Archive for May, 2014

Molesworth named curator of Los Angeles museum

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles has appointed Helen Molesworth as its new chief curator.

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San Francisco offers waterfront site to George Lucas for museum

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee leaves after a news conference at San Francisco International AirportSan Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has offered George Lucas 2.3 acres of waterfront real estate in hopes that the director will locate a proposed arts and culture museum in the city, a spokeswoman for the mayor’s office said on Friday. The proposal, which was sent to Lucas on Thursday, heats up a competition between Chicago and San Francisco for Lucas’s planned art museum, where he will house his personal collection. "This is the most iconic site we could offer up,” said Christine Falvey, a spokeswoman for the mayor’s office. “It's right on our waterfront and right by our Bay Bridge and AT&T park." The planned museum will feature Lucas's collection of fine art from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries as well as children's art and digital animation he has collected, David Perry, a spokesman for the project, said.

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New photography gallery in Langley shoots for accessible art

Displayed in the space formerly occupied by Wayward Son, next to Whidbey Island Bank, is the work of Christopher Evans.

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Fred Maroon’s Fashion Photography in the Most Unlikely Places

Fred J. Maroon , a longtime D.C.-based photographer, is getting a new retrospective at a gallery in his beloved Georgetown, more than a dozen years after his death.

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New York’s 9/11 Museum pulls controversial item from gift shop

An image of one of the original World Trade Center Towers is displayed in the window of the 9/11 Memorial Museum pavilion during the dedication ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial Museum in New YorkThe National September 11 Memorial Museum gift shop has pulled an item that provoked cries of protest for its insensitivity: a U.S. shaped ceramic cheese platter marking the three spots where the hijacked airplanes went down, it said on Thursday. "The commemorative tray that is meant for display, not serving, has been removed," a spokesperson for the museum said in an email.

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