May 23, 1911~ Dedication of The New York Public Library

The New York Public Library Lions by Edward Clark Potter

1911 / Pink Tennessee marble / 72”x144” / The New York Public Library

Birthing the New York Public Library Lions~
http://mentalfloss.com/article/73386/birthing-new-york-public-library-lions

Previous May 23 posts:

Love & War~ May 23

Margaret Wise Brown: Born May 23, 1910

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/23~

May 21, 1972~ Michelangelo’s Pietà in Rome is damaged by a vandal

The Vatican Pietà by Michelangelo Buonarroti

1498–1499 / Carrara marble / 68.5”x76.8”x27.2” / St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome

PIETA RESTORED: British Movietone, 11/06/1972~ https://youtu.be/xwhF6D8k-qY

Previous May 21 posts:

Love & War~ May 21

Norma Bassett Hall, American printmaker: Born May 21, 1889

Fats Waller: Born May 21, 1904

Artist Birthday Quiz for 5/21~

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~

April 23, 1985~ Coca-Cola’s disastrous introduction of “New Coke”

Untitled (Coca-Cola and Grid) by Jasper Johns

1971 / 7-color lithograph with varnish on Arches paper / 38 7/8”x29 3/16”
Edition  of 66 + 12 Artist’s Proofs / Various collections, including National Gallery of Art, D.C.

 => 5 Things You Might Not Know About “New Coke”  <=

Previous April 23 posts:

Spring~ April 23

Lee Miller: Born April 23, 1907

Myron Waldman: Born on April 23, 1908

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/23~

April 21, 1964~ The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair opens

The Unisphere by Gilmore Clarke

1964 / Stainless steel / 140’ tall; 120’ diameter / World’s Fair Grounds, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NYC

The Rocket Thrower by Donald De Lue

1964 / Bronze / 43’ tall / World’s Fair Grounds, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NYC

Previous April 21 posts:

Spring~ April 21

Queen Elizabeth II: Born April 21, 1926

Elizabeth Alexandra Mary: Born April 21, 1926

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/21~

April 4, 1968~ Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated in Memphis, TN

Martin Luther King, Jr. by John Woodrow Wilson

Pictured: 2002 / Etching and aquatint on chine collé / Image: 30 1/2″x27 3/4″ /
Various collections (edition of 50) incl. Minneapolis Institute of Art, MN
1985 / Original (smaller) drawing: pastel on cream Japanese paper / Sheet: 21 15/16”x20 13/16” / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Previous April 4 posts:

Spring~ April 4

William Henry Jackson: Born on April 4, 1843

April 4~

Artist Birthday Quiz for 4/4~