If you have visited SAAM's folk and self-taught art galleries since they re-opened in October, you probably encountered Emery Blagdon's wondrous Healing Machine, an installation of individual paintings and found-material sculptures suspended from the ceiling. Show More Summary
The Houston Museum of Natural Science will be serving as mission control on Saturday, March 4th for an out-of-this-world Gala: The Big Bang Ball. Make a big impact by bidding in our first-ever online Gala Auction! Explore our unique auction items, including dino-mite fossils, dazzling gemstones as well as once in a lifetime museum experiences […]
By Elizabeth Galante, Contend Manager and Sata Analist, You Education Sales Thanks to a sponsorship from Google, the Houston Museum of Natural Science was able to close the Museum to the public and invite 2,082 Houston-area students, teachers, and chaperones to a free evening field trip on January 20, 2017. Google’s generous support […]
Venus leaves the evening sky this month. (In fact, it is coming around to our side of the Sun, about to overtake the Earth.) Look in the west in evening twilight. Venus is noticeably lower to the horizon each evening, until is lost in the Sun’s glare after Spring Break. How long can you still […]
It all began with a challenge, exactly one year ago. The National Museum of Women in the Arts posed a question and the goal was simple: get people talking about women artists.
We’ve all heard of the notorious classified ads. Whether you think the stories emanating from those newspaper columns are romantic or creepy, it can’t be denied that they are interesting to hear about. Here at HMNS we have missed connections everywhere. But I don’t mean human connections, or a least living human connections… The connections that […]
Hear Dr. Erin Vogel at the HMNS (Rebloged from the Leakey Foundation) Who doesn’t love orangutans? These highly intelligent, critically endangered great apes that live in the tropical forests of Sumatra and Borneo have faces with such character, such personality, they always make for great, powerful pictures. We are always excited when The Leakey […]
Film Screening – Bridge On the River Kwai with Captain Jay Thomas Join Captain Jay Thomas, US Naval History and Heritage Command for a one-night-only screening of this classic 1957 film. Among the forced laborers who built the bridge over the River Kwai were American and Australian sailors who survived the […]
Bridge over the River Kwai, 1943. Artist: Rawlings, Leo. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons. Following the successful surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese Imperial forces launched a series of campaigns to expand their influence and grab strategic points across China and the islands of the Pacific. In early 1942 the Imperial forces […]
The Smithsonian American Art Museum is inviting independent video game developers to show their work at the museum's annual SAAM Arcade this August 5-6, 2017.
By Mylynka Kilgore-Cardona, PhD, Map Curator, Archives and Records, Texas General Land Office Johannes Van Keulen & Claes Jansz Vooght, Pas Kaart Van de Golff van Mexico Door C.J. Voogt Geometra T Amsterdam by Johannis Van Keulen Boek en Zee Kaart verkoper aande Niewe-Brug inde Gekroonde Lootsman Met Privilegie voor 15 Iaaren,[Sea Chart of the Gulf […]
When someone thinks of ancient Egypt they cant’s help but picture the pyramids in their minds. The pyramids have been around for so long they are like antiquity personified. They have an enigmatic aura of mystery associated with them: modern governments use the structures as cryptic symbols of stability, and at the same time […]
Dear friends, We're about a month from the deadline to apply for MuseumCamp 2017 at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH). Here are five reasons YOU should apply this year... Dive into co-creative project design. A month before...Show More Summary
There is something special about the field of architecture that intrigues us all. It’s a subject full of science and secrets. So much mathematical precision is required to build large, stable structures and yet that doesn’t seem to be enough. Architects are an imaginative bunch, finding unique ways to appeal to their client’s passions and […]
For our February Luce Unplugged show, we teamed up with D.C. Music Download to welcome brushes, a rock 'n' roll band from the District, to the Luce Foundation Center.
Each month, the Luce Foundation Center partners with neighboring Flashpoint Gallery to bring local artists to speak about their artwork and how it relates to SAAM's collection. This Sunday, we welcome Sparkplug Collective, eight local artists from the D.C. Arts Center, to discuss how collaboration and continued education help local artists thrive.
The compass, historically one of the most important aids to navigation, helped to drive the great sea voyages of Europe’s Age of Discovery. The compass, a Chinese invention, was introduced to Europeans by way of Arab traders in the 13th century. Two thousand years ago the Chinese had already developed a primitive working compass. […]
At SFMOMA, seven Agnes Martin paintings are displayed in an octagonal room. All of them are grids, or their prototype, rows. I’ve been puzzling over Martin’s grids the whole five years since I first saw her work. Critics present the grid — a chronic structure in modern art — as a sovereign and detached figure.... More
BTS – Mummies of the World: The Exhibition Mummies of the World: The Exhibition presents a collection of mummies from Europe, South America and ancient Egypt-some 4,500 years old. Go behind-the-scenes and learn about mummies and...Show More Summary
A few weeks ago, I spent two days working with board and staff at the American Swedish Institute (ASI) in Minneapolis, MN. Since that visit, I've been deep in learning about my own new job, but I find myself thinking about those days and about how collaborative learning cultures are built. Show More Summary