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Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions

1 hour agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

"Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions," opening today at SAAM, is a homecoming for the artist, and the opportunity for us to take a deeper look at Puryear's career.

Learn Hieroglyphics When You Become a Volunteer Docent at HMNS!

23 hours agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

by Gillian Callan Egyptian hieroglyphs. Once thought to be magic writings that contained the secrets to life, they were deciphered by Thomas Young and Jean Francois Champollion in the early 1800’s. What mysteries did they contain? For the majority of … Continue reading ?

Mistakes Were Made

My time at AAM is brief this year, but I hope you'll consider checking out the two Saturday sessions I'm participating in, First up, I get to share my big mistake in Sean Kelly's deservedly famous session, Mistakes were Made session, along with Sean and George Neptune. Show More Summary

Explore Movie Monsters this Summer with All-New Special FX Camp

2 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

When I was a kid, I lived a couple of years in Singapore. There, at the time, the media was somewhat censored, so your TV viewing options on a Saturday afternoon were limited. Consequently, I have seen the 1981 film … Continue readi...

Seeing Things (16): Time and the Photographic Image

3 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Photography has a way with time. Two works of art, both photographic series currently on view, speak to each other in a poignant dialogue without words. In the Lincoln Gallery, on SAAM's third floor, Nicholas Nixon's The Brown Sisters can be seen on the wall adjacent to Camilo José Vergara's series 10828 S. Show More Summary

No Bones About It: Forensic Workshop Provides Evidence for an Awesome New CSI Summer Camp

3 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

At the Houston Museum of Natural Science, we understand the value of education, as it is an integral part of our overall mission. The value placed on education extends to museum employees as well. Whether through offering CPR training to … Continue reading ?

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 5/23-5/29

4 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Makinley (age 9):  Want to get your engineering handwork featured? Drop by our Block Party interactive play area and try your own hand building a gravity-defying masterpiece. Tag your photos with #HMNSBlockParty. Memorial Day … Continue reading ?

A Story of Workday Blues, or, How HMNS After Dark Improves Your Week

Monday inches along like a tectonic plate, and you feel the weight of the week on your shoulders. Mildred made the coffee wrong, but your boss, Mr. Richards, doesn’t like waste, so you had to suffer through two mugs of … Continue reading ?

10 Ways to Build a Better Community Brainstorming Meeting

last weekArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

You're planning a new exhibition. Considering a new strategic direction. Designing a new program. And you've decided that you want to integrate community feedback into the development process.Awesome. Admirable. Now how the heck do you do it?Here are ten things I've learned about making these kinds of community input meetings successful. Show More Summary

Najpopularniejsze style w aran?acji ogrodów a projekt domu

Ogród i dom powinny stanowi? harmonijn? ca?o??, dlatego te? wiele osób wybieraj?c projekty domów dba by designem i stylem wspó?gra?y ze stylem w jakim urz?dzony jest ogród. Do najpopularniejszych aran?acji […]

Modne elewacje domów – co warto wiedzie??

-Nie od dzi? wiadomo, ?e dom powinien by? przede wszystkim funkcjonalny, ale równie? powinien cieszy? oko, nie tylko je?li chodzi o wn?trza, ale tak?e o wygl?d zewn?trzny. Na co dzie? […]

May's Handi-Hour at the Renwick

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

For May's Handi-hour at the Renwick Gallery you'll start by making your own loom using scrap cardboard from all those Amazon boxes you have lying around.

Nie daj si? zaskoczy?!

-Budowa domu to du?e przedsi?wzi?cie do którego trzeba si? odpowiednio przygotowa?. Najwa?niejsze jest zrobienie sobie planu oraz przeanalizowanie dok?adnie zaplecza finansowego. -Jednak aby to zaplecze zweryfikowa? dobrze jest wiedzie?, jaki […]

Jakie s? modne projekty domów?

W dzisiejszych czasach wybór projektów domów jest ogromny. Ka?dy powinien znale?? co? dla siebie, bez wzgl?du na docelow? ilo?? mieszka?ców. Coraz ch?tniej ludzie decyduj? si? na projekty domów z poddaszem. […]

Should Museums Be More Like Constables?

I'm working on an exhibition for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Historical Society, in St. John's, NL. I've been digging deep into their archives to learn more about the two hundred year history of the force, but a few weeks ago,...Show More Summary

Behind the Scenes: Retablos Fit for an Icon

When you walk into the museum store, you may notice the elaborate display wall at the entrance. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look with our Creative Merchandising Director on how it all comes together. This season’s display is a tribute to Mexican … Continue reading ?

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 5/16-5/22

Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Charlie Bartley (age 8):  Want to get your engineering handwork featured? Drop by our Block Party interactive play area and try your own hand building a gravity-defying masterpiece. Tag your photos with #HMNSBlockParty. … Continue reading ?

On Land and Water: the Southern Ocean and the Importance of Correct Names

As a representative of the Early Millennials, I can say with confidence most of us grew up with four oceans in our geographic vocabulary — the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic oceans. Granted, to impress our teachers (and by impress, … Continue reading ?

SAAM Acquires Six Major Works by Bill Traylor

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The Smithsonian American Art Museum just acquired six major works by Bill Traylor, an artist who was born into slavery around 1853-54, and first began his creative life as an elderly man, after living and working primarily as a sharecropper.

Po czym b?dziemy chodzi?, czyli o pod?ogach w domu

To na jakie domy si? zdecydujemy zale?y w du?ej mierze od naszego bud?etu oraz od wystroju wn?trza na jaki si? zdecydujemy. Ka?dy rodzaj pod?ogi ma swoje plusy i minusy. Poni?ej […]

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