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A Bop Prosody: erica lewis and Mark Stephen Finein on Raymond Saunders

It lifts you up. It gets its way.It doesn’t want to be understood but it wants to say something.It wants you to like it.It is also true.

Luce Unplugged: Five Questions with Baby Bry Bry

3 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Beloved punk rockers Baby Bry Bry & The Apologists (BBB) will kick off our first Thursday Luce Unplugged on March 26th. The Apologists split the difference between cutesy boy band and serious punk outfit and are known for putting on a great show.

Inside Out

The most passionate debates in our office have centered around how we are using geofencing in our upcoming app to present different information to users dependent upon...

All Tied Up – A New Addition to the Hall of Ancient Egypt at HMNS

3 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Over the last couple of weeks, eagle-eyed visitors to the Hall of Ancient Egypt may have noticed that things look somehow different. If it’s not any bigger than before, the Hall is certainly better stocked than before – we have added … Continue reading ?

Developing a Theory of Change, Part 1: A Logical Process

4 days agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

This is the first in a two-part series about the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History’s new theory of change. This week, Ian David Moss and I are each writing blog posts about our collaborative process to develop a theory of change at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. Show More Summary

Innovation Handi-hour

5 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Join us on Wednesday, March 25, in the Luce Foundation Center from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Smithsonian American Art Museum as we celebrate craft and innovation with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with our latest Handi-hour.

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 3/23-3/29

5 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Behind-the-Scenes ToursTuesday, March 24 6:00 p.m.Samurai: The Way of the WarriorWitness the exquisite objects … Continue reading ?

On Being-Hated: Werner Schroeter, Erika Staiti, “Community”

Let’s start with where I can’t go. I could have one lover, maybe two; I could text someone I don’t know from the Internet and meet them on a street corner, kiss them when we don’t yet know each other’s names. I could stand on the same street corner, abandoned callously by someone else’s lover, […]

Computers and Art

6 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

This blog post is adapted from an essay written by Michael Mansfield, associate curator of film and media arts, to accompany the exhibition, Watch This! Revelations in Media Art, opening April 24 and running through September 7.

Why no tropical milkweed at the Cockrell Butterfly Center plant sale this year?

6 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

We are sorry to disappoint monarch enthusiasts, but the Cockrell Butterfly Center has decided not to sell tropical milkweed (aka Mexican milkweed, Asclepias curassavica) any more. Instead, we will have a limited quantity of native milkweeds for sale. Recently, biologists … Continue reading ?

Swords and Shutterbugs: Our Samurai Pixel Party Recap

After-hours at the Museum on March 1, we hosted one of our exclusive Pixel Parties — where we open select exhibits just for photographers (both amateur and professional). For our first event of 2015, we gave photographers access to Samurai: The … Continue reading ?

Iterating on the ASK Mobile Experience

The ASK mobile app has gone through many design iterations and has continually evolved in a quest to to offer an exceptional user experience. In...

The audience is dead – let’s talk participants instead

The audience is central to much of what a museum does, and visitor surveys and audience segmentation have over the past decade improved our understanding of the people who walk through our doors. In terms of the audience being the receivers...Show More Summary

Q and Art: Margaret Jordan Patterson

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

I love the bright flower prints by Margaret Jordan Patterson. Can you tell me more about the artist?

How to Spread and Mount a Butterfly – Part IV

Here is the final installment of our 4-part video tutorial about mounting a butterfly. HMNS entomologist Erin Mills walks you through process step-by-step. Part IV: Setting Your Butterfly  © 2009 Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Hermann Circle Drive, Houston, TX … Continue reading ?

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 3/16-3/22

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Add some science to your Spring Break!HMNS – Hermann ParkCheck out our five special … Continue reading ?

Collection Rotation: Facundo Argañaraz

For our regular feature Collection Rotation, we invite a guest to organize a mini “exhibition” from our collection works online. Today, please welcome artist and curator Facundo Argañaraz. As a practicing artist and, more recently, as...Show More Summary

Community Science Workshops and Shared Authorship of Space: Interview with Emilyn Green

last weekArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

Imagine the most community-based science center possible. Imagine it in a poor, immigrant farmworker community. It exists. It thrives. In California. In a Community Science Workshop.A couple months ago, I visited a Community Science Workshop for the first time in Watsonville, CA. Show More Summary

Luce Artist Talk: Five Questions with Costume Designer Deb Sivigny

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

Join us this Saturday, March 21st at 1:30 p.m. to see how costume design and artworks in the Luce Foundation Center connect to one another as part of our Luce Artist Talks.

Why Aren't You a Mentor? Yes, You!

Over the past couple weeks I've had in-person, on the phone, and email conversations with mentees from all three years of my own little mentor program. I've rejoiced in one new job; heard stories of grandparents who marched across that...Show More Summary

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