fields of delicate wash or unprimed canvas. She says, “The fragment implies a whole, but a mysterious whole which can only be imagined. There is an implied presence, but an absence as well. The fragment is always in motion.” Yeager’s suspended elements conjure diverse associations to geological formations, pixels, and Italian mosaics, recalling the artist’s surroundings in Texas but also her travels abroad in both Rome and Pompeii. A recipient of grants from both the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Austin, the work of Sydney Yeager is held in the collections of the Austin Museum of Art; the Art Museum of South Texas; the El Paso Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Tyler Museum of Art, and a number of prestigious private and corporate collections. About Laura Rathe Fine Art With over 25 years of experience in the art industry, Gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer prior to establishing the Laura Rathe Fine Art gallery in 1998 in Houston, Texas. In February 2013, the gallery expanded and opened a second location in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination. Since the gallery’s inception, Laura Rathe Fine Art has become reputable for representing and featuring established, mid-career contemporary artists, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate and museum collections. Various clientele and collections include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects Headquarters, CBRE, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UTSW Hospital and Halliburton. For additional information, details or to schedule an interview, please contact Janice Meyers, Director Janice@LauraRathe.com &/or 214.761.2000 Auriel Garza, Associate Director Auriel@LauraRathe.com &/or 214.761.2000 Dallas, TX, March 02, 2017 --( PR.com )-- Dallas Design District gallery, Laura Rathe Fine Art, announces the exhibition “From Within,” featuring new works by noted contemporary artists, Sydney Yeager and Udo Nöger, with an opening reception on Saturday, April 1st from 5-8pm.Although they explore divergent techniques and mediums, together the artists share an interest in exploring abstract forms that appear to organically emerge both from within and upon the surface of each canvas in surprisingly unique displays of color and light. “From Within” will be the Dallas gallery’s first presentation of works by both Yeager and Nöger. The exhibition will be on view through May 6, 2017.About The ArtistsBorn in Germany and based in San Diego, Miami, and Geneva, Switzerland, Udo Nöger is widely known for his luminous abstractions created in a seemingly infinite range of white and silvery grayscale tones. As opposed to filling up surfaces with color heavy forms, Nöger’s goal is to “open up the canvas,” exploring “space and the endless possibilities of what’s underneath the canvas.”Using light as his primary medium, Nöger’s works are composed of three or four layers of tautly stretched canvas that have been dipped in mineral oil to heighten their translucency. Between these layers the artist carefully embeds painted gestures and cut-out forms. Light travels in and around these elements revealing ethereal images that appear to glow from within. Though seemingly spontaneous in gesture and form, Nöger’s compositions are meticulously planned and remarkably elegant.Udo Nöger has exhibited internationally in such cities as Paris, Madrid, Vienna, Berlin, Milan, Hong Kong, Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles. His paintings are held in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; Haus der Kunst, Munich; Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany; and prominent corporate and private collections around the world.The paintings of Sydney Yeager navigate the space between control and abandon. In her recent work, the Austin-based artist paints more directly with little possibility of revision. Her forms reveal the artist’s fluid gesture and the unique qualities of her medium, exploring oil paint’s sensuous weight and viscosity. Yeager also maintains an interest in fragments. Interwoven brushstrokes coalesce into contingent wholes, that simultaneously seem to collapse into their component parts.Yeager’s colorful forms hover in fields of delicate wash or unprimed canvas. She says, “The fragment implies a whole, but a mysterious whole which can only be imagined. There is an implied presence, but an absence as well. The fragment is always in motion.” Yeager’s suspended elements conjure diverse associations to geological formations, pixels, and Italian mosaics, recalling the artist’s surroundings in Texas but also her travels abroad in both Rome and Pompeii.A recipient of grants from both the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Austin, the work of Sydney Yeager is held in the collections of the Austin Museum of Art; the Art Museum of South Texas; the El Paso Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Tyler Museum of Art, and a number of prestigious private and corporate collections.About Laura Rathe Fine ArtWith over 25 years of experience in the art industry, Gallery owner, Laura Rathe, started her career working as a private art dealer prior to establishing the Laura Rathe Fine Art gallery in 1998 in Houston, Texas. In February 2013, the gallery expanded and opened a second location in Dallas on Dragon Street, the city’s premiere arts district destination.Since the gallery’s inception, Laura Rathe Fine Art has become reputable for representing and featuring established, mid-career contemporary artists, many of whom have been acquired into world-renowned private, corporate and museum collections. Various clientele and collections include BBVA Compass, HKS Architects Headquarters, CBRE, Wells Fargo, W Hotels, UTSW Hospital and Halliburton.For additional information, details or to schedule an interview, please contactJanice Meyers, Director Janice@LauraRathe.com &/or 214.761.2000Auriel Garza, Associate Director Auriel@LauraRathe.com &/or 214.761.2000 Press Release for Udo Nöger / Sydney Yeager : From Within Filename: PR2.pdf Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Laura Rathe Fine Art


