The Walking Sticks performs at a previous Luce Unplugged Showcase Mark your calendars, another Luce Unplugged Community Showcase is upon us! Next Friday, May 16th, the Luce Foundation Center will once again host a night of art and live music...
June 6, 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the Allied invasion of France. By 1944, World War II had raged for almost five years in Europe. It took another year of bitter fighting before it was all over. The Allied … Continue reading...
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and we’re stocked full of gifts for every mom — in our Mother’s Day Gift Guide! Whether the mom you’re shopping for loves to sparkle or stays low-key, is a Suzie Homemaker or a fierce … Continue reading ?
Kara Walker, The Emancipation Approximation (Scene 18) This guest post was written by Porchia Moore, a third year doctoral candidate in Library Science and Museum Management at the University of South Carolina. I was first exposed to Porchia’s work in the fall 2013 issue of Exhibitionist. Show More Summary
Last week I spoke to students in a public history course at SUNY Delhi. These students were not going to become public historians, rather it was an honors course for students majoring in subjects ranging from culinary arts to nursing. Show More Summary
In the history of mankind, there have been three major migrations: two of these happened a long time ago, and one (of the “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” type) happened in our own lifetime. About … Continue reading ?
One of the treasures of the Clowes Collection, Flowers in a Glass Vase (c. 1630) by Ambrosius Bosschaert the Younger captures the Dutch passion for still life with impeccable precision. Flower still lifes had begun to appear in the Dutch Republic around 1600 and were highly prized for their ability to preserve the fleeting beauty […]
Jupiter remains well placed for evening observing all spring. Look for it in the west at dusk, outshining all the stars we ever see at night. Mercury appears in the evening sky this month. Too close to the Sun to … Continue reading...
Traveling from all over the globe, top Bulgari executives joined local Museum and jewelry enthusiasts for a night celebrating gorgeous gems in our dazzling city – the opening gala for Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces at the Houston Museum of … Continue reading ?
The Vajrayana is literally the “Lightning Vehicle” of Buddhism. The Sanskrit word yana means “vehicle” – a means of transport capable of taking the practitioner from ordinary awareness to the experience of awakening (bodhi). For its part, the word vajra means “lightning,” a translation that emphasizes the power and swiftness of its methods. Although the [...]
HMNS is proud to partner with Bulgari to present Bulgari: 130 Years of Masterpieces, opening Friday, May 2. Founded in Rome in 1884, Greek silversmith Sotirio Bulgari set the stage for Bulgari to become a permanent emblem of Italian excellence. With passionate … Continue reading ?
American Art's latest exhibition, Ralph Fasanella: Lest We Forget, opens tomorrow, May 2 and runs through August 3, 2014. Leslie Umberger, curator of folk and self-taught art tells us a bit about the artist and his work. To see more...
When you visit the George Observatory, you’ll notice signs that say, “Please no white lights.” You’ll also see that all our outside lights are red. The reason we do this is to fight light pollution and create a dark-sky-friendly environment … Continue reading ?
One hallmark of a creative organization is the ability to look outside your usual realm. Guest blogger Trevor Jones, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Kentucky Historical Society, shares his team's learning from the world of automotive manufacturing. Show More Summary
This week, I'm celebrating three years on the job as the executive director of the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History. This spring marked a big conceptual shift for me and the museum. We are now squarely out of turnaround and into growth mode. Show More Summary
In July 1989, on the 20th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing, President George H.W. Bush called for America to renew its pioneering push into space with the establishment of a permanent Lunar base and a series of human missions … Continue reading ?
Obscured beneath the simple words, numbers, shapes, and colors found in much of Robert Indiana’s work are essential memories and symbols of the artist’s life. Indiana’s visual vocabulary is encrypted with personal symbolism. This is particularly evident in his long series of Autoportraits. Show More Summary
My friends Bob and Bev photographed this very faded, tattered female monarch flying around the milkweed plants in their backyard near the Museum last week. The butterfly is a migrant from Mexico, looking for places to lay her eggs as … Continue reading ?
If everybody hates you, you must be doing something right. Right? So what happens when both of the top art critics in New York slam your work on two different days, delivering a one-two knock out punch? It’s enough to drive most artists to suicide! The question is – do you go down for the […]