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Conservation of Alexander Calder's Gwenfritz

7 hours agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Today, we celebrate, along with colleagues at the National Museum of American History, the rededication of Gwenfritz, a 40-foot tall abstract sculpture by the esteemed American artist Alexander Calder. The artwork was recently conserved and relocated to the site originally selected by the artist. Show More Summary

Archaeology in Houston? Uncovering Memorial Park’s History

20 hours agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Did you know that the US Army set up camp on the banks of Buffalo Bayou — where Houston’s beloved Memorial Park is today? Yes, Camp Logan was built as an emergency training center in World War I built in … Continue reading ?

Attention Movie Lovers: Now you too can spend a “Night at the Museum” with overnights at HMNS!

Editor’s note: This post was written by Julia Russell, HMNS Overnight Program Coordinator and Curator of Education Collections. Movies have the power to entertain and transport us, and yes, maybe even teach us a thing or two. We laugh, we cry, … Continue reading ?

Piloting the Complexities of Migrating iPad Kiosks into ASK

Brian and Jennie have been talking about our forthcoming mobile application, which is one of the public facing components of our Bloomberg Connects project, but...

Curating Oral History in Montreal

Several months ago, one of my mentees for this year, Catherine Charlebois of the Center for Montreal History, shared her experiences collecting oral histories. She continues the story with this long-delayed (from my end entirely) follow-up...Show More Summary

Press Here: Breaking the Fourth Wall in Children's Books... and Museums?

2 days agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

You open a children's book. You see a yellow dot. The text says "Press the yellow dot and turn the page."Suddenly there are two yellow dots. You follow the text. You press some more. You turn the page. More dots appear. You rub the dots. Show More Summary

Picture This: The Installation of James Prosek's Mural

3 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

American Art's latest exhibition, The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art, opens this Friday, October 31. Here's a behind-the-scenes time lapse of the installation of James Prosek's mural.

Howdy, Y’all! Meet some cool critters in the new Farish Hall of Texas Wildlife

3 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Looking for a fun way to explore the new Farish Hall of Texas Wildlife?! Check out our Farish Hall of Texas Wildlife Scavenger Hunt! Whether you’re bringing students on a field trip or you’re just a kid at heart, visitors to … Continue reading ?

Quick, To The Bat Cave: Four Reasons to Celebrate Bats This Week

4 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

This week is an important week for the winged mammals! The Rafinesque’s big-eared bat is making its debut in the new Farish Hall of Texas Wildlife at HMNS (Hint: you have to look up to find it) Houston’s Batgirl Dr. … Continue readi...

STEM & GEMS: Stephanie Thompson Swims With Sharks

4 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Editor’s Note: As part of our annual GEMS (Girls Exploring Math and Science) program, we conduct interviews with women who have pursued careers in science, technology, engineering, or math. This week, we’re featuring Stephanie Thompson, Animal Care Technician at HMNS.  Make sure you … Continue reading ?

Empathy, Ethics and Bonobos: Distinguished Lecture Tonight at HMNS

4 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Why do we have empathy? Why do we rush to another’s aid? Why do we put our arm around others to support them?  Empathy comes naturally to a great variety of animals, including humans. In his work with monkeys, apes … Continue readin...

There’s a Partial Solar Eclipse Happening October 23: Here’s what you need to know to see it!

4 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  There’s a partial solar eclipse happening Thursday, October 23 and you can see it all from Houston!  The New Moon of Thursday, October 23, 2014, aligns with the Sun and the Earth well enough to cast its shadow towards … Continue reading ?

Luca Giordano

Untitled – Luca Giordano – 1,43 x 0,80cm The painting above is another great artwork from Luca Giordano, the most celebrated and prolific neapolitan painter...

5 Questions for Christopher Kendall on the 21st Century Consort's Aviary Performance

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

American Art's Jo Ann Gillula speaks with Artistic Director Christopher Kendall about the upcoming season of the musical group in residence at the museum, 21st Century Consort, which opens their season with Aviary on October 25 in the museum's McEvoy Auditorium from 5 p.m to 8 p.m.

What's Your $12,720 Idea for New Ways of Engaging with Audiences?

last weekArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

Imagine an institution with a commitment to rigor, depth, and delight in the exploration of contemporary culture.Imagine a prize competition to develop new experimental approaches to engaging audiences.Imagine these two together.TheShow More Summary

Luce Unplugged: Five Questions with Artist and Musician Furniteur aka Brittany Sims

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

Unwind after work and ease into the weekend this Friday, October 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with an evening of music, art, and drinks at our Fall Luce Unplugged Community Showcase.

Dutch Heads: Portraits and tronies in the circle of Rembrandt

One of the most captivating works in the Clowes Collection is the diminutive Old Man in a Tall, Fur-Edged Cap [Fig. 1]. Painted with a warm palette of earth tones, this venerable man seems lost in thought as he gazes out of the panel, his lips slightly parted in an expression of emotional absorption. His […]

From Multicultural to Intercultural: Evolution or Spectrum of Engagement?

last weekArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

How do you balance the value of honoring specific multicultural practices and bridging them to build new connections?At the Inclusive Museum conference this summer, Dr. Rick West introduced this question through a tale of two museums.He...Show More Summary

Throwback Thursday: Picture This: Trees in our Kogod Courtyard

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

It's Throwback Thursday and today, we feature a photo I took in September 2007 as the last tree was lowered into our about-to-be opened Kogod Courtyard. The seventh anniversary of our covered courtyard is coming this November 18.

Autumn arrives at the IMA

It’s mid-October in central Indiana, and that means fall leaf color is gearing up for going full swing. Driving down any highway it seems clear that maples make the biggest impression, but take a stroll through the IMA’s gardens and Art & Nature Park and you’ll quickly notice there are many other plants that are […]

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