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Eskenazi Museum of Art to organize curator-led tour of Stuart Davis exhibition for March 6

The Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art will lead a curator-guided tour of “Swing Landscape”: Stuart Davis and the Modernist Mural exhibition at 3 p.m. on March 6 on the museum’s first floor. 

Though this tour has reached its maximum capacity of 10 people, the exhibition’s curator Jenny McComas said she will lead two more guided tours on April 8 and April 22. Guests must register on the Eskenazi museum’s website

McComas said she will be organizing a Zoom symposium about the exhibition from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 24. During the event, art historians Greta Berman, Emma S. Warner, Jody Patterson and Harry Cooper will each speak on different aspects of Davis’ work. IU art history faculty members Jeffery Saletnik and Melody Deusner will conclude the symposium with a panel discussion. 

Davis was a modernist painter, who McComas said tried to Americanize popular European art

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Harry Styles and Olivia Wilde Were Seen On Museum Date During His Birthday Week

Harry Styles celebrated his 28th birthday on February 1, enjoying London with his girlfriend, actress Olivia Wilde. The pair were spotted at the Royal Academy of Arts on Thursday, viewing the Francis Bacon: Man and Beast exhibition. They were both wearing casual clothes and face masks, but some One Direction fans spotted Styles.

One person at the scene told the Daily Mail, “Harry and Olivia looked like they were having lots of fun as they browsed the gallery. Only a few One Direction fans noticed that Harry was around, so they mostly remained undisturbed….They didn’t hold hands, but you could still see their closeness as they admired the art together.”

Wilde did end up posting about her visit to the museum on her Instagram Stories, saying more people should visit the exhibit. She wrote, “Francis Bacon at Royal Academy if you’re in London go, go, go.”

She also shared

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Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County offers unique, local glance into the world of art | Lifestyle

Located in the heart of Centre County lies an architectural and cultural time capsule of Victorian-era allure.

From the grandeur facades of its many 19th century buildings to the intricate stories of its local population, the town of Bellefonte boasts an impressive assortment of historic memorials to days gone by. One such example is the Bellefonte Art Museum for Centre County, hosted in the Georgian-style Linn House on one of the town’s main streets.

Originally built in 1810, the Linn House was established by ironmaster Philip Benner to serve as a private residency for Judge Jonathan Walker. Future residents of the house would include James Beaver, the ninth president of Penn State and former Pennsylvania governor, and historian John Blair Linn, who married Benner’s granddaughter.

Surviving nearly two centuries, the building’s interior eventually began to fall under a state of disarray. The upper levels of the house came to near

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Frist Art Museum celebrates art deco’s stamp on history, art, architecture

To close out the anniversary celebration of its 20th year, the Frist Art Museum will take an in-depth look back at the era of its own building with the exhibition “American Art Deco: Designing for the People, 1918-1939.”

Consider it a Frist Art Museum selfie, if you will.

Originally designed as the postal headquarters in 1934, the building itself is a poster child for the art deco movement of the 1920s and 1930s with its varying colors of marble often displayed in geometric shapes and its cast-aluminum doors and grillwork.

Senior Curator Katie Delmez said the timing of this exhibition was intentional to honor and celebrate the historic building that narrowly escaped demolition before being restored and reopened as the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in 2001.

“Art deco is a style that manifested on this side of the pond most pervasively in architecture,” she said. “We are opening

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