All the museums
Arkansas State University Museum
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Art and Culture Center of Hollywood
The Art and Culture Center of Hollywood was established in 1975 as South Broward County’s only visual arts center, and has evolved into one of south Florida’s leading arts organizations. After a brief interval, the facility discovered it had outgrown its physical space, so in 1991 it abandoned its oceanfront quarters for the historic Kagey Mansion in downtown Hollywood, which is now its current home. The move allowed immediate expansion in display space. The center revised its mission in 1997 to include the performing arts. The center has a collection of some fifty traditional objects from Africa, acquired through anonymous donations. Important objects in the collection include works from the Baule, Biombo, Ekoi, Ashanti, Yaka, Kuba and Pende. All of the African collection is currently in storage, accessible by appointment. There are potential plans for exhibiting the works in 2005.
Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center
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Art Gallery of Ontario
Founded by a group of private citizens in 1900, the Art Gallery of Ontario operates a 486,000-square-foot facility and owns a collection of more than 38,000 works of art dating from the eleventh century to the present. It is located in downtown Toronto and is the eighth-largest art museum in North America. The collection includes European Old Masters, Group of Seven, and Canadian and international contemporary works, including the world’s largest public collection of works by renowned British sculptor Henry Moore. It also has a large collection of Canadian Inuit art, primarily of the modern period (1948–present).
Art Institute of Chicago
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Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris
Located between the Champs-Elysees and the Eiffel Tower, the City of Paris’ Museum of Modern Art is set in a building constructed for the Universal Exhibition in 1937. With nearly 10,000 works, the museum’s collection is testimony to the artistic trends of the 20th century as well as the current scene. The museum contains exceptional works such as the first unfinished version of The Dance by Matisse, Raoul Dufy’s monumental work The Electric Fairy, and an installation by Douglas Gordon.
Musée des arts d'Afrique et d'Asie
Founded in 1923, this museum has been showing its ethnographic collection in a new space since 2002, where it emphasizes African material. Most of the pieces on display were brought to Vichy by missionaries who came to this famous spa town for health reasons. The Association de la Maison du Missionaire, which runs the museum, has them on display to improve public understanding of non-European artistic patrimony. The new exhibition is thematically arranged, with sections on social life, symbols of power, African religions, and ritual dances.
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
The Asian Art Museum holds one of the most comprehensive collections of Asian art in the world. Spanning 6,000 years, its scope and breadth enable the museum to provide an introduction to all the major traditions of Asian art and culture. Well known in the scholarly world, the collection contains rare and exceptional objects that are often referenced in journals and textbooks. It began as the vast private collection of Chicago millionaire Avery Brundage, who in 1959 agreed to donate part of it to the city of San Francisco on the condition a new museum be built to house it. In 1966, the new facility opened in a space constructed as a wing of the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in Golden Gate Park. Brundage continued to collect for the next decade and in 1969 he forged an agreement with the city to provide for an independent Committee of Asian Art and Culture to run the museum as a seperate entity from the de Young. In 1973 the institution—until then known officially as the Center for Asian Art and Culture—was renamed the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Upon his death in 1975, Brundage bequeathed his remaining Asian art to the museum, bringing his donation to more than 7,700 Asian art objects. The city’s collection of Asian art was merged with the Brundage Collection and acquisitions have been ongoing. Today the collection includes nearly 15,000 objects ranging from tiny jades to monumental sculptures of stone, bronze, and wood. The collection also includes paintings on screens, hanging scrolls, porcelains and ceramics, lacquers, textiles, furniture, arms and armor, puppets, and basketry. While the collection is relatively small for a major museum, the quality is remarkable. It is the largest museum in the United States devoted exclusively to the arts of Asia. In addition to the high arts of China, Japan, and Korea, the cultures of Indonesia, Burma, Vietnam, and the Philippines are represented through sculpture, textiles, jewelry, ceramics, terra-cotta works, and paintings. Particular highlights are a sizeable collection of stone and bronze material from Angkor Wat, a comprehensive collection of Thai ceramics, and a collection of krises (daggers) from Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. In 2003 the museum moved out of the cramped Brundage wing of the de Young and into a new home in the former Main Library building in the Civic Center, which had been retrofitted and expanded by noted architect Gae Aulenti. The new building allows for special exhibitions and a broader presentation of this important collection.
Auckland Art Gallery
Heralded in 1888 as 'the first permanent Art Gallery in the Dominion', Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki remains the largest art institution in New Zealand, with a collection numbering over 15,000 works. These include major holdings of New Zealand historic, modern and contemporary art, and outstanding works by Māori and Pacific Island artists, as well as international painting, sculpture and print collections ranging in date from the 11th century to the present day. The Gallery is located adjacent to Albert Park in central Auckland.