January 3rd, 2019
By Andrew Russeth POSTED 01/02/19 2:07 pm
In Washington, D.C.âs museum world, 2019 is beginning with a whimper.
As the partial shutdown of the federal government enters its second full week, all Smithsonian museums and many other agencies in D.C. and beyond have shuttered for lack of funds, or are getting ready to close for an indefinite period. Among those closed on Wednesday were the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the National Air and Space Museum, and the National Zoo in Washington, D.C.; the National Museum of the American Indian in D.C. and New York; and the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York.
The National Gallery of Art, which is not part of the Smithsonian but receives significant government funding, was open, but if legislation is not passed to provide funding by midnight tonight, it will also close Thursday, according to a press representative. [Update, January 3: The NGA closed on Thursday.]
The shutdown began at midnight on December 22, but some cultural institutions were able to keep operating by cobbling together unspent funds that have now run out. (The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, by way of contrast, ceased operations immediately.)
The shutdown is the result of lawmakers leaving town for the holidays without passing a budget that President Trump said he would be willing to sign. The President has insisted on $5 billion being allocated for a wall along the U.S-Mexico border and said last month that he would be âproud to shut down the governmentâ if his demands were not met. (Since then, he has blamed Democrats for the closure.)
While museums lie dormant and their workers go unpaid, clocks are ticking on the run of temporary exhibitions. At the Hirshhorn, a show of recent paintings by the Irish-American painter Sean Scully is set to end February 3. Asked on Wednesday about the federal paralysis, Scully said in an email via his gallery Cheim & Read, âThe Hirshhorn is a government museum, so it necessarily follows that if thereâs a government shutdown, the Hirshhorn will be shut. The bigger question is, why do we have the government we have? And what is it doing to the dignity of America?â
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February 8th, 2018
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March 4th, 2017
As the global ultra-rich snap up trophy artworks and build collections scattered around many homes and storage facilities, art services are becoming an increasingly important part of wealth professionals offering to help these collectors manage their financial lives.
A Thursday panel at Deloittes U.S. Art & Finance Conference at The Armory Show featured five art and finance professionals discussing the evolving relationship between art and financial services.
It launched with Philip Hoffman, founder, and CEO of The Fine Art Group, harking back 18 years to when he was planning the launch of his art investment fund, The Fine Art Fund. Hoffman recalled how at the time, everyone said it was very crude to approach art as an asset class, since art was about passion. Fast-forward 18 years and now everyones doing it, he said, ticking off the names of banks with art services departments.
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January 30th, 2017
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Born in Cali, Colombia. South America in 1944.Barranquilla was where he first got introduced to the world of arts; assisting different schools including Bellas Artes with some of the most renowned Colombian artists during the La Cueva years.
Rafael Salazar ~
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from Colombia, South America
He owned an Art Gallery in Sunny Isles Boulevard, where he taught young artists recently graduated from Gainesville University:
The Art of finding the Inner Artist within you.
An introspection of the artists own mental and emotional processes when defining which type of Art most sincerely reflects his or her artistic personality.
~ Rafael defies the assumption of his medium employing techniques to push his images toward abstraction.~
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