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[Public Notice 5821]

Culturally Significant Object Imported for Exhibition Determinations: Paul Gaugin's "The Purau Tree" and Paul Cezanne's "A ModernOlympia"

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the following determinations: Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of October 19, 1965 (79 Stat. 985; 22 U.S.C. 2459), Executive Order 12047 of March 27, 1978, the Foreign Affairs Reform and Restructuring Act of 1998 (112 Stat. 2681,et seq.; 22 U.S.C. 6501 note,et seq.), Delegation of Authority No. 234 of October 1, 1999, Delegation of Authority No. 236 of October 19, 1999, as amended, and Delegation of Authority No. 257 of April 15, 2003 [68 FR 19875], I hereby determine that the objects Paul Gaugin's "The Purau Tree" and Paul Cezanne's "A Modern Olympia", imported from abroad for temporary exhibition within the United States, are of cultural significance. The objects are imported pursuant to loan agreements with the foreign owners or custodians. I also determine that the exhibition or display of Paul Gaugin's "The Purau Tree" from on or about September 17, 2007, until on or about September 30, 2010, and the exhibition or display of Paul C?zanne's "A Modern Olympia" from on or about September 17, 2007, until on or about January 30, 2011, in the Nineteenth-Century European Paintings and Sculpture Galleries, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York, and at possible additional exhibitions or venues yet to be determined, is in the national interest. Public Notice of these Determinations is ordered to be published in theFederal Register.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, including a list of the exhibit objects, contact Wolodymyr Sulzynsky, Attorney-Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (telephone: (202) 453-8050). The address is U.S. Department of State, SA-44, 301 4th Street, SW., Room 700, Washington, DC 20547-0001.
Dated: May 22, 2007. C. Miller Crouch, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Educational and Cultural Affairs,Department of State.