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Tours of the Williamstown Art Conservation Center at the Clark Offered in July and August
WILLIAMSTOWN, MA.- Join Tom Branchick, director of the Williamstown Art Conservation Center (WACC), for a guided tour of Stone Hill Center, including a behind-the-scenes look at conservators at work. WACC, located in the Tadao Ando designed Stone Hill Center at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, is the largest regional conservation center in the country and treats objects ranging from historic artifacts, antiques, and heirlooms to some of the most important paintings, watercolors, drawings, photographs, sculpture, and furniture in the United States. WACC has conserved well-known works of art including Van Gogh’s Irises, Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today murals, and Jackson Pollock’s Number 2, 1949. Tours, free with paid gallery admission, will be offered on Thursdays, July 2, 16, 30, and August 13 and 27, at 4 pm. Space is limited. Reservations are required and must be made in advance by calling 413-458-0524..

Founded in 1977 to address the conservation and preservation needs of a small consortium of collecting institutions in the Northeast, WACC is a nonprofit organization serving more than fifty-three member museums and historical societies, as well as many individuals and corporations. WACC conservators also manage and staff the Atlanta Art Conservation Center, established 2001 in partnership with the High Museum of Art.

WACC is a full-service facility conserving paintings, works on paper, photographs, furniture, frames, sculpture, ethnographic and decorative arts objects, and archaeological and historic artifacts. WACC is the only regional lab that provides a full range of scientific and analytical services. Such services are useful to collectors, curators, and art historians who seek information that may help to date or authenticate a work of art, or who wish to explore an artist’s technique or establish a history of alteration. Conservators use scientific analysis for all of these purposes, as well as to understand the physical composition of an object in order to decide on the best course of treatment. The facility includes an 11-foot-by-11-foot imaging room, one of only three on the East Coast.

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Last Week News

June 22, 2009

Colombian Museum Hosts Largest Exhibition Ever in Latin America of Andy Warhol's Works

Meadows Museum Presents "Diego Rivera: The Cubist Portraits, 1913-1817"

Santiago Calatrava to Design Cornerstone for USF Polytechnic's New Campus

PHotoEspaña Opens Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer's Life: 1990-2005

Salvador Dali Exhibition Slated for UB's Anderson Gallery, June-August

An Artist with a Powerful Message Exhibits at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

Recent Major Acquisitions of British Contemporary Art will Go on Display at Tate Britain

Blanton Museum of Art Presents First Exhibition of Pioneering Latin American Modernist

Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum Offers a Snapshot of Tom Sachs's Cameras

Barbican Art Gallery Explores Art and Architecture for a Changing Planet 1969-2009

National Building Museum Exhibition Reveals a Different Side of the Built Environment

Exhibition at Dumbo Arts Center Debuts New Site-specific Works by Mai Braun, Elana Herzog and Amy Yoes

Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion Hosts Guest Artist Mark Matthews

Watch This Space Inaugural Group Show at the Opera Quarter Bar in Covent Garden

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Ullens Center for Contemporary Art Presents Exhibition by Major Artist Yan Pei-Ming

Joseph Chamberlain College Awarded the RIBA/LSC Further Education Building Design Excellence Award 2009

Hemingway Exhibition in Havana Highlights Women in His Life

DeCordova Presents a Panel Discussion: American Perspectives in the Arts

June 21, 2009

Figurative Paintings From the La Caixa Foundation Collection on View in Barcelona

Guggenheim Museum Launches Live Online Forum on June 22

Judith Leyster's 400th Birthday to be Celebrated with Exhibition at the National Gallery of Art

Frick Announces the Appointment of its First Decorative Arts Curator, Charlotte Vignon

Bass Museum to Celebrate Re-installation of Museum's Masterpiece

Hammer Museum Awarded $1 Million Grant by The James Irvine Foundation's Arts Innovation Fund

Wedgwood Museum Scoops The Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries

George Eastman House and Image Permanence Institute to Establish New Photography Center

Voices Of Che Guevara, Bernard Shaw And Darwin, Speak Through Their Letters - At Bonhams

Museum of London Docklands Rolls Out Balls Display to Celebrate Festival

Winner of the Inaugural Royal Institute of British Architects Stephen Williams Scholarship Announced

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Receives $750,000 Arts Innovation Fund Grant From James Irvine Foundation

Royal Academy of Art Opened Annual Exhibition of Final Year Postgraduates' Work

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Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum Offers Free Summer Shuttle Service from the National Mall

Focus on Color: The Photography of Jeannette Klute at the Bruce Museum

Cantor Arts Center Announces it will Show Figure Drawings by Frank Lobdell in November

Record-Breaking Year For National Galleries of Scotland's Art Competition for Schools

Reynolda House Announces Exhibition to Showcase 50 Years of Contemporary Art through Eyes of Students

Guatemalan Government Negotiates Purchase of Maya Fortress Site

June 20, 2009

New Acropolis Museum Designed By Bernard Tschumi Architects Opens Today in Athens

Paint Made Flesh Opens at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC

Angel Beccassino Shows His Talent with Exhibition of Works of Art in Colombia

For Keeps: Sampling Recent Acquisitions 2006 - 2009 Opens at Auckland Art Gallery

Powerful South-Asian Ivory Female Figure is Acquired by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Beauty on the Beach: A Centennial Celebration of Swimwear at The Wolfsonian

Paris Photo 2009 - Spotlight on Arab and Iranian Photography

The Palmer Gallery Presents Voyages: The Art of Evelyn Metzger

Persistence of Dalí Opens at William Bennett Gallery In New York

Exhibition of the Six Finalists for The Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize at Baltimore Museum of Art

Nancy and David Wolf Present Major Gift of Contemporary Craft to the Cincinnati Art Museum