News Article | November 30, 2016
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SAITAMA, Japan, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "Art Olympia," a new international open art competition held once in every two years, aims to discover young talented artists and to support them so that their global art careers may flourish. The competition will give away a total of approximately $500,000 in cash awards and prizes to 180 selected artists from around the world. The second Art Olympia will accept two-dimensional artworks only. This time, photographic works will be also accepted. Artworks, submitted from around the world, will first be reviewed at regional entry bases and then finally in Tokyo. A primary review will be done by using the images of artworks and the final review with real artworks. Moreover, the final review will use a point-rating system, allowing the public to check the reviewing process. With an eye to supporting young artists, Art Olympia has created the Student Category, allowing students to apply for both All-Entrants and Student Categories. A panel of jurors, comprising experts from various fields, provides aspiring artists with a rare chance to get their artworks reviewed by art experts. -Overseas-Based Jurors- Florence Derieux: Curator of American Art, Centre Pompidou Foundation Brett Littman: Executive Director, The Drawing Center Simon Njami: Writer and independent curator, lecturer, art critic and essayist Chu Teh-I: Artist, Director, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, TNUA Kara Vander Weg: Director, Gagosian Gallery -Tokyo-Based Jurors- Akiko Endo: Painter, Professor of Musashino Art University Toyomi Hoshina: Vice President, Tokyo University of the Arts Aomi Okabe: Art critic and curator Hiroshi Senju: Artist Akira Tatehata: President, Tama Art University -Awards- Total amount of cash and extra prizes: Approx. US$500,000 Total number of winners: Approx. 180 persons All-Entrants Category: First prize US$120,000 (one winner) Student Category: First prize US$20,000 (one winner) In addition, special prizes will be awarded by jurors and Art Olympia Executive Committee. -Schedule- 1. Entry period: From October 1, 2016, to March 15, 2017 2. Announcement of winners: June 7, 2017 3. Exhibition: Toshima Ward Office Building on June 17-25, 2017


