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9 Awesome Items of the AMNH-Etsy Collaboration

1 hour agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Yesterday, the American Museum of Natural History and Etsy debuted a new collection inspired by the museum’s collections. Some of the Etsy artisans had participated in a behind-the-scenes tour, meeting scientists and peeking into drawers...Show More Summary

Etsy to create line for history museum gift shop

The popular online craft seller Etsy will create a line of original products for the American Museum of Natural History. The items, inspired by the museum's collection, will be sold at the museum's... To view the full story, click the title link.

An Era-Defining 1930s Mural of American Excess and Industry Is Revived

15 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

After its acquisition in 2012, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is debuting Thomas Hart Benton's 1930s "America Today" mural not as a painting, but as a room.

Jim Dine gives an exceptional collection of his prints to the British Museum in honour of Alan Cristea

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The British Museum announced a very generous gift by the American artist Jim Dine, who turns 80 this year, to the Prints and Drawings collection. A monument to his achievements as a printmaker of the first rank, this gift of over 200...Show More Summary

The Story of Olinguito, A Mammal That Was Finally Identified Nearly a Century After It Was First Collected

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A recent episode of the American Museum of Natural History series Shelf Life tells the story of the olinguito, a mammal in the raccoon family that was finally described and identified nearly a century after it was first collected and put in the museum. In the episode, museum curator of mammals Kristofer Helgen tells how he first found […]

Will the show go on or will Thursday’s snow cancel programs – again! – in the city?

This post has been updated. The latest snowstorm has caused most of the District’s cultural institutions to close or cancel performances. The National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of American History are open today, but the rest of the Smithsonian’s Washington-area museums and the National Zoo are closed. The institution’s museums in […]

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss to headline ‘Lead Belly at 125? tribute at Kennedy Center

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will top a star-studded lineup for “Lead Belly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster” on April 25 at the Kennedy Center. On Wednesday, the Kennedy Center and the Grammy Museum announced the performers who will celebrate the music and legacy of Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Lead […]

Dallas Museum of Art acquires Mayan effigy vase sold by St. Louis Society

One of the artifacts that was controversially put up for auction by the St. Louis Society of the American Institute for Archaeology last year has been acquired by the Dallas Museum of Art. It’s the effigy vase from the Late Classic Era (700-900 A.D.) excavated at Quiriguá, Guatemala, in 1911. According to a December press [...]

Data researcher Jean-Baptiste Michel made his first piece of art … and the Whitney Museum acquired it

3 days agoArts : TED Blog: Art

Jean-Baptiste Michel has sold a small sculpture to the Whitney Museum of American Art. A major museum acquiring a piece—that’s a big moment for any artist. But this sculpture is the very first piece of art Michel ever created. Michel is the data researcher who showed what you can learn using Google’s Ngram Viewer at TEDxBoston in [ … ]

Display engines from GM, Ford and Chrysler add affordable lots to Las Vegas sale

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

1953 Dodge Red Ram Hemi V-8 display engine. Photos courtesy Mecum Auctions. Last weekend’s Rogers Classic Car Museum sale in Las Vegas, Nevada, truly offered something for everyone interested in mostly postwar American automobiles. In addition to the 200-plus cars that crossed the block, the sale featured an affordable array of display engines from American […]

Women’s History Month at the Museum

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

March is Women's History Month, and we're looking to our nearly 150-year past, exciting present, and bright future to bring you stories of women in science here at the American Museum of Natural History. Read more...

Bruce Museum to offer evening hours and free admission in Spirit of Giving Back

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

After Hours at the Bruce Museum, a special program hosted by the Museum on Thursday, March 5, will offer evening gallery hours and a variety of activities ? including a chance to take a ?selfie? with an American Black Bear -- with free admission from 5:00 p.m. Show More Summary

Sec. Moniz’ Energy Department Joins With Johnetta Cole’s National Museum to Focus on Minorities in STEM

President Barack Obama’s Administration is continuing a focused push to get more African Americans into the technology and energy sector.

New Britain Museum of American Art installs permanent Nor'Easter

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

On March 2, a swirling storm system will hover over the New Britain Museum of American Art?s (NBMAA?s) Café on the Park. Created by artists Jill Reynolds and Daniel Spitzer, NOR?EASTER is a permanent installation that represents the weather phenomenon specific to the northern Atlantic coast?a Nor?easter. Show More Summary

Ad-hoc museums of a failing utopia: the store windows of the last days of the USSR

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Photographer David Hlynsky -- American born, Canadian residing, child of Eastern European emigres -- took over 8,000 street photos of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, East Germany and Russia, documenting the last days of ideological anti-consumer shopping, now anthologized in an amazing book. Read the rest

Atlanta's High Museum of Art explores iconic design of Coca-Cola bottle in exhibition

last weekArts : Artdaily

An exhibition exploring the iconic design and creative legacy of the Coca-Cola bottle opens at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta this month. ?The Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100? features more than 100 objects, including more than 15 works of art by Andy Warhol and more than 40 photographs inspired by or featuring the bottle. Show More Summary

NEW/NOW: 'Karl Lund - Angry robots liquefied my brain' opens at the New Britain Museum of American Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

The New Britain Museum of American Art welcomes the latest NEW/NOW artist, Karl Lund and his colorful and dynamic world in which robots seek revenge and destruction in post-apocalyptic landscapes. A melding of his stop-motion character design and sci-fi related themes, Lund?s paintings and sculpture tell intriguing, action-packed stories. Show More Summary

Kate Bosworth & Joe Manganiello Hit Up Coca-Cola Exhibit

Kate Bosworth looks magical in metallic while attending the Coca-Cola Bottle: An American Icon at 100 Exhibition held at the High Museum of Art on Thursday night (February 26) in Atlanta, Ga. The 32-year-old actress was joined by her husband Michael Polish, as well as Joe Manganiello and musician Francesco Yates. PHOTOS: Check out the [...]

Exhibition features artworks tracing career of imaginary D.C.-based soul singer

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian American Art Museum?s ?Mingering Mike?s Supersonic Greatest Hits? presents nearly 150 works of art by a Washington, D.C., artist known only by his alter ego, ?Mingering Mike.? The collection, created between 1968 andShow More Summary

When Will The Globalization Of The American Car Market Be Complete?

last weekVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

When I was a kid, family trips to Europe would always blow my mind — not the architecture, not the museums, not the languages. The vans! They have such tiny little vans! Read more...

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