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domingo, 21 de setembro de 2014

Paraty Eco Festival será em Outubro

O Paraty Eco Festival chega a sua quarta edição reunindo designers, artesãos e comunidades tradicionais como quilombolas, indígenas e caiçaras e público em geral em atividades que apresentem e valorizem as técnicas artesanais das populações tradicionais de Paraty.

O evento promove a troca conhecimentos relacionados ao uso sustentável de materiais em vários setores da economia criativa como moda, design, artesanato, artes visuais, teatro, etc.

A direção artística é do designer Renato Imbroisi e, entre os palestrantes, estão Ronaldo Fraga, Chiara Gadaleta, Roberto Meireles (Instituto Rio Moda) entre outros.

O Paraty Eco Festival acontece de 16 a 19/10/2014 das 15h as 22h.
Estrada Paraty- Cunha km 4,5 – Rio de Janeiro

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Museu Histórico ganha certificado de excelência 2014

O Museu Histórico e Artístico do Maranhão é um dos vencedores do Prêmio TripAdvisor por Excelência 2014, concedido pelo TripAdvisor for Business, no setor de hospitalidade.

O prêmio de prestígio é dado a instituições a partir de informações de feedbacks dos viajantes do TriAdvisor, baseado nas boas avaliações e opiniões que recebeu no ano de 2013, a partir de pontuações. O Certificado de Excelência 2014 está exposto no Museu Histórico e Artístico do Maranhão, na Rua Sol, 203 - Centro para que seja visto pelos visitantes.

O certificado de Excelência 2014 sai anualmente e o Museu Histórico do Maranhão recebe pelo segundo ano consecutivo a premiação.

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Publicado Por: Igor Leonardo

Shigeru Ban vence concurso para projetar o Museu de Belas Artes em Tainan

O mais recente laureado do Prêmio Pritzker, Shigeru Ban, venceu um concurso internacional para projetar o futuro Museu de Belas Artes de Tainan. Com uma agenda que promoverá as artes, cultura e turismo na capital cultural de Taiwan, o museu fomentará a pesquisa no campo das artes, literatura e história, e, ao mesmo tempo, contará com espaços de exposição para talentos locais.

Volumes em cascata contendo um auditório, salas de aula e galerias de exposição serão cobertos por uma cobertura pentagonal e contarão com exuberantes terraços jardins. Um parque da escultura e uma área pública recreacional permitirão que o conteúdo interno do museu se espalhe, ativando a cidade.

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Philadelphia Museum of Art: Handbook of the Collections

Howard Roberts, like his fellow Philadelphian Thomas Eakins, was among the first of two generations of Americans who flocked to Paris to study art. Although both he and Eakins mastered the French academic style of portraying the human figure, Roberts remained more closely tied to contemporary French art and, unlike Eakins, returned to Paris to work on major projects such as La Première Pose. When it was shown at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876, this sculpture was acclaimed as an unequaled tour de force of American sculpture for the subtlety and realism of its modeling, a match in technique for any French work. Its subject, a young model overcome with shyness at posing nude for the first time, was considered, if anything, "too French" in conception. Critics claimed that it was a deliberately scandalous excuse to portray the female nude with sensual realism. Its defenders, however, argued that it was a chaste and sympathetic characterization of the model's predicament. In any case, La Première Pose brought a new sophistication of subject and technique to American sculpture. Darrel Sewell, from Philadelphia Museum of Art: Handbook of the Collections (1995), p. 286.

    La Première Pose
    Howard Roberts, American, 1843 - 1900
    Made in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
    Height: 51 1/4 inches (130.2 cm)Curatorial Department:
    American ArtObject Location:* Gallery 111, American Art, first floor
    Accession Number:
    1929-134-1Credit Line:
    Gift of Mrs. Howard Roberts, 1929

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    This sculpture’s sensual portrayal of a young model posing nude for the first time offended many visitors at Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exhibition. Its defenders, however, praised the marble’s subtle realism, declaring it equal to the best European work of the time. Like many American artists, Roberts studied in Paris, where nude subjects were more common.
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* Works in the collection are moved off view for many different reasons. Although gallery locations on the website are updated regularly, there is no guarantee that this object will be on display on the day of your visit.

