Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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    particularly remembers are the gas masks he had to wear as a child and he hated them. They made ones shaped like mickey mouse, making it look childlike and cute which really upset Scarfe. He used this memory to create the Frightened Ones in the wall. He gave these creatures gas masked heads and it ties into this whole scene during the film that is supposed to resemble a bomb being dropped. It is a really powerful illustration; you can really feel all of Scarfes’ work. Today, Scarfe has many works up in galleries and still continues to do what he loves. He is still drawing satirical pieces and recently did a set of drawing called “The Thatcher Drawings” that show Gerald Scarfes’ satirical depiction of Margret Thatcher. It is touring from the Bowes Museum in England. He also recently had a bar named after him and that bar displays his work. The atmosphere of a drawing room is what the inspiration was when making this bar. It is a very successful bar and shows some of Gerald Scarfes’ best work.…

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    Before the mid-twentieth century, museums in Europe and the United States were generally planned in variations of the neo classical style. But, the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao moved the heading of gallery outlines, which gave an extensive show venue to twentieth century and contemporary art, designed by the famous architect Frank Gehry, Architecture is important nowadays to the public, because it offers a physical surrounding environment in where we live in. Moreover, architecture is not only…

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    The museum was inaugurated on October 18, 1997, by former King Juan Carlos I of Spain. Built alongside the Nervion River, which runs through the city of Bilbao to the Cantabrian Sea, it is one of several museums belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and features permanent and visiting exhibits of works by Spanish and international artists. One of the most admired works of contemporary architecture, the building has been hailed as a "signal moment in the architectural culture",…

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    Dale Chihuly

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    ground in order to take it all in. In the year of 2002, Chihuly set up a series of installations in the Museum of Glass: International Center for Contemporary Art in Tacoma, Washington. His work varied from a bridge, wall, towers, and a pavilion. The Bridge of Glass was a 500 foot-long pedestrian overpass that linked the Museum of Glass to downtown, Tacoma. Dale Chihuly collaborated with architect Arthur Andersson in order to complete this large project. Various solutions had to be made in…

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    Kohler Arts Center

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    In hearing wonderful comments about the Kohler Arts Center’s support for the Arts, is why I choose this place to visit for my field investigation. The history of the Kohler Arts center starts with the Sheboygan Arts Foundation, which was created in 1959 with Mrs. Walter J Kohler as its first board member. In 1966, the Kohler family homestead was gifted to the Sheboygan Arts Foundation. With this homestead as a starting point and a large expansion, the center was established in 1967. This…

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    whole range of sizes of the cultural institutions had commissioned stone structures (recognized by pedimented fronts, long colonnades, and rotundas). The galleries of art were arranged into their own individual rows with decorations that matched the artworks presented. The most regarded among the projects was the 1997 branch in Bilbao, Spain. It had a huge venue for all of the 20th century and contemporary art, but shifted the as the direction of museum design did. Frank Gehry had handfuls of…

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    director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. (Oster287) 2. Give a brief overview? A brief overview is in 1988, four tasks demanded Thomas Kren's immediate attention. (Oster287) The first of the ambitious and controversial is the expansion program that began in 1982 by his predecessor would not be completed until the summer of1991. (Oster287) These Financial Resources of the museum were a portion of the museum’s permanent collection. (Oster287) The Post-World War the Second was the…

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    Claes Thure Oldenburg

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    Sweden. Son of Gösta Oldenburg and Sigrid Elisabeth; due to his father being a member of the Swedish foreign service, Claes and his family moved quite often. Brother of Richard Oldenburg a well-known art historian whom of which was director of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, between 1972 and 1993. From 1930 to 1933 the Oldenburgs moved to and lived in New York, then from 1933 to 1936 they lived in Oslo, then Norway. Oldenburg had attended the Latin School of Chicago, where he graduated and…

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    A piece well known for its attempted theft, Picasso’s Woman Ironing, provides a great example of the work conservators must contribute to a piece after a theft or even an unsuccessful theft occurs. The burden that art thieves place in the hands of conservators, art historians, and art enthusiasts alike was and continues to be a factor of art that stunts the potential of enjoyment. In order to prevent these crimes, a look into the thieves motives and an understanding of art theft history proves…

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    Vassily Kandinsky was a Russian painter, writer, teacher, art theorist and the father of abstract art. Being a trained musician, he used music in his approach to color which he made sing from the canvas. A major turning point in his style of art came after he viewed Claude Monet’s “Haystack at Giverny” at a Moscow exhibition. Over the years he perfected his style of abstract art. He inspired other artists, wrote books on his theories, worked with museums, and ballet’s, experienced his work…

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