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Stuart Silver, Museum Designer Who Pioneered Blockbuster Shows, Dead At 84

“As the inventive design director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art [under director Thomas Hoving] in the 1960s and ’70s, [he] turned the presentation of art into a gasp-inducing genre of theater” — most famously in the Treasures of Tutankhamun exhibition of 1978-79 — “giving the staid institution mass appeal and inspiring widespread changes in the style and spirit of museum exhibitions.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Thomas Hoving, 06.09.21

Fall TOP Print Sale Coming Soon! (Press Release)

Don't forget that our only print sale for the Fall of this year and the last TOP print sale of 2019 will start ONE WEEK FROM TOMORROW on November 29th! There's an important catch, so read my comments down below the press release. Here's the press release: Download "Upcoming Dye Transfer Print Sale" press release You can help us out (please?) by posting this at other sites and forums you visit and participate in. Feel free to use any or all of it. Here's the text: November 20, 2019—for immedi...
Tags: Photography, US, Kodak, San Francisco, Dye, Print Offers, Ctein, Michael Johnston, Don, Michael C Johnston, Mike Johnston, Pacific Standard Time, Hoving, Thomas Hoving

The Director And The Pharaoh: How Thomas Hoving Created The Museum Blockbuster

"The first blockbuster museum show to be so labeled, a traveling loan of funerary objects [under the title 'Treasures of Tutankhamun'] that brought in 8 million visitors nationwide and filled Egypt's coffers with gift-shop profits, was unprecedented. It was an ancient-art exhibit that was also a pop-culture moment ... [And] no one did more to […]
Tags: Art, Egypt, Visual, 12.06.17, Thomas Hoving