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Today in History: Getty Museum Receives Largest Endowment 

On February 28th, 1982 the J. Paul Getty Museum received the largest endowment in the history of funding for the arts -- a whopping $1.2 billion from the late Minneapolis-born billionaire, Jean Paul Getty (1892-1976), who made his fortune in oil and art. His wealth was fiercely contested by family and ex-family members -- allowing it to …

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Learning Spaces 

Imagine a box, velvet black, Low-key lighting like beams from a lighthouse cast. Open space, no seats, silence. Just a big black box Waiting for actors, dancers, musicians. It’s a space that will be. Meaning will they make, Like blank page to written word. They perform, imprint our souls, move on. My knowledge of transitional …

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The Twenty-first Annual Parsons/Cooper-Hewitt Graduate Student Symposium on the Decorative Arts and Design 

April 13 & 14, 2012 Parsons the New School for Design Anna Maria and Stephen Kellen Auditorium 2 West 13th Street, New York, NY Friday, April 13 5:30 p.m. "Consumed by the Past" The Catherine Hoover Voorsanger Keynote Address Dr. Thomas Denenberg, Director, The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne, Vermont Reception to follow. Saturday, April 14 Session I. …

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