The Swimming Pool that Turned into a Museum
In the last few years of the twentieth century the Mayor of Lille in northern France had a quandary. The old swimming pool in the small town of Roubaix had been closed in 1985 due to safety problems.
So, why not simply knock the old building down? What was the problem?
The swimming pool just happened to be a stunningly beautiful example of Art Deco architecture. Time for a peculiarly French solution.
Francesco Clemente, Skin, 1996. Oil on linen, 121.9 x 152.4 cm. Clemente, October 8, 1999–January 12, 2000, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Private collection. © 2010 Francesco Clemente
Every Painting in the MoMA on 10 April 2010
Maira Kalman, Self-Portrait (with Pete). AP Photo/The Jewish Museum.
Unknown subject - Australian National Museum
Cornish Headlands, 1898, Abbott Handerson Thayer
Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1849Died: Monadnock, New Hampshire 1921oil on canvas 30 1/8 x 40 1/8 in. (76.5 x 101.8 cm.)Smithsonian American Art MuseumGift of John Gellatly1929.6.115Smithsonian American Art Museum
2nd Floor, East Wing
World’s first Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum opens in Long Beach
Long Beach City College alumnus Iuogafa Salima was 10 years old and on a church malaga– a ceremonial visit taken according to Samoan custom– to the small island of Savai’i in what was then Western Samoa, when she discovered her passion for anthropology. That realization occurred in 1996, and Nafa, as she is affectionately known by family and friends, has been intrigued by stories of her Polynesian ancestors and their rich history ever since. …
Dale ChihulyUnited States, b. 1941
Violet Persian Set with Red Lip Wraps Glass
76.3 x 66 x 63.5 cm.
Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund, 1992.0002