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Noted curator, scholar Olivier Meslay ascends to Clark Art Director

The Board of Trustees of the Clark Art Institute has selected Olivier Meslay to serve as its Dena and Felda Hardymon Director. Meslay, an accomplished museum professional and noted scholar, will become the Clark’s fifth director when he assumes his new role on August 22. 1,005 more words

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Musée du Louvre

The Louvre or the Louvre Museum is the world’s largest museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city, it is located on the Right Bank of the Seine in the 1st arrondissement (ward). 319 more words

The Picture

JR – Artist, Illusionist or Both?

Where did it go?!

The iconic Louvre glass pyramid designed by I.M Pei, has taken centre stage in the museum’s courtyard since 1989. Whether or not you’ve had the chance to visit the structure it is very difficult for anyone to imagine the Louvre without it. 569 more words

Night at the Museum

On Saturday May 21st, more than 3,000 museums will participate in the annual European Museum Night event. Every year since 2005, museums throughout Europe have opened their galleries from sunset until 1 AM for free visits and special activities.

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SaturdayArt #1 - A Mother's Day Special

Le Berceau  (1872), by Berthe Morisot (1841 – 1895), Musée du Louvre

SaturdayArt was a little project of mine on Facebook, where I would post a picture of a painting and often add a short paragraph about it. 508 more words

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CELEBRATING ARCHITECT I.M. PEI

Having admired and studied the field of architecture I have a deep respect for the work of architect I.M. Pei. In my book, he is considered one of the great masters of modern architecture. 454 more words

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My American Poetry Review: Venus of the Louvre

Venus of the Louvre by Emma Lazarus

In 1831, Victor Hugo wrote the Hunchback of Notre Dame to help raise funds for the restoration of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.   839 more words

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