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From July 20 through October 13, the Parrish Art Museum presents William Glackens—the first comprehensive survey of the artist’s work since 1966. The exhibition spans Glackens’s career from the 1890s through the 1930s, with more than 70 important paintings and works on paper from some of America's finest private and public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, the National Gallery of Art, and the Cleveland Museum, among others. Several works in the exhibition are on view to the public for the first time since 1966.

William Glackens, co-organized and presented by the Parrish Art Museum; Nova Southeastern University Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale (where it was on view earlier this year); and the Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia (where the exhibition will also travel), spans the full career of the artist, who painted on Long Island from 1911–1915. Curated by writer and art historian Avis Berman, the exhibition focuses on Glackens’s most distinctive and adventurous works.

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About a third of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art & Design’s 465 employees are slated be laid off as soon as mid-August as the longstanding art institutions prepare to merge with the National Gallery of Art and the George Washington University.

The Corcoran issued a layoff notice to all of its employees last month, but the Corcoran expects about a third of them will actually be laid off as of Aug. 16, which is the effective date affiliated with the notice.

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This Wednesday, John Wilson, Executive Director of the Timken Museum of Art in San Diego, is set to give a gallery talk titled “Brave New World: from Icons to the Future.” As I write this, that’s what the museum website says.

It may be a broken link by the time you read this post, though, because Wilson quit or was pushed out last week, just before the holiday. His name has been removed from the Board/Staff page of the site, though his replacement’s name isn’t yet there. That would be, according to various reports, David Bull, the well-known conservator and expert on Old Master paintings. Bull is founder and president of the Fine Art Conservation & Restoration in New York and paintings conservator at the National Gallery of Art.

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When the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington — one of the nation’s oldest privately supported museums — announced in May that its artwork, landmark building and venerable school would be taken over by the National Gallery of Art and George Washington University, the arrangement was presented as a done deal.

But on Wednesday, a group of museum donors, current and former students, and former faculty and staff members went to court to try to block the dismantling of the Corcoran, saying it would violate the 1869 deed and the charter of the museum’s founder, William W. Corcoran, a banker who gave his art for the “perpetual establishment and maintenance of a public gallery and museum” to promote painting, sculpture and other fine arts. The opponents, members of a group called Save the Corcoran, contend in court papers that museum trustees want to “commit the gravest form of fiduciary breach: to destroy the very institution they are charged with protecting.”

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The Corcoran Gallery of Art is taking steps to guarantee that most of its 17,000 artworks will remain in the Washington area and that the historic building near the White House always will display art, under the plan to turn over operations to George Washington University and the National Gallery of Art.

Legal papers filed by the Corcoran this week in D.C. Superior Court also show that the D.C. Attorney General’s Office is keeping a close watch over the dissolution of Washington’s oldest private art gallery and art college, which was announced earlier this year.

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It may come as no surprise that when you ask Americans to choose their favorite artwork, Edward Hopper’s iconic “Nighthawks” sits at the top of the list. For the Art Everywhere US initiative (imported from the UK), online voters picked Hopper’s 1942 noir masterpiece and 57 other works from a curated selection of 100 pieces from the collections of five museums — the Art Institute of Chicago, the Dallas Museum of Art, LACMA, the National Gallery of Art, and the Whitney. Starting August 4, the works will adorn as many as 50,000 billboards and signs across America.

The works to go on view range from patriotic picks like Gilbert Stuart’s 1821 portrait of George Washington and Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” to more contemporary choices like photographs from Robert Mapplethorpe and Cindy Sherman. As part of a special presentation at the annual meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors, Art Everywhere will present the full list of works.

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Titian’s “Danae,” an Italian Renaissance painting noted for its sensuality, will be on display at the National Gallery of Art from July 1 through Nov. 2.

The painting by the master of the Venetian school, on loan from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, will help celebrate the beginning of Italy’s presidency of the Council of the European Union, which runs July 1 through Dec. 31. Two other examples of Titian’s work in this genre, “Venus With a Mirror” and “Venus and Adonis,” from the Gallery’s permanent collection, are also on view in the West Building.

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Whitney Museum of American Art Director Adam Weinberg spoke with The Chronicle while visiting the Bay Area for the opening of "Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection," a major show at the San Jose Museum of Art of contemporary works on loan from the New York museum.

Like the Robert and Jane Meyerhoff Collection sampled in "Modernism from the National Gallery of Art" at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the Landau Collection includes works by many names considered safe, if not already canonical: Andy Warhol, Cy Twombly, James Rosenquist, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns and Agnes Martin.

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Trustees of the National Gallery of Art have elected New York City investor and philanthropist Frederick W. Beinecke as the museum's president.

The gallery announced Friday that Beinecke (BUY-nek-ee) will move into the lead role July 19. He succeeds Washington philanthropist Victoria Sant, who has been president since 2003. Sant will remain on the board until July 2015.

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The National Gallery of Art has acquired 16 works, including its first by Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto, a mid-15th-century group of Nottingham alabasters, a winter scene by Dutch master Jan van Goyen and a 61-minute video homage to New York City.

The spring acquisitions “constitute a broad span of subject matter across a range of mediums, schools and eras,” Gallery Director Earl A. Powell III said in a statement. “We have enhanced our collection of medieval sculpture, enhanced our Dutch collection, and bolstered our collection of 20th- and 21st-century art by living artists.”

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