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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Grenade on display at Gettysburg museum destroyed

A Mark II fragmentation grenade used by GIs during World War II. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A World War II-era grenade that had been on display in a museum at the Gettysburg battlefield in central Pennsylvania was recently removed and destroyed, officials said.

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NRA firearms auction at country music museum nixed

Country Music Hall of Fame Museum logo. Public domain image

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – For weeks the National Rifle Association has been publicizing plans to hold a fundraising dinner at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum where it planned to auction off firearms, even as many country music artists have distanced themselves from the gun rights organization.

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Louvre reopens after coronavirus fears

Napoleon courtyard of the Louvre museum at night, with the I.M. Pei-designed pyramid in the forefront. 2010 photo by Benh Lieu Song, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license

PARIS (AP) – This should restore the Mona Lisa’s famous smile: Her Paris home, the Louvre Museum, is open again after management eased workers’ fears about catching the coronavirus.

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Jewish history museum seeks bankruptcy protection

The National Museum of American Jewish History in Center City, Philadelphia was designed by James Polshek and opened Nov. 26, 2010. Image by Beyond My Ken. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International, 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia filed for bankruptcy protection Monday, seeking relief from debt brought by construction efforts.

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Tate displays 200 original Aubrey Beardsley drawings

Illustration for Oscar Wilde’s Salome 1893, The Peacock Skirt. Stephen Calloway. Photo: © Tate

LONDON – Tate Britain’s major new exhibition celebrates the brief but astonishing career of Aubrey Beardsley. Although he died tragically young at the age of just 25, Beardsley’s strange, sinuous black-and-white images have continued to shock and delight for over a century. Bringing together 200 spectacular works, this is the largest display of his original drawings in over 50 years and the first exhibition of his work at Tate since 1923.

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The Whitney to debut public artwork by Jill Mulleady, March 2

Image credit: Jill Mulleady (b. 1980-), ‘We Wither Time into a Coil of Fright,’ 2019. Oil on linen, two panels, left panel: 66 1/8 x 35 3/8 in. (168 x 90 cm); right panel: 66 1/8 x 78 3/4 in. (168 x 200 cm), reproduced as vinyl print on billboard. Collection of the artist

NEW YORK – A work by Jill Mulleady will be the tenth in the ongoing series of public art installations that have been presented since 2015 by the Whitney and High Line Art on the façade of 95 Horatio Street. The 2019 painting, We Wither Time into a Coil of Fright—reproduced as a 17 x 29-foot vinyl print—will go on view on March 2 on the southwest corner of Gansevoort and Washington Streets, located directly across from the Whitney and the High Line.

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Peabody Essex Museum gifted Asian photo collection

Boomoon (Born 1955, Korea), ‘Stargazing at Sokcho #1,’ 2001, dye destruction print. Gift of the Joy of Giving Something Inc. © BOOMOON 2019.45

SALEM, Mass. (AP) – Massachusetts museum has received a gift of more than 1,600 photographic works it says will enhance what is already one of the leading collections of Asian photography in the U.S. and Europe. Read more