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Luce Unplugged: 5 Questions with Fellow Creatures

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

Our last Luce Unplugged of the summer arrives next Thursday, August 6th at 6 p.m. Our featured band will be Fellow Creatures and will be co-sponsored with local music site D.C. Music Download.

Draw it like you throw it

Teresa Williams, public program intern, interviews artist Erik Scollon about his work and his Artists Drawing Club project which took place at the museum, March 19, 2015. Stepping close, visitors gathered around the Korean moon jar from the Joseon dynasty.  As their eyes swept across the ceramic’s form, taking in its smooth and elegant shape, […]

What, Me Worry? Crowdsourcing Teenage Memories

It's sometimes tricky to figure out the starting place for collecting memories for an exhibition project. Do newspaper press releases work? What about the Facebook page? The museum staff's own network? How do you figure out who willShow More Summary

Nothing That Meets the Eye: Double Trouble

“Nothing That Meets the Eye” is a series of essays in which I think through the aesthetic and affective fallout of some of the odder, ubiquitous, and more stubborn byproducts of our culture of copies, reproductions, and fakes. It is only fitting that I end this series back where it began, in the presence of Elaine Sturtevant’s […]

Five-Tone Kit: Lewis Watts & Casual

This five-part series — named after a section of composer Lou Harrison‘s (1917-2003) Rhymes With Silver — pairs an image of San Francisco from the SFMOMA Collection with a piece of music also created in or indebted to the Bay Area at large. Show More Summary

Collection Rotation: Leef Smith

Sometime in the winter of 2001/2002 I saw the ORGANIC/INORGANIC Selections from the Permanent Collection of Architecture and Design show at SFMOMA, in which the work of the L.A. artists Form:uLA Dimension Laboratory particularly struck me. The strangely assembled, sleek black forms felt other-worldly, unbuildable, and slightly menacing, like insects ready to pounce or a […]

Iceland: The Land of Fire and Ice through the Eyes of a Geologist

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

by Michele Wiechman   When people think of Iceland, the first thing that pops into their heads will likely be “the land of fire and ice.” This is fitting due to the fact that nearly 75 percent of Iceland is … Continue reading ?

Five-Tone Kit: Lebbeus Woods & Caroliner

This five-part series — named after a section of composer Lou Harrison‘s (1917-2003) Rhymes With Silver — pairs an image of San Francisco from the SFMOMA Collection with a piece of music also created in or indebted to the Bay Area at large. Show More Summary

T. rex vs. Prey: Imagining battles between ancient gladiators

3 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

When I was super young, say around five or so, I remember playing in the bath tub with my plastic toys. Some were super heroes like He-Man or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, others were monster trucks and die-cast matchbox cars … Continue reading ?

Collection Rotation: Lacey Haslam

The search function is the pinnacle of any networked system, an access point that has evolved from an aspect of internal networks into being synonymous with the almighty search engine. In the ’80s, a time when our internal networks were flawed by unstructured information management, Thomas D. Wilson began studying behaviors related to seeking information.

Community Property

unexpected projects is a collaboration between Jenny Salomon and Jen Stager. In this series, they interview other collaborative teams in the Bay Area to find out what their projects and processes are all about. In Conversation: Chris Evans and Ernest Jolly Jr. Show More Summary

HMNS hosts second annual Science Hack Day

4 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  Saturday, April 18, the Houston Museum of Natural Science was the stage for Science Hack Day Houston! This is the second year in a row that we have been able to host this event presented by Brightwork CoResearch. For … Continue reading ?

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

Time-lapse Video: From Birth To 10 Years Old

5 months agoArts / Museums : Museums Now

Justine Roberts, Principal Normally I would post a video like this one on our facebook page rather than into the blog but there is something so charming about this that I wanted to share it here as well. One of the issues for anyone working with children is being able to understand how they understand the world around them. Show More Summary

PALS at the Rancho Cucamonga CA library

5 months agoArts / Museums : Museums Now

Justine Roberts, Principal Last week IMLS tweeted a video put together by clients of ours, the Rancho Cucamonga Library in southern California, about the PALS (Play And Learning Islands) which we designed and built. The video is great...Show More Summary

Go Back in Time with the Hadza: Last of the First Movie Screening

5 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

There are fewer people connected to nature now than ever before—and no one connected to it in the same way as the Hadza. One of the last hunter-gather groups on earth, the Hadza have lived sustainably off the bounty of … Continue reading ?

On Being-Hated: Werner Schroeter, Erika Staiti, “Community”

Let’s start with where I can’t go. I could have one lover, maybe two; I could text someone I don’t know from the Internet and meet them on a street corner, kiss them when we don’t yet know each other’s names. I could stand on the same street corner, abandoned callously by someone else’s lover, […]

Other Half Orbit

We met with Ingrid Rojas Contreras and Jeremiah Barber in the gallery of their current joint exhibition Lo real maravilloso at Mission Cultural Center to talk about their ongoing collaboration. Ingrid identifies primarily as a writer and Jeremiah as a visual artist; however, their connection and collaboration of more than a decade blurs boundaries between words and images.

On Being-Hated: Banks Violette, Pharmakon, Karaoke.

Let’s start with where I am. It could be anywhere. I’m on a train to Philadelphia, I’m on a plane back to New York. I’ve just moved to Oakland. I’m wearing a pair of fingerless leather gloves and there’s a slim choker around my neck loose enough that the buckle’s constantly slipping over to the front.

Join Us at MuseumCamp 2015 to Explore Making Space for Self and Others

7 months agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

illustration by Beck Tench Each summer, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History hosts MuseumCamp, a professional development experience that is part retreat, part unconference, part summer camp.This year, our theme is SPACE. I've been...Show More Summary

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