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Saturday, October 6th, 2018
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Van Gogh ‘Sunflowers’ Featured in NYT

June 24th, 2019

The NYT looks at the different versions of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, and the differing materials used to create some of his most iconic works. “Though the basic palette is the same, there were different colors that were used, differences in paint texturing, and his brushwork is different,” says Ella Hendriks, a professor of conservation and restoration at the University of Amsterdam.
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Michelle Obama Portraitist Amy Sherald Unveils Mural in Philadelphia

June 24th, 2019

Artist Amy Sherald, who was tapped to create the official portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama has erected a massive mural in Philadelphia, showing local resident Najee Spencer-Young.  “Given Philadelphia’s cultural landscape, I think it’s important to also have that diversity represented within its visual landscape,” she said.
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Curator and Art Historian Peter Selz Has Passed Away

June 24th, 2019

Curator Peter Selz, who organized several major shows at MoMA before serving as the first director of University of California’s Berkeley Art Museum, has passed away at the age of 100. “Over the course of his tenure as our founding director, Peter transformed BAMPFA from a modest university art collection into the internationally renowned art and film institution it is today,” said Lawrence Rinder, BAMPFA’s current director and chief curator. “Generations of Bay Area art lovers have benefited from his insight, knowledge, independence, and boundless energy, and his legacy will reverberate across and beyond our museum for decades to come.”
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