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Because I am a pop culture-addled American fool, when I saw this priceless ancient artifact in a museum awhile back, my first thought was, “It’s Donkey from Shrek!” It’s the mouth, I think. The sun is peeping through the clouds for a change. During the summer months here in Florida, I consider the sun my [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.

How to Appreciate Modern Art Like a Pro

2 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Feeling a little intimidated by the prospect of visiting galleries full of modern art? You're not alone. Luckily, Kathryn Potts of the Whitney Museum of American Art dropped by An Even Better You to tell us how to dive into the art scene.  

Morse Museum's 2015-2016 schedule includes Tiffany lamp exhibits

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art launches its 2015?2016 season this fall with a complete reinstallation of the museum?s popular exhibit of Tiffany Studios? lamps and lighting fixtures and an accompanying focus exhibition on the firm?s Daffodil design reading lamp. Show More Summary

Crystal Bridges debuts two exhibitions: Warhol's Nature and Jamie Wyeth

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announces Warhol?s Nature, on view through October 5, and the opening of Jamie Wyeth, on view July 25 through October 5, 2015. Admission is $8 for a combined ticket from July 25 ? October 5 and as always, temporary exhibitions are free for museum members and youth ages 18 and under. Show More Summary

Hadrien Viraben awarded the 2015 Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded Hadrien Viraben the 2015 Terra Foundation for American Art International Essay Prize. Viraben?s prize-winning essay, ?Achille Segard Interviews Mary Cassatt: A Living Master of Impressionism,...Show More Summary

Rendering Reveal: First Glimpse of Koreatown's New Museum With Apartments

Image via Daily News The Korean American Museum slated for Koreatown added a housing component to its plan earlier this year that took the project from a three-story museum to a seven-story mixed-use building with 103 market-rate apartments above...

Yasuo Kuniyoshi Retrospective Places the Painter at the Center of Modern Art in the US

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

WASHINGTON, DC — In 1948, Yasuo Kuniyoshi was the first living artist to receive a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art and that was the last time his career was thoroughly explored before this year's exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

National Portrait Gallery announces first-ever American Portrait Gala

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Portrait Gallery will hold its inaugural American Portrait Gala Sunday, Nov. 15. The event will honor individuals whose portraits are in the museum?s collection because of their exemplary achievements: TheShow More Summary

DuSable Museum proposal from U. of C. professor gets heated response

The DuSable Museum of African American History on Monday sought to calm community concerns set off by a University of Chicago professor's proposal that the school take over programming at the South Side museum.

There Are Still Cots Available For The Next AMNH Sleepovers

Just about a year ago the American Museum of Natural History started to invite adults over to spend the night in the hotel, an opportunity that had previously only been made available to children. Since adults get will drunk and do dumb things near priceless dinosaur bones. Show More Summary

A glimpse of 225 years of innovation at American History museum

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Is this a great country or what? You’ve got to admire the sheer ingenuity that invented Apple computers and Mickey Mouse ears, Coca-Cola and the artificial heart, the telephone and the Etch A Sketch.Those are among the 70 objects in “Inventing in America,” an exhibit produced by the National Museum of American History and the U.S. Show More Summary

Upcoming Simeone Demo Day to focus on Briggs Cunningham, An American Sportsman

The Simeone Museum’s 1952 Cunningham C4-R. Photo courtesy Simeone Museum. Briggs Cunningham is perhaps best known for his efforts to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a car of his own creation, a dream that ultimately went unrealized. Cunningham and his team did enjoy relative success in a variety of series with their […]

Mitsubishi to US POW: Sorry for Enslaving You

With the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II looming, Mitsubishi has finally apologized for using captured American troops as slave labor. At a ceremony at the Museum of Tolerance at the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles yesterday, 94-year-old former POW James Murphy shook hands with Mitsubishi...

Kanye West-Steve McQueen Video to Have American Premiere in Los Angeles

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art will show "All Day/I Feel Like That," a collaboration between Kanye West and Steve McQueen.

Uma Thurman Hosts The Launch Of Dino Tales & Safari Tales!

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Uma Thurman keeps it chic and sophisticated while striking a pose at The Launch Of Dino Tales & Safari Tales held at The American Museum Of Natural History on Thursday (July 16) in New York City. The 45-year-old actress, who hosted the event with Kuato Studios, was joined [...]

Check Out Wael Shawky’s Ancient Puppets at MoMA PS1 This Weekend

It’s week four of MoMA PS1’s Warm Up 2015, and things are showing no signs of slowing down. Wael Shawky’s first exhibit at an American museum is piquing the interest of audiences, as it tells the story of the Crusades from an Arab perspective. This...Show More Summary

L.A.'s run of black artist shows is promising, but where are the women? Steven Nelson wants to know

The year has seen a number of solo exhibitions by African American artists at major museums in Los Angeles. Charles Gaines had a show of his grid pieces at the Hammer Museum in February. This was followed, in March, by a pair of intriguing installations at two different locations of the Museum...

L.A.'s run of black artist shows is promising, but where are the women? Steven Nelson wants to know

The year has seen a number of solo exhibitions by African American artists at major museums in Los Angeles. Charles Gaines had a show of his grid pieces at the Hammer Museum in February. This was followed, in March, by a pair of intriguing installations at two different locations of the Museum...

Sus Ito's WWII photos reveal daily life of a little-known Japanese American unit

Just two weeks shy of his 96th birthday, a dapper Susumo "Sus" Ito strolls easily around an exhibition of his work at L.A.'s Japanese American National Museum in a bright gingham shirt, a gardenia peeking out from the lapel of his sport coat.

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