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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - Balloon Inflation

The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade balloons takes a lot of helium. On Wednesday evening -- Macy's Parade Balloon Inflation took place on the Upper West Side. The balloons were inflated at the American Museum of Natural History and despite any concerns about security -- the crowds were huge and in good spirits. Show More Summary

Met Museum Reconcieves The Whitney’s Old Home

3 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“On March 18, the museum will unveil the Met Breuer, better known as the former home of the Whitney Museum of American Art. The Met’s annexation of the building prompted an initial burst of skepticism.”

Mitsubishi Corporation to donate $1 million to Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries

5 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian's museums of Asian art and Mitsubishi Corp. announced a partnership to expand collaboration and communication between Japanese and American audiences and scholars. Mitsubishi Corp. will donate $1 million to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Show More Summary

One Last Photo Before You Lapse Into a Turkey Daze 

Via the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History & Culture, here’s a family settling into Thanksgiving dinner in 1950. Read more...

Extra, Extra: This Guy Is Expertly Trolling Target's Black Friday Ads

Wu-Tang's $1 million album, the Korean American Museum is getting a new home and more end of day links. [ more › ]

The KKK's Failed Comeback

Jon Grinspan is an associate curator and Jefferson Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History. His book examining young men and women’s role in American democracy will be out in April 2016. He wrote this for What It Means to Be American, a partnership of the Smithsonian and Zócalo Public Square. Show More Summary

13 Scientific Terms Even Smart People Misuse

15 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

The good people of the American Museum of Natural History set the record straight.

Sinatramania takes hold at the National Museum of American History

Celebrating the crooner’s centennial, "Frank Sinatra at 100" features portraits, sheet music, album covers and more.

LA Will Lease Property to Koreatown Museum/Mixed-User for $1 a Year

After looking for a permanent home for fifteen years, the Korean American National Museum looks poised to make the corner of Sixth and Vermont the site of it's brand new facility. The Los Angeles City Council has just given...

IBM's CEO On Hackers: "Cyber Crime Is The Greatest Threat To Every Company In The World"

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Chairman, President and CEO of IBM Ginni Rometty participates in a panel discussion at the New York Times 2015 DealBook Conference at the Whitney Museum of American Art on November 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for New York [...]

Wednesdays Make You Want to Have One-Liners of Your Own

Little white boy to frustrated black nanny who is trying to hail a cab: My daddy always gets a taxi! –Houston & Broadway Overheard by: Dan Little boy: This place is like a dead zoo. –American Museum of Natural History Four-year-old boy: Yo, this sofa is mad comfy! –Used Furniture Store, Staten Island Four-year-old boy: […]

Exhibition at MoMA tracks the evolution of Jackson Pollock's work from the 1930s until his 1956 death

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

This concentrated survey of the work of Jackson Pollock (American, 1912?1956) tracks the evolution of the artist?s work from the 1930s until his 1956 death at the age of 44. The Museum of Modern Art?s Pollock holdings are unparalleled...Show More Summary

Unpublished and rarely-seen works by Carolee Schneemann on view in new exhibition in Salzburg

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Museum der Moderne Salzburg presents a comprehensive retrospective of the work of the American artist Carolee Schneemann. Surveying an oeuvre that spans six decades, the show traces a genealogy of new forms of art that emerge as painting set in motion. Show More Summary

New exhibition focuses on Coney Island's indelible impact on American culture

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The spirit of Coney Island comes alive with Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861-2008 on view at the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition traces the evolution of the Coney Island phenomenon from tourist destination during the Civil War to the World?s Greatest Playground to a site of nostalgia. Show More Summary

Renwick Gallery in D.C. reopens after 2-year renovation with a 'Wonder' exhibition

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

The Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C., reopened this month after an extensive two-year renovation with an exhibition titled "Wonder." The museum is home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum's craft and decorative arts program, and its inaugural show features immersive installations by nine...

An Early Thanksgiving: The Wagner Gift to the Whitney

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

Opening in the shadow of the Paris attacks, the exhibition Collected by Thea Westreich Wagner and Ethan Wagner represents, as Adam Weinberg, the director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, said in his remarks at the press preview, “a celebration of what matters in life.”

Portland Museum of Art welcomes recovered treasures home to Maine

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Six historically significant paintings by beloved American painter and illustrator N.C. Wyeth were recently secured and reunited after being stolen more than two years ago in what the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) calls one of the largest property thefts in Maine?s history. Show More Summary

Martin Johnson Heade masterpieces to be reunited at Minnesota Marine Art Museum

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

In last night?s auction of American Art from the Collection of A. Alfred Taubman, Martin Johnson Heade?s monumental masterpiece The Great Florida Sunset was acquired for the collection of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona, Minnesota. Show More Summary

Exhibition of paintings and prints by Maxfield Parrish opens at the Nassau County Museum of Art

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Works by the American imagist Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966), one of the greats of the Golden Age of Illustration, will be on view at Nassau County Museum of Art from November 21, 2015 to February 28, 2016. The works are drawn from the National Museum of American Illustration, Newport, Rhode Island, and curated by Judy and Laurence S. Show More Summary

Carnegie Museum of Art unveils the untold story of a great American designer

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Carnegie Museum of Art announces Silver to Steel: The Modern Designs of Peter Muller-Munk, opening November 21, 2015, in the museum?s Heinz Galleries. Peter Muller-Munk was a brilliant silversmith, a pioneering industrial designer and educator, and a visionary spokesperson for his profession. Show More Summary

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