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Dailies and Weeklies, a project of Raul Marroquin for “Inside the City” Weserburg Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen July 18 – October 12 2015.
Will the Museum of Modern Art’s admission price increase give some visitors sticker-price shock? Of course.
The $5 increase — a 25 percent jump — puts regular adult admission at $25 a person, compared with admission prices of $18 at other major New York institutions like the Guggenheim and the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s $25 ticket price is only a recommended donation.
But if MoMA’s required admission fee seems inflated, take into account that the museum does not rely on government funding at a time when operating costs, particularly those for insuring and transporting artworks and organizing major shows, have skyrocketed.
The prices of insuring and transporting artworks, as well as organizing major shows, have skyrocketed.
Unlike many other nonprofits, the museum is responsible for bringing in all of its revenue for its operating budget through various sources, of which admission is just one. In 2010, with attendance at 3.09 million visitors, admissions revenue totaled $24.8 million, compared with the reported annual operating costs of $153.8 million for that year. According to the museum’s 2009 report, it received $275,000 in government support, with that figure dropping to zero for 2010. From time to time, the museum may seek government support for specific projects. For instance, the city gave $65 million to support a major expansion and renovation in 2004.
New York City is home to the nation’s largest cultural funding agency, which supports 33 city organizations that fall under the umbrella of its Cultural Institutions Group. The expense budget, which includes funding and direct subsidies, is $141 million for the current fiscal year. However, MoMA, unlike the Met and the Museum of Natural History, among other leading institutions, is not on that list.
There is no question that MoMA’s new ticket price will give museum-goers pause, no matter how extraordinary the Picassos, Pollocks and van Goghs inside. On the other hand, with a little extra effort, visitors can cut or avoid the cost altogether. Online ticket buyers receive a discount, and there is no processing fee. CUNY and SUNY students are entitled to free admission with valid identification. And at least once a week, visitors can take advantage of Target-sponsored Free Fridays, when admission is waived during evening hours.
Approximately 200 international galleries will showcase Classic Modern, Post-War and Contemporary art at the 46th Edition of ART COLOGNE
The ART COLOGNE 2012 will have again a lot to offer, with a top-notch supporting program. Here you find a short overview about the different activities. Find more details here.
The Vernissage will be open on 17 April 2012, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. in hall 11. The tickets will cost 46,75 € advanced sale and 55,00 € at the box-office. Order your tickets for the Vernissage directly in the Art Cologne’s Ticket Shop.
Friday 20. April 2012
On Friday, 20th April, the following events will be held at the Belgian House:
- At 5:00 p.m. visitors are invited to attend MANIFESTA 9, where they will be offered initial insights into the individual aspects of the project. The organizers will also take this opportunity to announce the list of participating artists.The presentation in Cologne is part of the Manifesta 9 Parallel Events and is being curated by Edgar Hermann, who is responsible for Manifesta 9’s Heritage section.
Armand Marchal, Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium, will hold the welcoming address in Cologne. His talk will be followed by a discussion between Hedwig Fijen, Director of Manifesta, Cuauthémoc Medina, curator of Manifesta 9 and Katerina Gregos, co-curator of Manifesta 9. Afterwards there will be Belgian snacks and refreshments.
- Beginning at 7:00 p.m. the art producers will hold a PRODUCTION TALK, at which “Curtain Callers” (2011), a co-production of Ann-Sofi Sidén & Jonathan Bepler, will be displayed. It will be followed by a panel discussion between the artist Magdalena Malm, MAP, Stockholm/Gothenburg; Dr. Barbara Engelbach from the Museum Ludwig in Cologne; and the film director and producer Marc Comes, CHBP.Host: Regina Barunke, SK Stiftung Kultur. Additional information is available atwww.sk-kultur.de/medienkunst
More information about the fair: http://www.artcologne.com/en/artcologne/home/index.php
Caridad Botella en el Festival de la Imagen de Manizales / Caridad Botella at Image Festival in Manizales
La curadora, directora de arte y cultura española Caridad Botella Lorenzo dictará a los asistentes del Festival de la Imagen de Manizales, llevado a cabo en esa ciudad colombiana, una conferencia sobre el cine hecho con celulares.
El festival se realizará del 16 al 20 de abril del presente año. Para mayor información sobre el cronograma, exposiciones y conferencias, click a http://www.festivaldelaimagen.com/
The spanish curator, culture and art director Caridad Botella Lorenzo will dictate a conference about films made with mobile phones to the attendees of the Image Festival of Manizales, Colombia.
The festival will be held April 16 – 20. For further information about expositions, conferences and schedule click on http://www.festivaldelaimagen.com/