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Throwback Thursday, Nam June Paik: Because Almost All of the Audience is Uninvited

8 hours agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

To celebrate Nam June Paik's birthday today, we're reposting former associate curator of film and media art, Michael Mansfield's post about our 2012 exhibition Nam June Paik: Global Visionary. Tonight, to share in the festivities, Barbara...Show More Summary

Why Paleontology Can Be A Little Morbid Sometimes.

15 hours agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Often times the most unfortunate catastrophes can produce the finest, most well preserved specimens for scientists to uncover. Just think of Pompeii: a deadly volcanic eruption buried a Roman city in scolding ash, and in the process created a veritable time capsule for Archaeologists a millennium later to investigate. But it not just archaeologists, paleontologists […]

Summer Trunk Show: Rebecca Lankford July 21st, 2017.

  Fridays in the summer just got more interesting. Between 10 a.m-4p.m we will hold our summer trunk shows. Receive 20 % off, plus membership discount, on the featured designer of the day. The first trunk show will be Rebecca Lankford on July 21st, 2017.     Locally renowned Houston artist, Rebecca Lankford, uses hand […]

How Do You Inspire Visitors to Take Action After They Leave?

2 days agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

This month, we opened a new exhibition at the MAH, Lost Childhoods: Voices of Santa Cruz County Foster Youth and Foster Youth Museum (brief video clip from opening night here). This exhibition is a big accomplishment for us because it...Show More Summary

HMNS Weekly Happenings

2 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

BTS – Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum   Gladiators locked in mortal combat for the entertainment of the crowds in Rome’s Colosseum. “Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum” takes us into the violent arena of the Colosseum and behind the scenes to the world of the gladiators. Theirs was a world of specialized training, discipline, regulation […]

Second Chance Sunday! Remembering When We Were All Tied Up With Some New Additions

3 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

The Beyond Bones Blog has been up and running for almost ten years now, and that’s great! But our readership rates haven’t always been as high as they are now. It’s been a long process, getting word out that HMNS has a lot of cool stories to share, so there a lot of great old […]

What You May Have Missed This Week On The Beyond Bones Blog

4 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Creature Feature: Yellow Tiger Longwing The Cockrell Butterfly Center at HMNS is one of the most unique locations in Houston. Among the over 1,500 butterfly species you spy as you wander through our enchanting rainforest conservatory, is the beautiful Yellow Tiger Longwing, Heliconius ismenius     Here’s A Science-y Summer Activity To Keep The Kid’s Brains […]

Creating a Facebook Messenger Chatbot for your Museum

This week I came across something on a marketing blog that I think could be really useful to museums, Facebook Messenger Chatbots. My first thought… Read More ? The post Creating a Facebook Messenger Chatbot for your Museum appeared first on MuseumNext.

La Malinche: The Spanish Dona Who Was A Maya Slave Who Was An Aztec Princess

5 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Sunday June 30, 1520, a day that will become known as La Noche Triste “The Night of Sorrows”. The sun has set behind the rugged, volcanic peaks that ring the Valley of Mexico and there’s a light shower falling as is common in Mexico City during June. But the rain is falling on a very different […]

In This Case: Alma Thomas, An Artist from Washington, DC

6 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Alma Thomas, a DC artist and influential painter, once said, "I've never bothered painting the ugly things in life...no. I wanted something beautiful you could sit down and look at." She dedicated her life to doing just that.

Mixers Blog

6 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Looking for some intelligent nightlife? Mix up your social scene at Mixers & Elixirs! Pop on over to our place on Friday, July 21st to mingle, clink your cocktail glass and break out your best dance moves. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the live band, dancing, cash bars and the city’s best food trucks. […]

Here’s A Science-y Summer Activity To Keep The Kid’s Brains Busy From Our Art Smart Camp!

  At the Houston Museum of Natural Science, we know that children who are encouraged to use their creativity learn to innovate, and those who are innovative can have great success in the sciences. At first blush art and science look like different disciplines, but if you look closely you will see they share much […]

Want to Work at the MAH? Now's Your Chance.

last weekArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History keeps growing and experimenting in our quest to build a stronger, more connected community. We're expanding beyond our walls this summer with the opening of Abbott Square. We are dreaming big, reaching out, and going deep... Show More Summary

Creature Feature: Yellow Tiger Longwing

  The Cockrell Butterfly Center at HMNS is one of the most unique locations in Houston. Among the over 1,500 butterfly species you spy as you wander through our enchanting rainforest conservatory, is the beautiful Yellow Tiger Longwing, Heliconius ismenius. This stunner of a specimen gets it’s name from—you guessed it—it’s beautiful striped markings, which are […]

Luce Unplugged: 5 Questions with Irreversible Entanglements

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

On Friday, July 14, escape the DC heat with a night full of jazz and rock-n-roll at our Summer Luce Unplugged Community Showcase featuring Irreversible Entanglements and Ian Svenonius.

Eye Opening Stats on Museum Internships

Internships offer a valuable way for young people interested in working in museums to learn more about the opportunities that the sector offers them. In… Read More ? The post Eye Opening Stats on Museum Internships appeared first on MuseumNext.

Visitor Centered Museums in Practice and its Future

MuseumNext USA speakers Lath Carlson and Seema Rao have both been in the museum field for a total of 30 years.  Lath has a broad… Read More ? The post Visitor Centered Museums in Practice and its Future appeared first on MuseumNext.

Prototypologies

According to lore, Inuit cultures have over 50 words for snow. While that legendary factoid conjures images of imperialistic anthropologists in khaki, we understand the… Read More ? The post Prototypologies appeared first on MuseumN...

HMNS Weekly Happenings

  Lecture – Conversation with Author Kathy Reichs and Book Signing of “Two Nights”     As a practicing forensic anthropologist, Dr. Kathy Reichs consults for medical examiners, trains FBI agents, teaches at universities, and aids in the identification of victims at mass graves. She weaves her own work experience into her mesmerizing forensic thrillers […]

Second Chance Sunday! Anyone In The Mood For Tacos?

The Beyond Bones Blog has been up and running for almost ten years now, and that’s great! But our readership rates haven’t always been as high as they are now. It’s been a long process, getting word out that HMNS has a lot of cool stories to share, so there a lot of great old […]

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