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American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO

Located in the historic 18th & Vine district of Kansas City and housed in the same building that’s home the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum,, the American Jazz Museum showcases the life works of Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzergerald, Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats. The museum’s department of collections and exhibitions specializes in several […]

Art Institute of Chicago opens first museum survey of work of American photographer John Gossage

14 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Art Institute of Chicago is presenting the first museum survey ever mounted of American photographer John Gossage?s career. John Gossage: Three Routines opened Jan. 22, 2015, and continues through May 3, 2015, in Galleries 188 and 189 in the museum?s Modern Wing. Show More Summary

Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces new Director of External Affairs

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces today that Lyndsay Hoover has joined the museum?s leadership team as the director of external affairs. In this new position, Hoover oversees the development and public relations departments. Show More Summary

Born This Day: Roya Chapman Andrews

Photo from Parade of Life Through The Ages, by Charles Knight, Nat. Geo., Feb. 1942. From the American Museum of Natural History web site:Adventurer, administrator, and Museum promoter — Andrews (Jan. 26, 1884 – March 11, 1960) spent...Show More Summary

'Kodachrome Memory: American Pictures 1972-1990' presented by Shelburne Museum

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

?Kodachrome Memory: American Pictures 1972-1990? is the inaugural solo museum exhibition of the photography of Nathan Benn. Comprised of 67 evocative color photographs, the exhibition spans the two decades prior to the digital revolution, a sea change that created a surplus of images in everyday life. Show More Summary

Photography exhibition explores emotional, psychological impact of war

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Past and present connect in a selection of photographs of American servicemen and women dating from the Civil War to recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. American Soldier opened at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City on Jan. Show More Summary

Newark Museum's collection spotlighted at 61st annual Winter Antiques Show

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Did you know that the modern American museum was invented in Newark in 1909? The Newark Museum?s vast and diverse collections will be highlighted at the 61st annual Winter Antiques Show, which will take place at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City from January 23-February 1, 2015. Show More Summary

Extraordinary Birds

5 days agoOdd : Kottke.org

The American Museum of Natural History's research library has an online exhibit of bird illustrations taken from the book Extraordinary Birds. (via @kellianderson) Tags: American Museum of Natural History books Extraordinary Birds illustration museums NYC

David Adamo's first American solo museum exhibition opens at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

A new exhibition of the work of Rochester-born, Berlin-based sculptor David Adamo (American, born 1979) will open at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on January 22. It will be the artist?s first American solo museum exhibition. Among the...Show More Summary

6 Ways to Prepare a Coelacanth

last weekOdd : Neatorama

(YouTube link) Prepare a coelacanth? Surely people don’t eat the most ancient of all fish species -they are so rare that we once thought they were extinct! No, that’s not what this preparation means. The American Museum of Natural History’s...Show More Summary

Picture This: Wood Turning a Tree From Our Kogod Courtyard

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

American Artist, Phil Brown, turns our museum's trees into beautiful art.

Dahesh Museum of Art, Homeless for 7 Years, Has a New Residence

The Dahesh Museum of Art will display its collection of academic European and American art from the 19th and 20th centuries at a townhouse on the Upper East Side.

Facing African-American History Through African-American Art

When the Philadelphia Museum of Art purchased Henry Ossawa Tanner’s painting The Annunciation in 1899, they became the first American museum to acquire a work by an African-American artist. That purchase announced a new era of recognition...Show More Summary

Avoiding Tourist Traps: Good Places to Eat Near the Eiffel Tower and Picasso Museum in Paris

Previous installments: Introduction: Paris for the Holidays, Saying Goodbye to American’s Old Business Class, and a Suite at the Park Hyatt Vendome American First Class Lounge Chicago O’Hare and Business Class, Chicago – Paris Park Hyatt Paris Vendome Executive Suite Paris is a fantastic city to experience food. Show More Summary

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- Max Kutner reports for Smithsonian about a new "rapid-capture" digitization process being used at the National Museum of American History.- Andrea Cawelti blogs about an 1842 music score printed on (very!) glossy paper she found while...Show More Summary

Retrospective exhibition of artist Otis Kaye opens at the New Britain Museum of American Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

The New Britain Museum of American Art announces a retrospective exhibition of artist Otis Kaye (1885?1974), entitled, Otis Kaye: Money, Mystery, and Mastery on view from January 17?May 10, 2015. The exhibition displays Kaye?s mastery of trompe l?oeil technique and invites the viewer to ponder and explore the mystery that surrounds Kaye and his work. Show More Summary

Let a Lady From the Museum Of Natural History Tell You How to Preserve Prehistoric Fish for Scientific Posterity - Featuring an awesome lady scientist!

last weekOdd : Geekosystem

"Shelf Life" is the American Museum of Natural History's new series of exploratory, fun science videos, offering us a glimpse of the rare items and specimens they've got tucked away in their collection. This month, Ichthyology Curator Melanie L. Show More Summary

TITAN to Host American Salvage Association Fundraiser

The American Salvage Association’s (ASA) Education Committee Fundraiser will be hosted by TITAN Salvage on Thursday, January 22, at the Houston Maritime Museum.

Film Screening: Aves: Magnificent Frigate Bird, Great Flamingo

last weekArts / Museums : Eye Level

On Tuesday, January 20 American Art will screen Aves: Magnificent Frigate Bird, Great Flamingo, a film by Nancy Graves, artist and former member of the museum's Commission. The screening is as part of our exhibition The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art. Show More Summary

President Jimmy Carter visits museum to launch Countdown to Zero

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced at the American Museum of Natural History yesterday that the worldwide number of cases of the debilitating Guinea worm disease dropped to 126 in 2014?a decrease of more than 99.9 percent since...Show More Summary

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