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Closing of University of New Hampshire’s Museum of Art ‘leaves giant hole for community’

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The closing of the University of New Hampshire’s Museum of Art is being felt well beyond the institution.

The museum was shuttered during the latest UNH budget cuts that mandated a $14 million reduction for the 2024 fiscal year. The university cites multiple financial strains in explaining the cuts, including reduced enrollment, which to date has translated into 75 jobs eliminated, consolidation of some offices and a loss of programs and activities. 

The museum is just one of the casualties. Closed for scheduled upgrades during the determination period, it simply won’t reopen. 

Read more: https://www.seacoastonline.com/story/news/2024/01/23/univefrsity-of-new-hampshire-museum-of-art-closes/72313414007/

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New Currier Museum CEO wants to connect the Granite State through art

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A new leader is taking over at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester.

Jordana Pomeroy will step in as the museum’s director and CEO on Sept 1. The Currier has been operating with an interim director, Karen Graham, as its former director Alan Chong stepped down last April after nearly seven years in the position.

Pomeroy has spent more than three decades in the museum world, including running the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum at the Florida International University in Miami. She also spent time as the senior curator at National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington. She said that experience made her interested in featuring the voices and reputations of women and other marginalized groups that other people have spoken for throughout centuries.

Read more: https://www.nhpr.org/arts-culture/2024-05-21/new-currier-museum-ceo-wants-to-connect-the-granite-state-through-art

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Famous landscape painting coming to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

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One of Britain’s most popular paintings is going on display at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery.

‘The Hay Wain’ by John Constable is a landscape oil painting of rural, Victorian England. The masterpiece will feature as the centre piece of an exhibition called National Treasures: Constable in Bristol, ‘Truth to Nature’, running from 10 May to 1 September. The painting is coming from the National Gallery to mark 200 years since the iconic gallery was founded.

Read More:https://planetradio.co.uk/hits-radio/bristol/news/hay-wain-bristol-museum-art-gallery/

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The Met Guide: How NYC’s Metropolitan Museum Of Art Redefines Grandeur & Inspiration

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Whether it is the annual MET Gala organised by fashion stalwart Anna Wintour, the museum’s cameos in acclaimed TV shows (Project Runway, 2004 and Gossip Girl, 2007-2012), or the fact that it’s the holy grail for students of art and history, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has seamlessly percolated bucket-lists of individuals from all walks of life. And even if you’ve only just heard about it, we’re here to convince you why the expansive Metropolitan Museum deserves to be on your New York itinerary.

From prolific works by the French Impressionists to the well-represented European sculptures, here’s everything you need to know about the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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