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Remembering Lin Emery

by the New Orleans Museum of Art staff NOMA honors the life and achievements of sculptor Lin Emery, one of New Orleans’ most beloved and accomplished artists. Internationally recognized for her lyrical, reflective sculptures, Lin was a vital part of New Orleans’ creative community.⁣⁣Her large-scale sculptures, made of brightly polished steel, use motors and magnets… 

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Lin Emery, sculptor of movement, nature, dies at 94

A New Orleans-based artist whose delicately balanced moving sculptures can be seen worldwide has died By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press for ABC news NEW ORLEANS — Lin Emery, a New Orleans-based artist whose delicately balanced moving sculptures can be seen worldwide, has died. She was 94. Emery’s hallmark sculptures often used silvery metallic materials to reflect… 

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Her art form? Sculpture. Her medium? The wind.

  By Contributing writer NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune The Times-Picayune is marking the tricentennial of New Orleans with its ongoing 300 for 300 project, running through 2018 and highlighting 300 people who have made New Orleans New Orleans, featuring original artwork commissioned by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune with Where Y’Art gallery. Today: sculptor Lin Emery. The icon: Lin Emery…. 

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“Old Masters: You’re not getting older; you’re getting better,” The Advocate

Joan Tanner and Lin Emery prove you only get better with age. After all, Japanese master artist Hokusai was 70 when he began his series of landscape paintings, “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji.” “At 80, I shall have made some progress; at 90, I shall have penetrated even further. At 100, I will have become truly marvelous,” the artist said. The truth of those words is evident in the work of sculptors Tanner and Emery.

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“Pride of Place,” Wall Street International

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Pride of Place: The Making of Contemporary Art in New Orleans celebrates art collector and gallery owner Arthur Roger’s transformational gift of his entire personal art collection to the New Orleans Museum of Art. Spotlighting one of the city’s most groundbreaking contemporary art collections, the exhibition (on view June 23–September 3, 2017) explores the rise of modern and contemporary art in New Orleans.

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“He spent four decades collecting art, then gave it all away,” Curbed

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Arthur Roger likes people who live on the fringes, the areas that orbit dominant society. “It is where I’ve discovered the most, and it’s the place I’ve found most interesting,” he says. The pull of the unconventional led him to purchase an unusual home in New Orleans’s French Quarter and amass a stunning collection of provocative art. And once he’d filled the walls with remarkable pieces, he gave them all away, leaving the white walls empty. This story looks at the moment just before that happened, capturing a snapshot from a lifetime of collecting.

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