02 mai 2011

"Illuminating the Serenissima: Books of the Republic of Venice" @ Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Commissione of Doge Francesco Donato to Vincenzo Gritti as Lieutenant of Udine, 1546. leone andante, St. Vincent Ferrer, Latin inscription reading ‘I Francesco Donato, by the grace of God, Doge of Venice, etc’, putti raising the Gritti family arms, antique armor and trophies. Paint and gold paint on vellum, height 24 cm by width 17 cm by depth 4 cm (closed). BOSTON, MA.- From May 3 to June 19, visitors to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are invited to take a closer look at seven Venetian manuscripts from the museum’s extensive... [Lire la suite]
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17 mars 2010

Des panneaux de publicité pour retrouver les oeuvres d’art volées dans un musée de Boston il y a 20 ans

BOSTON (ETATS-UNIS) [17.03.10] – Une nouvelle campagne menée par le Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) sollicite le public via des panneaux publicitaires pour avancer dans l’enquête sur le vol d’œuvres d’art de l’Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum de Boston, l’un des plus grands vols d’œuvres d’art des Etats-Unis. Vingt ans après les faits, les enquêteurs ont lancé une nouvelle initiative pour essayer de retrouver les œuvres volées à l’Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Après avoir soumis de nouveaux échantillons aux tests ADN,... [Lire la suite]
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26 février 2010

"Modeling Devotion: Terracotta Sculpture of the Italian Renaissance" @ the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Matteo Civitali, "Virgin and Christ Child", ca. 1480. Painted terracotta, ht. 39 inches. BOSTON, MA.- In Italy during the Renaissance (around 1400 to 1600), an innovative form of sculpture was developed using fine clay that was shaped and modeled before being fired in a kiln. Called terracotta in Italian (meaning “baked earth”), this type of sculpture often has been overlooked by scholars in favor of the more commonly known Renaissance sculptures carved in marble or cast in bronze. "Modeling Devotion: Terracotta... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2009

'Su-Mei Tse: Floating Memories' @ Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Su-Mei Tse: Floating Memories (detail), Su-Mei Tse, 2009. Photo by Jean-Lou Majerus BOSTON, MA.- In 2007, Luxembourg- and Berlin-based visual artist Su Mei Tse lived at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, drawing inspiration from the museum’s rich collection, its history, and the Dutch Room, where the empty frames remain as an ever-present reminder of loss and absence. This summer, the 2003 the Golden Lion award-winner returns to present a solo exhibition and new sound installation in Floating Memories, on view July 16th... [Lire la suite]
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24 février 2009

The Gardner Heist: The True Story of the World's Largest Unsolved Art Theft by Ulrich Boser

Reporter Ulrich Boser tells the story behind the caper and reveals for the first time the identities of the thieves NEW YORK, NY.- Shortly after midnight on March 18, 1990, two men broke into the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and stole $500 million worth of art, including one Vermeer, three Rembrandts, and five Degas. It is the largest art heist in history; it is the biggest burglary in American memory. But after thousands of leads—and a $5 million reward—not a single painting has been recovered. In THE GARDNER... [Lire la suite]
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