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Explore Movie Monsters this Summer with All-New Special FX Camp

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

When I was a kid, I lived a couple of years in Singapore. There, at the time, the media was somewhat censored, so your TV viewing options on a Saturday afternoon were limited. Consequently, I have seen the 1981 film … Continue readi...

Seeing Things (16): Time and the Photographic Image

3 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Photography has a way with time. Two works of art, both photographic series currently on view, speak to each other in a poignant dialogue without words. In the Lincoln Gallery, on SAAM's third floor, Nicholas Nixon's The Brown Sisters can be seen on the wall adjacent to Camilo José Vergara's series 10828 S. Show More Summary

No Bones About It: Forensic Workshop Provides Evidence for an Awesome New CSI Summer Camp

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

At the Houston Museum of Natural Science, we understand the value of education, as it is an integral part of our overall mission. The value placed on education extends to museum employees as well. Whether through offering CPR training to … Continue reading ?

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 5/23-5/29

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Makinley (age 9):  Want to get your engineering handwork featured? Drop by our Block Party interactive play area and try your own hand building a gravity-defying masterpiece. Tag your photos with #HMNSBlockParty. Memorial Day … Continue reading ?

A Story of Workday Blues, or, How HMNS After Dark Improves Your Week

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Monday inches along like a tectonic plate, and you feel the weight of the week on your shoulders. Mildred made the coffee wrong, but your boss, Mr. Richards, doesn’t like waste, so you had to suffer through two mugs of … Continue reading ?

10 Ways to Build a Better Community Brainstorming Meeting

3 months agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

You're planning a new exhibition. Considering a new strategic direction. Designing a new program. And you've decided that you want to integrate community feedback into the development process.Awesome. Admirable. Now how the heck do you do it?Here are ten things I've learned about making these kinds of community input meetings successful. Show More Summary

May's Handi-Hour at the Renwick

3 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

For May's Handi-hour at the Renwick Gallery you'll start by making your own loom using scrap cardboard from all those Amazon boxes you have lying around.

Should Museums Be More Like Constables?

I'm working on an exhibition for the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Historical Society, in St. John's, NL. I've been digging deep into their archives to learn more about the two hundred year history of the force, but a few weeks ago,...Show More Summary

Behind the Scenes: Retablos Fit for an Icon

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

When you walk into the museum store, you may notice the elaborate display wall at the entrance. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look with our Creative Merchandising Director on how it all comes together. This season’s display is a tribute to Mexican … Continue reading ?

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 5/16-5/22

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Charlie Bartley (age 8):  Want to get your engineering handwork featured? Drop by our Block Party interactive play area and try your own hand building a gravity-defying masterpiece. Tag your photos with #HMNSBlockParty. … Continue reading ?

On Land and Water: the Southern Ocean and the Importance of Correct Names

4 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

As a representative of the Early Millennials, I can say with confidence most of us grew up with four oceans in our geographic vocabulary — the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian and Arctic oceans. Granted, to impress our teachers (and by impress, … Continue reading ?

SAAM Acquires Six Major Works by Bill Traylor

4 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

The Smithsonian American Art Museum just acquired six major works by Bill Traylor, an artist who was born into slavery around 1853-54, and first began his creative life as an elderly man, after living and working primarily as a sharecropper.

Luce Unplugged: 5 Questions (Plus One) with Beauty Pill

4 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

It's time for another Luce Unplugged Community Showcase, and we couldn't be more excited to team up with Washington City Paper to present Beauty Pill, next Friday, May 20th from 6 to 8 p.m. If you aren't familiar with this beloved D.C. band, check out their 2015 album Beauty Pill Describes Things as They Are.

Educator How-To: Cross-curricular Education Gets Cheesy

4 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

As educators, we all want students to understand the world holistically, but we still tend to teach each subject independent from all other subjects. Food is an effective way to capture the attention of students and provide a useful tool … Continue reading ?

Objects and All: The 21st Century Museum

“It’s an audio guide, sweetheart, not a remote.” This week's guest post is by one of this year's mentees. Amanda Guzmán is completing her Ph.D in Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. She's been a graduate fellow at the National Museum of the American Indian at the Smithsonian. Show More Summary

Amid King Tut Tumult, Hardwick Re-Caps What We Really Know About this Famous Pharaoh

4 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Over the weekend in Cairo, conflict broke out in the archaeology community. Ground-penetrating radar has revealed peculiar results that some believe indicate additional rooms behind a solid wall in Tutankhamun’s tomb. Others reject this new theory. British Egyptologist Nicolas Reeves … Continue reading ?

Mark Your Calendars for these events happening at HMNS 5/9-5/15

4 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Charlie Bartley (age 8):  Want to get your engineering handwork featured? Drop by our Block Party interactive play area and try your own hand building a gravity-defying masterpiece. Tag your photos with #HMNSBlockParty. … Continue reading ?

On Display in the Museum Store from Los Matachines De Durango

4 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

by Marina Torres With the opening of the Virgen de Guadalupe exhibit in December 2015, it was important to create a display to reflect the religious figure and the culture. Unfortunately for my oldest sister, she had to undergo knee … Continue reading ?

Last Chance to See Ramesses II and Horemheb! Australian Artifacts Move Home Next Week

4 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

by Tom Hardwick and Dirk van Tuerenhout When the Houston Museum of Natural Science planned our Hall of Ancient Egypt, filling its 11,000 square feet with artifacts was not an easy job. Our own collection of Egyptian material is rather … Continue reading ?

Discreet Hoarding: The Mystery of the Disappearing Horses and Cabinets of Curiosity

4 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

I’m a dyed-in-the-wool museophile (no, I did not just make that word up). I love to look at collections of amazing specimens and artifacts. Turns out I also love to hoard things — oh, I mean collect items of great … Continue reading...

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