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Ellen Noël Art Museum (Odessa, Texas)
Ellen Noël to display famous sculpture
The Ellen Noël Art Museum will host the piece “Seaform” by famed British sculptor Dame Barbara Hepworth beginning in March, in what will amount to the most valued work ever displayed by the Odessa gallery…The piece belongs to the Smithsonian Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, which approved a loan request to the Ellen Noël Art Museum, which is an affiliate.”
Museum of the Rockies (Bozeman, Montana)
Museum of the Rockies T. rex to arrive at Smithsonian in April
The T. rex unearthed in Montana in 1988 will arrive at the National Museum of Natural History on April 15 on a 50-year loan by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Smithsonian is planning a new, 31,000-square-foot dinosaur hall that is scheduled to open in 2019.
American Textile History Museum (Lowell, Massachussets)
American Textile Museum Receives Major Gift
The American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA has received a major gift of $1 million from the late G. Gordon Osborne and his wife, Marjorie, who passed away last year.