Getting to Canaletto by Curator of European and Decorative Art: Stanton Thomas

It's been four years and about two months since I started working on the Canaletto project. I actually began it before I even arrived in Memphis to take a position at the museum. Our former director, Kaywin Feldman, called me at my home in Cleveland, Ohio, and told me that the Brooks was planning a Canaletto exhibition. And she told me that it was going to be my project, and that I needed to write a portion of a funding grant. She had sent me files on the Brooks' great painting... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Saturday, February 27, 2010
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Symbols of History

News Channel 3's Alex Coleman came by this morning to talk to our Chief Curator Marina Pacini about an upcoming auction of "Printed & Manuscript African Americana" by the the Swann Auction Galleries.  Mike Lollar of The Commercial Appeal wrote an article  about it in today's paper. Among the items up for auction ( click here for Swann's full catalogue) are a number of items from the Civil Rights movement, including one of very few surviving copies of the original poster carried by... Read More
Posted by Karen Davis at Monday, February 22, 2010
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