Thursday, June 30, 2016

State Department Issues Determinations on Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition in California, D.C.

State Department Issues Determinations on Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition in California, D.C.
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WASHINGTON, June 28 -- The Department of State published the following notice in the Federal Register:

Culturally Significant Objects Imported for Exhibition Determinations: "Los Angeles to New York, The Dwan Gallery 1959-1971" Exhibition

A Notice by the State Department on 06/28/2016

Publication Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Agency: Department of State

Entry Type: Notice

Document Citation: 81 FR 42033

Page: 42033 -42034 (2 pages)

Agency/Docket Number: Public Notice: 9615

Document Number: 2016-15262


Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), E.O. 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681, et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note, et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236-3 of August 28, 2000 (and, as appropriate, Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003), I hereby determine that the objects to be included in the exhibition "Los Angeles to New York, The Dwan Gallery 1959-1971," imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of the exhibit objects at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, District of Columbia, from on or about September 30, 2016, until on or aboutJanuary 29, 2017; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California, from on or about March 19, 2017, until on or about September 10, 2017, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. I have ordered that Public Notice of these Determinations be published in the Federal Register.


For further information, including a list of the imported objects, contact the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: 202-632-6471; The mailing address is U.S. Department of State, L/PD, SA-5, Suite 5H03, Washington, DC 20522-0505.

Dated: June 22, 2016.

Mark Taplin,

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Department of State.

[FR Doc. 2016-15262 Filed 6-27-16; 8:45 am]


Myron Struck, editor, Targeted News Service, Springfield, Va., 703/304-1897editor@targetednews.com


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Los Angeles to New York: Dwan Gallery, 1959–1971
September 30, 2016 – January 29, 2017
East Building, Concourse 1
Overview: The remarkable career of gallerist and patron Virginia Dwan will be featured front and center for the first time in an exhibition of some 100 works, featuring highlights from Dwan's promised gift of her extraordinary personal collection to the National Gallery of Art. Founded by Dwan in a storefront in Los Angeles in 1959, Dwan's West Coast enterprise was a leading avant-garde space in the early 1960s, presenting works by abstract expressionists, neo-dadaists, pop artists, and nouveau rĂ©alistes, including Philip GustonFranz KlineAd ReinhardtRobert RauschenbergClaes OldenburgEdward KienholzYves KleinArman, Martial Raysse, Niki di Sant Phalle, and Jean Tinguely. In 1965, Dwan established a gallery in New York where she presented groundbreaking exhibitions of such new tendencies as minimalism, conceptual art, and land art, featuring works by Carl AndreWalter de MariaDan FlavinMichael HeizerRobert MorrisSol LeWittAgnes MartinCharles RossRobert Ryman, and Robert Smithson, among others. Dwan emerged as a leading patron of earth works during this period, sponsoring Heizer's monumental sculptures Double Negative (1969) and City (begun 1972); Smithson's masterpieceSpiral Jetty (1970); the first version of Walter de Maria's Lightning Field (1974); and Ross's Star Axis (begun 1971). The exhibition will trace Dwan's activities and the emergence of an avant-garde gallery in an age of mobility, when air travel and the interstate highway system linked the two coasts and transformed the making of art and the sites of its exhibition.
Organization: Organized by National Gallery of Art, Washington
Sponsor: The exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation.

Passes: Admission is always free and passes are not required.
Other Venues: Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 19–September 10, 2017
Image: Virginia Dwan standing in the Language III installation (May 24–June 18, 1969). Photo courtesy Dwan Archive 

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