Permanent Collection News

Jim Findlay's DREAM OF THE RED CHAMBER Set for Times Square, 5/9-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Time Square Arts, in partnership with Allied Partners and Brickman Real Estate, will present Jim Findlay's Dream of the Red Chamber, a performance for a sleeping audience, produced by Collapsable Giraffe and 3-Legged Dog. (more...)

Phoenix Art Museum Presents WILLIAM H. JOHNSON: AN AMERICAN MODERN, 4/19-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

An exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) arrives at Phoenix Art Museum and will feature rare paintings by William H. Johnson, from the collection of the James E. Lewis Museum at Morgan State University. An essential figure in modern American art, William H. Johnson (1901-1970) was a virtuoso skilled in various media and techniques, and produced thousands of works over a career that spanned decades, continents, and genres. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Presents Catherine Goodman's LARGER THAN LIFE Exhibit, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Striking new larger-than-life-sized portraits by the painter Catherine Goodman will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in June, it was announced today (Wednesday 23 April 2014). (more...)

The Mexican Museum to Open LA COCINA: THE CULINARY TREASURES OF ROSA COVARRUBIAS, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Mexican Museum announces a new exhibition that is sure to tantalize the culinary senses of museum visitors. Opening at The Mexican Museum on Friday, May 16, La Cocina: The Culinary Treasures of Rosa Covarrubias will feature vintage photographs and an extraordinary array of Rosa's personal ceramics and cooking utensils from "la cocina" - which means "kitchen" in Spanish. Dating to the mid-20th century, these objects come from Rosa and Miguel Covarrubias' immense collection of over 2,500 paintings, ceramics, folk art, and personal photos. This incredible collection was gifted to The Mexican Museum by Adriana and Tom Williams. (more...)

Brooklyn Museum Presents Public Programs in May 2014 that Include ARTY FACTS: INSPIRATION CREATION, MOTHER'S DAY BRUNCH AND TOUR and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Brooklyn Museum will present a variety of public programs for adults, teens, and kids in May. Public programs include talks, late night events, performances, screenings, and hands-on workshops for children and adults that amplify the Museum's exhibitions and Permanent Collection, serve its diverse public, and support learning through the visual arts. (more...)

Olney Theatre Center to Present August Wilson's THE PIANO LESSON, 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Olney Theatre Center, a Maryland destination for professional theater performance and education, continues its critically-acclaimed 76th Anniversary season with August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama THE PIANO LESSON May 7 - June 1, 2014 in the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab. (more...)

Three Artists Have Been Short-Listed for the BP Portrait Award 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

In a record-breaking year for entries, three artists have been short-listed for the twenty-fifth anniversary BP Portrait Award 2014 at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Their sitters are a homeless man in Germany who earns money by cleaning car windscreens, an American woman who was reluctant to sit for a portrait painted by her son, and the Bath-based grandmother and model featured in Channel Four's Fabulous Fashionistas. (more...)

Detroit Repertory Theatre's Lobby Gallery to Hold Champagne Reception for Michael Horner, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Detroit Repertory Theatre's Lobby Gallery will have a Champagne Reception for local Detroit artist, Michael Horner on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Mr. Horner's works are on exhibit during Detroit Repertory Theatre's performances of Brother Of All until May 18, 2014. The Meet The Artist Champagne Reception is free and open to the public, and gives patrons an opportunity for an intimate experience with the artist and his works. Information about the Reception may be found by calling the Theatre at (313) 868-1347 or by visiting detroitreptheatre.com/gallery. (more...)

April at the American Museum of Natural History Includes OUR GENES, OURSELVES and SLIDE SLAM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Our Genes, Ourselves: What Can Our DNA Tell Us? Wednesday, April 23, 7 pm LeFrak Theater $15 ($13.50 seniors, students) $12 Members What can our individual genomes tell us about ourselves? From shedding light on our ancestry to the potential for personalized medicine, what are the risks and rewards of getting your DNA sequenced? This program brings together Spencer Wells, geneticist and director of the Genographic Project from National Geographic and IBM; Rebecca Cann, cell and molecular biologist at the University of Hawaii; Dorothy Roberts, professor of law and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania Law School; and Robert Darnell, physician and investigator at Rockefeller University, to discuss the methods, results and implications of mapping our individual genomes. (more...)

