Free Admission to the Art Institute

... which houses the third largest art collection in the nation. About the Art Institute The Art Institute is said to be one of the most stunning art museums in the country and is located on Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue near Millennium Park. The museum has a large collection of French Impressionist paintings, as well as a Miniature Room, which is one of my favorite exhibits at the Art Institute for its tiny replications of southern 1800s plantations and Old World English homesteads. The museum...
January 31st, 2011 | Lisa Davis | Read More | Comments: 0
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Maira Kalman At The Jewish Museum

Maira Kalman At The Jewish Museum
This summer, the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco (map) presents Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World), the first major museum survey of the work of award-winning illustrator, author and designer Maira Kalman. Well-known for her covers and drawings for The New Yorker, Kalman has also written and illustrated over a dozen books for children and adults, authored two celebrated illustrated blogs for The New York Times, and has collaborated with the likes of fashion designer...
July 22nd, 2010 | kleland | Read More | Comments: 0
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The Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernandez Blanco… History Through Art…

The Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernandez Blanco… History Through Art…
There are many art museums in Buenos Aires, such as Bellas Artes, el Malba, de Arte Decorativo, el Museo de Arte Popular José Hernandez, and more, but at the Museo de Arte Hispanoamericano Isaac Fernandez Blanco you will find the most extensive collection of Spanish-American colonial art in the World. The museum opened in 1936 in a beautiful neo-colonial-style house called Palacio Noel, located in the barrio de Retiro, which belonged to Martín and Carlos Noel. Here, different rooms are devoted...
April 20th, 2010 | Pablo Juan Augustinowicz | Read More | Comments: 1
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Tacoma Art Museum Offers 2 Weeks FREE for Kids & Teens

In a last minute back to school special, the Tacoma Art Museum is offering FREE admission to anyone under 18 years of age during August 18-30th. This special offer makes a world of great exhibits available for kids and teens, and offers a wonderful chance to expose them to the wonderful world of art and culture. Inside looking out at the Tacoma Art Museum Current exhibits at the Tacoma Art Museum are: Ornament as Art:  Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection Loud Bones:  The...
August 15th, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: art museums, back to school ideas, educational activities, Family Friendly, family specials, History & Information, museums, Tacoma, Tacoma Art Museum, The Arts

The Puppet Show at the Frye Museum

With a deceptively naive title, The Puppet Show exhibit at the Frye explores the very adult side of puppetry and its imagery in contemporary art.  In western culture, the puppet fills a role as a psychological surrogate and social and political commentator, as well as the traditional role of entertaining performer.  The exhibit includes sculpture, video, and photography in exploring the key themes associated with puppetry. Thinking back on puppet shows that I saw as a child, I remember laughter...
June 22nd, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
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At the Frye: The Munich Secession & America

The Frye Museum’s latest exhibit is another one focusing on the historical perspective of art.  Now on display is The Munich Secession and America. This exhibit is a major collection of the leading artists of the The Munich Secession.  Founded in 1892, it was one of several art movements that seceded from the traditional and embraced more progressive styles.  It laid the foundation for what eventually became the avant-garde movement of the 20th century.  On display are masterworks...
February 2nd, 2009 | Mary Jo Manzanares | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: art museums, Capital-Hill, Frye, Lunch Hour Fun, museums, The Arts

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