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Tuesday, 02 December 2014 16:26

Art Basel Miami Beach Kicks Off its 2014 Edition

Now in its thirteenth year, Art Basel Miami Beach is back and bigger than ever. The fair, which opens to the public on Thursday, December 4, at the Miami Beach Convention Center, is complemented by an array of cultural events, including satellite fairs, gallery exhibitions, public installations, and posh parties. In total, about 1,000 exhibitors will flock to sunny Florida to participate in the shows and attendance at Art Basel Miami Beach is expected to reach upward of 75,000 visitors.

Art Basel Miami Beach, the country’s biggest contemporary art fair, will open with an invitation-only Private View on Wednesday, December 3, followed by an exclusive Vernissage early on Thursday. 267 galleries presenting $3 billion worth of art will participate in the show.

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After twenty-two years, Nicholas Capasso will be leaving his post at the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum in Lincoln, MA. Capasso, who is currently the deCordova’s deputy director for Curatorial Affairs, has been named the new director of the Fitchburg Art Museum and will start his latest venture on December 3.

During his time at the deCordova, Capasso has overseen a permanent collection that included 3,500 objects, changing gallery exhibitions, and an outdoor sculpture park. He helped to bring recognition to the institution and to reposition it as an important contemporary museum.

While Capasso specializes in contemporary art, he is eager to work with the Fitchburg Art Museum’s collection that spans more than 5,000 years and includes American and European paintings, prints, drawings, ceramics, decorative arts, and Greek, Roman, Asian, and pre-Columbian antiquities. The Museum’s collection, which is housed between twelve galleries, includes works by William Zorach, John Singleton Copley, Joseph Stella, Edward Hopper, Charles Burchfield, Charles Sheeler, Walker Evans, and Georgia O’Keeffe.

Capasso will take over the role of director from the soon-to-be-retired Peter Timms who has held the position since 1973.

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