The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Donors honor retiring Cantor Arts Center Director with gifts of art and endowed fund
Jacob Matham (Netherlands, 1571–1631), Table of Cebes 1592. Engraving, 26-3/8 x 49-5/8 in. The Kirk Edward Long Collection, given in honor of Thomas K. Seligman by Kirk Edward Long.

STANFORD, CA.- In a tribute to Thomas K. Seligman, the retiring director of the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University, 23 donors are giving 57 artworks to the Center, to be added to its comprehensive collection. Also to honor Seligman, more than 200 people contributed funds to support student engagement in the Cantor Arts Center’s Education Department, using new technologies to facilitate learning about art.

The artworks, given as outright and promised gifts in Seligman’s honor, include a Joseph Cornell box construction from the Marmor Foundation, a Nathan Oliveira collage from Burt and Deedee McMurtry and a hanging scroll by Huang Binhong from Sandy and Vinie Miller. Paintings include oil-on-canvas works by Richard Diebenkorn, from John and Jill Freidenrich, and by Wayne Thiebaud, from Susan and John Diekman. Fred and Marcia Rehmus commissioned Northwest Coast artist John Livingston to create a “Transformation Mask” for the occasion of Seligman’s retirement. Manuel Neri gave one of his own works from the “Mujer Pegada Series.” Michael Heymann and Deborah Port contributed a Yombe “Power Figure” from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Announcements of the gifts of art and “The Seligman Student Fund for Technology in Museum Education” were highlights of a festive retirement event for Seligman on Dec. 5, with 500 of his friends and family members and museum supporters attending. Docents at the Center—volunteers dedicated to enhancing visitors’ experience and understanding of art—spearheaded fund-raising efforts and raised $120,000 for the endowed fund to support technology in learning.

Stanford President John L. Hennessy was among the speakers at the December 5 event. Seligman was lauded for his accomplishments during his 20 years heading the museum, including the restoration of the historic 1891 building damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake and expansion of the museum with the Halperin Family Wing, and the significant enrichment of the Center’s collections. The event’s food and entertainment reflected Seligman’s longstanding interests in African art and culture. Master Ghanaian drummer S. Kwaku Daddy, accompanied by his friends, performed a tribute to Seligman. Bombino, a Tuareg musician and a friend of the retiring director’s family, also performed.

Seligman, who is the John and Jill Freidenrich Director of the Cantor Arts Center through the end of 2011, will continue to work at Stanford as a senior consulting curator and colleague as he pursues his research interests in India and Africa.

Today's News

December 17, 2011

Before The Law: Post-War sculptures and spaces of contemporary art at Museum Ludwig

Six artists illustrate the broad spectrum of contemporary sculpture at Haus der Kunst

Menil Collection celebrates return of Byzantine frescoes with exhibition until March 2012

The Coe Collection of American Indian Art on view at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Stunning Hercules figure sets new world record at Bonhams' Fine European Ceramics auction

Soaring steel sculpture by preeminent American artist Mark di Suvero at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Day three of the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor at Christie's realizes a combined $5,586,913

Nationalmuseum to get passionate this spring, exhibition of over 100 works depict emotions

$2.7 million for South Australian museum to fight bugs in its bug collection

Vast Collections, from artistic treasures to everyday items, on the National Trust go online

Kenneth Wayne appointed Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs at the Noguchi Museum

Donors honor retiring Cantor Arts Center Director with gifts of art and endowed fund

Marklin boat, Ives man on rocking horse top the parade of toys at Bertoia's $1.55M auction

MARA3D delivers first mobile art reference app for artists

Sotheby's sells an unpublished autograph manuscript by Charlotte Brontë for £690,850 / $ 1,069,229

Exhibition of new work by Alan Michael at David Kordansky Gallery

Fellowship Exhibition at the School of the International Center of Photography

Museum Kunst der Westküste to create a crocheted coral reef as a collective, cross-border installation

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Original 'Star Wars' creators lift lid on special effects challenges

2.- Lost '$170 million Caravaggio' snapped up before French auction

3.- Mansell's 'Red Five' on pole for Bonhams sale

4.- Impressionism's 'forgotten woman' shines in new Paris show

5.- Sotheby's to auction the best-surviving NASA videotape recordings of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

6.- Exhibition explores Dutch and Spanish painting of the 16th and 17th centuries

7.- Cyprus discovers 'first undisturbed Roman shipwreck'

8.- Sotheby's unveils 'Treasures from Chatsworth' with Leonardo Da Vinci drawing, Lucian Freud portraits, and more

9.- Infamous botched art restoration in Spain gets makeover

10.- 1958 Gibson Flying V Korina played by Dave Davies to grab center stage in Heritage Auctions' sale

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, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful