September 23, 2014: Ballroom Marfa Hires New Executive Director, Hailstorm Damages Florence Museums, and Paul Delvaux’s Birthday
In New York… “What Would Mrs. Webb Do?” opens at the Museum of Arts and Design.
Today’s Notable News
Hertford College, one of the first Oxford University colleges to admit women, is replacing it’s all-male portrait gallery with photos by photographer Robert Taylor of distinguished female fellows and alumnae. (via New York Times)
Paris’s Musée des Lettres et Manuscrits acquired Napoleon and Josephine’s marriage contract for 437,000 euros. (via The Art Newspaper)
A hailstorm wrought 1.5 million euros worth of damage on museums in Florence last week. (via The Art Newspaper)
Best of Instagram
Via @guggenheim: “Happy first day of fall! We can’t wait for the leaves to start turning in Central Park.”
“Bricking it: is Lego art? (via The Guardian)
In “A Golden Age of Design,” writer Rob Walker explores how design generates profit. (via T: The New York Times Style Magazine)
“A Talk With Christopher Kardambikis, Artist’s Book Enthusiast” (via Hyperallergic)
Artist of the Day
Paul Delvaux, a painter recognized for blending components from Surrealism and classical figures, was born on this day in 1897. His work often featured nude women walking through classical buildings and landscapes, with long shadows and unsettling atmospheres. Delvaux cited Giorgio de Chirico and René Magritte as influencers of his works.
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