covid pandemic – La Prairie SHLM http://laprairie-shlm.com/ Thu, 17 Feb 2022 15:39:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://laprairie-shlm.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/icon-2-150x150.png covid pandemic – La Prairie SHLM http://laprairie-shlm.com/ 32 32 Sidney Museum to host popular LEGO exhibit from January 2 – Saanich News https://laprairie-shlm.com/sidney-museum-to-host-popular-lego-exhibit-from-january-2-saanich-news/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 02:00:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/sidney-museum-to-host-popular-lego-exhibit-from-january-2-saanich-news/ A popular exhibition returns to the Sidney Museum. The 2022 edition of the annual LEGO exhibit will open on January 2, through March 31, with scheduled entry to be reserved on the museum’s website. The exhibition, back in its 16th year, features hundreds of LEGO building models. It all started when the museum’s former executive […]]]>

A popular exhibition returns to the Sidney Museum.

The 2022 edition of the annual LEGO exhibit will open on January 2, through March 31, with scheduled entry to be reserved on the museum’s website.

The exhibition, back in its 16th year, features hundreds of LEGO building models. It all started when the museum’s former executive director, Peter Garnham, displayed sets that he and his two sons, Jason and David, had built over the years.

In the past, before the COVID-19 pandemic, the exhibit attracted well over 10,000 people.

The 2021 edition of the event, which lasted five months, drew nearly 3,600 guests, according to the 2021 annual report of the Sidney Museum and Archives Society. The museum has also created videos on Facebook Live to give viewers a more in-depth look at some of the LEGO sets on display.

Overall, the effects of COVID-19 weigh heavily on the museum’s recent activities, as described in the annual report.

“While reaching its highest number of visits in a single month on record in February 2020 at 5,263, the Sidney Museum also experienced a six-month record low due to COVID-19,” it read. “The Sidney Museum is also experiencing its lowest number of annual visitors since the early 2000s (less than 5,000) and currently stands at 3,996 as of (September 31) 2021.”

These numbers need context as the museum closed for renovation between June 1 and September 1, giving staff and volunteers time to tackle several projects.

The renovations included refurbishing the floor, changing workspace and creating additional storage rooms. The museum also installed new technology to complete a multi-year project to upgrade network cabling, security cameras and the security computer terminal.

Financially, the museum was able to increase non-municipal support with earned income equivalent to 80 percent of contributed income.


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MSU brings museum art to downtown East Lansing https://laprairie-shlm.com/msu-brings-museum-art-to-downtown-east-lansing/ Sat, 10 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/msu-brings-museum-art-to-downtown-east-lansing/ LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – As part of the “Daytime.” The night. Whenever. Place Project ”(Place Project), the DDA and Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (MSU Broad Art Museum) have teamed up to provide the outdoor museum experience in downtown Michigan. ‘East Lansing. Several reproductions of artwork from the MSU Broad […]]]>

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) – As part of the “Daytime.” The night. Whenever. Place Project ”(Place Project), the DDA and Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University (MSU Broad Art Museum) have teamed up to provide the outdoor museum experience in downtown Michigan. ‘East Lansing.

Several reproductions of artwork from the MSU Broad Art Museum’s permanent collection now line the Place Project’s public space activation along Albert Avenue, adjacent to the north side of the Division Street Garage, 181 Division St .

According to former DDA President Peter Dewan, who was instrumental in establishing this partnership, “the collaborative effort of the City of East Lansing and the MSU Broad Art Museum is one of the many art-themed initiatives the city has launched to support businesses and attract residents and visitors. downtown as the city emerges from the pandemic. “

The works selected from the permanent collection of the MSU Broad Art Museum range from the mid-1800s to contemporary and represent diverse artistic perspectives. Different sets of reproductions will take turns being installed in the art panels of the Division Street parking garage and, as new reproductions are installed, previous reproductions will be removed and moved to other public spaces in the center. -city.

