Advanced Provenance Workshop

Advanced Nazi-Era Provenance Workshop in Washington, DC co-presented by AAMD; the National Archives and Records Administration; and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and sponsored by The Getty Foundation

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American Academy in Rome Fellowships

Samuel H. Kress / AAMD Fellowships at the American Academy in Rome Awarded to Andria Derstine, executive director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, and Lyndel King, executive director of the Weisman Art Museum. 

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Celebrate the 9th Annual Art Museum Day!

Many AAMD museums will offer free admission, discounts, and/or special programs on May 18!

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#Juneteenth celebrates the liberation of enslaved African-Americans in the Confederacy and the Southern United Stat… https://t.co/EbbKv8h83p

SpencerMuseum of Art RT

Happy #Juneteenth! On June 19, 1865, two years after #Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, Union General Gordon Gra… https://t.co/W3sTvb7r1A

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Today we honor #Juneteenth. A holiday originally commemorating the emancipation of African-American slaves in Texas… https://t.co/i1eKDU6rJh

Smithsonian Transcription Center RT

Today is #Juneteenth- the anniversary of the emancipation of slaves, issued 1st in TX #OTD 1865. Help us celebrate… https://t.co/dURYw5aV1g

Art Museum Directors

“I’m still a New Yorker at heart. But risk and experimentation are much more embraced in L.A.” Great article on… https://t.co/CGPbhnL9A1

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.@EastmanMuseum director Bruce Barnes remembers fierce arts advocate @louiseslaughter, who passed away earlier this… https://t.co/Y9bolcdYyf

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To address the exclusion of people of color from historical narratives, @WorcesterArt Museum has added signs to Am… https://t.co/a5ao6PIz1z

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REMINDER: if you offer free admission for military year-round (or free admission for all), it's still important to… https://t.co/AqdZaGwqWT

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US museums, have you signed up for #BlueStarMuseums to offer free admission for active-duty military personnel and… https://t.co/9BaVYh6k9g

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Happy Juneteenth! Juneteenth celebrates the end of chattel slavery in the US on June 19, 1865. It was on that date that word of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached Galveston Island, Texas (a full two years after Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation). Click through for a round up of emancipation-related works from The Columbus Museum's collection!

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“Annie has amazing courage to do projects that other institutions might not do...The reason LA has evolved into one of the major art cities in the world has a lot to do with her tenure.” That's artist Andrea Bowers on Ann Philbin, who has led the Hammer Museum for 19 years. Read on to learn about Philbin's artist-centric vision for the museum, her early career in New York, her impact on the Los Angeles art scene, and more.

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How Worcester Art Museum is working to "re-contextualize [their] American collections...to reflect the excluded experiences of people of color" and challenge the misconception that white Southerners were the main beneficiaries of slavery.

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US museums! Have you registered for Blue Star Museums yet? This incredible program, a partnership between National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and over 2,000 museums, provides free museum admission to active military personnel and their families between Memorial Day and Labor Day. If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late - register here: bit.ly/2ohoLZV Even if your museum offers free admission for all, or free military admission year-round, it's super important to register - that way military and families looking for activities in your state will be able to find you on the NEA's Blue Star Museums website!

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Lee Ann Chesterfield has been named the new director of Harn Museum of Art! She comes to the museum from VMFA Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where she has served as both a curator and senior advisor for museum planning and board relations.