Posts Tagged ‘donations of artwork’

365 Days of Art: June 2 – Gauguin Painting Sells for 76 Francs

June 2, 2014

June 2, 1894 The Gauguin painting, Forest Interior (Sous-Bois), is bought by one Ambroise Vollard in Paris, for 76 francs; the money goes to benefit the widow of Gauguin’s dealer. After Gauguin went to Tahiti in 1891, he consigned a few paintings to a collector and dealer named Julien-François Tanguy, who died three years later. […]

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365 Days of Art: March 12 – Bequest of Art Collection Sets Foundation for MoMA

March 12, 2014

March 12, 1931 Art collector Lillie Bliss dies and bequeaths her art collection to found the Museum of Modern Art, with one condition: that the fledgling museum is established financially by the end of three years, or it will forfeit the artworks. Exactly three years later, on March 12, 1934, after raising $600,000, MoMA proves […]

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365 Days of Art: February 25 – Paper Reports Donation of Toulouse-Lautrec Collection

February 25, 2014

February 25, 2011 The Globe and Mail (Toronto) reported the donation of a collection of lithographs by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The collection was one of the largest in the world that was privately held, and belonged to a New Yorker by the name of Ross Scott. He’d died two years previously, willing the collection of […]

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Art + Celebrity Gossip = My Favorite Thing

December 23, 2013

Ryan O’Neal won custody of a painting that hung over his bed for almost 20 years. A jury decided that the Andy Warhol portrait of Farrah Fawcett belonged to O’Neal and not the University of Texas. Long story short, Warhol was a friend to O’Neal and Fawcett and painted two slightly different versions of the […]

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Hurricane Sandy: Art and Recovery

November 8, 2012

Governor Cuomo observed this week, “We have a 100-year flood every two years now.” Hurricane Sandy has made the relationship between the natural and built environment painfully clear, it is critical that we build for the future with this knowledge in mind. — Molly Dilworth I’m a believer in the power of art to help, […]

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New Artwork: New Bedford Waterfront

August 11, 2011

Here is the piece which I donated to the fundraiser/auction for the New Bedford Art Museum this year. I have a special place in my heart for the Art Museum (not to mention New Bedford), since I lived a mere three blocks away during grad school. This year’s theme was New Bedford/Southcoast Through the Lens. […]

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Artist Puts Money Where Mouth Is, Donates 10% of Exhibition Proceeds to It Gets Better

August 8, 2011

Artwork created in response to gay bullying raises money for foundation combatting anti-gay teen bullying and suicide (New York, NY) Maura McGurk was so moved to hear of the suicides of several teenagers in Fall 2010, bullied because they were gay, or at least thought to be gay, that she began memorializing her anguish for […]

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July is for Patriotism, and for Giving Back, Says Artist

May 26, 2011

July is shaping up to be a charitable month for Maura McGurk; she will donate 10% of proceeds from her art exhibition about anti-gay bullying to The It Gets Better Project, and donate an original artwork which will be auctioned off in support of the New Bedford Art Museum. It Gets Better will promote McGurk’s […]

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It Gets Better Project to Support Maura McGurk’s Solo Art Exhibition

May 25, 2011

The It Gets Better Project, founded by Dan Savage in response to several teen suicides caused by anti-gay bullying in Fall 2010, will support artist Maura McGurk’s solo art exhibition at the Wauregan Gallery in Norwich, CT during July 2011. The exhibition will feature artworks that take a stand against gay bullying. McGurk began this […]

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Garden Party to Support New Bedford Art Museum

October 2, 2010

The New Bedford Art Museum is pleased to announce the Garden Party On the Bay on Friday evening, July 23, 2010 hosted by Phoebe and Chip Perry at their Marion home. From 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. guests will enjoy live jazz, strolling on the lawn, sailboat gazing, an open bar and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds […]

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Anatomy of an Artwork, Epilogue

July 29, 2010

In case anyone is wondering how the silent auction went, my little bird was bid on, and went to a nice home at the end of the night! The Garden Party was a success and will be remembered for the gale-force winds that didn’t bring the tents down!  A storm was raging, but all was […]

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Anatomy of an Artwork, Part Two

July 23, 2010

So here’s how my little donation for the New Bedford Art Museum evolved: I prepared my wood panel with paint and roughed up the surface a little. Then I broke out the Sculpey–a material I’d never used before (even mixed-media artists can be provincial)…it comes in different colors which I loved, and it doesn’t shrink […]

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Anatomy of an Artwork

July 11, 2010

I’ve been working on a painting which will be a donation for the New Bedford Art Museum, and I’ve enjoyed the project so much that I wanted to share some thoughts on its evolution. This project is in support of the New Bedford Art Museum and their mission (read more about it here) and is […]

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Donations of Artwork for a Good Cause

July 10, 2010

I have a special place in my heart for donations of artwork for a good cause. If you as an artist ever get the chance to support a cause you like in this way, you should jump at the chance. The first time I did this was in 2005, just after Hurricane Katrina devastated New […]

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