News Article | December 2, 2016
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Caldwell Companies announced that it has named Ray Laughter as the company's Vice President of Business Development. In this position, Laughter will focus on Caldwell's commercial development services and partnership opportunities with Texas communities. “Laugher brings tremendous economic development expertise to our firm and our clients," said Fred Caldwell, CEO of Caldwell Companies. “His long history of being a catalyst for growth throughout the northwest, north and northeast region of Houston, reflects Ray’s passion for working with businesses and community leaders.” Laughter joins Caldwell Companies from the Lone Star College System, where he worked for nearly 30 years. He most recently served as the school's Vice-Chancellor for external affairs. In the Lone Star College System, he was also responsible for marketing and communications, government affairs, the office of public records and community, and economic development partnerships and programs. “We believe Ray’s acumen for assisting companies and municipalities, combined with our firm’s development platform, will provide an ideal solution for many companies and municipalities,” said Caldwell. “Ray is a great cultural fit with our firm. He couples great experience with outstanding integrity.” Laughter's primary focus as Vice President of Business Development will be to partner with Texas communities to develop office and industrial buildings, and diverse infrastructures, to attract and retain businesses. Laughter has extensive experience coordinating with such companies and networks through his prior service with the regional North Houston Economic Development Alliance, the Center for Business and Economic Development, the Small Business Development Center and the Community Development Institute. He has also sat on more than 15 board of directors or advisory councils including, the Greater Houston Partnership Regional Economic Development Advisory Council and currently serves on the the Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board, is the 2017 Chair for the Houston Northwest Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and on the board for the Klein ISD Foundation. Laughter also spends volunteer time serving for issues close to his heart such as being on the board for the Pearl Museum of Fine Arts and the WINGS Foundation, a faith based program providing support and job training to incarcerated and abused women. “I am so excited to join the Caldwell Companies team. They are unique in the real estate development industry, with all the resources to truly provide comprehensive business services to their clients,” said Ray Laughter. “My goal is to find a way to bring those resources to our Texas communities as part of their economic development efforts.” Founded in 1990, Caldwell Companies is a fully-integrated real estate firm specializing in commercial and residential development, investment, brokerage services and property management. With offices in Houston, The Woodlands and College Station, Caldwell Companies is uniquely positioned to focus on the real estate needs of the suburban Houston area northwest to College Station.


News Article | February 20, 2017
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The Boston Turkish Film Festival presents 25 films by leading and emerging Turkish filmmakers as its 16th edition is set to run from March 16th to April 2nd at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


News Article | December 20, 2016
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The latest round of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities includes grants for two University of Houston faculty members, funding an ambitious collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts-Houston to expand access to the museum's digital archive of Latin American art, along with support for a book exploring literature from French-speaking countries during the independence era of the mid-20th century. Rex Koontz, director of the School of Art in the UH College of the Arts, will oversee a two-year collaboration with the MFA-Houston, using graduate students in art history, Hispanic studies and creative writing to expand a digital archive of Latin American art and art criticism. Julie Tolliver, assistant professor of French in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, received funding to complete her book, "Tongue Ties: A Poetics of Solidarity in Francophone Independence Literatures." The grants, made earlier this month, underscore what NEH Chairman William D. Adams described as the central role of the humanities. "The humanities help us study our past, understand our present, and prepare for our future," Adams said. The work with the MFA-H is part of the NEH's Humanities Initiatives, aimed at humanities education and scholarship at Hispanic-Serving Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Tribal Colleges and Universities. UH is a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Koontz said the $102,000 grant will allow graduate students to work with the museum's curatorial staff to expand the museum's noted digital archive of Latin American and Latino art. The archive is free and available to the public, including educators. "The Museum of Fine Arts-Houston is the world's most important repository of Latin American art, art criticism and art history," he said. "We don't talk a lot about Latin American art in universities and especially in high schools, but it's been very important in the United States from the 1930s on." Graduate students will expand and organize the archive's contents: creative writing students, working under Roberto Tejada, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of creative writing, will lead the translation work, Koontz said, while students from the Hispanic studies program, working with associate professor José Ramón Ruisanchez Serra, will focus on Latin American art criticism and identifying, annotating and organizing documents. Art history students will focus on the relationship between criticism and the museum's collections. "This is the sort of real-world experience in cultural works that will allow the students to develop experience at a world-class institution in Latin American art," Koontz said. Tolliver's $50,400 grant is part of a fellowship program for scholars pursuing advanced research in the humanities. Her work - the study of novels, short stories, monologues, film and other texts from French-speaking countries in the latter half of the 20th century - focuses on a time when many French-speaking countries were gaining independence or otherwise asserting their identities in a post-colonial world. "I study the literature, even the letters people wrote to one another, as they imagine new ways to be French-speaking in a changing world," she said. That literature both inspired and reflects the political changes of the times, Tolliver said, and resounded in other French-speaking regions around the world. Quebec, in the 1960s still a rural, isolated and conservative Canadian province, was deeply affected, she has found, despite its differences from the African and Caribbean countries where much of the upheaval was taking place. Not all of the societies became independent - Quebec remains part of Canada, for example - "but all were transformed by the movement," Tolliver said.


