National Arts and Humanities Month~ October 10

Etta Cone and Claribel Cone

 

The profits from the family’s textile business provided the sisters with a lifelong allowance that insured their financial independence and funded their many purchases. In Paris, the Cone sisters met Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse and began to collect their works when modern art was still not widely known, let alone appreciated. The sisters’ adventurous spirit in collecting over the next forty years resulted in the formation of one of the most important collections of modern art in America. Eventually, the women gave about 3,000 works of art to the [Baltimore Museum of Art], where they may be seen today. They also donated 242 artworks to the Weatherspoon.
~Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

1941 / Front room, Claribel Cone’s apartment / Marlborough Apartments, Baltimore, MD

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November 7, 1929~ First exhibition at Museum of Modern Art, NYC

Postman Joseph Roulin by Vincent van Gogh

1888 / 32”x25 3/4” / Oil on canvas / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

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Cezanne, Gauguin, Seurat, van Gogh: November 7–December 7, 1929, MoMA~
https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/1767?locale=en

Catalog (opens pdf file in browser)~ or right-click to download~
https://www.moma.org/documents/moma_catalogue_1767_300061826.pdf

“The Museum of Modern Art, Then and Now”~ https://time.com/3559798/moma-history/

 

Previous November 7 posts:

November 7~ Artists at their Easels

Artist Birthday Quiz for 11/7~

October 25, 2016~ Museo del Prado opens its first solo exhibition of a female artist

Still Life with Flowers, a Silver-gilt Goblet, Dried Fruit, Sweetmeats,
Bread sticks, Wine and a Pewter Pitcher  by Clara Peeters

1611 / Oil on panel / 20 2/5”x28 3/4” / Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Spain

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Previous October 25 posts:

Autumn~ October 25

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/25~

October 21, 1959~ The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum opens

Solomon R. Guggenheim by Hilla Rebay

1928 / Oil on canvas / 60”x40” / Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, NYC

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The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Timeline~
https://www.guggenheim.org/the-frank-lloyd-wright-building/timeline
About Frank Lloyd Wright~ https://franklloydwright.org/frank-lloyd-wright/

Previous October 21 posts:

Autumn~ October 21

Mary Blair: Born October 21, 1911

Artist Birthday Quiz for 10/21~

August 10, 1793~ Musée du Louvre opens in Paris

October, from Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry
by the Limbourg Brothers

c.1412-1416 / Illuminated manuscript on vellum parchment / 8 4/5”x5 1/3”
Musée Condé, Chantilly, France /The first Louvre castle is in the background

First royal “Castle of the Louvre” commissioned by Philip II of France
1190 / Fortress against Viking attacks / Torn down early 16th century

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Previous August 10 posts:

Self Portraits~August 10

August 10: the anniversary for two famous museums

Artist Birthday Quiz for 8/10~

May 4, 2001~ Milwaukee Art Museum’s Quadracci Pavilion opens

Burke Brise Soleil, Quadracci Pavilion by Santiago Calatrava

2001 / 72 steel fins / 217-foot wingspan / Milwaukee Art Museum

Santiago Calatrava’s artwork~
https://calatrava.com/art.html?all=yes
Link to 360 panoramic views of Milwaukee Art Museum~
http://rackphoto.com/pp/2011/02/16/mam-milwaukee-art-museum/

Previous May 4 posts:

Love & War~ May 4

“May 4, 1904: U.S. Dives Into Panama Canal”

Keith Haring: May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990

May 4, 1970~ Tragedy at Kent State

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/4~

March 21 1859~ National Gallery of Scotland opens in Edinburgh

Seine Boat by Joan Eardley

c.1960 / Oil on canvas / 24 1/4”x20” / National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh

Previous March 21 posts:

March 21~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Modest Mussorgsky: Born March 21, 1839

Al Williamson: Born March 21, 1931

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/21~

 

March 18, 1990~ Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Theft

Chez Tortoni by Édouard Manet

c.1875 / Oil on canvas / 10 1/4”x13 3/8” / Stolen from Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Previous March 18 posts:

March 18~ Women’s History Month in visual arts

Adam Elsheimer: Born March 18, 1578

Joseph Csaky: Born March 18, 1888

March 18, 1965: First Man to Walk in Space

Artist Birthday Quiz for 3/18~