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Sports Science: Olympics Edition ? Freestyle Swimming

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Every four years, the eyes of the world shift towards a global competition, complete with feats of strength, determination, talent and teamwork. The Summer Olympics are back, and I could not be more excited. The following post is one of … Continue reading ?

The Art of Relevance Sneak Peek: Rock and Roll Family Edition

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

Yesterday, the local paper in Santa Cruz published a great article about my new book, The Art of Relevance. I loved the piece... but I wished it could have included more of the conversation reporter Wallace Baine and I had about my father...Show More Summary

Luce Center: Harold Weston's Building the United Nations Series

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Harold Weston once told Magazine of Art, "theories and explanations about paintings are... usually unsatisfactory." However, as an artist, I find artists' experiences inform and enrich the artworks they create. The time and place in which a work of art comes to be influences what it is and what it means. Show More Summary

FAQs with a Frequent Flyer Museum Member

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Some of my earliest memories are of the Houston Museum of Natural Science, thanks in large part to my parents. When I was young, I didn’t go to daycare or preschool; I went to work with my mom every day, … Continue reading ?

Throwback Thursday: Wendell Castle's Ghost Clock

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

It's Throwback Thursday! And we at Eye Level have decided it's a great opportunity to bring back some of our interesting posts from the past. After the incredibly successful run of the Renwick Gallery's WONDER exhibition, we wanted to highlight some of our works from SAAM's permanent collection.

To School and Beyond

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

It’s that time of year again! Whether you love heading back to school or wishing summer would last another month, there’s still time to visit the always exciting exhibits at the museum as well as shop for the coolest things … Continue reading ?

National Watermelon Day

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Written by A Fare Extraordinaire, one of our Museum’s exclusive caterers. Happy National Watermelon Day! A Fare Extraordinaire is excited to celebrate this amazing fruit (and vegetable) with you. In honor of this day and the last month of summer, … Continue reading ?

Archie the Wandering T. rex Goes on a Road Trip

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Archie’s blog written with the help of Victoria Smith, HMNS Assistant to the President Hi! It’s me, Archie the Wandering T. rex! After seeing the National Parks Adventure 3D giant screen movie and spending time at National Parks Photography Project exhibit, … Continue reading ?

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Jupiter is Shining Bright

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Jupiter is low in the west at dusk; this is the last month to see it in the evening sky until March 2017. It outshines all stars we ever see at night, so you can’t miss it even as it … Continue reading ?

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 8/1-8/7

4 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Here’s last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation::  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. Summer Cockrell Butterfly Center Events Summer … Continue reading ?

Cheese Please! Selecting Cheese for the Perfect Cheese Platter

4 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Written by Chef Kevin Morris, Abuso Catering Co., one of our Museum’s exclusive caterers. Cheese platers have been around for ages, and are a great staple to have whether at a formal event, or a casual gathering at your home. … Continue reading ?

Open Space Open Call

Hey y’all — As you probably don’t yet know, we’ll be going dark for the month of August, so that we can tend to various behind-the-scenes needs. But don’t panic (you were totally panicking, weren’t you), our full archive, including the newly minted Issue 3, will be at your disposal in the interim. And! We have... More

on material entanglements: an interview with morehshin allahyari

although we both live in the bay area, i got to morehshin allahyari’s work through an internet rabbit hole. some months ago i picked up cyclonopedia by reza negarestani and got pretty engrossed by the book’s mix of fact and fiction. the story suggests that petrol functions as a lubricant necessary to spread an ancient evil throughout the... More

"Movies at SAAM" Series Continues

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Continue with us on our summer journey through art history at our Movies at SAAM series.

“They’re Here!” San Francisco’s INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978)

Last night’s viewing, in a slightly faded but still excellent 35mm print, at Alamo Drafthouse New Mission, was Philip Kaufman’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978). Don’t even know where to begin here. It had been some time since I’d seen it, but had to go, ’cause: the 70s. Right? I actually saw it opening week, I... More

A Study in Patience

last monthArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Written by Jack Alger, HMNS Paleontology Intern This summer I bring dimetrodons back to life. No, life has not found a way, I’m not extracting DNA from inclusions found in amber; I work in the Houston Museum of Natural Science … Continue reading ?

The pleasurable things always get delayed

Last February, Open Space saw its first major changing of the guard when, after ten years at SFMOMA — eight of them founding and running this site — Suzanne Stein left the museum. Claudia La Rocco succeeded her as the platform’s editor-in-chief after 15 years spent mostly freelancing in New York. We didn’t know each... More

Our home is the Internet.

It was 2008, and you were probably on Myspace. Millions of us were captivated by this platform before the iPhone was even a concept. Then there was Facebook, which was cool for a while until us twentysomethings turned to Tumblr. Now, we’re teetering between Twitter and Instagram at any given point during the day. When... More

Paradise is Exactly Like Where You Are Right Now

Chris Kallmyer’s A Paradise Choir asks museum-goers to listen to the new SFMOMA. In a four week residency, moving and sited “choirs” provide different sound experiences — from percussion strikes to Gospel music — in galleries and public spaces. If museums aim to sharpen our eyes, A Paradise Choir, heightening an interest of the new... More

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