Minneapolis Institute of Art

Home to more than 90,000 works of art representing 5,000 years of world history, the Minneapolis Institute of Art is a arts museum located in Minneapolis, United States. Its permanent collection includes world-famous works that embody the highest levels of artistic achievement, spanning about 20,000 years and representing the world’s diverse cultures across six continents; the museum has seven curatorial areas: Arts of the Americas. Mia is one of the largest arts educators in Minnesota. More than a half-million people visit the museum each year, a hundred thousand more are reached through the museum’s Art Adventure program for elementary schoolchildren; the museum’s free general admission policy, public programs, classes for children and adults, award-winning interactive media programs have helped to broaden and deepen this museum’s roots in the communities it serves. The Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts was established in 1883 to bring the arts into the life of the community; this group, made up of business and professional leaders, organized art exhibits throughout the decade.

In 1889, the Society, now known as the Minneapolis Institute of Art, moved into its first permanent space, inside the newly built Minneapolis Public Library. The institute received gifts from Clinton Morrison and William Hood Dunwoody, among others, for its building fund. In 1911, Morrison donated the land occupied by his family's Villa Rosa mansion, in memory of his father, Dorilus Morrison, contingent on the institute's raising the $500,000 needed for the building. A few days the institute received a letter from Dunwoody, who got the ball rolling: "Put me down for $100,000." A fundraising dinner a few days brought in $335,500, donated in 90 minutes. The new museum, designed by the firm of McKim and White, opened in 1915; the building came to be recognized as one of the finest examples of the Beaux-Arts architectural style in Minnesota. The art historian Bevis Hillier organized the exhibition Art Deco at the museum, presented from July to September 1971, which caused a resurgence of interest in this style of art.

The building was meant to be the first of several sections, but only the front piece built. Several additions have subsequently been built according to other plans, including a 1974 addition by Kenzo Tange. An expansion designed by the 2012 Driehaus Prize winner Michael Graves was completed in June 2006. Before the latest expansion, just 4 percent of the museum's nearly 100,000 objects could be on view at the same time. Target Corporation, for which the new wing is named, was the biggest donor, with a lead gift of more than $10 million. In 2015 the Institute rebranded itself, dropping the final "s" from its name, to become the Minneapolis Institute of Art and encouraging the use of the nickname Mia instead of the acronym MIA. Kaywin Feldman became director and president of the Institute in 2008. During her tenure, attendance doubled, digital access was emphasized, social justice and equity programs were adopted. In December 2018, she was named to be the next director of the National Gallery of Art took that office in March 2019.

In October 2019, Katherine Luber of the San Antonio Museum of Art, was named as the new director and president of Mia. The museum features an encyclopedic collection of 80,000 objects spanning 5,000 years of world history, its collection includes paintings, prints & drawings, textiles and decorative arts. There are collections of African art, art from Oceania and the Americas, an strong collection of Asian art, called "one of the finest and most comprehensive Asian art collections in the country"; the Asian collection includes Chinese architecture, jades and ceramics. The institute owns the Purcell-Cutts House, just east of Lake of the Isles; the house is a masterpiece of Prairie School architecture. It was donated to the museum by Anson B. Cutts Jr. the son of its second owner. The house is available for tours on the second weekend of each month. In order to encourage private collecting and assist in the acquisition of important works of art, the museum has created "affinity groups" aligned with the seven curatorial areas of the museum.

The groups schedule lectures and travel for members. The museum features a regular series of exhibitions that bring in traveling collections from other museums for display. Local business partners fund many of these exhibitions, some feature the artists leading public tours through the exhibition; the museum houses the Minnesota Artists Exhibition Program, an artist-controlled program devoted to the exhibition of works by artists who live in Minnesota. The Museum Library contains more than 60,000 volumes on art history; the library is open to the public. The institute has a number of exhibits outside the building. A pair of Chinese lions sit on either side of the 24th Street entrance, they were a gift from Ella Pillsbury Crosby in 1998. Because a museum curator determined that it would be too difficult to export 18th-century statues, new ones were carved in China in the 18th century style; the bronze statue The Fighter of the Spirit, by Ernst Barlach stands near the 24th Street entrance. The statue shows a winged man holding a sword vertically, tip up, standing on the back of a snarling beast.

The statue was commissioned by the University of Kiel and was placed in front of its church. The statue did not fit with the ideals of the ruling National Socialist party; as a result, the statue was remov

Joe Beggs

Joseph Stanley "Fireman" Beggs was a professional baseball player. He attended Geneva College before he entered MLB, he was a right-handed pitcher over parts of nine seasons with the New York Yankees, Cincinnati Reds and New York Giants. For his career, he compiled a 48–35 record in 238 appearances, most as a relief pitcher, with a 2.96 earned run average and 178 strikeouts. Beggs was a member of the 1940 World Series champion Reds team that defeated the Detroit Tigers in seven games, he made one appearance, pitching one inning in Game 3. From 1944 to 1945 Beggs career was interrupted while he served in World War II; as a hitter, Beggs batted.167 with 14 runs, 3 doubles and 11 RBI. He was good defensively, compiling a.991 fielding percentage with only 2 errors in 220 total chances. Beggs died in Indianapolis in July 1983, aged 72. List of Major League Baseball annual saves leaders Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference, or Retrosheet Joe Beggs at Find a Grave

Ambiguous (film)

Ambiguous aka Waisetsu Netto Shūdan Ikasete!! and Group Suicide: The Last Supper is a 2003 Japanese Pink film directed by Toshiya Ueno. It was chosen as Best Film of the year at the Pink Grand Prix ceremony. In the movie, a diverse group of people, all with troubles in their daily lives, meet online and decide to commit suicide together. Isolated from society at large, they form a physical bond as the appointed time approaches. Anglophone pink film scholar Jasper Sharp notes that there are two different audiences for contemporary pink films: The traditional pink theater-goer, interested in seeing sex on the screen, the devotees of pink cinema represented by such publications as P*G magazine and its website; as with many of Kokuei's pink films, Ambiguous did not prove marketable for the traditional softcore porn audience, in part because of its downbeat subject matter. However, when looked at as a film which happens to include sex scenes—Kokuei's approach to the pink genre—Sharp writes Obscene Internet Group "stands as one of the most genuinely insightful and of-the-moment films produced within the Japanese independent sector in its year."The readers of P*G magazine showed their approval of the film by awarding it Best Film and giving Hidekazu Takahara the Silver Prize for screenplay.

Like many pink films, Ambiguous has gone under more than one title. Released in theatres as Obscene Internet Group: Make Me Come!!, the film was shown at the Pink Grand Prix under the title Ambiguous, the title under which it was released on DVD in Japan and internationally. The film has been released on DVD in Japan as Group Suicide: The Last Supper. Sacrament released the film as "Ambiguous" on English-subtitled Region 2 DVD on 22 February 2006. Apple, Mandi. "Ambiguous review". / Retrieved 2009-05-26. Sharp, Jasper. Behind the Pink Curtain: The Complete History of Japanese Sex Cinema. Guildford: FAB Press. Pp. 309–11, 364. ISBN 978-1-903254-54-7. Sharp, Jasper. "Midnight Eye Round-Up: Pink Films special: Obscene Internet Group: Make Me Come!!". Archived from the original on 10 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 集団自殺 最後の晩餐. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 曖昧. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 猥褻ネット集団 いかせて!!. P. G. Web Site. Archived from the original on 2011-06-05.

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