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An enameled glass exhibit at the Flint Institute of Arts takes visitors back in time to the post-World War I art scene of Europe.

The exhibit, "Style Moderne: French Art Deco Enameled Glass from the Ed & Karen Ogul Collection," will continue through Sept. 13.

The Art Deco style embraces modernity in Europe, incorporating elements of luxury and combining bold colors and floral patterns, according to the FIA's description of the exhibit.

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Tuesday, 15 July 2014 10:32

British Museum Reveals Monumental Expansion

On July 11 the British Museum unveiled its World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre (WCEC), one of the largest developments in its 260-year history. The center is a significant addition to the Museum’s estate of notable architecture.

Designed by lead architect Graham Stirk of Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP), Stirk described its style as an “architectural vocabulary quite new to us . . . emotional modernity.” The Centre comprises five pavilions with a public temporary exhibitions gallery accessed through the main east entrance. The Centre as a whole, however, is a non-public “support” building. Three of the Centre’s five pavilions plug into a three-sided courtyard behind the Museum’s King Edward VII building; a fourth aligns with the King Edward street frontage; and the fifth is 68 percent below ground with a light-filled atrium. The pavilions will house world class conservation studios, science laboratories, storage, and a collections hub for loans. Stirk and RSHP architect John McElgunn led a tour for the press.

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