The Bowdoin College Museum of Art has acquired a late 19th-century Mawson & Swan camera originally owned by the renowned American artist Winslow Homer (1836-1910). The quarter-size dry plate camera, manufactured around 1880, is a significant...Show More Summary
Works by Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, and Henri Matisse will debut at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on March 15, as the museum hosts The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism. The temporary exhibition, organized...Show More Summary
On Saturday, successful bidders at an auction at Gettysburg’s American Civil War Wax Museum will be taking home life-sized figures of President Abraham Lincoln, Generals Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman as well as unnamed slaves, soldiers and civilians. Read full article >>
LITTLE TOKYO -- Home of the Japanese American National Museum is currently hosting a photography exhibition on the history and evolution of Japanese tattoos, Perseverance. The title takes from the concept of resilience despite rejection,...Show More Summary
Indian Scout fuel tank. Hemmings media archive image. Indian Motorcycles have been a part of American motorcycling history since the firm, then named the Hendee Manufacturing Company, built its first production motorcycle in 1901. Over its 113-year history, the brand has seen numerous successes and failures, along with several revivals and changes in ownership. Indian […]
In this vast world, there are museums of all kinds: Contemporary art, American history, technology, and film. The list is as long as the catalogue of each collection, opening up a specialized world to those who walk through the doors seeking knowledge on the thousands of pieces curated by a team of experts. Which brings […]
They're not quite working together, but American and Cuban authorities are both probing the theft of at least 70 artworks from a Havana museum. In the first such heist reported since the 1959 Cuban Revolution, paintings worth a total of around $1.5 million were apparently cut from their frames...
Grey New York is dabbling in the art world as it’s now been global ad agency for the Whitney Museum of American Art following a review. From what we’ve been told by sources, Grey beat out three other agencies in the pitch including Mother NY. Show More Summary
Last night, Stephen Colbert tackled American Atheists' lawsuit against the National September 11 Memorial and Museum and its exhibit featuring a Christian cross. And much like Jon Stewart's skewering of the same issue back in 2011, Colbert's segment was heavy on mockery but empty on substance:
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Dallas Museum of Art, and the Nasher Sculpture Center announced that together these three North Texas museums are adding more than a combined 1,700 high-resolution works of art to the Google Art Project. Show More Summary
Atheists groups have been calling for the exclusion of the object known as the "Ground Zero Cross" or the "World Trade Center Cross" from the National September 11 Museum since 2011, objecting to the display of a consecrated religious object on government-owned land. Show More Summary
Back in 2013 we wrote about Museum Hack, a tour group founded by Nick Gray that provides non-traditional, “un-highlight” tours of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Nature fans take note—the group is now offering non-traditional tours of the American Museum of Natural History. Each tour runs about two hours and maxes [...]
by Jonathon van Maren Last week, my colleagues and I visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC at the tail end of a Genocide Awareness Project tour of American university campuses. Exhibit after exhibit featuring butchered humanity, dehumanizing propaganda, and as always, lists upon lists of the…
Where to shop, dine, drink, hear live music—or, yes, even see more art—all within walking distance of the Whitney Museum of American Art.
The 2014 edition of the Whitney Biennial?the country?s best known survey of the latest developments in American art?will take place March 7?May 25, 2014. It will be the last Biennial in the Whitney Museum of American Art?s building at 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street before the Museum moves downtown to its new building in the spring of 2015. Show More Summary
?Joseph Cornell and Surrealism? focuses on the work of the American artist Joseph Cornell (1903, Nyack, NY ? 1972, New York, NY) in the 1930s and the 1940s. These years span both Cornell?s emergence and maturation as a visual artist and the heyday in New York of surrealism, the international art movement founded by André Breton in Paris in 1924. Show More Summary
Megyn Kelly battled American Atheists head David Silverman Thursday night over a lawsuit the secular group filed to keep a Christian cross out of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Kelly mocked their concerns about "suffering dyspepsia and headaches as a result of seeing that cross."
Later today, lawyers for American Atheists will appear before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to make one last bid to stop the National September 11 Memorial & Museum from including a Christian cross display. Their main argument is that the cross isn’t part of 9/11 history. Show More Summary
Today marks the birthday of the great American painter, illustrator and master of pen and ink, Howard Pyle. These three drawings, illustrations for one of Pyle’s own books, are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which has high-resolution images of them. I’ve provided the titles and links to the images on the […]
After winning acclaim and record attendance on a four-year tour, The Phillips Collection?s renowned collection of American masterworks returns to the museum in a landmark exhibition. Made in the U.S.A. is on view at the Phillips from March 1 through August 31, 2014. Show More Summary