In addition to the reproductions on display along Albert Avenue, several favorite works of art from the community will soon be appearing in the museum’s galleries. The MSU Broad Art Museum plans to open an exhibition featuring works from the permanent collection in early 2022 to celebrate the museum’s 10th anniversary.

The Place project is part of the DDA’s downtown economic revival strategy which began at the end of 2020 and will continue throughout 2021. The Place project aims to increase pedestrian traffic and the dynamism of the center. city ​​by engaging and collaborating with community stakeholders, activating underused public spaces, piloting new city programming, establishing partnerships with local businesses and testing tactical urban planning concepts such as pop-up parks and parklets. Although Project Place was conceptualized in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DDA hopes that the implementation and continuation of Project Place will result in long-term, community-driven changes in downtown Montreal. East Lansing.

Michigan State University’s Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum (MSU Broad Art Museum) connects people to art through experiences that spark curiosity and inquiry. Featuring exhibits and programs that engage diverse communities around issues of local and global significance, the MSU Broad Art Museum advances the University’s values ​​of quality, inclusion and connectivity. Opened on November 10, 2012, the museum was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid and named in honor of Eli and Edythe Broad, longtime supporters of the university who provided the main donation.

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Norway sets opening date for its $ 723 million mega museum https://laprairie-shlm.com/norway-sets-opening-date-for-its-723-million-mega-museum/ Fri, 18 Jun 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/norway-sets-opening-date-for-its-723-million-mega-museum/ The national museum of Norway, billed as the largest museum in the country, is scheduled to open on June 11, 2022. the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, as it is officially called, is a project under construction for more than 7 years. It was originally slated to be inaugurated in 2020, but the […]]]>

The national museum of Norway, billed as the largest museum in the country, is scheduled to open on June 11, 2022.

the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, as it is officially called, is a project under construction for more than 7 years. It was originally slated to be inaugurated in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic halted plans. Now, work has resumed and the Oslo-based museum will debut in 2022.

The mega-museum will bring together three of Norway’s largest art collections: the National Gallery, the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Kunstindustrimuseet. All of these 3 museums have closed in the past 5 years. From now on, their combined collection, which numbers around 5,000, will adorn the walls of the National Museum. Perhaps the most famous of its many impressive works of art is The Scream by Edward Munch – one of the world’s most iconic works of art.

Credit: Borre Hostland

The sprawling mega-museum will be built over 54,000 square meters of space. Of this total, 13,000 square meters would be devoted to exhibition space alone. This will make it the largest museum not only in Norway, but also in the entire Nordic region. The total cost of the project is estimated at $ 723 million. The museum will have two floors, 90 galleries, cafes and the largest library in the country. One of the highlights of the museum is the Hall of Lights – an exhibition space of 2,400 square meters on the roof, reserved for special shows.

While the museum still has a long way to go before it is ready for its debut, the government is eager to share the project with the public. As such, parts of the museum have been opened to the general public. The move is also expected to attract investors and sponsors.

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TikTok star Zach King hilariously demonstrates how museum art will be displayed in times of Covid-19 https://laprairie-shlm.com/tiktok-star-zach-king-hilariously-demonstrates-how-museum-art-will-be-displayed-in-times-of-covid-19/ Tue, 18 May 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/tiktok-star-zach-king-hilariously-demonstrates-how-museum-art-will-be-displayed-in-times-of-covid-19/ While few parts of the world are slowly returning to some sort of normalcy, others are still dealing with the raging COVID-19 pandemic. Wearing masks, disinfecting and social distancing have become the new norm. TikTok star and internet personality Zach King has once again amused internet users with a creative new offering that shows how […]]]>

While few parts of the world are slowly returning to some sort of normalcy, others are still dealing with the raging COVID-19 pandemic. Wearing masks, disinfecting and social distancing have become the new norm. TikTok star and internet personality Zach King has once again amused internet users with a creative new offering that shows how museums would be amid the ongoing pandemic. The 31-year-old has a cult following on the social media circuits and was recently confirmed to have the most followers on TikTok. King has over 58.2 million on the platform alone.

