Google Art Project.
(photo credit: Elie Posner)
Israel Museum joins Google Art Project
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, has joined
the Google Art Project (www.googleartproject.com), making its galleries and
hundreds of highlights from its permanent collection accessible online to
audiences around the world. The partnership is part of a major global expansion
of the project which now counts 151 partners in 40 countries.
Art Project features 520 of the most important objects in the Israel Museum’s
expansive collections, with high resolution images that allow viewers to examine
works in exceptional detail, together with background information on objects and
artists. Visitors may also explore the Museum’s campus and permanent galleries
virtually, using Google’s Street View technology.
“We are thrilled to
extend our partnership with Google by joining the Google Art Project and
bringing over 500 of our greatest treasures in the fine arts, archaeology of the
ancient Holy Land, and Jewish world culture to audiences everywhere,” said James
S. Snyder, director of the Israel Museum.
• Jerusalem Post Staff Dance for
Killer Pig by local choreographers Sharon Eyal and Gai Bechar is on the
program that Washington, DC-based Company E will dance at the Herzliya
Performing Arts Center from May 7-14, part of HPAC’s dance season.
works include Paul Taylor’s Last Look and Falling by Company E artistic director
Paul Gordon Emerson.
Formerly City Dance Ballet, the 10-member Company E
was founded in 2011, features most of the parent company’s dancers, and is a US
cultural ambassador throughout the world.
• Jerusalem Post Staff Guns ’N Roses
headed back to Israel
After months of speculation, American hard rockers Guns ’N
Roses are headed back to Israel for the first time since 1993. However, it will
be a vastly changed lineup that will headline the Summer Rock 2012 show at
Hayarkon Park on July 3 along with support acts Ugly Joe Kid and local favories
Front man Axl Rose is the only member still in the volatile
band which has become somewhat of a poster child for rock & roll excess.
Rose spent years working on the band’s album Chinese Democracy, which was
eventually released in 2008 and despite going platinum, was considered by
staunch fans to be a steep drop from the band’s heyday when it included
charismatic guitarist Slash.
Still, the band, which is being inducted
into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame next month, can still create a spark on
stage, with Rose being joined by guitarists Richard Fortus and Ron “Bumblefoot”
Thal (who performed here last year), bass player Tommy Stinson, formerly of
postpunk legends The Replacements, and longtime keyboard player Dizzy
Tickets for the show went on sale Tuesday night at the special
introductory price of NIS 290.
• David Brinn Chagall works up for sale in TA
Sotheby’s Israel has announced its first selling exhibition of selected works by
Marc Chagall: “Chagall through the decades.” The exhibition includes 19 works by
Chagall, the earliest dating back to 1914, through his latest work, dated to
1982 – thus revealing seven decades of the artist’s oeuvre.
reflects a wide range of themes which Chagall was dealing with through his
artistic career, such as auto-portrait, lovers, village scenes, marriage and
Estimates for each work are ranging from $40,000 to over $2
Sigal Mordechai, managing director of Sotheby’s Israel, said
that “traditionally works by Marc Chagall are an eminent part of many
collections in Israel, therefore we have decided at Sotheby’s to curate an
exclusive exhibition of Chagall’s works with the belief that there is a high
demand among Israeli collectors, as well as the international art collectors who
come to Israel during Passover.”
The exhibition runs April 9-12 at the
Hilton Hotel, Tel Aviv.
• Jerusalem Post Staff