The University of Texas at El Paso Presents The Disappeared

Walker Steams Ahead in Awards

Founding Members of the Taos Society of Artists Shown Together

DCCA Announces Fractious Happy, An Installation by Heather Harvey

Christie's Great Estates Selected to Introduce the sale of Frank Lloyd Wright's Ennis House

Documentary on Polish Poster Art Shows at The Museum of Modern Art in New York

Exhibition Presents the Many Aspects of Spectacle Captured by Photographers from 19th Century to Today

June 19, 2009

Dutch Queen and Russian President to Open New Hermitage Amsterdam Museum

Over 120 Van Gogh Letters Will Be On View at Van Gogh Museum's Rietveld Building

Finest Individual Illuminated Pages From Its Renowned Medieval and Renaissance Collections

Three Paintings Top the Million Dollar Mark at Heffel's $11.3 Million Spring Auction

Personal Collection of John Nyquist to Highlight Fall Auction of 20th Century Furniture

Curator Appointed to Lead Dallas Museum of Art's Departments of European and American Art

Housatonic Museum of Art To Present PostSecret Exhibition

Four New Exhibitions Open at the Taubman Museum of Art

William Christenberry: Photographs, 1961 - 2005 at the Morris Museum of Art

Constellations: Paintings from the MCA Collection at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Volta Closes Fifth Edition With Increased Audience and Confident Sales Reports

Eleven Days of Buying, Collecting and Connoisseurship at Olympia International

Spitalfields Announces Inaugural GBP45,000 Sculpture Prize

CTRL Gallery in Houston Presents Today Toil and Trouble

The LongHouse Reserve Summer Gala Celebrates Southeast Asian Textiles and Culture

Historic Nakashima Exhibit at Philadelphia's Moderne Gallery

Minneapolis Institute of Arts Presents A Constant Line: Cheryle Melander and Don Myhre

Frieze Projects 2009: Curatorial Programme Announced

France Honors Elizabeth W. Easton - Director of the Center for Curatorial Leadership

The Building - Jan Verwoert: Last Lecture in Berlin

June 18, 2009

Exhibition Showing the Techniques Used by Julio Gonzalez Opens at Fundacion Picasso

Travel Back In Time with Exhibition This Fall at The Walters Art Museum

Art Teacher Wins BP Portrait Award with Painting of Twilight Daughter

Indian Art Achieves 2,067,400 Pounds and Exceeds Pre-Sale Expectations at Sotheby's London

First Solo Show in Switzerland for American Artist Josh Smith at Geneva's Centre d'Art Contemporain

Study Cites Columbia Museum of Art Generates More than $23 Million in Economic Activity

Hayward Touring Exhibition "Quiet Revolution" to Open at Milton Keynes Gallery

Huge Interest & Strong Sales at 2009 International Ceramics Fair & Seminar

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Notable Japanese Mandalas Go on View at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Pop Art from the Collection of IVAM on View at Espai Municipal d'Art de Torrent

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Expanding Horizons Painting and Photography of American and Canadian Landscape 1860-1918

Designs of the Omega Workshops on View at the Courtauld Gallery

Israel Museum Coexistence Project Culminates in Arab-Israeli Sculpture Event

Chiapas Indigenous Peoples in Ethnographic Atlas

Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing Presents Isabelle Huppert: Woman of Many Faces

Crystal Bridges Museum Reveals Painting by Hudson River School Artist Thomas Moran

Graham Sheffield appointed as Advisor to British Council Arts Group

Designer's "Bathroom Stall Graffiti" on Display at Mexico Museum

June 17, 2009

Bilbao Fine Arts Museum Opens Exhibition on the Splendor of the Renaissance in Aragon

Royal Institute of British Architects' Lubetkin Prize Shortlist Announced

Exhibition Examines Joan Miró's Close Relationship and Affinity with Jacques Dupin

Christo and Jeanne-Claude to Attend Philbrook Museum of Art's Screening of "The Gates"

One of the Most Impressive and Largest Mosaics in Israel will be Re-exposed

Iconic Charles Schulz Comic Strip Takes Top Honors at Bonhams & Butterfields

Saint Louis Art Museum Announces Jeff Koons Installation

Compelling Exhibition Highlights Earth's Most Precious Resource

First Major Survey in the UK of the Work of the Danish Artist Per Kirkeby at Tate Modern

After More than a Year of Travelling and Research, Liam Gillick Produces German Pavilion

Major Exhibition Illuminates Culture and Civilization of Ife, Ancient African City-State

One Hundred Asian Works from the Vérité Collection to Go Under the Hammer at Encheres Rive Gauche

Centre Pompidou Presents Marcel Duchamp Prize 2008 Winner: Laurent Grasso's The Horn Perspective

The Big Dig: Going Underground at Museum of London Docklands

Delaware Art Museum Announces Call for Entries for 2009 Miniatures Exhibition

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11th Annual Warm Up Music Series Begins July 4th at P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center

Liverpool's Late Night Colour Craze at Tate

Jim Goldberg Wins Fotofestival di Roma's International Gold Medal Book Prize for Upcoming Book, 'Open See'

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1.- Mystery over massive Alexander the Great-era tomb unearthed in northern Greece

2.- An ancient money box containing a large rare hoard of coins found in Israel

3.- Robin Williams' portrait installed today at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

4.- The Baltimore Museum of Art announces three new contemporary exhibitions in fall

5.- New Aspen Art Museum designed by architect Shigeru Ban opens to the public

6.- New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art launches 82nd & Fifth app in 12 languages

7.- MoMA online-only publication features new research on Pablo Picasso and Cubism

8.- Volunteers needed for massive Smithsonian digitization project

9.- Tate Britain welcomes home John Everett Millais's Ophelia and Rossetti’s The Beloved

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