The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Friday, October 31, 2014


$3.5M Estate Gift Supports University of Arizona Creative Photography Center
TUCSON, AZ.- The Center for Creative Photography, or CCP, at the University of Arizona received a $3.5 million estate gift from the late Arthur J. Bell, a former photographer and professor at Columbia College in Chicago.

The gift was made in recognition of the international importance of the CCP, said director Katharine Martinez. It was Bell's final nod to his passion for photography – a passion that grew with his exposure to famous American photographers Harry Callahan and Aaron Siskind, both of whom house their archives in the CCP.

Private funding aids the CCP's preservation of the work and archives of renowned international photographers.

Using Bell's gift, the CCP is creating a permanent full-time position, the Arthur J. Bell Senior Photograph Conservator. The new position will plan and implement short and long-term goals pertaining to the care of photographic materials in the center's collections and recruit staff for the CCP's conservation lab.

"The quality and size of the center's collections underscore the need for a full-time conservator," Martinez said. "This is the culmination of a significant effort to create a conservation program that began in 2008 with the construction of a state-of-the-art photography conservation lab in the center."

Bell's generous estate gift provides a substantial boost for the center, which relies heavily on endowments and outright private gifts for support.





Today's News

June 26, 2011

The Queen: Art and Image at the National Gallery Complex Celebrates Diamond Jubilee

Andy Warhol's Portrait of Debbie Harry, A Highlight of Sotheby's Contemporary Art Sale

Actor Peter Falk, TV's Rumpled Columbo and an Artist in His Own Right, has Died

Leading Art Dealer Robert Miller, Founder of Robert Miller Gallery, Dies at 72

Colorado Parks Board Approves Pact with Artist Christo for Over the River Project

Atlanta Artist Radcliffe Bailey Makes Headline Debut at The High Museum of Art

Workers Rotate Confederate Sub Upright for First Time in Almost 150 Years

Vassar College's Art Center Highlights Three Collectors and 48 Outstanding Works

Released Chinese Artist-Activist Ai Weiwei's Associates Freed After Ai's Release

Laumeier Sculpture Park Exhibit Explores the Complex Dog-Human Relationship

DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Presents Exhibition Andy Goldsworthy: Snow

Pasadena Museum Shows Exhibition Inspired by California Skateboard and Surf Culture

Subtle and Emotional Comic Book Artist Gene Colan Dies at 84 in the Bronx

Screaming from the Mountain: Landscapes and Viewpoints at SKMU Sørlandets

Desiree Holman's Heterotopias at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Marine Mammal Center Hosts 15 Colossal Sculptures Made from Ocean Trash

American Artist Mariah Robertson's First Solo Exhibition in the UK Opens at BALTIC

Metropolitan Museum Offers Added Viewing Day for Highly Popular Special Exhibitions, Selected Galleries

$3.5M Estate Gift Supports University of Arizona Creative Photography Center

Princess Diana Dress Sold at Toronto Auction

Dulwich Picture Gallery to Show Poussin Sacraments

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site