Oh if ONLY Liberty (or the Northland) had…….

a benefactor as charitable as Leonard Lauderleonard-lauder-Vogue-10Apr13-rex_b
(yes….THE Lauder of Estee’ Lauder cosmetics infamy). Mr Lauder has announced he is donating his collection of Cubism art…..estimated at approximately one billion dollars (that…$1,000,000,000)  to the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art . 78 works by Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Juan Gris and Fernand Léger, are believed to be one of the foremost collections of Cubism in the world. It took Lauder almost 40 years to  complete this collection.

 

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Along with the art works the museum will set up a new research center for modern art, supported by a $22 million endowment funded by grants from museum trustees and supporters, including Lauder.

Lauder,  explained why he picked the Met:

“I feel that it’s essential that Cubism — and the art that follows it, for that matter— be seen and studied within the collections of one of the greatest encyclopedic museums in the world,” he said in a statement. (quoted to USA Today reporter Maria Puente)

 

This is a fabulous act of charity for the art world….and the public.

Maybe someday it will come to the Northland…..or…Liberty too.

Circle of Friends! (February KCXL interview)

Last month (February7th, 2013)-Liberty Arts Foundation president Bob Steinkamp & China Slaughter Reading Park-Chairperson Anna Driskill sat down with KCXL radio host Bill Kersten to discuss a a myriad of topics:

Links to sound track recordings:

Please take a moment to open the links & give a listen while sipping your morning coffee or tea…….you may be greatly surprised just how much REALLY is going on in Liberty!

Circle of Friends interview-first portion(Approx. 28 min)

Circle of Friends-second half session (approx 27 min)

Art can be shown ANYwhere-even an old coal mine!

Oh those whacky Frenchmen!

WHO….would have considered building an art gallery on an old coal mine……

 

Why the French…of course!

the Louvre-Lens  :

“Lens and the heart of the coalfield, a city that has suffered from all the crises and wars of all, a town in the region today, the youngest of France, Nord-Pas de Calais region, famous for its exceptional cultural vitality and density of its network of museums. Lens is ideally situated at the crossroads of Europe, close to Belgium, England, Germany. Lens, a city resolutely turned towards the future.”   Henri Loyrette-Chairman & Director of the Louvre

 

Wonder if we could encounter such a find in Clay County?

Donations made easier

The Liberty Arts Foundation now has 3 (three) “Assigned Funds” donation categories on our Donations page:

  1.  LAF “General  Funds”    ( to be applied to projects of art as designated BY the LAF)
  2.  China Slaughter Statue  (Strictly for the art work in the park)
  3.  Liberty Triangle Art  (to be applied to the Kinetic Art Projects in the Triangle Roundabout)

To print out a mail in for please click here for our Liberty Arts Found Request_5E