Boca Raton Museum of Art announces reopening

Boca Raton Museum of Art in Boca Raton, Florida

BOCA RATON, Fla. – The Boca Raton Museum of Art (BRMA) will reopen to the public on Wednesday, June 3. The new public hours are 11:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Wednesday  through Sunday), with new Member Mornings held Thursday through Saturday starting at 10 am. Additionally, the museum is offering free admission to all guests through September of this year, as a way of giving back to the community.  The reopening plan has been developed in accordance with guidelines from the State of Florida, Palm Beach County, and the City of Boca Raton, and are subject to change, should there be unforeseen issues in the future.

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National WWI Museum and Memorial to reopen June 1 

View of the National WWI Museum and Memorial in Kansas City. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National WWI Museum and Memorial will reopen to its members on Monday, June 1, and to the general public on Tuesday, June 2.

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Night view of the 16th-century Galleria degli Uffizi in the historic center of Florence, Italy. May 25, 2006 photo by Chris Wee, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Uffizi, accustomed to taming crowds, looks to outbreak’s end

Night view of the 16th-century Galleria degli Uffizi in the historic center of Florence, Italy. May 25, 2006 photo by Chris Wee, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

Night view of the 16th-century Galleria degli Uffizi in the historic center of Florence, Italy. May 25, 2006 photo by Chris Wee, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license.

ROME (AP) – The director of Italy’s Uffizi Galleries expects a boom in visitors after coronavirus restrictions end, judging by what happened after previous emergencies closed down one of the world’s most popular museums.

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Donation will expand, rename university art museum

Linda and Dan Zillman at the ribbon cutting of the museum’s expansion. Image courtesy of Zillman Art Museum

ORONO, Maine (AP) – Two longtime Maine residents have donated more than $1 million to the University of Maine to help grow its art museum.

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Indianapolis contemporary arts nonprofit folds amid pandemic

Downtown Indianapolis skyline. Image by Indy16, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – An Indianapolis nonprofit dedicated to boosting contemporary arts has folded after nearly two decades, citing the coronavirus pandemic as the final straw for the group.

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Tate launches new video tours of major exhibitions

Installation view of ‘Andy Warhol’ at Tate Modern featuring Andy Warhol’s Elvis I and II 1963; 1964. Collection Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto. Gift from the Women’s Committee Fund, 1966 © 2020 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London. Photo by Tate Photography: Andrew Dunkley

LONDON – Tate today announces the release of two new films offering audiences the chance to step inside the gallery’s latest exhibitions and explore remarkable works of art from the comfort of their own home.
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Metropolitan Museum of Art launches new online programming

Artist Conrad Richter at work. Image credit: Courtesy Kino Lorber

NEW YORK – The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today a lineup of newly developed content to complement its existing selection of online materials, offering audiences at home the opportunity to engage with the museum while it is temporarily closed. #MetAnywhere already features videos, 360-degree tours, publications and educational resources, as well as popular activities like #MetSketch on the museum’s social media channels.

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Tate programs encourage creativity at home

Tate encourages creativity at home with activities, quizzes, films and more. Tate image

LONDON – From visiting artists in their studios, listening to Tate’s podcast series or watching “How To” videos to follow in the footsteps of some of the nation’s favorite artists, Tate is offering a wealth of activities, games and resources both on and offline to help keep people feeling creative at home.

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Metropolitan Museum launches #CongressSaveCulture campaign

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Image copyright The Met

NEW YORK – The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced today #CongressSaveCulture, a campaign to support broader efforts advocating for financial relief for non-profit arts organizations to be included in the nearly $2 trillion stimulus package currently being debated in Congress. Specifically, The Met is calling on the federal government to include at least $4 billion in government support for financially at-risk non-profit arts organizations and the implementation of a universal charitable tax deduction to incentivize giving to these institutions. The current relief package is expected to include funding for many industries impacted by COVID-19, including casinos, airlines, and more.

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Illinois exhibit marks anniversary of women’s vote

The movement to entitle women the right to vote began in the United States in the mid-19th century but did not culminate until Aug. 18, 1920, when the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified. Buttons like these from 1915 helped sway public opinion. Image courtesy of Hake’s and LiveAuctioneers

MATTOON, Ill. (AP) – The time span of the effort to secure voting rights for women goes far past the 100 years since it became the law in our country.

That’s the compelling story Carolyn Cloyd said she thinks people should know as the United States sees the 100th anniversary of Constitutional amendment that made it possible.

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