33 Museums and Cultural Institutions Offer Benefits to New NYC ID Holders

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces New York’s municipal ID program (still via NYC Mayor’s Office/Youtube)

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced yesterday that holders of New York City’s newly-launched municipal identity card will be granted a year’s worth of privileges at 33 participating cultural institutions, including some of the city’s premier museums. The benefits program, which was first floated as a possibility by cultural affairs commissioner Tom Finkelpearl in July, will launch with the card itself in January 2015. According to a document detailing the benefits offered by each institution posted online by the mayor’s office, the perks extended to cardholders have an aggregate value of $2,100.

The cards are meant to provide undocumented New Yorkers with a form of government-issued identification, and the supplementary access to cultural institutions “opens the door for hundreds of thousands of more New Yorkers to our City’s premier assets in culture, science and entertainment,” de Blasio said. Participating institutions come from the city’s Cultural Institutions Group (CIG) comprising non-profit private organizations operating on City-owned property, and range from the American Natural History Museum to the Bronx Zoo and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

But in some participating institutions with pay-as-you-will policies, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the offer of free admission might seem less valuable — though in the case of the Met the offering to cardholders also includes a discount on audio guides and “special offers on select ticketed programs.” Regardless of perceived value, adoption of the card by a broader cross-section of New York City residents is necessary to the program’s success, as Tom Finkelpearl recently told Artnet News’s Ben Sutton: “[T]his is really so that you’re going to want to go out and get the ID card. The card doesn’t work if it’s just a card for undocumented residents. The municipal ID is good for all New Yorkers … ”

The 33 participating institutions are below:

1. Bronx County Historical Society
2. Bronx Museum of the Arts
3. New York Botanical Garden
4. Wave Hill
5. Wildlife Conservation Society (includes Bronx Zoo, New York Aquarium, Central Park Zoo, Queens Zoo, and Prospect Park Zoo)
6. Brooklyn Academy of Music
7. Brooklyn Botanic Garden
8. Brooklyn Children’s Museum
9. Brooklyn Museum
10. American Museum of Natural History
11. Carnegie Hall
12. New York City Ballet
13. El Museo del Barrio
14. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.
15. Metropolitan Museum of Art
16. Museum of Jewish Heritage
17. Museum of the City of New York
18. New York City Center
19. Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival
20. Studio Museum in Harlem
21. Flushing Town Hall
22. Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
23. Museum of the Moving Image
24. New York Hall of Science
25. MoMA PS1
26. Queens Botanical Garden
27. Queens Museum
28. Queens Theatre
Staten Island
29. Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
30. Staten Island Children’s Museum
31. Staten Island Historical Society
32. Staten Island Museum
33. Staten Island Zoological Society

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Sculpture of Eleanor Rigby Made of £1 Million in Bank Notes Unveiled in Liverpool

An artist in Liverpool has created a statue inspired by the title character in the Beatles' 1966 song "Eleanor Rigby," crafted of £1 million pounds in old bank notes. As the Liverpool Echo reports, the sculpture has gone up on display at the Museum of Liverpool in the Beatles' hometown.

Roger Viollet/Roger Viollet Collection
The Beatles in 1966

The artist, Leonard Brown, said that life-sized statue is intended to highlight the relationship between wealth and poverty. "The sculpture serves to show people that money isn’t the only way to make you happy, or indeed 'buy you love' and we should all be thankful for what we have," he said. "There are people in every town and city like Eleanor Rigby who live a lonely life, and whose only worldly goods are kept in the bags that they carry."

The used £5, £10 and £20 notes that make up the sculpture were supplied by the Bank of England in the form of shredded pellets, some of which fill the chest cavity, and some of which were further broken down and molded over the figure's steel frame.

Although Brown has added a new twist to the imagery by using the shredded bank notes, his is not the first sculptor to give material form to the Beatles' creation. In 1982, British entertainer Tommy Steele designed and erected a bronze statue of Rigby sitting on a stone bench on Stanley Street in Liverpool, dedicated to "all the lonely people." Brown's new sculpture will be on display at the Museum of Liverpool until January 2015.