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New Museum

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, founded in 1977 by Marcia Tucker, is a museum in New York City at 235 Bowery, on Manhattan's Lower East Side. The museum opened in a space in the Graduate Center of the then-named New School for Social Research at 65 Fifth Avenue; the New Museum remained there until 1983, when it rented and moved to the first two and a half floors of the Astor Building at 583 Broadway in the SoHo neighborhood. In 1999, Marcia Tucker was succeeded as director by Lisa Phillips the curator of contemporary art at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In 2001 the museum rented 7,000 square feet of space on the first floor of the Chelsea Art Museum on West 22nd Street for a year. Over the past five years, the New Museum has exhibited artists from Argentina, Bulgaria, China, Colombia, Germany, Spain, South Africa and the United Kingdom among many other countries. In 2003, the New Museum formed an affiliation with Rhizome, a leading online platform for global new media art. In 2005, the museum was among 406 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.

The New Museum was established by an independent curator Marcia Tucker in 1977. It is dedicated to introducing new art and new ideas, by artists who have not yet received significant exposure or recognition. Since it was founded, the museum has taken on the mission to challenge the stiff institutionalization of an art museum, it continues to connect with the public. On December 1, 2007, the New Museum opened the doors to its new $50 million location at 235 Bowery, between Stanton and Rivington Streets; the seven-story 58,700-square-foot facility, designed by the Tokyo-based firm Sejima + Nishizawa/SANAA and the New York-based firm Gensler, has expanded the Museum’s exhibitions and space. SANAA’s design is chosen because it is in accord with the museum’s mission—the flexibility of the building, its changeable atmosphere corresponds to the ever-changing nature of contemporary art, its bold decision to put a stack of white boxes in the Bowery neighborhood and its success to achieve a harmonious symbiotic relationship between the two manifest the coexistence of different dynamic energy of contemporary culture.

In April 2008, the museum's new building was named one of the architectural New Seven Wonders of the World by Conde Nast Traveler. The New Museum will continue to be a crucial landmark of the Bowery district. “Bowery embraces idiosyncrasy in an unprejudiced manner and we were determined to make the museum building feel like that”, as one of the directors of the museum puts it. The neighborhood appears to be a fearless confrontation with the convention image of downtown Manhattan—an adventurous spirit that the New Museum always sees itself searching for; the Bowery location has gallery and events space, plus a Resource Center with books and computers for access to their main web site and digital archive. The New Museum Digital Archive is an online resource that provides accessibility to primary sources from exhibitions and programs; the archive holds 7,500 visual materials for artists and researchers to access. The New Museum Digital Archive's database is searchable through 4,000 artists and organizations connected to New Museum exhibitions and publications.

On January 24, 2019, eligible employees at the New Museum voted 38-8 to unionize, with a plan to join NewMuU-UAW Local 2110. Asked for their reasons for unionizing, the New Museum employees said, “As the New Museum Union, we ask, above all, that these ideals be mirrored in the museum’s working conditions, hiring practices and benefits. We believe that fair compensation and transparency for all workers throughout the museum is essential to ensuring its diversity, reducing turnover, strengthening the New Museum community: salaries and benefits at the museum must be sustainable for everyone, regardless of the privileges afforded them by race, class, or gender.” When she founded the museum, Marcia Tucker decided it should buy and sell works every 10 years so that the collection would always be new. It was an innovative plan, never carried out. In 2000, the museum accepted its first corporate donation of artworks; the museum now has a modest collection of about 1,000 works in many media. In 2004, it joined forces with the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles in raising $110,000 from two foundations -- $50,000 from the American Center Foundation and $60,000 from the Peter Norton Family Foundation—to help pay for commissioning and exhibiting the work of emerging young artists.

The Museum presents the work of under-recognized artists, has mounted ambitious surveys of important figures such as Ana Mendieta, William Kentridge, David Wojnarowicz, Paul McCarthy and Andrea Zittel before they received widespread public recognition. In 2003, the New Museum presented the regarded exhibition Black President: The Art and Legacy of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. Continuing its focus of exhibiting emerging international artists, the museum organized the much discussed and visited exhibition, The Generational: "Younger Than Jesus" curated by Massimiliano Gioni, in 2009 which went on the become the first edition of its now signature exhibition series the "New Museum Triennial". Subsequently, the museum held the third editions of its Triennial, respectively. Promoted twice since joining the New Museum in 2011, Margot Norton

Boeing B-29 Superfortress variants

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was an aircraft produced in many experimental and production models. Section source: Baugher The XB-29, Boeing Model 345, was the first accepted prototype or experimental model delivered to the Army Air Corps, incorporating a number of improvements on the design submitted, including more and larger guns and self-sealing fuel tanks. Two aircraft were ordered in August 1940, a third was ordered in December. A mockup was completed in the spring of 1941, it first flew on September 21, 1942. Testing continued until February 1943, when the second prototype crashed. Flown by Boeing's chief test pilot, Edmund T. "Eddie" Allen on a two-hour powerplant performance test, leaking fuel from a filler cap in the wing leading edge ran down inside the leading-edge and ignited, spreading to the engines. Due to the much reduced power, the aircraft, unable to climb, crashed into the Frye meat-packing plant, demolishing the majority of the packing plant and killing all eleven crew, 22 employees at the plant and one fireman.

