Art historian Sister Wendy Beckett has died. She was 88
LONDON (AP) — Sister Wendy Beckett, an art historian and critic who rose to prominence on TV late in life, has died. She was 88.
The Carmelite Monastery of Quidenham said Beckett died at the monastery Wednesday afternoon.
She was a sister of the Catholic Church who became prominent in the 1990s presenting BBC shows about art history.
Her work included a series of well received documentaries including "Sister Wendy's Odyssey" and "Sister Wendy's Grand Tour."
U. of Illinois at Chicago professor bequeaths school $1M
CHICAGO (AP) — A popular art history professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago who died last year has left $1 million to the school where he taught for three decades.
UIC says in a news release that with the money bequeathed by Ross Edman to the school will establish a merit-based award for graduate-level art history students — allowing the school to recruit the "brightest and most qualified applicants to the program."
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MINERAL, Va. (AP) — An art history buff believes he's identified a centuries-old print of a famous painting in a small Virginia church.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Saturday that the print is at the Gilboa Christian Church in Mineral, Virginia. The mid-19th Century building is about an hour from Richmond.
Britany Salsbury joins Cleveland Museum of Art as associate prints and drawings curator
Britany Salsbury joins Cleveland Museum of Art as associate prints and drawings curator
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Britany Salsbury, a curator at the Milwaukee Art Museum took her first art history class in Cleveland, is returning to become the Cleveland Museum of Art's new associate curator of prints and drawings, the museum announced Friday.
JoBeth Cox wants more people to know about, visit and support the Elkhorn Valley Museum.
She wants them to marvel at the galleries, do research in the library, watch the birds from the bird library, laugh along with Johnny Carson and get a feel for pioneer life by visiting in the Dederman Cabin.
“I’d love to have new people become aware of it all,” she said.
$2M gift funds student endowment at U of Nebraska-Lincoln
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A $2 million gift from the estate of a former art student and football player has allowed the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to create an endowment fund.
The university said Monday that the fund will be named the Myers B. Cather Art Fund. Myers Cather was a distant relative of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather, who also attended the university. Myers "Bud" Cather died in 2013 and his second wife died in 2017.
GREENWICH — The Board of Education has approved four new Greenwich High School courses that will debut next school year.
School board members on Thursday gave the go-ahead to an AP art history course, a college algebra and trigonometry course and two history electives, Civil War and Reconstruction and ancient civilizations. These courses were proposed and designed by Greenwich Public Schools administrators and teachers.
Cleveland’s art museum out to add visitors, acquire more art
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Museum of Art has some lofty goals.
The museum is releasing a plan for the next decade that includes increasing attendance, expanding its endowment and acquiring $1 billion worth of art through purchases and gifts.
The museum also wants to begin working on creating a new art history institute.
GREENWICH — As a child, Cricket Lockhart visited her grandparents every weekend. Their home was nestled just two blocks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and while her mom chatted, her dad would whisk her away for an afternoon immersed in painting and sculpture. They would always go to the Temple of Dendur first, she remembered, and then wander the galleries as he spewed historical knowledge to compliment the scene.
STORRS — University of Connecticut art historians will discuss controversies over monuments and memorials from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, in the Dodd Research Center, 405 Babbidge Road, Storrs.
The program comes after a deadly Charlottesville clash that included protests over a Robert E. Lee statue.
Art historian Karen McWhorter will present an overview of Laura Wilson’s photography at the next meeting of the Pahaska Corral of Westerners.
The meeting occurs on May 22 at the Governors Room at the Irma Hotel in Cody, Wyoming, beginning with a no-host dinner starting at 6 p.m. and followed by the presentation around 7 p.m. Both the dinner and the presentation are open to the public. Guests are also welcome to attend only the presentation.
GREENWICH — A Yale expert in art history will discuss the urban landscape of the 20th century as part of a joint program of Greenwich Library and Yale Alumni Association set for Sunday.
Craig Buckley will speak at 4:30 p.m. inside the library’s Cole Auditorium about the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright and other architects on city planning in America and Europe.
Hanover College's annual celebration of students in the arts begins at 7:30 p.m. today at the Lynn Center for Fine Arts' Fitzgibbon Recital Hall. "The President Honors the Arts" program is a free event that is open to the public. Students in music, art history, art and design, creative writing and theatre will all perform or have work on display during the evening event. College president Lake Lambert, now hosting his second event, will provide opening and closing remarks. The night will...
Longtime Kansas professor’s estate donates $1.1 million
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The estate of a longtime University of Kansas art history professor has donated another $1.1 million to the university.
The gift announced Thursday brings the total donations from Marilyn Stokstad's estate to the university to more than $2.3 million.
Stokstad was a professor of art history, author and former museum director. She died in March 2016 at age 87.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The estate of a former University of Kansas faculty member has donated $1.1 million to the school's Spencer Museum of Art.
Distinguished professor emerita of art history Marilyn Stokstad died last year. The latest gift brings her total donations to the university to more than $2.3 million.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little says Stokstad's gifts continue to make the university a leader in the art and art history fields.
Why stained glass works in sacred and secular spaces
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Stained glass windows are both permanent and ever-changing. They can't be easily moved from their frame or rearranged, but shifting sunbeams affect what each new admirer sees.
"Stained glass brings light and color and story into a building at the same time," said Virginia Chieffo Raguin, an art history professor at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. "No other medium does that."
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Experts disagree on authenticity of new Van Gogh sketches
PARIS (AP) — Art experts are disagreeing as to whether a book of previously unpublished drawings reported to be by Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh is authentic or fake.
The book, "The Lost Arles Sketchbook," collated by eminent Canadian art historian Bogomila Welsh-Ovcharov, is being published internationally after reportedly being found in the southern French city of Arles near a hotel where Van Gogh used to stay.
GREENWICH — The Jewish Community Center of Greenwich is hosting a three-part “Painted Ladies Series” on the role of the Jewish woman in art.
The first lecture, “The Jewess in Art from Medieval Times to Today,” will be held at 10 a.m. on Sept. 15 at JCC Greenwich.
The series will be led by Beth Gersh-Nesic, director of the New York Arts Exchange and an art history professor at the State University of New York at Purchase.
Minnesota Marine Art Museum in Winona to host Art History-isms talk July 21
The Minnesota Marine Art Museum is hosting a talk by Executive Director Nicole Chamberlain-Dupree from 6 to 7 p.m.Thursday, July 21 on Art History-isms.
Art history is full of movements, many of which end in -ism: Neo-Classicism, Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, and so on. This talk will briefly introduce a handful of "-isms" and show where they fall on the timeline of art history, introduce a few artists of the movement and talk about some identifying...