Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014

Below are BWWVisual's most popular articles from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from the past week!

1) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 Actors Selected for Lunt-Fontanne Master Class with David Hyde Pierce
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced the ten actors who will participate in the 2014 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a widely acclaimed national program to serve the future of American theatre. July 13-20, the Lunt-Fontanne Fellows will join Master Teacher David Hyde Pierce for an intensive, weeklong master class and immersion experience at Ten Chimneys, the National Historic Landmark estate of theatre legends Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin. (more...)

2) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 The Met Museum Presents THE PRE-RAPHAELITE LEGACY: BRITISH ART AND DESIGN, Now thru 10/26
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

In 1855, Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris, student friends at Oxford, decided to abandon their theological studies and become artists. They turned for guidance to Dante Gabriel Rossetti, a leader of the recently disbanded Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (1848-1853), a group that galvanized British painting by rejecting academic convention and sought to emulate the vividness and sincerity of art from before the time of Raphael. (more...)

3) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 Smithsonian Scientist Bert Van Bocxlaer Uncovers New Links That Connects Environmental Changes with Spike in Infectious Disease
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

National Museum of Natural History scientist Bert Van Bocxlaer and an international team of researchers revealed that anthropogenic changes in Africa's Lake Mala?i are a driving force behind the increase of urogenital schistosomiasis, a debilitating tropical disease caused by parasitic flatworms. Scientists estimate that 250 million people are affected by schistosomiasis worldwide, and 600 million more are at risk of contracting it. In some villages along the shorelines of Lake Mala?i, 73 percent of the people and up to 94 percent of the schoolchildren are infected with urogenital schistosomiasis, one of several forms of the disease. Van Bocxlaer's research suggests that this spike in infection is directly linked to an increase in human populations and agricultural activities near Lake Mala?i, and may include a change in the dietary preferences of mollusk-eating fishes. Details from this study and recommendations to reduce the prevalence of urogenital schistosomiasis are published in the May 2014 issue of Trends in Parasitology. (more...)

4) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 The Met Museum Presents ASSYRIA TO IBERIA AT THE DAWN OF THE CLASSICAL AGE, 9/22-1/4
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

At its height in the 8th to 7th century B.C., the Assyrian Empire was the dominant power of the ancient Near East and the largest empire the world had yet seen, spanning 1,000 miles in a continuous swathe from Assyria (present-day northern Iraq) to the Mediterranean. As Assyria expanded, the Phoenician city-states of the Levant-precariously located along the edge of Assyrian territory-were compelled to expand and strengthen their maritime trade networks to the west. The mercantile connections they established along the northern coast of Africa and the southern coast of Europe to the straits of Gibraltar and beyond, to the Atlantic, became conduits for raw materials, luxury goods, images, and ideas between the Near East and the Mediterranean. (more...)

5) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014Andy Warhol's Rolls Royce Up for Auction on eBay Motors
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Andy Warhol is considered the leading artist of the 20th Century and the figurehead of the Pop Art movement. Warhol was extraordinarily successful mixing his artistic talent with commercial success. During his most commercial period, Warhol decided to buy himself the most luxurious car money can buy - a 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. Warhol's Silver Shadow was ordered on October 14th, 1974 from a New Jersey dealer with specifications of Walnut over Black paint and a Black Leather interior. Warhol never had a driver's license. Many notorious stories abound of Warhol as a passenger in his Rolls Royce. Famous celebrities, such as Truman Capote, Liza Minnelli, and others acted as chauffeur. This Silver Shadow was a prized possession of Warhol for his life and was fastidiously maintained in his Park Avenue, Manhattan New York City garage. Warhol's Rolls Royce is being offered for auction sale on eBay Motors by the Pennsylvania-based owner. The starting bid price is $89,000. For more information about this sale, contact ChrisComm Estate Solutions at After Warhol's untimely death in February, 1987, this Rolls Royce, along with Warhol's entire estate, was offered in a major nine day auction to benefit the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. As the last lot on the second day of the Warhol event, the Rolls sold for $77,000 - more than five times the low estimate, to Los Angeles art dealer George Meyers - the highest priced Warhol item sold that day. The under-bidder that auction day, art collector, Kenneth Marquis, Wilkes Barre, PA, eventually negotiated the purchase of the Warhol Rolls Royce from Meyers in 1990. Since then, the Warhol Silver Shadow has been carefully cared for and maintained. All service records are included in the sale. Additionally, provenance letters from Warhol biographer, Victor Bokris, and Warhol's friend, Ultra Violet, are included. Also included is a copy of the original purchase order from Rolls Royce, a copy of the 1988 sale invoice and copy of the Warhol Enterprises title. Warhol's works are among the most sought after in the art world and are setting record-breaking auction prices. In late November, 2013, a painting by Andy Warhol sold for $105.4 million a record for the famed pop artist and the second-most expensive piece of art ever auctioned, according to the Sotheby's auction house. That same month, another iconic Warhol work sold for $57.2 million at Christie's. (more...)

6) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 MAD to Present 'BEYOND THE GARMENT DISTRICT,' 5/22-7/10
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

From May 22 to July 10, MAD presents Beyond the Garment District: Perspectives on Craft and Technique in New York-Made Fashion, a series of four programs featuring some of New York's most innovative and avant-garde fashion designers. Moderated by Jeremy Lewis, founder and editor of the fashion zine Garmento, the series considers practical as well as conceptual implications of contemporary clothes making, as mass consumption and production continue to take a deep environmental and human toll. (more...)

7) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 The National Museum of Natural History's Daniel Mulcahy Discovers Lost Species of Nightsnake in Mexico
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

After eluding scientists for nearly 80 years, the Clarion nightsnake (Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha unaocularus), a nocturnal reptilian species that was initially discovered in the first half of the 19th century and then struck from the scientific record, was rediscovered by National Museum of Natural History researcher Daniel Mulcahy. The new snake species is found exclusively on the Mexican island of Clarion and could have remained unknown to science if not for the team's efforts to solve the case surrounding its disappearance. Details of this discovery are published in the May 16 issue of PLOS ONE. (more...)

8) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014Katy Perry as CUPCAKE KATY on View at the National Portrait Gallery, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

"Cupcake Katy," a new addition to the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, portrays internationally successful pop singer Katy Perry. Perry chose distinguished New York academic portrait painter Will Cotton to create her portrait, which was completed in 2010. The oil-on-linen portrait will go on view in the museum June 18 as part of a rotating display of recently acquired portraits. (more...)

9) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 The American Museum of Natural History Presents ONE STEP BEYOND, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The American Museum of Natural History presents One Step Beyond, concluding its seventh season, with the Martinez Brothers, Justin Strauss, and Stephen Silvestri. The event will take place in the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Hall of the Universe on Friday, June 20. (more...)

10) Hottest Articles on BWWVisual from 5/18/2014 - 5/25/2014 World's Largest Desktop 3D Printed Installation Opens 5/25 at Coney Island Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Coney Island USA has announced the exhibition of the world's largest art installation ever created with desktop 3D printer technology at the Coney Island Museum. Thompson & Dundy's Luna Park: 3D Printed by the Great Fredini is a year-long installation by artist Fred Kahl, which will open in the Coney Island Museum on Sunday, May 25. An artist's reception will be held on Sunday, July 6 from 2-6pm. This living museum exhibit will expand over the course of the year to recreate the ornate art and architecture of Coney island's heyday 100 years ago. (more...)


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