Art Gallery of South Australia Has Secured French Impressionist Painter Camille Pissarro's PRAIRIE A ERAGNY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

The Art Gallery of South Australia has secured French Impressionist painter, Camille Pissarro's Prairie a Eragny (1886) for the Gallery's Permanent Collection. Purchased for $4.5 million at at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art auction in New York, it is the Gallery's most significant acquisition to date. (more...)

GORGEOUS: Exhibition explores the extremes of beauty, combining exceptional artworks from the acclaimed collections of the Asian Art Museum and SFMOMA to challenge precon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ A selection of 72 stunning artworks drawn from the collections of the Asian Art Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) challenges visitors to confront the extremes and the ambiguities of beauty in the special exhibition Gorgeous. On view June 20 through Sept. 14, 2014, at the Asian Art Museum, the exhibition is organized in partnership with SFMOMA as part of SFMOMA's On the Go program, an ambitious multiyear off-site programming effort presented while its building is closed for expansion construction. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Parrish Art Museum's Annual Spring Fling
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Over 350 guests flocked to Watermill for The Parrish Art Museum's annual Spring Fling community party, fundraiser and networking event this Saturday. Perhaps it's cabin fever or simply the thought that summer is a coming, the annual fete draws a crowd of local business professionals that relish the opportunity to greet old friends, share a cocktail with new ones and hit the dance floor all while knowing the importance of the event in raising funds for the Parrish Educational programs. (more...)

Guggenheim Presents UNDER THE SAME SUN for UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

NEW YORK, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ From June 13 through October 1, 2014, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York will present the exhibition Under the Same Sun, which marks the second phase of the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative. Organized by Pablo Len de la Barra, Guggenheim UBS MAP Curator, Latin America, the exhibition features works by 37 artists and collaborative duos from 16 countries, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico (United States), Uruguay, and Venezuela. Following its presentation in New York, Under the Same Sun will travel to two additional venues. (more...)

The New-York Historical Society Sets May 2014 Exhibitions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The New-York Historical Society has announced its May 2014 exhibitions. Details below! (more...)

Visual/Theater and Film Artist Janie Geiser Set for Arts Learning Residency at FirstWorks, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

FirstWorks brings internationally recognized visual/theater artist and experimental filmmaker Janie Geiser to Providence April 6-12 for a week-long FirstWorks Arts Learning residency to include a series of workshops, artist talks and screenings designed to engage Providence-area K-12 and university students. As part of a FirstWorks co-commissioned project, Geiser and a cross-disciplinary group of students from Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) will combine puppetry and video during a week-long developmental workshop for Geiser's new multidisciplinary work "Fugitive Time". (more...)

InterAct Theatre Company Announces 27th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

Continuing our tradition of producing new plays that speak to the social and contemporary issues of our time, InterAct will stretch its limits and audience's imaginations by producing four diverse plays starting in October 2014. Scroll down to learn more about the upcoming season. (more...)

InterAct Theatre Company Sets Season of World Premieres for 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

InterAct Theatre Company proudly announces a season of world premieres for the upcoming 2014/15 season. Continuing its tradition of producing new plays that speak to the social and contemporary issues of our time, InterAct will stretch its limits and our imaginations by producing four diverse plays starting in October 24, 2014. (more...)

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Receives 200 Objects and an Endowment for the Native American Collection from the Thomas W. Weisel Family
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco announce a major gift from the Thomas W. Weisel Family that includes approximately 200 objects and a generous endowment that will reshape the Native American art collection at the de Young. The gift will enable a new presentation of the art of the Americas, including major pieces of monumental Northwest Coast art and the first Plains ledger drawings to enter the Museums' permanent holdings. (more...)

American Blues Theater to Present Chicago Premiere of GROUNDED, 6/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the Chicago premiere of Grounded, by George Brant and directed by Lisa Portes, June 6 - July 13 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. The running time is approximately 80 minutes. Pink Previews, where tickets sales benefit the Lynn Sage Foundation for breast cancer research, are Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 8 at 2:30 p.m. Opening Night is Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $19 - $49 and are available at 773.404.7336 or americanbluestheater.com. (more...)

RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN; TALLEY'S FOLLEY; DETROIT & More Set for Aurora Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The regular season will be staged August 2014 through July 2015 at the intimate Aurora Theatre in the downtown Berkeley arts district. For single tickets ($32-$60) or subscriptions ($155-$305), the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. Subscriptions on sale March 27. Single tickets on sale for subscribers July 29 and on sale August 5 to the general public. (more...)

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