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Smithsonian Archives Receives $575,000 Grant for Collecting Archives of African-American Artists

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Michael Govan Joins Smithsonian Board

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Stephanie Stebich Named Director of Smithsonian American Art Museum

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

David Rubenstein Tapped to Head Smithsonian Institution

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Smithsonian Receives Major Challenge Gift from Walton Family for Digitization of Archives

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Smithsonian Writer Challenges Emphasis on Digital Reproduction and Conservation Techniques

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

Smithsonian to Open Joint Institution in London with V&A Museum

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

Smithsonian Receives Important David Smith Sculpture

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Maya Lin Awarded First “Portrait of a Nation” Prize by Smithsonian

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Smithsonian Acquires Rights to Early Downtown Trailblazer OK Harris Gallery

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Smithsonian Institution Receives $14.5 Million in Additional Government Funding

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Smithsonian’s Asian Art Collection to Go Online by End of Year

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Smithsonian Exploring Potential London Expansion

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Government Shutdown Costs to Smithsonian Reach $2.8 Million

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Smithsonian Director to Step Down Next Year

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Da Vinci Notebook Coming to the Smithsonian

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Smithsonian Officially Deflates “Bubble” Project

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Smithsonian Issues Statement on Sequestration Closures

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Smithsonian to Adjust Summer Hours in Face of Budget Cuts

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Smithsonian Commits to Regular Hours Despite Impending Cuts

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Go See – Washington, DC: Alexis Rockman – A Fable for Tomorrow at the Smithsonian American Art Museum until May 8th, 2011

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

British Museum Considers Move to London’s Olympic Park

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

New York – Martin Puryear: “Multiple Dimensions” at The Morgan Library & Museum Through January 10th, 2015

Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Freer Gallery of Art in New York to Undergo Renovations

Monday, February 16th, 2015
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New York — “Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go” at Almine Rech Gallery Through December 16th, 2017

December 14th, 2017

Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)
Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go (Installation View)

Almine Rech Gallery, one of Paris’s foremost galleries, opened its first New York location more than a year ago on the Upper East Side, bringing with it a unique program that mixes a strong artist roster with a consistently adventurous curatorial project.  For its most recent venture, the gallery has brought together key figures from the canon of 20th century Western art for Words Without Thoughts Never to Heaven Go. Adapting its title from a line in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the exhibition investigates ways artists use text as an allegorical element. Serving as a chronological and thematic starting point to the exhibition is Être ou ne pas être, Picasso’s 1912 painting considered as one of the foremost examples of appropriation of text in modern painting. Declaring “to be or not be” in French with gouache on paper, Picasso not only pays homage to one of the most emblematic texts ever written, but he also questions the mimetic essence of a painting. Can a painting of words serve to depict an image?
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Clearing Gallery Opens Shop Uptown

December 14th, 2017

Clearing Gallery's uptown space, via Art NewsClearing Gallery has opened a new space in New York City, setting up a second location at 43 East 78th Street. “We have private dealers, galleries, and museums around, so it’s a super location,” says gallery owner Olivier Babin. “As much as Bushwick is off the beaten path, this is in the center of everything. I mean, we’re across the street from the Carlyle!”
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American Collectors Rarely Sell Prized Works Once Purchased

December 13th, 2017

Christie's, via NY postA new study finds that few American art collectors sell their works once they have purchased them, the New York Post reports. “Collectors don’t apply the same principles to buying art that they would to a typical investment portfolio of stocks and bonds,” says John Mathews, head of private wealth management and ultra-high net worth at UBS Americas. “It is important, however, to institute management structures to ensure their legacy remains protected, correctly valued and insured.”
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