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The exhibit shows 30 works on paper not seen in the public since 1964. Miler made more than 100 field sketches during the expedition, sketches that became the inspiration for at least a thousand paintings and watercolors. The six-month journey set him up for the next three decades as he received commissions for albums of watercolors and full-sized oil paintings that he produced in his studio. The works from the Bank of America Collection represent intermediary work based on his field sketches and done in preparation for the commissioned work.
"We are thrilled to share Miller's work with the general public," said Margaret C. Conrads, Samuel Sosland Senior Curator, American Art, at the Nelson-Atkins and curator of the exhibition. "Viewers will find that fact mixes with fantasy to reflect life on the frontier both as it was and as it was imagined to be."
After debuting at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art the exhibition will head to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 2011.
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"(Charlotte) is (Bank of America's) headquarters and the Mint is the flagship arts institution," said Allen Blevins, senior vice president and director of the bank's corporate art program in a quote in the Charlotte Observer. "It's going to be a phenomenal show."
The Bank of America Collection is said to be one of the largest and finest in the world although the size and value are not known. The collection is focused on contemporary American art. The bank did not set out to collect art but it did collect banks. The art was acquired by banks in different parts of the country which were later acquired by Bank of America and so it includes artists from a variety of U.S. cities. The exhibit includes many large pieces, some of which haven't been seen on the East Coast before. The Observer article says that while the Mint had pick of the litter in assembling the exhibit, it was Bank of America that picked up the tab when it came to the many costs of staging the exhibit including crating and shipping. The Mint will keep the money earned from ticket sales. The exhibit is part of Bank of America's Art in our Communities program. From 2008 to 2010, Bank of America will have loaned more than 30 exhibitions to museums internationally.
The 18-story building will have a 12,000 square-foot penthouse wellness center, a street-side BLT Steak restaurant and 147 rooms including a 2,900 square-foot Presidential Suite. It will be the first LEED-designed new hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina and is being built for LEED Gold Certification making it the first green hotel under the Ritz-Carlton umbrella. The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte at Bank of America Center is scheduled for completion in October 2009.
The home is in one of Charlotte's priciest neighborhoods where the inventory of million-dollar homes on the market is very high. It would take years to sell just what is available now reports a local real estate agent. In Charlotte, which is home to Bank of America, home sales have been falling since June 2007. Wells Fargo & Co.'s purchase of Charlotte-based Wachovia, could mean more job cuts and more homes on the market.
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Bank of America has become the latest company to put its jets on the market. The Financial Times says that the beleaguered bank is selling three corporate jets plus a helicopter it got when it picked up Merrill Lynch. A New York City corporate apartment belonging to Bank of America may also be for sale. The bank's stock share prices have dipped to new lows amid questions of whether it might require more government cash to stay afloat. Bank of America is said to have nine corporate jets including four Gulfstreams registered to it as of December and the Merrill Lynch acquisition also brought along a Bombardier Global Express jet which is not up for sale.The news follows the fact that both Citigroup and Starbucks have put planes on the market recently. As I've said before, if you are in the market for a used private plane now is the time to start shopping.