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Watch This: Our New Exhibition, Watch This!

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

"Watch This! Revelations in Media Art" presents contemporary artworks that trace the evolution of a continuously emerging medium. The exhibition explores the pervasive interdependence between technology and contemporary culture. The exhibition, on view at American Art beginning tomorrow and running through September 7, 2015.

A Day in Training

I know that everyone on the team agrees—spending time learning about the collection is a privilege, an honor, and a lot of fun. Training started...

On Being-Hated: Ron Athey, Whip-Its, Envy.

I know these posts usually start with something coherent, like where I am or where I might be going. How I want what I want when I want it, that sort of thing. Maybe it’s weird for me to assume that any of this might be interesting to you, voyeuristically or whatever. But god, I'm so tired I’ve gotta be honest. I did a lot of fucking drugs last night so my head hurts

How Do You Define "Community?"

2 months agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

Close your eyes and imagine your organization's "community." Is it a mist of good feeling? A fellowship of uncertainty? Does it have a human face?Communities are made of people, not rhetoric. You can define a community by the shared attributes of the people in it, and/or by the strength of the connections among them. Show More Summary

Picture This: Renwick Renovation Update

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The Renwick Gallery, built in 1859, has been under renovation for the last two years and will reopen to the public on Friday, November. 13, 2015.

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 4/20-4/26

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Lecture – Richard III Rediscovered By Sarah HainsworthTuesday, April 216:30 p.m.The discovery of the … Continue reading ?

More of the Same? Different? Deeper? What Should a Museum Do?

On Easter Sunday, I visited the National Museum of Folk Architecture and Life in L'viv. It's in a city park, just a short tram ride from the center. And once there, I found an audience that any of your museums would love to have. Who...Show More Summary

King Richard III, Rediscovered: Forensic engineer to hold reburial lecture

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

The remains of King Richard III, the last English king to die in battle, were discovered under a parking lot and identified in 2013 using DNA, radiocarbon dating and the identification of his distinctive curved spine by a team from … Continue reading ?

HMNS greenhouse teaches how to plant a butterfly oasis in your back yard

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

They float on the wind, decorate your back yard in the spring and summer, and inspire warm emotions with their delicate wings. They seem carefree, at home in any meadow, but butterflies have more specific needs than we might imagine. … Continue reading ?

Artist Talk: Mark Bradford, Artist and Maker

2 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

On Monday, April 20, at 6pm in American Art's McEvoy Auditorium, artist Mark Bradford will be discussing his Amendment series in the third annual James Dicke Contemporary Artist Lecture.

Girl Scouts earn badges for science at HMNS

2 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

by James Talmage, Scout Programs After more than a year of hard work, Girl Scouts Heidi Tamm, Zoe Kass, Meredith Lytle and her sister Angela Lytle completed the entire Scouts@HMNS Careers in Science instructional series, earning each scout a total of … Continue reading ?

A Seventh Birthday for Open Space

Today, Open Space turns seven. For most kids, it's a transitional phase marked by new responsibilities, new interests, and (naturally) one's first cell phone.

Luce Artist Talk: A Couple of Questions with Four Artists

3 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

This month's Luce Artist Talk is on Saturday, April 18th at 1:30 p.m. and will feature four multidisciplinary artists who are participating in the Source Theater Festival's Artistic Blind Date project, organized by CulturalDC. TheseShow More Summary

A City and an Art Center Design the Future: Reflections on the Market Street Prototyping Festival

3 months agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

"The arts are future-making." I wrote this down when Deborah Cullinan said it at a meeting of arts leaders about a year ago. We were discussing the potential for cultural organizations to have significant impact across communities: on planning, health, education, and quality of life. Show More Summary

Objects Sublimated to Things

Unexpected Projects is a collaborative team, comprised of visual artist Jenny Salomon and art historian Jen Stager, interested in looking at collaborations between artists. For Open Space, we’re interviewing artists groups in the Bay Area to find out what their projects and processes are all about.   The Thing, founded and run by artists Jonn […]

Amassing Encyclopedic Knowledge

ASK is a tool that allows any museum visitor using the Museum’s app to have the opportunity to be in direct and immediate contact with...

Collection Rotation: Kirk Stoller

For my installment of Open Space’s Collection Rotation, I’ve selected works that visually inhabit the narrow corridor that is the boundary between cohesion and collapse. It is the hidden stability of these works — a certain veiled resistance to failure — that I gravitate towards.

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 4/13-4/19

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! NOW OPEN! Special Exhibition – China’s Lost Civilization: The Mystery Of Sanxingdui The Sanxingdui culture left no … Continue reading ?

First Light: Research telescope debut to coincide with Hubble anniversary

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

April 25 will mark the 25th anniversary of the world-famous Hubble Space Telescope, and the George Observatory will celebrate with a debut of their restored 36-inch Gueymard Research Telescope, the largest specialized Cassegrain telescope open to the public, and the only … Continue reading ?

Sustainable Design is Good Design

3 months agoArts / Museums : Museums Now

by Scott Moulton I had the pleasure of attending the second professional advisor meeting for the OMSI’s sustainability project last week. The meeting was a chance to see what they had been up to for the last year and review prototypes of 6 exhibits, 2 cell phone stories and the green exhibit checklist. Show More Summary

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