News Article | November 19, 2016
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What is it Like to Sleep Next to a Glacier in Greenland? Fine Art Project Focused on the Environment: New York Photographer Steve Giovinco Captures Changing Environment and Haunting Beauty of Melting Glaciers New York, NY, November 19, 2016 --( “Terrifying, stunning and exhilarating,” says Yale-trained New York fine art photographer Steve Giovinco who spent a month in Southern Greenland--much of the time next to a glacier and the thousand mile ice sheet--documenting the dramatic shifting environment. The aim of the project is to bring new awareness to irreversible environmental destruction. Beyond documentation, however, these photographs convey a surreal portrait of a changing primordial landscape. Giovinco's new photo project looks at the land, ice and communities in Southern Greenland including the tiny remote town Narsarsuaq, population 158, which lies in the shadow of glaciers. The photos capture the vast scarred landscapes; shrinking icebergs and ice floes; desolate villages; and four hundred-year-old Norse ruins; all marked with traces of human intervention. Photographed through the changing light at dawn, twilight, or nighttime the vistas are haunted, luminous, magical and at times devastating. “I wanted to show what it feels like to be there; I felt dwarfed by the immensity of the space and sky. I could feel the destruction of this dazzlingly beautiful place. It took my breath away and yet I felt overwhelmed (and at times frightened) by the immutability of the natural world,” says Giovinco. Much of Steve’s artistic inspiration is based on historic painting, including Hudson River Landscape painters Frederic Edwin Church, and William Bradford, who explored the coast of Labrador and Greenland. This is a continuation of a long-term project photographing in remote locations at night. Steve is planning an exhibition of large-scale photographic prints in galleries and museums, and to publish a book of the photos. The project was funded by grants from the American-Scandinavian Foundation and the Lois Roth Endowment. Steve was in Greenland from mid-August to mid-September, 2016. About Steve Giovinco Steve Giovinco is a fine art photographer who exhibits widely in North America and internationally. Steve earned an MFA from Yale University, and has been awarded fellowships, grants and numerous artist residencies fellowships, including Yaddo. Showing in over 100 group and solo gallery and museum exhibitions with artists such as Jeff Wall, and Martin Parr, Steve’s work has been collected by several institutions, such as Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Yale University. Reviews have been published in Art in America, his work has appeared in the New York Times, in several catalogues and in “Summertime,” a book published by Chronicle Books. For more information or interviews, please contact: Steve Giovinco 347-421-7598 info@stevegiovinco.com www.stevegiovinco.com/greenland Follow Hastag: #GreenlandPhoto New York, NY, November 19, 2016 --( PR.com )-- What is it like to sleep next to a glacier in remote Greenland?“Terrifying, stunning and exhilarating,” says Yale-trained New York fine art photographer Steve Giovinco who spent a month in Southern Greenland--much of the time next to a glacier and the thousand mile ice sheet--documenting the dramatic shifting environment.The aim of the project is to bring new awareness to irreversible environmental destruction. Beyond documentation, however, these photographs convey a surreal portrait of a changing primordial landscape.Giovinco's new photo project looks at the land, ice and communities in Southern Greenland including the tiny remote town Narsarsuaq, population 158, which lies in the shadow of glaciers. The photos capture the vast scarred landscapes; shrinking icebergs and ice floes; desolate villages; and four hundred-year-old Norse ruins; all marked with traces of human intervention. Photographed through the changing light at dawn, twilight, or nighttime the vistas are haunted, luminous, magical and at times devastating.“I wanted to show what it feels like to be there; I felt dwarfed by the immensity of the space and sky. I could feel the destruction of this dazzlingly beautiful place. It took my breath away and yet I felt overwhelmed (and at times frightened) by the immutability of the natural world,” says Giovinco.Much of Steve’s artistic inspiration is based on historic painting, including Hudson River Landscape painters Frederic Edwin Church, and William Bradford, who explored the coast of Labrador and Greenland.This is a continuation of a long-term project photographing in remote locations at night. Steve is planning an exhibition of large-scale photographic prints in galleries and museums, and to publish a book of the photos.The project was funded by grants from the American-Scandinavian Foundation and the Lois Roth Endowment. Steve was in Greenland from mid-August to mid-September, 2016.About Steve GiovincoSteve Giovinco is a fine art photographer who exhibits widely in North America and internationally. Steve earned an MFA from Yale University, and has been awarded fellowships, grants and numerous artist residencies fellowships, including Yaddo. Showing in over 100 group and solo gallery and museum exhibitions with artists such as Jeff Wall, and Martin Parr, Steve’s work has been collected by several institutions, such as Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Yale University. Reviews have been published in Art in America, his work has appeared in the New York Times, in several catalogues and in “Summertime,” a book published by Chronicle Books.For more information or interviews, please contact:Steve Giovinco347-421-7598info@stevegiovinco.comwww.stevegiovinco.com/greenlandFollow Hastag: #GreenlandPhoto


