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May Day in America

11 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

May first is often called May Day, but that means different things depending on what country you’re in and what century it is. Two posts at the National Museum of American History’s blog explain the complicated history of May Day in America. Show More Summary

Going Against the Flow: Christina Wallace, Founder of BridgeUp: STEM at AMNH

Christina Wallace? is the founder of BridgeUp: STEM, a new educational initiative at the American Museum of Natural History with a mission to captivate, inspire, and propel girls and minorities into computer science. It is funded by a generous $7.5M 5­-year grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Trust. Show More Summary

Peale-ing Back American History: the Life of Charles Willson Peale and his Cabinet of Curiosities

2 days agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

In the first fan girl crush blog about Charles Willson Peale, I talked about how Peale created the first American Museum. Today, I’m talking about the rest of his life. Part of the reason I admire Peale so much is … Continue reading...

African American museum visits American heartland to unearth story of free black farmers in the early 19th century

The heartland is coming to Washington, and with it a forgotten chapter of American history. Officials from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will be in Lyles Station, Indiana tomorrow for a ceremonial digging of the soil of Greer Farm, where African Americans have worked the land for generations. Together with […]

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag acquires large painting by American artist Lee Lozano

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag has purchased the painting Slide, two drawings and a sketch by Lee Lozano (1930-1999). No museum in the Netherlands has work by Lozano in its collection, unlike that of her friends Sol LeWitt and Carl Andre. As such, this American artist is perhaps one of the best kept secrets of the post-war avant-garde. Show More Summary

These Are The 10 Best Sustainable Buildings Of 2016

From labs to museums to libraries, these buildings all save enormous amounts of energy and water—and are better to work in, too. Every year, the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment scours the country for the...Show More Summary

Amy Adams Would 'Hope to Be Involved' in 'Enchanted' Sequel

Amy Adams is pretty in pink while posing at a Max Mara Dinner hosted in celebration of the launch of the Whitney Bag Anniversary Edition on Tuesday night (April 26) held at Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. The 41-year-old actress was joined at the event by Bellamy Young, Blythe Danner, Susan [...]

Is Digital Smell Doomed?

Two years ago, at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York, I witnessed David Edwards receive what he claimed was the world’s first transatlantic scent message—a soupçon of champagne and passion-fruit macarons, dispatched from Paris by the perfumer Christophe Laudamiel. Show More Summary

Denzel and Pauletta Washington to host fundraiser for African American museum

Oprah Winfrey was an early supporter of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, but her Hollywood colleagues have been largely absent on the list of founding donors. That could change this weekend. Actor Denzel Washington and his wife Pauletta are hosting a fundraising event Saturday in their California home for the newest […]

Fred Savage jokingly tries to give away art from his Chicago-area home

Though the iconic New York Jets jacket he wore on "The Wonder Years" found a home at the National Museum of American History, Chicago-area native Fred Savage said he hasn't had luck convincing his mom to get rid of the other stuff she's been saving over the years. "My mom's garage is full of, I...

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces new loans and a focused exhibition

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces the installation of major loans, including Pablo Picasso?s Seated Woman in Chemise (1923), on loan from the Tate Modern in London; and Philip Haas?s The Four Seasons (2011), on loan from Sonnabend Gallery on behalf of the artist. Show More Summary

Patterns of glowing sharks get clearer with depth

A team of researchers led by scientists from the American Museum of Natural History has found that catsharks are not only able to see the bright green biofluorescence they produce, but that they increase contrast of their glowing pattern when deep underwater. Show More Summary

A Member of the Little Rock Nine Discusses Her Struggle to Attend Central High

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

The National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, has an exhibition called “American Stories.” A recent donation to the museum came from Minnijean Brown Trickey, who presented the Smithsonian with her high school graduationShow More Summary


last weekArts : Artdaily

The Stedelijk Museum presents the first European museum solo exhibition of the American artist Avery Singer (b. New York, NY, 1987), and her very first presentation in the Netherlands. The show in the Van den Ende Foundation Hall of Honor will offer a comprehensive view of the artist?s work since 2012. Show More Summary

Bigger brains led to bigger bodies in our ancestors

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY—New research suggests that humans became the large-brained, large-bodied animals we are today because of natural selection to increase brain size. The work, published in the journal Current Anthropology,...Show More Summary

Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks there's a 'very high' chance the universe is just a simulation

We trust the scientists around us to have the best grasp on how the world actually works. So at this year's 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate at the American Museum of Natural History, which addressed the question of whether or not the...Show More Summary

Walton family gives $10 million to National Gallery in honor of former curator

The Walton Family Foundation will honor the legacy of American art scholar John Wilmerding with a $10 million gift to the National Gallery of Art. Wilmerding, a curator, deputy director and trustee at the museum, is a renowned scholar and author who influenced generations of  scholars and curators. The gift will establish the John Wilmerding […]

Cornelia Parker installs a PsychoBarn on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

A large-scale sculpture by acclaimed British artist Cornelia Parker, inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper and by two emblems of American architecture?the classic red barn and the Bates family?s sinister mansion from Alfred Hitchcock?s...Show More Summary

Christie's New York to offer a rare masterpiece by American artist Clyfford Still

last weekArts : Artdaily

On May 10, Christie?s will feature Clyfford Still?s PH-234, 1948 (estimate: $25-35m) among the top lots of its New York Evening Sale of Post-War & Contemporary Art. The majority of Still?s work resides in the collections of museums and...Show More Summary

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