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Ice age vertebrates had mixed responses to climate change

(American Museum of Natural History) New research examines how vertebrate species in the eastern United States ranging from snakes to mammals to birds responded to climate change over the last 500,000 years. The study reveals that contrary...Show More Summary

Human population explosion, visualized

4 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The human population reached 1 billion in its first 200,000 years. It took just 200 more years to reach 7 billion. This data visualization video from the American Museum of Natural History presents the explosive growth of our species. [via]

Republicans Introduce Resolution Criticizing ‘Omission’ of Clarence Thomas from Smithsonian

21 hours agoNews : Mediaite

The Smithsonian African American Museum opened earlier this year, but Republicans are calling the Smithsonian out for the "omission" of one important conservative figure in American black history.

George Bellows - The Sand Cart [1917] by Gandalf’s...

George Bellows - The Sand Cart [1917] by Gandalf’s Gallery Via Flickr: [Brooklyn Museum, New York - Oil on canvas, 76.8 x 111.9 cm] George Bellows (1882–1925) was an American realist painter, known for his bold depictions of urban life in New York City, becoming, according to the Columbus Museum of Art, “the most acclaimed American artist of his generation”.

books0977: Caroline de Bassano, Marquise d'Espeuilles (1884)....

2 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

books0977: Caroline de Bassano, Marquise d'Espeuilles (1884). John Singer Sargent (American, 1856-1925). Oil on canvas. de Young Museum. Sargent’s luminescent portrait of Caroline de Bassano illuminates Gallery 28 at de Young. Sargent...Show More Summary

Protesters to Descend on Home of American Museum of Natural History President

What:    American Museum of Natural History President Ellen V. Futter and her neighbors will get a wake-up call on Saturday, courtesy of PETA. While playing video footage of... The post Protesters to Descend on Home of American Museum of Natural History President appeared first on PETA.

Think like an explorer with new American Museum of Natural History app

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The American Museum of Natural History launched Explorer, an updated app that lets visitors personalize their onsite experience using cutting-edge location-aware technology. The app, developed with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies,...Show More Summary

Virtual reality will soon transport you to Pearl Harbor and the Berlin Wall

5 days agoTechnology : Post Tech

If you're like most Americans, you probably learned about Pearl Harbor from a textbook or by watching a film about the surprise attack in 1941 against U.S. naval forces. But now, visitors to a Washington-area museum can experience a measure of what it was really like to be at the scene. Standing amid the wreckage […]

A Rare Insider's View of Native American Life in Mid-20th-Century Oklahoma

Horace Poolaw's photography is unearthed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian

San Diego Museum Exhibit Defaced With Anti-Immigrant Messages

Two anti-immigrant messages were found written on exhibition signs on Saturday at the New Americans Museum in San Diego. “Too much immigration! Go back to your country. This one is ours!” is just one of the egregious sentiments found...Show More Summary

San Diego Museum Exhibit Defaced With Anti-Immigrant Messages

Two anti-immigrant messages were found written on exhibition signs on Saturday at the New Americans Museum in San Diego. “Too much immigration! Go back to your country. This one is ours!” is just one of the egregious sentiments found...Show More Summary

Ice bucket that sparked charity blitz comes to Smithsonian

The bucket of ice that sparked a viral social-media campaign has a new home at the Smithsonian. The National Museum of American History is opening a new exhibit on the … Click to Continue »

Princeton University Art Museum announces online access to vast Minor White photographic archive

last weekArts : Artdaily

More than 5,000 images and related photographic material by the seminal American modernist Minor White are now available on the Princeton University Art Museum website. The two-year digitization and cataloging project, which began in...Show More Summary

Standing on the Shoulders of My Ancestors: My Journey Through the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Rising became a metaphor for me as I wound my way up the levels of the museum. On opening day of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., I crossed the threshold of this impressive...Show More Summary

Museum Cafeteria Serves Black History and a Bit of Comfort

Sweet Home Café’s mission is a tricky one: educate and nourish visitors to the new National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The Ongoing Struggle for Native American Economic Empowerment and Self Determination

(this piece was co-written by Rogelio Tec Moo) Each year during the national holiday of "Thanksgiving" my family and I go to the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC. We go as an annual reminder of the past and current struggles of Native Americans. Show More Summary

Museum Berggruen opens exhibition of works by American painter George Condo

last weekArts : Artdaily

Museum Berggruen opened an exhibition of works by American painter George Condo (b. 1957, Concord, New Hampshire). This first ever large-scale exhibition of contemporary art at Museum Berggruen since its opening combines works by George...Show More Summary

A Navajo Chef Looks to History in His Homage to Native Cuisine

The executive chef at the National Museum of the American Indian’s cafe researched oral histories to showcase indigenous food from across the Americas.

At the Autry Museum, artist transcends the expectations of the label 'native artist'

At first glance, it's easy to see why Harry Fonseca's Coyote pictures were his most popular. The Native American artist presented the trickster of tribal lore in fanciful scenes: dancing in "Swan Lake," performing as Buffalo Bill, hanging out in leather jacket and high-tops. "American Dream Machine,"...

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