Arts and Humanities

Arts and Humanities
1:00 pm
Tue April 24, 2012

Fund for the Arts Names Smith President, CEO

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The Fund for the Arts board of directors announced today their unanimous decision to approve Barbara Sexton Smith as president and CEO of the organization. The decision follows a year-long search to replace former president Allan Cowen.

In a statement, board president David Calzi said the board was committed to finding the best candidate during their year-long search.

“Over the last twelve months it became increasingly clear that the right candidate was already leading the charge,” he said.

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Patrick Dougherty Creates Art for Bernheim Forest
6:00 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Sculptor Prefers Sticks to Stone

 

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest visiting artist Patrick Dougherty will unveil the large willow sculpture he created on the Bernheim grounds this week.

Dougherty has created more than 200 large-scale sculptures all over the world, from a piece for the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to a Shinto temple in Japan. His raw materials are indigenous tree saplings and branches, like the locally-sourced willow, maple and gum branches that make up this sculpture, but Dougherty just calls them “sticks.”

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Arts and Humanities
6:00 am
Mon April 23, 2012

New Speed Museum Exhibit Previews Expansion

 

A new exhibit is open at the Speed Art Museum. Three interrelated installations form “Inside|Out,” a preview of sorts of the museum’s planned expansion.

The exhibit demonstrates how nature and art will connect after the Speed’s three-year, $50 million renovation and construction project, which will include 9,000 square feet of new gallery space for contemporary art, is completed.

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