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WSU, Smithsonian and Freer|Sackler launch online guide to the Peacock Room...

February 7, 2013

 

CBS Detroit, 2/19

Wayne State library offers new online art resource

Wayne State University and the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art announced the launch of a new online resource, “The Story of the Beautiful: Freer, Whistler, and Their Points of Contact,” a comprehensive guide to James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room and its dynamic history (www.peacockroom.wayne.edu). The Peacock Room, an elaborately painted former dining room and one of the most famous masterpieces in the Freer’s collection, will celebrate its 90th anniversary of being on public view in 2013. Project coordinators from the Freer’s American Art department and the Wayne State Library’s Digital Publishing and Discovery Services units intend to offer the site as a major resource for scholars, teachers and students, as well as a deeper experience for museum-goers.

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/02/19/wayne-state-library-offers-new-online-art-resource/

 

Art Daily, 2/7

New online resource brings James McNeill Whistler's Peacock Room into the digital realm

The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Wayne State University have launched a new online resource, The Story of the Beautiful: Freer, Whistler & Their Points of Contact, a comprehensive guide to James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room and its dynamic history. The Peacock Room, an elaborately painted former dining room and one of the most famous masterpieces in the Freer collection, celebrates its 90th anniversary of being on public view in 2013. “The Story of the Beautiful” at peacockroom.wayne.edu, provides visitors with a deeply contextualized way to understand the room, its contents and its narratives, using more than 400 digital objects and a wealth of archival materials.

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=60590#.UROdwa7oo40