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  1. Figge Art Museum and CLP in WQAD

    Figge Art Museum

    The Art Bridges Collection Loan Partnership is dedicated to broadcasting American art to more communities, especially focusing on filling in gaps in museum collections by spotlighting women, BIPOC and LGBTQ+ artists. For their CLP partnership with the Joslyn Art Museum, Figge is displaying works depicting the American West and Indigenous culture, contrasting the differences between the romanticized West and the Indigenous reality and challenging audiences to re-evaluate how they think about the West’s history, environment, and inhabitants. Read the Article

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  2. Art Bridges Announces New Collection Loan Partnership

    Bentonville, AR (June 22, 2022) – Today, the Art Bridges Foundation announces the Art Bridges Collection Loan Partnership, a new initiative dedicated to bringing American art out of storage and on view into communities across the U.S. To launch this program, Art Bridges has partnered with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), Joslyn Art Museum (Omaha, NE), and Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art (Bentonville, AR) to make artworks from their permanent collections available as long-term loans.  At museums across the U.S., a significant portion of their collections sit in storage. These collections consist of important works of...

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  3. The Gallery at UTA in Glasstire

    Benito Huerta. Photo by Rino Pizzi.

    After twenty-five years, Professor Benito Huerta will retire in June 2022 from his position as the Director and Curator of The Gallery at UTA, at the University of Texas at Arlington. By far the longest-serving director in the gallery’s nearly 40-year history, Huerta has created an enduring legacy that will be hard to match.    In 2019, he was invited to begin a collaboration with the Art Bridges Foundation to bring museum-quality art to the UTA campus. As part of that program, The Gallery has been able to borrow works by renowned artists from the foundation’s collection, including works by...

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  4. Figge Art Museum and Stanley Museum of Art in Quad City Times

    Figge Art Museum, 2022, Nikos Frazier

    After 14 years, art pieces stored at the Figge Art Museum because of Iowa City flooding are going home.   Massive flooding destroyed parts of Iowa City in 2008, and about 12,000 pieces of art from the University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art were moved to the Figge for safe keeping.   Having the additional space will allow the Figge to bring out some of its own permanent collection, Hargrave said, of which around only 3% is on display. The extra room will also allow for new partnerships, Hargrave said, such as the collaboration with the Arts Bridges Foundation...

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  5. Barrick Museum of Art in Double Scoop

    Josh Hawkins for UNLV

    Photo: Josh Hawkins for UNLV

    Many art museums might describe their offerings as a “treat” for their patrons, but the Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV means it literally. For the next year-and-a-half, visitors to the Barrick will find a large pile of individually wrapped green candies on the gallery floor, and they are encouraged to take a piece. Far from an accidental spill or promotional gimmick, the candy pile is one of the more famous works by artist Félix González-Torres, titled simply “Untitled” (L.A.), on loan to the Barrick Museum of Art from the Art Bridges collection. An openly gay man in the height of...

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  6. Racine Art Museum in Lake Geneva Regional News

    Lost at Sea Edouard Duval-Carrié

    On a certain level, being imaginative means producing things in the mind that exist independent of reality, including scenarios that are invented or fantastic. While there may still be connections to day-to-day reality, the scenes, sensations, or ideas within the imagination are fictional. Blurry Boundaries addresses these ambiguities, or the spaces between them, by sharing a wide range of works. While primarily drawn from RAM’s collection, the exhibition also spotlights loaned work from Wisconsin-based Yeonhee Cheong and Illinois-based Paul Andrew Wandless. Additionally, the loan of “Lost at Sea” by Edouard Duval-Carrié represents a newly formed partnership between RAM and Art...

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