WILLIAMSBURG, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--One of only two of Botticelli’s paintings of an isolated Venus is now on view for the first time in the United States, together with other Botticelli mythologies and portraits in Botticelli and the Search for the Divine: Florentine Painting Between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities, a major international loan exhibition organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at William & Mary in historic Williamsburg, Va. The exhibition opened on Feb. 11 and takes place in partnership with Italy’s Metamorfosi Associazione Culturale. It runs through April 5. The restless, prolific and original genius of Sandro Botticelli is explored in depth in this historic exhibition, which features fourteen of his paintings, most with life-size figures, from major museums and churches in six Italian cities, including Florence, Milan and Venice. Every phase of the artist’s long, tumultuous career is represented in the selection, by far the largest Botticelli exhibition ever staged in the United States. Sandro Botticelli (Florence 1445 –1510), was one of the most original and creative painters of the Italian Renaissance. Together with his deeply moving religious images, Botticelli is renowned as the unchallenged master of classical mythologies. In his time, he also replicated the central figure of his iconic Birth of Venus in the Uffizi gallery in Florence in paintings with dark backgrounds stripped bare of place and time, just displaying the solitary beautiful nude. One of the only two such Venuses known today in the world, from the Galleria Sabauda museum in Turin, is on view for the first time in America, together with many other works that have never previously traveled to the United States. Also featured are six rare paintings by Botticelli’s great master Filippo Lippi, the only pupil of Masaccio. The cultural milieu of Renaissance Florence will be represented by several paintings by Filippo’s son, Filippino Lippi, Botticelli’s most important student and a leading master in his own right, a painting and a bronze statuette of Hercules by Antonio Pollaiuolo, the death mask of Lorenzo the Magnificent, and a portrait of Savonarola by Fra Bartolomeo. The exhibition will travel to the Museum of Fine Arts Boston as its only other venue. The exhibition will open to the public in Boston on April 15 and will close on July 9. “We are extremely proud to be able to bring to this country a groundbreaking exhibition of one of the world’s greatest artists,” said Aaron De Groft, director of the Muscarelle Museum of Art. “The Botticelli show continues a tradition of internationally important exhibitions, following Michelangelo, Caravaggio, and Leonardo da Vinci in recent years, in which exhibitions of great original works of art provide the lens for us to explore the themes and ideas that inspired their genius.” Renato Miracco, cultural attaché for the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. has stated that the upcoming Botticelli and the Search for the Divine “will be the largest and most important exhibition of its type ever organized in the United States.” Botticelli and the Search for the Divine: Florentine Painting between the Medici and the Bonfires of the Vanities runs Feb. 11 through April 5, 2017. The Muscarelle Museum of Art is located on the campus of William & Mary at 603 Jamestown Rd. in Williamsburg, Va. For more information, call 757-221-2700 or visit muscarelle.org. Admission is $15 during this exhibition.


