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February 7, 2014 | By David Ng
In what is being called its first acquisition of a major American painting, the National Gallery in London confirmed this week that is has purchased George Bellows' 1912 painting "Men of the Docks" for $25.5 million. The painting has resided for many years at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College in Virginia. The sale was part of a controversial decision by college leaders to deaccession certain works of art in order to shore up its finances. Museum leaders around the country had condemned the college's decision to deaccession art for the purposes of funding other operations.
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March 13, 2014 | By David Ng
Randolph College has hit back at an association of museum directors that has imposed sanctions on the college for its recent sale of a valuable George Bellows painting. The college said the Assn. of Art Museum Directors' sanctions, which include instructions to member museums to suspend loans of artworks to, and any collaboration on exhibitions and programs with, the college's Maier Museum of Art, are "unfortunate for those organizations across the nation who may now be denied the opportunity to learn from the wonderful works of art owned by Randolph College.
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March 13, 2014 | By David Ng
Randolph College has hit back at an association of museum directors that has imposed sanctions on the college for its recent sale of a valuable George Bellows painting. The college said the Assn. of Art Museum Directors' sanctions, which include instructions to member museums to suspend loans of artworks to, and any collaboration on exhibitions and programs with, the college's Maier Museum of Art, are "unfortunate for those organizations across the nation who may now be denied the opportunity to learn from the wonderful works of art owned by Randolph College.
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February 7, 2014 | By David Ng
In what is being called its first acquisition of a major American painting, the National Gallery in London confirmed this week that is has purchased George Bellows' 1912 painting "Men of the Docks" for $25.5 million. The painting has resided for many years at the Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College in Virginia. The sale was part of a controversial decision by college leaders to deaccession certain works of art in order to shore up its finances. Museum leaders around the country had condemned the college's decision to deaccession art for the purposes of funding other operations.
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March 13, 2014 | By David Ng
The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College in Virginia has received a rare sanction from a national organization of museum directors for the recent decision to sell a valuable George Bellows painting in order to fund college operations. Leaders at the Assn. of Art Museum Directors said in a release on Wednesday that the sale of Bellows' 1912 "Men of the Docks" constituted a "violation of one of the most fundamental professional principles of the art museum field. " The sale "not only erodes the credibility and good standing of the Maier Museum, but also affects all art museums and the trust that the public has placed in them," the group said.
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October 24, 2007 | Suzanne Muchnic
"Men of the Docks," a major painting by George Bellows and the longtime star of Randolph College's art collection in Lynchburg, Va., will be exhibited in a five-day auction preview opening Friday at Christie's Beverly Hills. In 1920, students at what was then Randolph Macon Women's College pooled their funds to buy the gritty, monumental image of laborers at New York's bustling harbor for $2,500.
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May 30, 2008 | From the Associated Press
Rufino Tamayo's "Troubadour" set a world auction record for Latin American art, fetching $7.2 million. The 1945 painting, which depicts a musician strumming his guitar as two women watch, was acquired by an anonymous buyer, Christie's spokeswoman Sung-Hee Park said. The $7.2-million bid on Wednesday easily eclipsed the previous record for a Tamayo painting of $2.59 million and topped Frida Kahlo's "Roots," which sold in May 2006 for $5.6 million. "Troubadour" was the first of four paintings to be sold by Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va., to raise money.
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November 16, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Black leaders and the leader of a state civil rights panel are incensed over a local college course whose teachers claim that most slaves were happy in captivity and that many served as loyal Southern soldiers. Officials at Randolph Community College in Archdale, N.C., stand behind the course. The Randolph County chapter of the National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People has threatened to file a formal complaint.
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September 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Amid boos and shouts of "traitors," Randolph-Macon Woman's College officials announced that men would be admitted to the 115-year-old Lynchburg institution starting in 2007. Some 400 students, alumnae and their supporters greeted the board's announcement by drowning out trustees President Jolley Christman as she tried to explain.
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March 17, 2014 | By David Ng
The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego has chosen the firm of architect Annabelle Selldorf to head a multimillion-dollar expansion that is expected to triple the size of the museum's location in La Jolla.  Selldorf, based in New York, has worked for art-related clients including the Neue Galerie and the Acquavella Galleries on the Upper East Side. The San Diego museum will be the firm's first contemporary art museum project and its first project on the West Coast. A representative of the firm said it plans to have an initial concept design by early fall, with a more detailed schedule to be established at that time.
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September 30, 2002 | JOHANNA NEUMAN and RANDY TRICK, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Saddam Hussein has been a familiar name since the Persian Gulf War in 1991. But as the United States again weighs the prospect of war with Iraq, the question of what to call the Iraqi president is becoming a bit of a media quandary. At National Public Radio, a caller from Grand Rapids, Mich., wondered whether calling the Iraqi president by his first name was part of a deliberate media effort to demean him.
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February 7, 2014 | By Janet Stobart
LONDON - Britain's National Gallery on Friday unveiled its first major American painting, a work by George Bellows. Founded nearly 200 years ago, the gallery's lofty halls are hung with some of the best known treasures of western European paintings from the 13th to the 19th centuries, spanning the early Italian Renaissance to the French Impressionists. The museum purchased  Bellows' “Men of the Docks,” painted in 1912, for $25.5 million from Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va.  It takes its place among iconic works by Giotto, Bellini,  Titian, Rembrandt, Rubens and Van Gogh.
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