specifically for their exhibition at the Dallas Museum of Art. Concentrations 57: Slavs and Tatars, opening July 18 (Late Night Friday) and on view through December 14, 2014, will also include
three additional works of sculpture from their current thematic series, Long Legged Linguistics. This installation is the latest in the Museum’s Concentrations series of project-based solo
exhibitions by international emerging and under-represented artists. Concentrations began in 1981 as part of the DMA’s commitment to showing the work of living artists, while preserving the
excitement of the work. ... more
Slavs and Tatars, founded in 2006, is an art collective whose installations, lecture-performances, sculptures and publications contemplate otherwise little-known affinities, syncretic ideas,
belief systems and rituals among peoples of the Caucasus, Central Asia and Eastern Europe.
2. Association of Art Museum Directors sanctions Delaware Art Museum for sale of work of art
NEW YORK, NY.- The Association of Art Museum Directors released the following statement: The Association of Art Museum Directors is deeply troubled and saddened that the Delaware Art
Museum has deaccessioned and sold a work of art from its collection to pay outstanding debt and build its operating endowment. Art museums collect works of art for the benefit of present
and future generations. Responsible stewardship of a museum’s collection and the conservation, exhibition, and study of these works are the heart of a museum’s commitment to its
community and to the public. It is therefore a fundamental professional principle that works can only be deaccessioned to provide funds to acquire works of art and enhance a museum’s
More Information: http://artdaily.com/news/70895/Association-of-Art-Museum-Directors-sanctions-Delaware-Art-Museum-for-sale-of-work-of-art#.U8A3V1fb4Sk
Arts Council England ruled the sale breached the accredited standards for how museums manage their collections.
The council is now ineligible for a range of arts grants and funding.
Scott Furlong, from the Arts Council, said: "It is always hugely regrettable when we have to exclude a museum from the Accreditation Scheme.
Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, which is set to benefit from the sale of the statue, and the council-run Abington Park Museum have been removed from the Accreditation Scheme with immediate effect and excluded from future participation until at least August 2019.
The scheme sets nationally agreed standards for museums in the UK, demonstrating their commitment to managing collections effectively for the enjoyment and benefit of users. It also has strict criteria for the disposal of cultural objects.Sekhemka was gifted to Northampton's museums by the 4th Marquis of Northampton in 1880...more
4. ABOUT.COM An exciting line-up of of museum exhibits and installations is on tap for 2014. Must-see exhibits will be on display not just in our museum capitals of New York, Chicago, DC, etc., but also in St. Petersburg (FL), Milwaukee, Richmond, and Charlotte. Adding to the variety of destinations is the wide range of subject matter, from post-war art to nature photography to a living exhibit of octopi.
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