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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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Today in History: Guggenheim Museum Opens in NYC 

Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to house the large contemporary art collection of mining tycoon Solomon Guggenheim, the Guggenheim Museum opened its doors to the awestruck public on October 21, 1959. It was itself considered a work of art, resembling in white concrete a sea shell with a long ramp spiraling up from a large rotunda. …

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Visiting the Cooper Hewitt, Part 1 

One morning I arrive at work to find a cartload of framed art pulled from the library's closed stacks for the Brushes with History: Imagination and Innovation in Art Education History conference and exhibit – select pieces from the Dow and Ziegfeld collections loaded up for loan to Macy Gallery. As I compile the inventory, I discover a …

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Electronic Visualization and the Arts 

Just as the TC library took down its data visualization exhibit a few weeks ago, Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science professor Chris Sula was winning best paper for his paper "Quantifying Culture: The Value of Visualization inside (and outside) Libraries, Museums, and the Academy" at the Electronic Visualization and the Arts 2012 …

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Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America’s Holocaust Museum 

Title:  Preserving Memory: The Struggle to Create America's Holocaust Museum Author:  Linenthal, Edward T. Publisher: Columbia University Press Call No.:  D804.175 .W375 2001 From the Publisher: Since its first year in 1993, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has attracted more than 15 million visitors, sometimes at the rate of 10,000 a day, each of whom has …

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