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Art Gallery of South Australia

The Art Gallery of South Australia, established as the National Gallery of South Australia in 1881, is located in Adelaide. It is the most significant visual arts museum in the Australian state of South Australia, it has a collection of 45,000 works of art, making it the second largest state art collection in Australia. As part of North Terrace cultural precinct, the Gallery is flanked by the South Australian Museum to the west and the University of Adelaide to the east; as well as its permanent collection, renowned for its collection of Australian art, AGSA hosts the annual Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art known as Tarnanthi, displays a number of visiting exhibitions each year and contributes travelling exhibitions to regional galleries. European and North American art are well represented in its collections; the South Australian Society of Arts, established in 1856 and oldest fine arts society still in existence, held Annual exhibitions in South Australian Institute rooms and advocated for a public art collection.

In 1880 Parliament gave £2,000 to the Institute to start acquiring a collection and the National Gallery of South Australia was established in June 1881. It was opened by Prince Albert Victor and Prince George. Most works on display were acquired through a government grant. In 1897, Sir Thomas Elder bequeathed £25,000 to the art gallery for the purchase of artworks. In 1889 the gallery moved further east to the Jubilee Exhibition Building, to its present site in 1900, in a specially designed building designed by architect Owen Smythe and built in Classical Revival style by Messrs Tudgeon. Built with an enclosed portico, a 1936 refurbishment and enlargement included a new facade with an open Doric portico. Major extensions in 1962, 1979 and 1996 increased the gallery’s display and ancillary facilities further; the building is listed in the South Australian Heritage Register. As of 2019, the building houses 64kWh worth of battery storage as part of the Government of South Australia Storage Demonstration project, powered by three 7.5kW Selectronic inverters.

This reduces the consumption of power from the state grid. In 1939, an act of parliament, the 1939 number 44 Libraries and Institutes Act, repealed the Public library and Art Gallery and Institutes Act and separated the Gallery from the Public Library, Museum, established its own board and changed its name to the Art Gallery of South Australia; the Art Gallery Act 1939 was passed to provide for the control of the library. This has been amended several times since. In 1967 the National Gallery of South Australia changed its name to the Art Gallery of South Australia. From about 1996 until late 2018 Arts SA had responsibility for this and several other statutory bodies such as the Museum and the State Library, after which the functions were transferred to direct oversight by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and Culture section; as of May 2019, the AGSA collection comprises 45,000 works of art. Of the state galleries, only the National Gallery of Victoria is larger, it attracts about 780,000 visitors each year.

The Gallery is renowned for its collections of Australian art, including Indigenous Australian and colonial art, from about 1800 onwards. The collection is strong in nineteenth-century works and in particular Australian Impressionist paintings, its twentieth-century Modernist art collection includes the work of many female artists, there is a large collection of South Australian art, which includes 2,000 drawings by Hans Heysen and a large collection of photographs. Heidelberg school works include Tom Roberts' A break away!, Charles Conder's A holiday at Mentone, Arthur Streeton's Road to Templestowe. The mid-twentieth century is represented by works by Russell Drysdale, Arthur Boyd, Margaret Preston, Bessie Davidson, Sidney Nolan, South Australian art includes works by James Ashton and Jeffrey Smart; the Gallery became the first Australian gallery to acquire a work by an Indigenous artist in 1939, although systematic acquisition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art was not realised until the mid-1950s.

The Gallery and now holds a large and diverse collection of older and contemporary works, including the Kulata Tjuta collaboration created by Aṉangu artists working in the north of SA. European landscape paintings include works by Jacob Isaakszoon van Ruisdael, Salomon van Ruysdael, Joseph Wright of Derby, Camille Pissarro. Other European works include paintings by Francesco Guardi, Pompeo Batoni and Camille Corot. There is a large collection of British art, including many Pre-Raphaelite works, by artists Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Morris & Co.. Other works include John William Waterhouse's Circe Invidiosa and The Favourites of the Emperor Honorius. Works by British portrait painters include Robert Peake, Anthony van Dyck, Peter Lely and Thomas Gainsborough. Sculpture includes works by Rodin, Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Jacob Epstein and Thomas Hirschhorn; the Asian art collection, begun in 1904, includes work from the whole region, with focuses on the pre-modern J

Ryan Mack

Gary “Ryan” Mack is an American soccer midfielder who played for the Syracuse Silver Knights of the MISL. Mack was the Michigan High School Player of the Year as a soccer player at Seaholm High School, he attended Indiana University where he played on the men’s soccer team from 1998 to 2002. In 1998 and 1999, the Hoosiers won the NCAA Men's Soccer Championship, he was a 2000 third team All American, but missed the 2001 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, returning for a final season in 2002. On January 17, 2003, the Chicago Fire selected Mack in the third round in the 2003 MLS SuperDraft. In 2004, he played for the Syracuse Salty Dogs of the USL A-League. Mack played for the San Diego Sockers during the 2004-2005 Major Indoor Soccer League season; the Sockers folded mid-season. He played for the Virginia Beach Mariners during the 2006 USL-1 season. On October 5, 2006, the expansion Detroit Ignition of Major Indoor Soccer League signed Mack for the team’s first season; the Ignition had selected Mack with the 12th pick in the 2006 MISL Expansion Draft.

He played for the Ignition until they folded in 2009. That fall, Mack moved to the Milwaukee Wave. In November 2011, he signed with the Detroit Waza of the Professional Arena Soccer League. In 2012, he signed for the MISL side the Syracuse Silver Knights. MISL Player Profile

Irving Gymnasium

Irving Gymnasium was an indoor athletics facility on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, USA. Opened in 1962 with a capacity of 6,600 spectators, it hosted Ball State Cardinals basketball and volleyball games until Worthen Arena opened in 1992, it hosted the 1976 NCAA Men's Volleyball Championship games. In 2008, Irving Gymnasium closed to undergo renovations for the new Student Recreation and Wellness Center; the Student Recreation and Wellness Center has since opened and offers 5 basketball courts, an indoor turf building for indoor football and soccer, a rock climbing wall, an expanded weight lifting and cardio equipment space, an 1/8 suspended walking/jogging track, a Quiznos and space devoted to yoga and martial arts. Presidential hopeful Robert F. Kennedy spoke in Irving Gymnasium on April 4, 1968, to a crowd of 12,000 people three times the seating capacity; the university had only 7,000 seats to offer, which left 5,000 students to stand during Kennedy's half-hour speech.

A little over an hour after his speech, on the way to another campaign stop in Indianapolis, Kennedy learned of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. President Barack Obama made a stop in Irving Gymnasium on April 12, 2008, on his campaign trail, 40 years and one week after Kennedy's 1968 speech there. Facility information