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American Museum of Natural History extension: New addition for visitors will open in 2020

2 days agoLifestyle / Luxury : Luxuo

The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in Manhattan has unveiled details of its new Gilder Center, a 235,000-square-foot project that will feature immersive exhibitions, a new Insectarium and Butterfly Vivarium and a theater that will offer a counterpart to its famous Hayden Planetarium.

Rare Maynard Dixon show opens at Nevada Museum of Art

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

This January the Nevada Museum of Art welcomes paintings and rare drawings by Maynard Dixon, one of the premier artists working in the American West during the first half of the twentieth century. Drawn from the private collections of Bruce C. Show More Summary

Wadsworth Atheneum appoints Brandy S. Culp as Richard Koopman Curator of American Decorative Arts

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art announced this week the appointment of Brandy S. Culp to the position of Richard Koopman Curator of American Decorative Arts. After a multi-year, national search, museum leadership cited Culp's passion...Show More Summary

Brandon Shimoda Delivers Talk on Japanese Internment for Inauguration Day

For Inauguration Day, Brandon Shimoda delivered a talk at the Holocaust History Center at the Jewish History Museum, in Tucson, Arizona; and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop has published it. Titled “State of Erasure: Arizona’s Place, and the Place of Arizona, in the Mass Incarceration of Japanese Americans,” this piece (Shimoda’s first public presentation in […]

Well, It Looks Like the Peace Ball Was Fun At Least

On Thursday night, the Busboys and Poets Peace Ball raged at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Watching bits and pieces of it captured on social media will remind you there is still good in the world, if only for a a minute. Read more...

American Banjo Museum announces 2017 HOF inductees

The post American Banjo Museum announces 2017 HOF inductees appeared first on Bluegrass Today.

Videos: Peace Ball Performances From Esperanza Spalding And Solange

The National Museum of African American History and Culture was packed with about 3,000 people. [ more › ]

Watch Solange Perform At DC Peace Ball

Solange performed in DC last night as part of the Busboys And Poets' Peace Ball, which took place at the National Museum Of African American History & Culture. Angela Davis welcomed Solange to the stage, after sharing some moving and encouraging words. "Certainly in our resistance we need art. We need music. We need poetry,"

I Watched Neil deGrasse Tyson Take On a Science Skeptic

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Last week, the American Museum of Natural History in New York and famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson held a press event to announce the museum’s new Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation. Read more...

Bassett on “The American Sampler” in Medford, 22 Jan.

The Medford Historical Society and Museum is hosting an exhibit of needlework samplers from its collection with the title “Stitching and Learning.” The society newsletter says:Young women and children from the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries...Show More Summary

Watch AMNH's Giant Blue Whale Get Its Annual Cleaning

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

5279644815001 The American Museum of Natural History in New York is home to a one-ton, 94-foot-long blue whale model that hangs above the Hall of Ocean Life. And just like any other knick-knack, it occasionally needs a good dusting. You can find out more about the challenges of cleaning the whale here.

Watch Solange and Esperanza Spalding Perform at Peace Ball

Solange and Esperanza Spalding were among the performers at the Peace Ball: Voices of Hope and Resistance event in Washington D.C. tonight. Held at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the nonpartisan gala was...Show More Summary

African American Civil War Memorial & Museum

The African American Civil War Memorial & Museum is the only national memorial to honor the contributions of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) and sailors during the Civil War. Inscribed on the Wall of Honor are the names of more than 200,000 black soldiers and sailors and 7,000 white officers who bravely fought the […]

The Studio Museum announces new Associate Curator

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Today, The Studio Museum in Harlem announced the appointment of Connie H. Choi to the position of Associate Curator, Permanent Collection. Choi, currently Assistant Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum, will begin work at the Studio Museum on February 6, 2017. Show More Summary

Susan B. Anthony Would Never Have Joined the Pro-Abortion “Women’s March.” She Was Pro-Life

Those of us at the Susan B Anthony Birthplace Museum in Adams, Mass., are saddened that the museum honoring this American iconic heroine and tireless worker for women’s rights will not be among the organizations marching in Washington, D.C., on Saturday. Some would, perhaps, think that Anthony family descendants and board members of the great suffragist birthplace would […]

THE LEFT’S WAR ON SCIENCE: Climate activists step up campaign to cut funding to science museums. To…

THE LEFT’S WAR ON SCIENCE: Climate activists step up campaign to cut funding to science museums. Today’s target is the American Museum of Natural History in New York, which is being denounced for taking money from Rebekah Mercer and allowing her to serve on its board of trustees. The activists want her removed because she has […]

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

4 days 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.

Museum Trustee, a Trump Donor, Supports Groups That Deny Climate Change

A leader of the American Museum of Natural History has been using her family’s millions to finance organizations that some say undermine the museum’s mission.

Donald Trump to Meet with Martin Luther King III for MLK Day

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

While there were reports that a Trump visit to the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture was cancelled due to scheduling conflicts, Sean Spicer told Fox News that the president elect had never been scheduled to be in Washington, DC on Monday in the first place.

Donald Trump to meet with Martin Luther King III

6 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Trump initially planned to spend Martin Luther King Day at a national African American history museum, but the trip was called off.

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