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Frist Art Museum Presents Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style | News

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The Frist Art Museum presents Designing the New: Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the Glasgow Style, an immersive exhibition that showcases Charles Rennie Mackintosh—the greatest exponent of the Glasgow Style—as an architect, designer, and artist, and contextualizes his production within a larger circle of designers and craftspeople in Scotland’s largest city. Co-organized by Glasgow Museums and the American Federation of Arts, the exhibition will be on view in the Frist’s Ingram Gallery from June 11 through September 12, 2021.

At the end of the 19th century, the Glasgow Style emerged as the major manifestation of Art Nouveau in Britain. Combining influences from the Arts and Crafts movement, Celtic Revival, and Japonism, Glasgow artists created their own modern design aesthetic, synonymous with sleek lines and emphatic geometries expressed in a wide range of materials.

This exhibition presents 165 works of fine

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Top Phoenix area museum, theater and arts things to do for March

While some arts and culture centers remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, others are working to offer new shows and new art exhibitions in Arizona as safely as possible.

Theaters including the Herberger Theater Center have taken their stages outside. With socially distant seating, the theater will present three new concerts from a series that was postponed earlier in the year. Meanwhile, museums such as the Phoenix Art Museum, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art and Mesa Arts Center have new exhibitions with safety considerations due to the ongoing pandemic in place.

One highlight in March is the work of playwright Elaine Romero will be celebrated by 14 theater companies across the nation. Romero is Arizona Theatre Company’s playwright-in-residence and five theaters in Arizona will be participating.

“Love is the entry point for every story I tell,” Romero said in a press release.

“I fall in love with a character,

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Charles Venable Resigns as Head of Indianapolis Museum of Art

After editing and then apologizing for an insensitive job posting that appeared on a recruiting site, Charles L. Venable, the president of Newfields, the 152-acre campus that is home to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, has resigned.

“We are ashamed of Newfields’ leadership and of ourselves,” the museum’s board of trustees and board of governors said in a statement on its website Wednesday, in which they said they had accepted Venable’s resignation. “We have ignored, excluded, and disappointed members of our community and staff. We pledge to do better.”

“We thank him for his service and agree that his resignation is necessary for Newfields to become the cultural institution our community needs and deserves,” the statement said.

Venable, 60, has led the museum as director and chief executive since 2012; he took on the newly created position of president of Newfields earlier this year. Jerry Wise, the museum’s chief

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The US agrees to return 2 Thai relics that were illegally obtained and held in the San Francisco Asian Art Museum

San Francisco Asian Art Museum

Facade of the Asian Art Museum in the Civic Center neighborhood of San Francisco, California, Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images
  • Two lintels from ancient Thai religious temples will be returned to Thailand.

  • A Thai official discovered the lintels while visiting the San Francisco Asian Art Museum.

  • After seeing the lintels, he asked for the US to return the relics, sparking a three-year investigation.

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Two Thai artifacts held at the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco will be returned to Thailand after Thai officials discovered the pieces had been stolen from the country, according to the Department of Justice.

According to court filings, the consul general of the Royal Thai Consulate-General visited the Asian Art Museum in late 2016 when he noticed two prominently displayed Thai lintels. He asked a senior curator at the museum about the origins of the lintels and was told they

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