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Museum of European Art takes a new direction

The Museum's gallery and the Alexander Garden show sculptures



This attractive sign on the Main Street invites one to visit the Museum's gallery and the Alexander Garden.

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Clarence/New York (bpb) The US Museum of European Art (MEAUS) in New York State has a new concept how to intensify its international information work for people around the world who are interested in art. The historical frame house in Clarence will be used in the future as the administration building of the Museum, with an attached gallery. A new addition is the "Alexander Garden". It is located on a piece of land behind the building.

Year round, bronze and stone sculptures will be eshibited here in open air. These grounds are constantly open to the public. The sculptors Kurt Arentz and Renate Stendar-Feuerbaum are included as representatives from Europe. They belong to the contemporary elite of the classical tradition.

The Museum is interested in pursuing an intensive dialog with friends of art of all ages. It invites everyone to become a member of the circle of friends of the Museum. European art is a worthy engagement, since many US citizens have their roots in the European countries. Membership information can be requested from info@meaus.com

By reducing the exhibition area in the museum building, new possibilities are opening up to make artowrks available on loan to other museums, art associations, institutions and universities, so that they can be shown in other cities. The center point of the cultural and business activities is the new museum gallery, with works of art by national and international artists. "We do not only want to show European artists in a museum, but also want to make it possible for American friends of art to purchase such works", said the museum director B. John Zavrel. "The more people decorate their homes with art, the greater becomes the popularity of contemporary artists."



The office of the Museum of European Art. In this frame building, true to the style of houses in the Buffalo area, is located the administration. To this also belong the editorial offices of the Internet Bulletin 'Prometheus". The Alexander Garden is located behind the building. The photo does not show these grounds.

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Artists, Art and Internet

A central component of the museum's work is the worldwide dissemination on the Internet of information about artists and develpments in art. For this purpose has been established the Internet magazine "Prometheus" for Art, Politics, Business and Science.

This offers the artists who are represented by the Museum or whose works are exhibited at the Museum the chance for worldwide publicity. In this way, every day many more friends of art can be reached, than how many could possibly visit in person the beautiful town of Clarence (east of Buffalo, on the way to the Niagara Falls).

"An article which is published in 'Prometheus" makes it possible to inform readers on all the continents about the works of a painter, a sculptor or any kind of artist", says curator Thomas Blumann. "This kind of service is so far not offered by any other museum in the world. It is only possibly in this Internet Museum." This is advantageous especially for contemporary artists.

Especially exciting is that articles in Prometheus are picked up very fast by all the leading Internet search engines. The leading one among them is the famous search engine Google. The pages of the Internet Bulletin on the web site of the Museum of European Art are visited on the average by some 130,000 visitors every month. At the top are visitors from USA, along with cultural organizations, government and military institutions, universities and schools. In Europe, most visitors come from Germany, France and Italy. But also 'exotic' countries from Africa and Asia are represented, such as Dagestan, Gabun, Fiji Islands, Samoa, Brasil, or the Arab Emirates.



© PROMETHEUS 124/2007

PROMETHEUS, Internet Bulletin - News, Politics, Art and Science. Nr. 124, October 2007