King’s new music video shows how the work of famous artists would be displayed in museums this year. The 24-second clip shared on his official Twitter account shows him taking on the role of a museum staff member. “Alright everyone, the museum is getting into Covid compliance. You must wear masks at all times,” the 24-second video can be heard saying as he hands out face masks to all of the characters in the famous paintings displayed on the wall.” This is van Gogh,” he adds, giving the Dutch painter a mask. The music video finally ends with King switching to the “The Last Supper” setting and saying, “Guy, come on, there is no indoor dining” (social distancing) as the characters in the painting begin to exit. It ends with King saying, “Judas, I’m looking at you”.

Watch the hilarious clip here:

The funny clip garnered over 1.6 million views in no time on the microblogging site. Amused by the video, netizens flocked to the comments section to voice their reactions.

Appreciating King’s new video, “I love this type of content,” wrote one user.

Another user posted a few images of other famous paintings wearing face masks and replied with “same here”.

A third remarked that the paintings “seemed so real”.

Another shared Vincent van Gogh’s self-portrait with a mask hanging from his ear.

“Amazing as always,” wrote another user.

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The Gardner Museum Art Theft Netflix 1990 Series Features Set And Actors From The Berkshire Theater Group | Local news https://laprairie-shlm.com/the-gardner-museum-art-theft-netflix-1990-series-features-set-and-actors-from-the-berkshire-theater-group-local-news/ Sun, 28 Mar 2021 07:00:00 +0000 https://laprairie-shlm.com/the-gardner-museum-art-theft-netflix-1990-series-features-set-and-actors-from-the-berkshire-theater-group-local-news/ PITTSFIELD – “! SOMEONE IS IN THE DUTCH BEDROOM. INQUIRY IMMEDIATELY !!. ” A matrix printer spat out the silent alarm repeatedly in the wee hours of March 18, 1990. The alarm went unanswered. The biggest art theft in US history was taking place; Security guards were handcuffed and tied with duct tape in the […]]]>

PITTSFIELD – “! SOMEONE IS IN THE DUTCH BEDROOM. INQUIRY IMMEDIATELY !!. ”

A matrix printer spat out the silent alarm repeatedly in the wee hours of March 18, 1990. The alarm went unanswered. The biggest art theft in US history was taking place; Security guards were handcuffed and tied with duct tape in the basement of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

The robbery would have lasted 81 minutes; 13 works of art worth $ 500 million were taken. Among the stolen items were “Christ in the Storm on the Sea of ​​Galilee”, the only known seascape painted by Rembrandt, and “The Concert”, one of Johannes Vermeer’s 36 paintings.

Art has never been recovered. Top FBI suspects George Reissfelder and Lenny DiMuzio both died within a year of the robbery. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum continues to offer a $ 10 million reward for information leading to the return of items.

The art theft, the resulting investigation, as well as the network of theories regarding the location of the artwork and possible links to Whitey Bulger, the Boston Mafia and the IRA are at the center of ‘a new four-part Netflix docusery, “This is Robbery: The World’s Biggest Art Heist,” which hits the streaming service on April 7.

“I think everyone in Massachusetts knows there was a theft, but not exactly what happened,” director Colin Barnicle said in a phone interview with The Eagle. “I always thought it was a ‘Thomas Crown Affair’ type heist.”

The real crime docuseries are a first for Barnicle and his brother, Nick Barnicle, who is one of the show’s producers. Their production company, Barnicle Brothers Inc., is best known for its sports and music documentaries, including Emmy Award-winning Billy Joel: New York State of Mind.

“It was a slow process,” said Colin Barnicle. “Songs were shot as early as 2016. It took five or six years to get to that point.”

After years of research, court visits, stalking former Gardner Museum employees, and interviewing, production was ready to begin its final filming phase in early 2020. As COVID-19 began to spread across the world, it became imperative that the production find places to film its evocations (reconstructions).

“We were four years in the production before shooting these scenes; apart from what we needed to shoot in Boston, we needed a controllable area to shoot. There aren’t many places like that in the northeast, ”he said.

