centuriespast: Yawning Panther .Anna Hyatt Huntington, American Chrysler Museum
Crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials are in the spotlight in the American Museum of Natural History’s latest exhibition, “ Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World.” In addition to exploring the evolutionary history of these...Show More Summary
The "Nobel Prize of high school competitions" just got the most money it's ever received in its 95 years of existence from biopharmaceutical giant Regeneron. On Thursday at the American Museum of Natural History, Regeneron made the largest...Show More Summary
PHOENIX, Ariz. — Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967–1980, currently on view at the Phoenix Art Museum, features over 40 oil paintings and prints by the Luiseño artist.
The courtyard of the centuries-old Louvre Museum was inextricably altered in 1989, when the now-99-year-old Chinese American architect I.M. Pei planted a modernist glass pyramid in its midst. After the usual brouhaha, Parisians grew to cherish it. Show More Summary
This article first appeared March 20, 1970, in the publication Mayovox. A Japanese sculptor, exhibiting his works in an American gallery, astonished the curator by placing by each piece of art a small sign which read, “Please touch!” Mayo Medical Museum’s health education director, Dale Shaffer, is a proponent of the same philosophy. A museum, […]
Nearly two dozen people were trapped in a Kentucky cave on Thursday due to flash flooding, according to police and local media. Local broadcaster WAVE reported that people were visiting the Hidden River Cave and American Cave Museum in the small city of Horse Cave when flooding trapped them inside....
Long cheered as being a museum town, D.C. becomes a museum paradise this weekend for the thousands of museum professionals from around the world attending the annual meeting of the American Alliance of Museums. About 6,000 participants are expected for the four-day event, the largest gathering of museum officials in the world. This year’s theme […]
Dr. Michael Anderson has been named director of curatorial affairs at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Anderson, previously curator of film and American art at OKCMOA, has curated the Museum Film program at OKCMOA and coordinated several...Show More Summary
The American Museum of Natural History is full of scary things—the squid and the whale, for instance, and the giant mosquito, and wherever Newt and Callista Gingrich copulated during their special Valentine's Day sleepover. When I was...Show More Summary
The traveling American Heroes Air Show visited Seattle's Museum of Flight on May 21 for the first time since 2012. The helicopters-only show, which was held in Austin earlier in May and is scheduled for Los Angeles in June, does not feature traveling aircraft. Show More Summary
Native American leaders are reportedly protesting a plan by a Paris auction house to sell off part of their tribal history, reports the Associated Press. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian held an emergency meeting with tribal officials, the State Department and Bureau...
This afternoon, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC, hosted an emergency meeting of tribal leaders, government representatives, and NGO officials to call for a halt to a Monday auction in Paris that involves human remains and sacred indigenous objects.
President Obama lifted the decades-old US embargo on selling arms to Vietnam during an official visit on Monday, effectively knocking down one of the last vestiges of the Vietnam War. During a news conference in Hanoi, Obama remarked...Show More Summary
After four years as president and chief executive of the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles, Greg Kimura is stepping down at the end of June, the museum has announced. The organization said it was launching a search for his successor. Kimura — the first hapa, or person of...
The American Toby Jug Museum, not far from downtown Chicago, houses the eccentric collection of Stephen M. Mullins, who bought his first jug as a kid at Canadian summer camp. It’s taken him over seven decades, but he’s since amassedShow More Summary
Included in the National Museum of American History’s enormous collection of 90,000 artifacts in the Division of Medicine and Science are more than 2,200 historic cosmetic, hygiene and personal care products. Most of them have never been on display and outside of museum curators, people don’t even know they’re there. Thanks to a grant from [...]
The MIT List Visual Arts Center presents the first American solo museum exhibition by Tehran-born, Los Angeles-based artist Tala Madani. Tala Madani: First Light premieres a series of new paintings as well as a stop-motion animation made expressly for her presentation at the List. Show More Summary
The rough finishes and loose poses of Elie Nadelman's sculptures of circus performers, pianists, and dancers were influenced by his incredible collection of folk art.
The Detroit Institute of Arts recently acquired two artworks by contemporary African American artists: the 2012 photograph ?Zero Hour? by Hank Willis Thomas, which is a museum purchase, and ?Little Girl Blue,? an oil painting done in 2008 by Detroit native Stefanie Jackson, donated by Brenda Thompson. Show More Summary