News: July 2014

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    Ming: 50 years that changed China

    From 18 September – 5 January 2015, the British Museum will present Ming: 50 years that changed China in the new Sainsbury Exhibitions Gallery

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    Bolivian Aymara ponchos at Siegal Gallery, Santa Fe

    During the 1970s, Giles W. Mead, then director of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum, collected an exemplary group of twenty Balandrán ponchos from Bolivia. It is soon to be offered at the William Siegal Gallery in New Mexico.

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    The Eye of the Needle

    English embroideries from the Feller collection go on public display for the first time from 1 August to 12 October 2014 at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

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    Meisen Kimono in LA

    The spectacular exhibition, Kimono for a Modern Age, at The Pavilion for Japanese Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)  is a must for anyone interested in design and textiles. Open until  9 October, this is one of eight exhibitions celebrating the 25th anniversary of the pavilion designed by American architect Bruce Goff (1904–1982). Sharon S…. Read more »

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    Alexander Calder Tapestries

    The Musée d’Art modern et d’Art Contemporain de Nice (MAMAC), France is showing fifty works by Alexander Calder to 7 September 2014, the Jane Kahan Gallery, New York has original Calder tapestries for sale.

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    In Memoriam: Governor Victor Atiyeh (1923-2014)

    Victor George Atiyeh, who died in Portland, Oregon on 20 July 2014, was born in the city in February 1923 to Syrian immigrant parents. He took over the family business, Atiyeh Brothers rug and carpet store after his father’s death in 1944. Vic Atiyeh was president of the company that became Atiyeh International, Ltd., and actively… Read more »


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