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Akeley's Fight with a Leopard

When artists and scientists produced the dioramas for the American Museum of Natural History, they went to Africa in search of suitable animals. But sometimes the encounters didn't go as planned. In Ethiopia, taxidermist Carl AkeleyShow More Summary

Protesters Deface Theodore Roosevelt Statue, Calling It A Symbol Of White Supremacy

3 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Protesters splattered red liquid onto the base of the bronze statue of Theodore Roosevelt outside the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, and later published a statement on the internet calling for its removal as an emblem of “patriarchy, white supremacy and settler-colonialism.”

Teddy Roosevelt Statue Vandalized Outside History Museum

Activists-turned-vandals defaced a statue honoring President Theodore Roosevelt outside New York’s American Museum of Natural History on Thursday, splattering red paint on the monument over concerns that it embodied “white supremacy”...Show More Summary

"Protesters splattered red liquid onto the base of the bronze statue of Theodore Roosevelt outside the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan..."

"... and later published a statement on the internet calling for its removal as an emblem of 'patriarchy, white supremacy and settler-colonialism.' 'Now the statue is bleeding,' said the statement Thursday from the protesters, who identified themselves as members of the Monument Removal Brigade. 'We did not make it bleed. It is bloody at its very foundation.'"The NYT reports.

Activists Splatter Red Paint on Roosevelt Monument at American Museum of Natural History

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The early-morning action, by a new activist group calling itself the Monument Removal Brigade, is the latest in a series of protests demanding the statue's removal. The post Activists Splatter Red Paint on Roosevelt Monument at American Museum of Natural History appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Photos: Teddy Roosevelt Statue At American Museum Of Natural History Vandalized With Red Paint

The base of a controversial statue of Teddy Roosevelt on the steps of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City was splashed with blood-red paint early Thursday morning. [ more › ]

Inside The AMNH's Most Beloved Halls... Before They Lose Their Unique '70s Vibe

Last week the renderings for the soon-to-be redesigned Halls of Gems & Minerals were unveiled at the American Museum of Natural History, and the projected new look was not exactly an immediate hit with anyone who ever found comfort in those dark, glittering, carpeted spaces. Show More Summary

How Some of the World’s Biggest Art Patrons Contributed to the Opioid Crisis

3 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Sackler family funds spaces in several major museums, including the Guggenheim, the American Museum of Natural History, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The pharmaceutical titans also contributed to the US's crushing opioid epidemic. The post How Some of the World’s Biggest Art Patrons Contributed to the Opioid Crisis appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Rethinking well-being and sustainability measurements from local to global scales

(American Museum of Natural History) A new study suggests that standard ways of measuring well-being and sustainability in communities used by global organizations may be missing critical information and could lead to missteps in management actions. Show More Summary

Good Vibes Only: The American Museum of Natural History Reveals a 12 foot tall Geode

If you're looking for a massive chakra reset (or just a break from the dinosaurs), rock out in the American Museum of Natural History's largest hippie attraction: the 12-foot-tall, 9,000+ pound amethyst geode from Uruguay now anchoring the Halls of Gems and Minerals. READ MORE »

We'll Miss The 1970s Vibe Of The AMNH Halls Of Gems And Minerals

The beautiful old Halls of Gems and Minerals are two of the greatest, darkest, most carpeted areas in the American Museum of Natural History. Featuring not just gorgeous, glowing rocks, but an of-its-era design straight from the 1970s, when the spaces originally opened. Check it out, from the Museum's archives: [ more › ]

Pumas are more social than previously thought

Pumas, long known as solitary carnivores, are more social than previously thought, according to a study led by conservation organization Panthera and co-authored by UC Davis and the American Museum of Natural History.

On Columbus Day, NYC Activists Target Teddy Roosevelt's Legacy

Hundreds of people swept through the American Museum of Natural History on Monday as part of the second annual Anti-Columbus Day Tour. Through a series of mic checks, the group challenged the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, the conservationist president memorialized there who championed the National Park Service and espoused racial hierarchies. [ more › ]

Anti-Columbus Day Tour Attended by Hundreds at the American Museum of Natural History

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

Hundreds of people came out to attend a decolonization tour of one of New York's most popular museums. The post Anti-Columbus Day Tour Attended by Hundreds at the American Museum of Natural History appeared first on Hyperallergic.

A New Opera Tells the Story of a Paleoart Pioneer Through His Granddaughter’s Eyes

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

On Site Opera's Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt in the dinosaur hall of the American Museum of Natural History explores the paleoart of Charles Knight. The post A New Opera Tells the Story of a Paleoart Pioneer Through His Granddaughter’s Eyes appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Scientists recover nova first spotted 600 years ago by Korean astrologers

(American Museum of Natural History) A new study pinpoints the location of a nova first spotted by Korean astrologers almost 600 years ago that now undergoes smaller-scale 'dwarf nova' eruptions. The work supports that idea that novae...Show More Summary

You Can Visit What Is Now Believed To Be The Largest Dinosaur To Have Walked The Earth At AMNH

The American Museum of Natural History teased reporters with the promise of a "special scientific announcement" about Titanosaur this week, its newest and tallest dinosaur fossil. I assumed that the big reveal would be that the museum...Show More Summary

Meet Patagotitan mayorum, the biggest beast in the city

3 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The massive Titanosaur at the American Museum of Natural History finally has a name: Patagotitan mayorum.

Why the Big Dipper Has Remained Unchanged to the Human Eye Throughout Time

4 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The American Museum of Natural History examines the reason why the physical sight of the Big Dipper, the seven brightest stars of the Ursa Major constellation, remains unchanged to the human eye throughout many years past and will continue to remain unchanged to the human eye for many years to come. Stars aren’t still–they move...

Scientists challenge next-generation sequencing dogma

(American Museum of Natural History) Next-generation sequencing -- the ability to sequence millions or billions of small fragments of DNA in parallel -- has revolutionized the biological sciences, playing an essential role in everything...Show More Summary

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