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Lecture – Texas Genealogy – Tracing Your Texas Roots by Lynna Kay Shuffield Whether your Texas lineage goes back to an Austin colonist or an even earlier pioneer, or you are just interested in colorful Texas history, join genealogy researcher Lynna Kay Shuffield for an entertaining look at Texas genealogy. Shuffield will review tips to […]

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

4 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 […]

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

5 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

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

5 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

Mixers Blog

5 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Looking for some intelligent nightlife? Mix up your social scene at Mixers & Elixirs! Pop on over to our place on Friday, July 21st to mingle, clink your cocktail glass and break out your best dance moves. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the live band, dancing, cash bars and the city’s best food trucks. […]

3 Lessons learnt from Building our first Museum Chatbot… 15 years ago!

6 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

Once upon a time, in 2002, when mobile phones were like this, we were working at the Digital Department of the Science Museum “Leonardo da… Read More ? The post 3 Lessons learnt from Building our first Museum Chatbot… 15 years ago! appeared first on MuseumNext.

Confusing digitisation of collections with digital art?

6 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

By Honor Harger On 31 May, The Memo, a web-based publication “for people curious about the future” ran an article about digital practices within museums.… Read More ? The post Confusing digitisation of collections with digital art? appeared first on MuseumNext.

Live social media as museum object

7 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

By Shane Breynard It has become commonplace to engage with museums online. Indeed social media and the web are now the main ways that museum… Read More ? The post Live social media as museum object appeared first on MuseumNext.

Communicating the Social Impact of Museums

7 months agoArts / Museums : Museum Marketing

By Jim Richardson I would hope that anyone working in museums believes in the positive effect that they have. They change lives, enrich communities and makes our cities… Read More ? The post Communicating the Social Impact of Museums appeared first on MuseumNext.

Luce Unplugged Community Showcase: Five Questions with Coup Sauvage & the Snips

8 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

As the warm weather rolls into DC, so does our Spring Luce Unplugged Community Showcase. This Friday, April 28, get ready to dance with performances by Coup Sauvage & the Snips and Janel Leppin.

Dog Science: How Our Furry Friends Are More Than Just Good Company

9 months agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

  By Jessi Green, Online Media Manager at HMNS   Image courtesy of Pixabay   Yesterday was National Puppy Day, and here at HMNS, we love our dogs. Even though our furry friends can’t accompany us to work (too many distracting bones in the Paleontology Hall), HMNS employees love to talk about our dogs. We […]

Introducing Abbott Square Part 3: Community Participation Builds a Community Plaza

9 months agoArts / Museums : Museum 2.0

This is the second installation in a series of posts on the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH)'s development of Abbott Square, a new creative community plaza in downtown Santa Cruz. When we first started talking about redeveloping Abbott Square as a community plaza for downtown Santa Cruz, we ran into some basic questions. Show More Summary

One kind favor I ask of you…

Begin part 2 of 4 But before he could determine the question, though not the faintest motion of the air in this infinite waste of wasteless light was manifest, the door that he had left ajar behind him had, unperceived by Mr. Asprey, already begun to stir upon its hinges. There sounded a tiny click... More

State of the Unions

CLR: Covert Drone War “Women Like Me” On the Everyday Life of Others Speakeasies and Artists Warehouses: A Tale of Two Oaklands Intellectuals for Trump • GMA: Queer Nation Manifesto The Alcatraz Proclamation A New Declaration of Independence White Purity Pink White House Just Seeds Activist Image Toolbox • JGF: “Poem of Commitment” The R.F.... More

Abraham Thomas: New Curator-in-Charge at SAAM's Renwick Gallery

11 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Abraham Thomas recently joined the museum's staff as The Fleur and Charles Bresler Curator-in-Charge at the Renwick Gallery. Thomas writes about the intersection of American craft, the Renwick, and his interests.

Redefining Touch: A Conversation with James Fleming, Kelly Lovemonster, and boychild

On the occasion of Touch On: Aesthetics in the Art, Politics and Ontology of Touch, a group exhibit at SOMArts, Open Space editor-in-chief Claudia La Rocco sat down with curators James Fleming and Kelly Lovemonster and the artist boychild for a conversation about lineage, loss, and the politics of action and expression.   Claudia La Rocco:... More

>> essay in unfriendliness

what will you do with that stick I said to my friend well, that was on the social media — and it was a small stick. my friend, he, was holding it in a selfie. friendship falls away, out, comes undone, your friend so easily becomes your enemy. “O my friends, there is no... More

Past Becomes Present

Remembering and recovering as a performative project… what has been lost and how are we finding it I scrawled these lines into my notebook on November 19th, the closing day of Lost and Found: Dance, New York, HIV/AIDS, Then and Now, the eleventh iteration of Danspace Project’s Platforms (multiweek series of events organized by guest curators).... More

Share the Cup

On Friday, December 2nd, a fire ripped through an artists’ warehouse in East Oakland, killing many artists and musicians who were there for the LA label 100% Silk’s celebration of a new record by Golden Donna. Among the deceased is my dear friend of thirteen years, Joey Casio. Joey has played a central role in... More

Critical Mass: Hiroshima Bomb and Nazi Uranium, a New Story of WWII Being Told This Week

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 – a date which will live in infamy – the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan. The United States was at peace with … Continue reading ?

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