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Blood Moon Strikes Back! Total Lunar Eclipse Wednesday, October 8!

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

A total eclipse of the Moon will occur early Wednesday morning, October 8. Houstonians will be able to see virtually the whole event, which happens right before dawn. Lunar eclipses occur when the full Moon moves into the Earth’s shadow. … Continue reading ?

This week @HMNS: Making physics cool and celebrating 25 years at the George

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

This series is about events happening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. For more information about HMNS, our exhibits and programming, please visit HMNS.org.   THURSDAY, OCT. 9FILM SCREENING: Particle Fever GET TICKETS Imagine being able to watch Franklin received his first … Continue reading ?

Seeing Things (14): Eric Fischl's Tumbling Woman

2 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

When Eric Fischl inaugurated the Clarice Smith Distinguised Lectures in American Art series recently, he covered a lot of material. Though best-known as a painter, he's worked in a variety of media in his more than forty year career....Show More Summary

Simply ASK

In previous Bloomberg Connects blog posts we’ve described the iterative process of determining how we can engage the visitor, enhancing their museum experience. The ASK app (our...

We’ve Got the Fever: Particle Fever screening one night only at HMNS! (10/9/14)

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Next week we’re bringing you the chance to glimpse back in time to the very beginning of the universe with the critically acclaimed documentary Particle Fever screening Thursday, October 9 in the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre at 6:00 p.m. “Wait a second,” you … Continue reading ?

12 Signs You Should Boogy Boogy Shooby Sho Wap Over to HMNS for our Grease Sing-a-Long Friday

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

We’re having a Grease sing-a-long in the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre Friday September 26 at 7:00 p.m! Come down to HMNS and see all your friends from Rydell High once more on the giant screen! Here are twelve signs you need to come to … Continue reading ?

Seeing Stars with James Wooten: Two eclipses for the price of one!

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

This month, Mars remains in the southwest at dusk this month as it pulls away from Antares in Scorpius. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind.  Saturn drops into the Sun’s … Continue reading ?

Museum 2.0 Rerun: Inside the Design of an Amazing Museum Project to Capture People's Stories

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

Recently, we've been talking at our museum about techniques for capturing compelling audio/video content with visitors. It made me dig up this 2011 interview with Tina Olsen (then at the Portland Art Museum) about their extraordinary Object Stories project. Show More Summary

Going Responsive with Agile Planning

“Three Simple Truths” from The Agile Samurai by Jonathan Rasmussen: 1. It is impossible to gather all the requirements at the beginning of a project....

Last Chance for Glam: Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces closes in less than a week

3 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

HMNS has been proud to partner with Bulgari to present Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces, since May of this year, but alas, all good things must come to an end and the exhibit will be closing its doors after Sunday, October … Continue reading ?

BOOM: Turfing Inspiring The World

My first two posts on Oakland turf dancing emphasized some of the sites where turfing takes place, or is subsequently shown: from the art gallery, to the Oakland Ballet, to the stages where Johnny Lopez’s TURFinc battles take place. That is, turfing is visible in a number of known venues for art. But there is […]

What Do You Do When You Disagree with a Speaker?

As anyone who knows me personally knows, I'm generally not reluctant to speak out in disagreement. But this post is about a time recently when I didn't, and I continue to regret it. The recent Museums and Politics conference was held at a very challenging time for many people and nations. Show More Summary

James Castle: No Place Like Home

4 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

"Untitled: The Art of James Castle" opens today at American Art and features fifty-four works by the artist that were recently acquired by the museum.

Eric Fischl: Painting Stories

4 weeks agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Having titled his recent memoir Bad Boy: My Life on and off the Canvas, Eric Fischl kicked off this season's annual Clarice Smith Distinguished Lectures in American Art series with a survey of his work, spanning more than forty year...

The art in volunteering

Today the air is crisp. I have all the windows down in the car, and I happily pull through the gates to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. It’s perfectly autumnal outside, and I’m looking forward to starting my shift as an IMA volunteer. A fan of the museum and art in general, volunteering my time […]

12 Signs You Should Boogy Boogy Shooby Sho Wap Over to HMNS for our Grease Sing-a-Long Friday

4 weeks agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

We’re having a Grease sing-a-long in the Wortham Giant Screen Theatre Friday September 26! Come down to HMNS and see all your friends from Rydell High once more on the giant screen! Here are twelve signs you need to come to the Grease sing-a-long: 1. YOU’VE GOT … Continue reading ?

Miley Cyrus and Her Enigmatic Mask of Teddy Bears

As surely as the sun rises every morning, there was a kind of cosmic certainty that one day Miley Cyrus would start making art. The show made the New York art world pause for a minute, like it did for Jay Z and James Franco before her, and then it moved on. And yet, after seeing […]

Local Matters

If you’ve been reading the blog lately you know we’ve been taking stock of our digital efforts and making considerable changes. I’ve been discussing what’s not...

What are Your Engagement Goals?

last monthArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

Two weeks ago, I wrote about the use of the word "quality" in the arts and its many forms. A commenter, Stacy Peterson, responded by turning my exploration back on itself:Quality makes sense but engagement is more open to interpretation. Show More Summary

Celebrate thrill of discovery at International Archaeology Day at HMNS on Saturday, October 18

last monthArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Celebrate International Archaeology Day with HMNS October 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Professional and avocational archaeologists from all over the greater Houston area will mark the day at HMNS by highlighting exciting discoveries in local archaeology. The event will … Continue reading ?

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