Barnicle turned to associate producer Alex Hill for help. Hill, in turn, contacted his mother, Kate Maguire, artistic director and CEO of the Berkshire Theater Group.

“This series wouldn’t have happened without the help of the Berkshire Theater Group,” Barnicle said. “They took the ball and ran with it. Every evocation that didn’t take place at the Gardner Museum was filmed in the Berkshires on the Berkshire Theater Group campus. Their team built all the sets, making sure the actual proportions were correct. They provided the wardrobe, the lighting, the cast for the lead roles and even the additional roles.






On the spot: it's a theft

The Netflix docuseries, “This is a Robbery,” filmed scenes at various locations around the Berkshires, including locations inside and behind the Colonial Theater in Pittsfield. Other locations included the Berkshire Museum and the Unicorn Theater.




Filming in the Berkshires took place in mid-February 2020, just weeks before Governor Charlie Baker shut down most of Massachusetts due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Working with the Barnicle brothers was a dream come true for the Berkshire Theater Group. We were able to use each of our campuses, build sets, provide technical support, bring in local actors and work with a really creative and professional team led by director Colin Barnicle, ”Maguire said in an email.

Actor Chris Vecchia, who has worked with BTG for the past decade and last appeared in “A Christmas Carol” in 2019 portrayed Reissfelder, one of the two men, according to the FBI, was able to enter. in the Gardner Museum pretending to be police officers. The other thief, DiMuzo, was played by BTG actor Joshua Bishoff.

“At the Unicorn Theater, the whole stage has been turned into an office. Standing on stage, you always had that theatrical vibe. It’s amazing how different he is through the eye of the camera. It looked like an entirely different scene, ”Vecchia said, adding that another scene had been turned into Reissfelder’s apartment, where he allegedly hung one of Manet’s stolen paintings on his wall.

Vecchia also spent time filming in the basement of the Colonial Theater, where BTG actor Brandon Lee, as security guard Rick Abath, was handcuffed and tied with duct tape.

“Rick is the guy who went down in history as the man who let the thieves in. It’s a weird series of weird decisions, at least for Rick – assuming he’s not involved – who led to him being tied up in the basement, ”said Lee, who appeared on“ Godspell ”last summer. “I spent most of my day in handcuffs and duct tape. They used double sided tape so that they could stick it around my head and not stick it to my wig or my face. Because of the duct tape, I could only see with the lower third of my field of vision in a dark, handcuffed basement. It was definitely one of the strangest days of working as an actor. “

Vecchia also spent time filming in Boston; filming outside the Gardner Museum and driving through the streets of Boston.

“When we were in Boston the street we were turning on was closed. I was playing a thief disguised as a Boston police officer, so I had a uniform,” he said. “During a break, I was standing at the end of the street, when a policeman approached the traffic light on the corner. He looked at me and gave me a professional nod. That’s how good this production was. professional; everything I wore right down to the hat and badge was so authentic that a real police officer thought I was an officer on the set.






This is a theft

Associate producer Alex Hill adjusts the focus of a camera on the set of “This is A Robbery”. Brandon Lee (seated) plays Rick Abath, the Guardian on Duty on the Night of Art Theft. Also pictured (second from right) Shawn Ryder, grip, and Jeff Siegel, producer, who plays the role of police officer.




The time spent filming in the Berkshires – around 20 setups – allowed the docuseries to complete filming before parts of the country found themselves in a pandemic-induced lockdown, Barnicle said.

So what can viewers expect from the docuseries?

“We have decided to keep it simple and enjoyable for everyone, especially those who hear about this crime for the first time. We wanted to give an accurate overview of the crime scene and what was going on there, ”Barnicle said.

Because of that goal, he said about 90 percent of the searches done do not appear in the series.

“We had four episodes to work on. We needed a beginning, a middle and an end for an unsolved and untried case without a written record, ”Barnicle said. “Everyone has a theory as to what happened.”

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