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Fridman Gallery opens first solo gallery exhibition by cross-discliplinary artist Matana Roberts

20 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Fridman Gallery presents the first solo gallery exhibition by the renowned cross-discliplinary artist and experimental composer Matana Roberts. Roberts spent most of 2015 in a residency at the Whitney Museum of American Art, creating...Show More Summary

Exhibition at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art features an array of talented circus personalities

20 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Organized by The Ringling, Circus Celebrities showcases posters that include exceptional portraits of an array of talented circus personalities. Much like celebrities today, center ring stars of the American circus depended on the wide distribution of their images to build audiences and enthusiasm. Show More Summary

Milan-Bound: Exploring the Cultural Landscape

In a few days, I'm headed to my first-ever ICOM triennal conference, with the theme of Museums and Cultural Landscapes, joining thousands of museum colleagues from around the world in Milan, Italy. For most American museum professionals,...Show More Summary

Found in B-a-n-s-h-e-e’s Live Journal. Eastman Johnson,...

Found in B-a-n-s-h-e-e’s Live Journal. Eastman Johnson, The Girl I Left Behind Me, 1870-75. Eastman Johnson was an American painter and co-founder of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, with his name inscribed at its entrance.

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Frank W. Benson by hauk sven Via Flickr: Portrait of a lady, 1901. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Frank Weston Benson, frequently referred to as Frank W. Benson, was an American artist from Salem, Massachusetts known for his Realistic portraits, American Impressionist paintings, watercolors and etchings.

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Elihu Vedder by hauk sven Via Flickr: Cypress and poppies, circa 1880-90. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Elihu Vedder was an American symbolist painter, book illustrator, and poet, born in New York City. He is best known for his fifty-five illustrations for Edward FitzGerald’s translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.

First exhibition to examine symbolic and conceptual portraiture in American art opens at Bowdoin College Museum of Art

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Bowdoin College Museum of Art is presenting the first-ever exhibition to examine the emergence and evolution of symbolic, abstract, and conceptual portraiture in modern and contemporary American art. Titled This Is a Portrait IfShow More Summary

Looking back on World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 37 refugees from around the world raised their right hands, swore a solemn oath, and became American citizens.

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3 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Charles Frederic Ulrich by hauk sven Via Flickr: Moment musicale, 1883. De Young Museum San Francisco Charles Frederic Ulrich was an American painter. According to the RKD he worked in the Netherlands ca. 1890.

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3 days agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

Thomas Wilmer Dewing by hauk sven Via Flickr: Green and gold, 1917. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Thomas Wilmer Dewing (May 4, 1851 – November 5, 1938) was an American painter working at the turn of the 20th century.

MoMA announces the first major museum survey in New York of Louise Lawler

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Museum of Modern Art announces Louise Lawler: WHY PICTURES NOW, the first major survey in New York of the artist Louise Lawler (American, b. 1947). Spanning the 40-year creative output of one of the most influential artists working...Show More Summary

“History and Future of Voting”

NPR: The History and Future of Voting: Join NPR at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History to check out old voting machines and talk voter confidence with NPR’s Pam Fessler and Sam Sanders. … Continue reading ?

How The Smithsonian’s Next Museum Is Going To Extend America’s ‘National Conversation On Race’

Lonnie Bunch, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture: “We felt it was really important to take on things that might be deemed controversial or difficult. And the challenge for us was to find the right tension between those moments of pain and those moments of resiliency. … This is […]

7 Myths and Misconceptions About Crocodilians, Debunked

4 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Evon Hekkala, the principal investigator at Fordham University’s Hekkala Lab and a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History, spoke with mental_floss after the opening of AMNH’s latest exhibition, “Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World,” to set the facts straight.

An exploration of midcentury graphic design and a visual history of MAD's exhibition catalogues

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Drawn from its own archive and that of the American Craft Council, the Museum of Arts and Design presents Eye for Design, an exhibition that explores the unique graphic identity created by the Museum (then the Museum of Contemporary Crafts) in the 1960s and 1970s through its imaginatively designed exhibition catalogues and related ephemera. Show More Summary

New David Adjaye Profile Reveals Details of Architect's Work and Life

The starchitect talks to Vogue With the National Museum of African American History and Culture opening in September, David Adjaye is leaning into what will most certainly be his best year ever—and he’s not yet 50 years old. In a revealing...Show More Summary

Now This Is How to Write a Museum Label

5 days agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves Edward Curtis's 1898 photograph A Desert Queen is on display at the Northwest African American Museum. University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW 147 What would you say? Museums are almost always noncommittal. Not this time.

What objects make up your experiences of black history in America? Share your story with us.

Objects hold history. Each one is a story, stamped in time. When it opens in September, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will display thousands of objects — and their stories — that have shaped African American history. As we bring you the latest updates on the museum, we’re also collecting photos of your objects, the […]

Tacoma Art Museum announces Faith Brower as new Haub Curator of Western American Art

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

After a nationwide search, Tacoma Art Museum announces the appointment of Faith Brower as the Haub Curator of Western American Art. She will join the museum July 26, 2016. Brower will create, articulate, and execute a vision for TAM?s newest collection, the Haub Family Collection of Western American Art. Show More Summary

Perot Museum's research on massive vertebrae sheds new light on Alamosaurus sanjuanensis

DALLAS (June 21, 2016) - The discovery nearly two decades ago of nine beautifully articulated vertebrae at Big Bend National Park is shedding new light on a 66 million-year-old sauropod native to Texas and the North American southwest called Alamosaurus sanjuanensis. read more

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