The crash killed many élite Boeing personnel involved in the design. After the crash, the United States Army Air Forces and a congressional committee headed by then-Senator Harry S. Truman investigated the B-29 program, issuing a scathing report, prompting the Army Air Forces to take control of the program; the YB-29 was an improved XB-29. Testing began in the summer of 1943, dozens of modifications were made to the planes; the engines were upgraded from Wright R-3350-13s to R-3350-21s. Where the XB-29 had three-bladed props, the YB-29 had four-bladed propellers. Various alternatives to the remote-controlled defensive systems were tested on a number of them the fourth one delivered. After alternative arrangements had been tested, defensive armament was standardised at ten.50-calibre machine guns in turret-mounted pairs. The YB-29 featured a better fire control system; the B-29 was the original production version of the Superfortress. Since the new bomber was urgently needed, the production design was developed in tandem with the service testing.

In fact, the first B-29 was completed only two months after the delivery of the first YB-29. Forty-six B-29s of this variant, built by the Glenn L. Martin Company at its Omaha plant, were used as the aircraft for the atomic bomb missions, modified to Silverplate specifications; some 2,513 B-29s were manufactured by Boeing-Wichita, Bell-Atlanta, Martin-Omaha. Section source: Baugher The B-29A was an improved version of the original B-29 production model; this is the definitive wartime variant of the B-29. All 1,119 B-29A's were built at the Boeing plant in Renton, Washington used by the United States Navy. Enhancements made in the B-29A included defensive modifications. Due to a demonstrated weakness to head-on fighter attacks, the number of machine guns in the forward dorsal turrets was doubled to four. Where the wings of previous models had been made by the sub-assembly of two sections, the B-29A wing was built up from three; this made construction easier, increased the strength of the airframe.

The B-29A was produced until May 1946. It was much used during the Korean War, but was phased out when the jet bomber became operational. Washington B Mk 1 – This was the service name given to 88 B-29As supplied to the Royal Air Force. Section source: Baugher's Encyclopedia & National Museum of the USAFThe B-29B was a modification used for low-level raids, designed with the intent of firebombing Japan. Since fighter opposition was minimal over Japan in late 1944, many of the Army Air Force leadership — most notably Curtis LeMay, commander of the XXI Bomber Command — felt that a faster bomber would better evade Japanese flak. In the B-29B, as with the atomic raid-dedicated Silverplate versions earlier, all defensive armament was removed except for that in the tail turret; the armament was two.50 in AN/M2 machine guns and one 20 mm M2 cannon, soon changed to three.50 in AN/M2s. The weight saved by removing the guns increased the top speed from 357 mph to 364 mph. Incorporated on this version was an improved APQ-7 "Eagle" bombing-through-overcast radar, fitted in an airfoil-shaped radome under the fuselage.

All 311 B-29Bs were built at the Bell plant in Georgia. The B-29C was a modification of the B-29A re-engined with improved Wright R-3350 engines; the Army Air Force ordered 5,000, but cancelled its request when World War II ended and none were built. Section source: BaugherThe B-29D was an improved version of the original B-29 design, featuring 28-cylinder Pratt & Whitney R-4360-35 Wasp Major engines of 3500 hp each — nearly 60% more powerful than the usual Duplex-Cyclone, it had a taller vertical stabilizer and a strengthened wing. The XB-44 was the testbed designation for the D model; when World War II ended, the B-29D was given the quartet of Wasp Major engines to become the B-50, which served throughout the 1950s in the U. S. bomber fleet. A number of B-29s were converted to serve as test beds for new systems; these all received variant designation though many existed only as a single converted aircraft. The XB-29E for fire-control systems was a model B-29-45-BW; the B-29F for cold-weather operation in Alaska were six converted B-29-BWs.

The B-29 was used in the development of jet engines. Stripped of armament, a converted B-29B-55-BA designated the XB-29G carried experimental jet engines in its bomb bay, which were extended into the airstream for testing during flight; this plane was used to test the

Dean Kemp

Not to be confused with Denan Kemp. Dean Kemp is a former Australian rules footballer who played for the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League. Recruited from Subiaco in the Western Australian Football League, Kemp made his AFL debut in Round 1 of the 1990 AFL season in a 46-point win at Subiaco Oval against eventual premiers Collingwood, he won West Coast's Rookie of the Year Award. In 1992 he played in West Coast's Premiership team and earned All-Australian selection as well as West Coast's best and fairest award. In 1994 he played in the side's second premiership team and won the Norm Smith Medal for best on ground, he was selected in the 2006 Team 20 for the Eagles. In 2001 he was made co-captain with Ben Cousins, but retired that season. Kemp suffered numerous concussions during his career, including one resulting from a savage hit from Mark Ricciuto, his career was shortened somewhat by the effects of these numerous concussions. Kemp was an outstanding midfielder who never polled well in the Brownlow Medal count, polling only 53 career votes, with a season best of 13 in 2000.

A reason put forward. Rather, on gaining possession of the ball and dispose of it to a teammate, he was particularly good playing in the wet fumbling the greasy ball. He enjoyed a successful career; the lateness of his selection in the draft is highlighted to argue that late draft picks can still prove themselves to be star players. Kemp was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Western Australian Football Hall of Fame in 2005. Dean Kemp's playing statistics from AFL Tables