NOW ON VIEW UNTIL JUNE 16, 2013 AT THE WADSWORTH ATHENEUM IN HARTFORD: The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in conjunction with the Musée Fabre, Montpellier and the Musée des Augustins, Toulouse are co-organizing and presenting an exhibition devoted to Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) and the impact that his revolutionary art had on art in Italy and throughout Europe.
FRAME has had another marvelous year, maintaining its traditions of developing innovative and collaborative projects, and launching new initiatives. The 2012 Annual Report is now online and can be downloaded below.
FINAL VENUE IN PARIS ON VIEW UNTIL JUNE 3, 2013: Between 2010 and 2012, FRAME brought 39 celebrated masterpieces of medieval Burgundian sculpture to seven museums across the United States. The Mourners consists of sculptures from the tomb of John the Fearless (1342-1404), the second duke of Burgundy. His elaborate tomb, once housed at a monastery on the outskirts of Dijon, is now one of the centerpieces of the Musée des Beaux-Arts of Dijon which, with the Dallas Museum of Art, is organizing the exhibition.
French Regional American Museum Exchange (FRAME) is a consortium of 26 major museums in France and North America that promotes cultural exchange in the context of museum collaborations. FRAME fosters partnerships among its member museums to develop innovative exhibitions, educational and public programs, and professional exchanges among museum staff, and maintains a bi-lingual website to reach global audiences.
Major FRAME initiatives include critically-acclaimed traveling exhibitions including THE MOURNERS, touring in Europe following a 7-city U.S. tour that launched at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in partnership with FRAME in 2010. Following the opening at the Met, these rare Burgundian masterpieces from Dijon traveled to 6 FRAME museums in St. Louis, Dallas, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Richmond. Over 500,000 visitors experienced this once-in-a-lifetime exhibition, which was accompanied by a richly illustrated scholarly catalogue. CARAVAGGIO AND HIS LEGACY has concluded at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and opens next at the Wadsworth Atheneum on March 6, 2013. To date, nearly 400,000 visitors have seen the exhibition in Toulouse and Montpellier, France, and in Los Angeles. This remarkable FRAME collaboration has realized a critical and popular success for the exhibition and the accompanying scholarly catalogues in French and English, with the majority of loans from FRAME member museums.
TALKING ART is a successful example of how collaboration between FRAME museums fosters the sharing of ideas, resources, and professional exchange. ... more
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
“Art and Music” presented works by graduate composition students Brett Wartchow, Nick Zielinski, and Ishaya Yarison on March 17, 2011. “Art and Music” presented works by graduate composition students ... more
Dec 12, 2012
LOS ANGELES, CA.- The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is presenting Bodies and Shadows: Caravaggio and His Legacy, ... more
Dec 4, 2012
On Saturday evening, L.A.’s art crowd got sporty. FRAME (French Regional American Museum Exchange) hosted a benefit for the ... more
Dec 3, 2012
This past Saturday, despite the threat and eventual onslaught of late-autumn rain, about 100 art-world players (tennis and otherwise) ... more
Nov 30, 2012
On Wednesday evening, François Delattre, French Ambassador to the United States, proclaimed: “Los Angeles is without doubt a cultural ... more