New American Wing at the Huntington Library

  • Examiner.com
  • May 24, 2009 23:56
Thomas Hart Benton at Huntington Library.

Much-lauded openings of refurbished American wings at both the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Nelson-Atkins Museum in recent weeks are followed by a West Coast unveiling to be reckonend with. The Huntington Library and Art Gallery in San Marino, Calif., will reveal its freshly made-over ...

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Americana Takes Flight at the MET

  • Gothamist
  • May 24, 2009 23:25
The Met's new American Wing opened May 19.

On May 19th the Metropolitan Museum of Art's newly renovated American Wing opened to visitors. After two years of construction, a flurry of fanfare marked the celebratory opening, starting with a ribbon cutting-ceremony featuring First Lady Michelle Obama. Besides a pleasing aesthetic, the re-do ...

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Living with Frank Lloyd Wright

  • CBS News
  • May 19, 2009 10:22
Author T.C.  Boyle's latest novel, a tale of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his affairs, was inspired by living in a Wright-designed house.  (AP/Viking Penguin, Milo Boyle)

Author T.C. Boyle found the tranquility he needed to write his latest book, "The Women," in the peaceful Montecito, California, setting of his 1909 Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home. "This is organic architecture," he said. "It blends in with the environment, everywhere you look, you're looking ...

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Peter Brant's Smashing New Art Museum

  • Wall Street Journal Magazine
  • May 17, 2009 00:52
Peter Brant

Billionaire art collector and publisher Peter Brant is now dazzling the art world with his new contemporary art museum housed in a re-designed apple barn. Even as the tabloids cover his freshly bitter divorce with supermodel Stephanie Seymour, Brant's A-list art collection is snagging headlines.

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