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The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation

526 LaGuardia Place - 10012  New York - NY - United States

The Renee & Chaim Gross Foundation is an intimate house museum of twentieth-century sculptor Chaim Gross (1904-91). Three floors of the four-story building are open to the public.  On the first floor is Gross's studio with a gallery that displays work spanning his career.  Although primarily a wood carver, Gross produced sculptures in bronze and stone that can be seen in the gallery and studio space.  On the second floor are revolving, thematic exhibitions.  The third floor features Gross's collection of European, American, African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian art.  The foundation's collection contains 2,000 pieces of historic African art and 100 Pre-Columbian sculptures.  A highlight of the African collection is Gross's collection of Ashanti goldweights, 400 of which are on view in the dining room.

Rietberg Museum

Rietberg Museum

Gablerstrasse, 15 - 8002 Zurich - Switzerland

In 1949 the citizens of Zurich voted on turning the Villa Wesendonck into a museum for the collection of Baron Eduard von der Heydt which was to be donated to the city. In 1952 the Museum Rietberg of the City of Zurich opened its doors to the public. On 18 February 2007, the new, large extension opened its doors to the public. The exhibition space increased by 125%. The visitors enter the new museum through a glass pavilion, the “Emerald”, and proceed on into the foyer. From here, they descend to the two underground levels which comprise 1,300 m2 each. On the first underground level, the permanent collection galleries are situated along a clearly defined circuit with works of art from East Asia and Africa. The core of the museum collection still comprises those works of art which Eduard von der Heydt had bestowed to the City of Zurich in the early 1950s. Counting among the most treasured of the museum's assets, for example, are the early Buddhist sculptures from China, with works dating from the 6th and 7th centuries, but also exquisite wood sculpture from West Africa: they substantiated the renommé which the museum enjoys throughout the world. The temporary exhibition gallery is located on the second underground level. With an attractive exhibition programme, the museum continues to assert its position as one of the leading European exhibition institutions in the world.

Royal Academy of Arts

Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House, Piccadilly - W1J 0BD - United Kingdom
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For 250 years, the RA has existed to champion art and artists. To celebrate their 250th anniversary, they've unveiled their newly expanded campus, with more space than ever before to make debate and exhibit art. The new RA has a link between the Piccadilly and Burlington Gardens galleries for the first time, a new lecture theatre, and an expanded RA Schools giving the students more space to create.

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery

Queen St. - EX4 3RX Exeter - United Kingdom

Constructed during the 1860s and 1890s, the RAMM was initially proposed by Sir Stafford Northcote as a memorial to Prince Albert. Known originally as the Devon and Exeter Albert Memorial, the complex comprised a museum, art gallery, library, reading room, school of art, and school of science. The memorial's library separated from the institution in 1930, the school of science ultimately became Exeter University, and the school of art is now Plymouth University's Faculty of Art and Education. Following these shifting occupancies, the museum eventually expanded to fill the entire building. The RAMM is currently undergoing a major renovation and expansion which will add off-site storage space, complete redisplay of the museum's collections, and a new extension and rear entrance. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, this project is scheduled to be completed in 2010. The museum holds permanent collections in archaeology, decorative and fine arts, local and natural history, and ethnographic art. The ethnographic collection is among the more significant in England, having been seeded and developed by the contributions of local families. The collection is particularly strong in West African and Pacific material, some of the latter being objects collected by Captain Cook. The collection of Nigerian sculptures includes an extensive series of Yoruba masks and ceremonial items, as well as Benin bronzes. Highlights of the Oceanic collections include an entire mourning dress, feather helmet, and feather cape from Hawaii.

Musée Royal de l'Ontario

Musée Royal de l'Ontario

100 Queens Park - ON M5S 2C6 - ON - Canada

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is among the world’s leading museums of natural history and world cultures. In combining a universal museum of cultures with that of natural history, the ROM offers an unusual breadth of experience to our audiences from around the world. We realize more acutely now that nature and humanity are intertwined, and the ROM offers many examples in its collections and programs of these fundamental relationships. The ROM invites everyone to explore and enjoy extraordinary experiences of science and civilization at the Museum, online and through our various outreach programs. We strive to bring you insights into how the earth and its cultures have evolved, and how the changes we face today will shape the world we’ll live in tomorrow.

Rubin Museum of Art

Rubin Museum of Art

150 W 17th St - 10011 New York - NY - United States
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The Rubin Museum of Art is an arts and cultural hub in New York City’s vibrant Chelsea neighborhood that inspires visitors to make connections between contemporary life and the art and ideas of the Himalayas, India, and neighboring regions. With a diverse array of thought-provoking exhibitions and programs—including films, concerts, and on-stage conversations—the Rubin provides immersive experiences that encourage personal discoveries and spark new ways of seeing the world. Emphasizing cross-cultural connections, the Rubin is a space to contemplate ideas that extend across history and span human cultures.

Scuderie del Quirinale

Scuderie del Quirinale

Via XXIV Maggio 16 - 00186 Roma - Italy

The Scuderie del Quirinale (Quirinal Stables, also called Papal Stables) was built over ten years, from 1722 to 1732 . The Scuderie, together with the Palazzo del Quirinale (Quirinal Palace – official residence of the President of the Italian Republic) and the Palazzo della Consulta (Constitutional Court – originally a villa built upon the ruins of the Baths of Constantine and adapted by Sixtus V as a civil and criminal court), make up a stunning urban space. At the center of the spacious piazza between these three buildings stands an obelisk – moved from nearby the Mausoleum of Augustus in the eighteenth century – atop a fountain and the famous statues of the Dioscuri (the two gigantic Roman marble “Horse Tamers”, Castor and Pollux). The Scuderie stands next to the Colonna gardens and on top of the archeological remains of the great Roman Temple of Serapide – some of which are still visible. The building covers approximately 3000 square meters , over several floors. Wide-open spaces on the second and third floors house the exhibitions. A cafeteria is situated on the mezzanine level and a bookstore, a giftshop and special areas dedicated to exhibition-related initiatives are all on the ground floor.

Seattle Art Museum

Seattle Art Museum

1300 1st Ave - 98101 Seattle - WA - United States
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The Seattle Art Museum (commonly known as "SAM") is an art museum located in Seattle, Washington, USA. It maintains three major facilities: its main museum in downtown Seattle; the Seattle Asian Art Museum (SAAM) in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill, and the Olympic Sculpture Park on the central Seattle waterfront, which opened on January 20, 2007. SAM offers free admission the first Saturday of the month. And even the normal admission is suggested, meaning that the museum would like visitors to pay the complete admission but if they can not pay fully they can still enjoy the museum The Seattle Art Museum collects and exhibits objects from across cultures, exploring the connections between past and present. Currently the collection consists of approximately 24,000 objects.

Snite Museum of Art

Snite Museum of Art

100 Moose Krause Circle - IN 46556 - IN - United States

A visit to the Snite Museum of Art is an invitation to experience original works of art, make new discoveries, and engage with ideas. In supporting faculty and students, the Snite supports and promotes a culture of interdisciplinary dialogue, inquiry, and creativity across the Notre Dame community.

South Australian Museum

South Australian Museum

North Terrace - SA 5000 Adelaide - Australia

The South Australian Museum has been committed to making Australia’s natural and cultural heritage accessible, engaging and fun for over 150 years. It is a place where families can learn and grow together. It's focus is on Australian Aboriginal and Pacific cultures, Earth and Life Sciences. Today the Museum is one of the most visited museums in Australia and holds collections of national and international significance. It is a leader in remote and regional community engagement, and in Australian Aboriginal heritage and scientific research.