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Agency: NSF | Branch: Standard Grant | Program: | Phase: | Award Amount: 133.53K | Year: 2011

With this award from the Major Research Instrumentation (MRI) Program, Dr. Richard Newman from the Museum of Fine Arts and colleague Richard Laursen (Boston University) will acquire a capillary liquid chromatograph (LC) interfaced with an ion trap-mass spectrometer. The award will enhance research training and education at all levels, especially in areas such as analyses of natural and synthetic dyestuffs used in cultural artifacts (including textiles, easel and wall paintings, and polychromed sculpture). The objectives of this project are to gain insights into the compounds that are found in the raw (plant) source material; to enable comparisons between these compounds and those actually present on test samples that have been dyed or colored with the natural materials using a variety of extraction and dyeing procedures; as well as to provide information to identify the dyestuffs on deteriorated artifacts in which original dye components may have been significantly altered.

Mass spectrometers (MS) are used to identify the chemical composition of a sample by measuring the mass of the molecular constituents in the sample after they are ionized and detected. This instrument couples a capillary liquid chromatography system with the mass analysis ability. The liquid chromatograph separates minute volumes of mixtures of compounds extracted from the art pieces into its molecular components. These components then flow into a mass spectrometer where they are ionized and their masses determined. The instrumentation will be used not only for research that will help preserve art but also in laboratory courses at nearby Simmons College.


News Article | December 1, 2016
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SAITAMA, Japon, 30 novembre 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- « Art Olympia », un nouveau concours artistique international ouvert qui se tient tous les deux ans, vise à découvrir les jeunes artistes talentueux et à les soutenir pour faire prospérer leurs carrières artistiques à l'échelle internationale. Le concours va offrir une somme totale d'environ 500 000 USD en prix et récompenses en argent à 180 artistes sélectionnés dans le monde entier. La deuxième édition d'Art Olympia n'acceptera que les œuvres d'art en deux dimensions. Cette fois, les travaux photographiques seront également acceptés. Les œuvres d'art, qui seront présentées du monde entier, seront d'abord examinées selon des bases régionales de candidature, puis en fin de compte à Tokyo. Un premier examen se fera par l'utilisation d'images des œuvres d'art, et l'examen final avec les œuvres réelles. Par ailleurs, l'examen final utilisera un système de notation par points, qui permettra au public de vérifier le processus d'examen. Afin d'apporter son soutien aux jeunes artistes, Art Olympia a créé la catégorie Étudiants, qui permet aux étudiants de postuler à la fois dans la catégorie Toutes candidatures et dans celle des Étudiants. Un jury, composé d'experts de différents domaines, fournit aux artistes qui postulent une occasion rare de voir leurs travaux examinés par des experts. - Membres du jury étrangers - Florence Derieux : commissaire d'exposition d'art américain, Fondation du Centre Pompidou Brett Littman : directeur exécutif, The Drawing Center Simon Njami : écrivain et commissaire d'exposition indépendant, conférencier, critique d'art et essayiste Chu Teh-I : artiste, directeur, Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts, TNUA Kara Vander Weg : directrice, Gagosian Gallery - Membres du jury basés à Tokyo - Akiko Endo : peintre, professeur à l'université d'art de Musashino Toyomi Hoshina : vice-président, université des arts de Tokyo Aomi Okabe : critique d'art et commissaire d'exposition Hiroshi Senju : artiste Akira Tatehata : président, Université des Beaux-Arts Tama - Récompenses - Montant total de prix en numéraire et prix supplémentaires : environ 500 000 USD Nombre total de gagnants : environ 180 personnes Catégorie Toutes candidatures : premier prix 120 000 USD (un seul gagnant) Catégorie Étudiants : premier prix 20 000 USD (un seul gagnant) Par ailleurs, des prix spéciaux seront attribués par les membres du jury et le comité exécutif d'Art Olympia. - Calendrier - 1. Période de candidature : du 1er octobre 2016 au 15 mars 2017 2. Annonce des gagnants : 7 juin 2017 3. Exposition : Édifice Toshima Ward Office du 17 au 25 juin 2017

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