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.
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.
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.
February 3, 2000
* Art. The national heritage of Mexican art and culture is represented in "Visual Voices of Mexico/Voces Visuales de Mexico," an exhibition of more than 120 works by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Rufino Tamayo and others, closing Sunday at the Museum of Latin American Art, 628 Alamitos Ave., Long Beach. Today through Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Adults, $5; seniors and students, $3; children under 12, free. (562) 437-1689. * Jazz.