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20th Burning Man more unique than ever

GERLACH, Nev., Sept. 3 (UPI) -- The Burning Man festival, which takes place annually in the Nevada desert, turned 20 years old in style this year with some of the best artwork yet featured. The San Francisco Chronicle reported on this unique celebration of creativity, which features one

Guggenheim to build museum in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 10 (UPI) -- Abu Dhabi's rulers signed a deal with New York's Guggenheim Foundation to build a contemporary and modern art museum whose building could cost $200 million.

Guggenheim coming to the Middle East

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 9 (UPI) -- Abu Dhabi officials say the emirate and the Guggenheim Foundation plan to build a 300,000-square-foot museum in the United Arab Emirates city.

Pitt to film Gehry documentary

LONDON, July 6 (UPI) -- Brad Pitt will become something of a permanent fixture in Britain over the next year while filming a documentary about celebrated architect Frank Gehry.

Bilbao museum to install Serra sculptures

BILBAO, Spain, May 6 (UPI) -- The Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, said Friday it will open next month a permanent installation of seven new works by American artist Richard Serra.

Nets arena in Brooklyn gets green light

NEW YORK, March 4 (UPI) -- The controversial plan to build a new arena for the NBA's New Jersey Nets in Brooklyn has gotten the green light.

Brooklyn to get new $38 million theater

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- The Theater for a New Audience, which produces Shakespeare and classical drama, is getting a new $38 million theater, it was announced Tuesday.

Frank Gehry chosen for WTC arts center

NEW YORK, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- World-renowned architect Frank Gehry was selected to design a performing arts center at the site of New York's World Trade Center.

Largest arts prize awarded Ornette Coleman

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Jazz composer and saxophonist Ornette Coleman has been selected recipient of the largest prize in the arts field, the $250,000 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize, it was announced Thursday.

D.C. votes Corcoran Gallery $40 million

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) -- The Council of the District of Columbia has voted to give the Corcoran Gallery of Art $40 million toward renovation and expansion. David C. Levy, president of the museum, said Wednesday the funds would go toward renovating the Corcoran's 107-year-old buil

Chicago's Millennium Park opens, finally

CHICAGO, July 16 (UPI) -- Millennium Park made its spectacular debut in downtown Chicago Friday, four years late and millions over budget.

Chicago unveils its new art park Friday

CHICAGO, July 14 (UPI) -- Chicago will open its $475 million Millennium Park, a display space for new art and architecture on Friday.

Gay Games select Chicago in 2006

CHICAGO, March 3 (UPI) -- Chicago will host the 2006 gay Games featuring 25 competitions in events ranging from basketball and badminton to figure skating, promoters said.

Analysis: Universities boost art programs

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- The nation's arts programs are finding universities increasingly helpful in funding new projects at a time when federal and state grants and philanthropic giving are failing to respond to the general economic recovery.
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Museum focuses on jazz this month

SEATTLE, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The Experience Music Project of Seattle is in the midst of its fourth annual Jazz in January series.
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Architect Frank Gehry speaks at the cornerstone dedication for the Center for Human Dignity Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem, May 2, 2004. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was the guest of honor for the groundbreaking for the $200 million Frank Gehry designed project in Jerusalem. (UPI Photo/Debbie Hill)
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Frank Owen Gehry, CC (born Ephraim Owen Goldberg; February 28, 1929) is a Canadian-American Pritzker Prize-winning architect based in Los Angeles, California.

His buildings, including his private residence, have become tourist attractions. Many museums, companies, and cities seek Gehry's services as a badge of distinction, beyond the product he delivers.

His best-known works include the titanium-covered Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spanish Basque Country, Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles, Experience Music Project in Seattle, Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis, Dancing House in Prague, Czech Republic and the MARTa Museum in Herford, Germany. However, it was his private residence in Santa Monica, California, which jump-started his career, lifting it from the status of "paper architecture," a phenomenon that many famous architects have experienced in their formative decades through experimentation almost exclusively on paper before receiving their first major commission in later years.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Frank Gehry."
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