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August 27, 1992 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Michael Shapiro, chief curator of the St. Louis Art Museum, was appointed director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wednesday, ending a nationwide search and four months of art world speculation. Shapiro will succeed Earl A. (Rusty) Powell, who resigned in April to direct the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Shapiro, 42, emerged two weeks ago as the leading candidate for the post, but a Wednesday morning vote of the museum's trustees made his election official.
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February 6, 1999
Paul Mellon's father, Andrew W. Mellon (1855-1937), founded the National Gallery of Art, which opened in 1941. With his sister Ailsa Mellon Bruce (who died in 1969) and their foundation, Paul Mellon paid for the Gallery's $94-million East building. Mellon helped lead the gallery for 60 years, and gave 913 artworks to the museum. He died Monday, at 91, at his home in Upperville, Va. In a phone conversation, Earl A.
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February 6, 1999
Paul Mellon's father, Andrew W. Mellon (1855-1937), founded the National Gallery of Art, which opened in 1941. With his sister Ailsa Mellon Bruce (who died in 1969) and their foundation, Paul Mellon paid for the Gallery's $94-million East building. Mellon helped lead the gallery for 60 years, and gave 913 artworks to the museum. He died Monday, at 91, at his home in Upperville, Va. In a phone conversation, Earl A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 27, 1992 | SUZANNE MUCHNIC, TIMES ART WRITER
Michael Shapiro, chief curator of the St. Louis Art Museum, was appointed director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wednesday, ending a nationwide search and four months of art world speculation. Shapiro will succeed Earl A. (Rusty) Powell, who resigned in April to direct the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Shapiro, 42, emerged two weeks ago as the leading candidate for the post, but a Wednesday morning vote of the museum's trustees made his election official.
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March 17, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Powell's Challenge: Earl A. Powell III, former director of the L.A. County Museum of Art, may be facing his first crisis in his new position as director of Washington's National Gallery of Art. The federally funded gallery has a $55.2-million budget for 1993. If the gallery is subject to the 3% across-the-board budget cut decreed by President Clinton, it might be forced to close one day a week, Powell told a congressional subcommittee.
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July 21, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The eight-year quest of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to raise $80 million to cover renovation and expansion expenses came to a successful conclusion this week, museum officials announced Wednesday. Through the contributions of some 13,000 donors, the $80-million target--set as a goal in October, 1980--marks "an extraordinary milestone in the museum's history," according to Daniel Belin, president of the museum's board of trustees. Museum director Earl A.
NEWS
December 26, 1985
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has received a $500,000 grant from Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. for the new Pavilion for Japanese Art, museum director Earl A. Powell III announced. This is the largest corporate grant the museum has received for the pavilion, which will house the world-renowned Shin'enkan Collection of Edo-period Japanese paintings and art, Powell said. The 32,100-square-foot pavilion is scheduled to open in 1987.
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November 1, 1990
The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has received a matching grant of $450,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a curatorial support program. In accepting the grant, museum director Earl A. Powell III said: "The scholarly function of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art will be greatly enhanced by this generous grant from the Mellon Foundation.
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October 30, 2004 | From Associated Press
More than 250 pictures by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and others from the rakish atmosphere of artistic Paris at the end of the 1800s are the first of a series of exhibits the National Gallery of Art will feature to celebrate French painting. Both art and lowlife characterized the city's Montmartre area -- art because rents were low for underpaid artists, and lowlifes because they frequented nightspots like the still-popular Moulin Rouge.
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