September 25, 1987
Mike McGee will leave his post as programs coordinator for the Laguna Art Museum on Thursday to become senior curator of the new Modern Museum of Art in Santa Ana. McGee has administered the Laguna Art Museum's education and exhibition programs since he joined the staff in January, 1986. His plans for departure were reported last week but were not completed until this week. The Modern Museum opened Sept. 19 with an exhibit of works by Mexican painter Rufino Tamayo.
May 30, 2008 |
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.
April 21, 2014 |
Mexican artist Rufino Tamayo was a muralist, graphic artist, painter and art collector. In 1981 he donated his artwork and important art pieces he had collected to a museum in Mexico City that bears his name. Next month selected works from the Rufino Tamayo Museum of Contemporary Art will debut at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego' s La Jolla site. The show underscores the diversity of the museum's collection, including pieces that have been purchased since Tamayo's death in 1991.
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April 11, 2003 |
Abraham Zabludovsky, an architect described as "one of the most solid pillars of Mexican modernity in the 20th century," has died. He was 78. Zabludovsky died of a heart attack Wednesday, the Mexican news media reported. Perhaps best known for his design of the Rufino Tamayo Museum in Mexico City and his renovation of the National Auditorium, Zabludovsky designed and constructed more than 200 buildings, according to fellow architects who eulogized him in published reports Thursday.