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Game of Thrones, Desktop Catapults, and Psychological Warfare in the Office

7 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

    I love Game of Thrones as much as anybody. What draws me to this show is its undeniable ties to medieval history, and others are intrigued by this as well. However, after watching an interview with George R. R. Martian about what inspired him to write the books upon which the series is […]

A Sense of Place: New Mexico as Seen by Artist Gene Kloss

7 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Gene Kloss felt that immersion in nature was essential to the production of art. Her paintings and etchings were directly informed by nature and she couldn't conceive of making art any other way. "An artist must keep in close contact with nature... in order to produce a significant body of work," she said, and she was prepared to live by her words.

Throwback Thursday: Want To Know What What do Dinosaurs Feel Like? Come Pet Out Mummified Edmontosaurus To Find Out!

7 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  Yes, the Beyond Bone Blog has hopped on the “Throwback Thursday” bandwagon. But you know what? I’m excited about it! There’s so many amazing blogs from the past that deserve another day in the sun. For example, did you know that it’s completely possible to pet a dinosaur?  It’s true! We have petrified Edmontosaurus […]

The Science Behind Baking, Part 2!

7 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Welcome to part two of this series on the chemistry of baking/making a geode cake. For those of you joining us for the first time, you can find part one here And Now We Bake   Baking happens in three basic stages. In the first stage, all those gas bubbles in the batter you have been […]

Look Amazing This August In Jewelry By Mirta Tummino, Featured in Our Last Trunk Show Of The Summer August 11

7 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  Our last trunk show for the summer has arrived, just in time to close out summer. Local favorite Mirta Tummino brings her signature wire wrap pieces, along with her eye for color and combining gemstones. Her designs have a sophistication to everyday wear. Wear it for your normal daily tasks, for workwear, and fancy […]

The Seven Emotional Stages of Opening a Major Project

7 months agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

1. Plan. Meet with stakeholders, staff, partners. Dream. Sketch. Pick dates as if you had any control over the concrete. Schedule. Sell. Prepare. 2. Fight. Get exhausted. Get pissed. Scrap about nothing for no reason except that everyone is on edge and scrambling to get it done on time. Show More Summary

HMNS Weekly Happenings

7 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

BTS – Mapping Texas: From Frontier to the Lone Star State Featuring maps dating from 1513 to 1920, the special exhibition traces more than 400 years of Texas history. Through this unique presentation of cartographic history, visitors can visualize how the fourth largest city in the US, Houston, and the third most populous county in […]

No Bells, No Whistles: When Design and Content Marry Perfectly

Perhaps it's it's not surprising that a design museum would have good design. It was lovely to visit the Cooper-Hewitt Museum a few weeks ago and discover an interactive exhibit that relied only on great design along with pencils and paper (plus stickers) to create a compelling visitor experience. Show More Summary

Second Chance Sunday: What Do Muesum Educators Geek Out About?

7 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

The Beyond Bones Blog has been up and running for almost ten years now, and that’s great! But our readership rates haven’t always been as high as they are now. It’s been a long process, getting word out that HMNS has a lot of cool stories to share, so there a lot of great old […]

Revealing The Science Behind Baking With A Geode Cake Experiment!

7 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  I like to bake. I really, really like to bake.  But I don’t have a problem. I can stop whenever I want…..   I have no formal training other than my mom was a Home Ec. Teacher and I have access to the internet.  I do, however, come from a long line of people […]

Hawaii—a geology nerd’s wonderland

7 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

The band of Patels from two years ago in the Canadian Rockies is back, and this time, 16 of us visited Hawaii for some rest, relaxation and rocks! While the pristine beaches and amazing cultural significance of Hawaii attract many tourists to the islands, my family was just as interested in checking off two more […]

Not in the Fast Lane: Anthony Hernandez's Photographs

7 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

SAAM's current photography exhibition Down These Mean Streets: Community and Place in Urban Photography, explores the post-World War II changes taking place in cities across the country through the eyes of ten photographers who documented these transformations.

Spruce Up Your Summer With Jewelry From Our Upcoming Trunk Show Featuring Designs By Claudia Lobão July 28

7 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Our second summer trunk show features fellow Texan Claudia Lobão and her designs.  Labor-intensive techniques such as metal crocheting, beadwork, hand stamping and hammering metals are used to create these head turning pieces.  Each piece is handmade in Claudia’s home country, Brazil, where she has set up an artisan studio and trains local artists to […]

HMNS Weekly Happenings

7 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Lecture – Crinoids – Drifting Ecosystems of Ancient Seas by David Temple During the Paleozoic, crinoids created a virtual forest on the sea floor and created an important ecosystem. These fossils are frequently referred to as “sea lilies.” However, crinoids are actually animals. Show More Summary

Announcing The Art of Relevance Audiobook! Get Your for Free Today.

7 months agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

Last year, when I released The Art of Relevance, people asked if there was an audiobook version in the works. It honestly hadn't crossed my mind. Since then, I've learned how many people read books with their ears instead of their eyes. Show More Summary

What to expect from MuseumNext USA

7 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

MuseumNext USA brings together an international gathering of museum leaders for three inspiring days in Portland, Oregon. We hope that you’ll join us as we… Read More ? The post What to expect from MuseumNext USA appeared first on MuseumNext.

A Penguin’s Perspective: Gus Reviews our New Giant Screen Film Penguins 3D

7 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

By Gus the Penguin   Squawk squawk squawk’n squawk squawk. Squawk squawk’n Penguins 3D squawk squawk squawk. Squawk squawk squawk squawk squawk’n sqauwk squawk. Squawk squawk squawk’n squawk. Heeeeeeeeeeep, Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep! Squawk squawk squawk squak’n squawk. Show More Summary

Body of Evidence: Advanced CSI at HMNS

7 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  Crime scene investigation can be exciting, and a great way to create a love of science in young people. HMNS has a brand new camp experience this year that allows kids to participate in the investigative process in an engaging hands-on fashion. Many topics are explored, including forensic archaeology, bloodstain pattern analysis, and forensic […]

Throwback Thursday, Nam June Paik: Because Almost All of the Audience is Uninvited

7 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

To celebrate Nam June Paik's birthday today, we're reposting former associate curator of film and media art, Michael Mansfield's post about our 2012 exhibition Nam June Paik: Global Visionary. Tonight, to share in the festivities, Barbara...Show More Summary

Why Paleontology Can Be A Little Morbid Sometimes.

7 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Often times the most unfortunate catastrophes can produce the finest, most well preserved specimens for scientists to uncover. Just think of Pompeii: a deadly volcanic eruption buried a Roman city in scolding ash, and in the process created a veritable time capsule for Archaeologists a millennium later to investigate. But it not just archaeologists, paleontologists […]

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