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October 15, 2014

Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture Selected by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) for National Listing

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The Noah Purifoy Foundation (NPF) is pleased to announce that the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture created by California artist Noah Purifoy in Joshua Tree, CA has been selected by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) for national listing. The Noah Purifoy Foundation (NPF) established in 1999 is an all-volunteer, private, non-profit foundation dedicated to the creative life and art practice of artist Noah Purifoy (1917-2004).

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), a Washington, DC-based national organization, provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture and its practitioners, in the way many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers. Through its Web site, lectures, outreach and publishing, TCLF broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide to help safeguard our priceless heritage for future generations. www.tclf.org. Each year, TCLF, through its selection and research process, chooses landscapes and sites to list called Landslide

TCLF’s Landslide 2014 launches October 22 in New York City. Joe Lewis, president, Noah Purifoy Foundation, will attend. It will highlight significant contemporary installations and pioneering environmental projects–sites, including Noah Purifoy’s high desert museum, that represent the rich and diverse interrelationship of art and landscape. The launch reception will be held at the Chelsea studio of artist Marylyn Dintenfass in New York City, 5:30pm-7:30pm, 529 West 20th Street, #8E (between 10th and 11th Avenue).

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) will present a major retrospective of artist Noah Purifoy entitled Junk Dada in June 1915. The Noah Purifoy Foundation’s primary activities are:

--To preserve and maintain the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture in Joshua Tree, CA as an art space open to the public.

--To promote greater public recognition and appreciation of the values found in Noah Purifoy's work as an artist, assemblage sculptor, thinker and arts education leader.

--To develop educational programs about his work and its relationship to the history of contemporary art in America for artists, scholars, art teachers, students and the general public.

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