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10 Museums in the U.S. Focused on African American History

If you know your history, then you would know where you're coming from. - Bob Marley, Buffalo Soilder Black History Month or African American History month is a celebration of African American's role in the U.S. Though most of it was done involuntarily, our blood, sweat, tears and lives literally built this country. Show More Summary

American Museum of Natural History researcher faces sexual assault and harassment accusations

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

One of New York's greatest institutions is the latest entity to be called out for allegedly failing to protect its staff from sexual misconduct.After months of investigation, Science Magazine reported Tuesday that a researcher at the American Museum of Natural History has been accused of sexual harassment and even assault by others in his field. Show More Summary

First United Kingdom museum exhibition by KAWS opens at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Yorkshire Sculpture Park presents the first UK museum exhibition by KAWS, the renowned American artist, whose practice includes painting, sculpture, printmaking and design. The exhibition, in the expansive Longside Gallery and open air,...Show More Summary

Laura Poitras's first solo museum exhibition opens at the Whitney Museum of American Art

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

This winter, the Whitney Museum of American Art debuted Laura Poitras: Astro Noise, the first solo museum exhibition by artist, filmmaker, and journalist Laura Poitras. On view from February 5 through May 1, 2016, this immersive installation of new work builds on topics important to Poitras, including mass surveillance, the war on terror, the U.S. Show More Summary

J. Paul Getty Museum publishes new book of highlights from the Wagstaff Collection of Photographs

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

With more than twenty-six thousand works, the Samuel J. Wagstaff Jr. collection of photographs is the largest single group of artworks in any medium at the Getty Museum. Samuel J. Wagstaff Jr. (1921-1987), an American curator, collector,...Show More Summary

America's story hits home in Memphis, where the National Civil Rights Museum bears witness for all

4 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

"This is the story of a people.... It is an American story," read the sign by the entrance to the National Civil Rights Museum. It's a tale "of hopes and dreams, of challenge and change." And the story, the sign concludes, "continues today — with you." So I already had a lump in my throat as I...

Laura Poitras' First Solo Show Makes the Surveillance State Visible

"Astro Noise," which opens today at the Whitney Museum of American Art, marks the "CITIZENFOUR" filmmaker's first ever solo museum exhibition.

Harlem's Studio Museum curator Naima Keith named California African American Museum deputy director

Curator Naima Keith, who for five years helped organize lauded exhibitions at the Studio Museum in Harlem, has been named the new deputy director for exhibitions and programs at the California African American Museum  in Los Angeles' Exposition Park. The move brings a nationally recognized curator...

National Museum of African American History and Culture Scheduled to Open Sept. 24

The long-awaited National Museum of African American History and Culture will open on Sept. 24 in Washington D.C., the Smithsonian Institution announced on Monday, the Associated Press reports.


A perfect announcement for Black History Month:The Smithsonian Institution will open the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 24 in Washington.Smithsonian chief spokeswoman Linda St. Thomas said Monday that President Barack Obama, the first black U.S. Show More Summary

Researchers sequence first bed bug genome

Scientists have assembled the first complete genome of one of humanity's oldest and least-loved, companions: the bedbug. The new work, led by researchers at the American Museum of Natural History and Weill Cornell Medicine, and published today in Nature Communications, could help combat pesticide resistance in the unwelcome parasite. Show More Summary

New Bosch painting owned by Nelson-Atkins unveiled on eve of 500th celebrations

last weekArts : Artdaily

Art historians on Monday revealed that a painting stored for decades at an American museum was in fact a work by Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch. The surprise discovery comes as 's-Hertogenbosch, the hometown of the artist whose nightmarish visions on canvas earned him the moniker of "the devil's painter", marks the 500th anniversary of his death. Show More Summary

Exhibition of thirty-seven celebrated Pop Art prints on view at the Fleming Museum of Art

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Fleming Museum of Art announces a blockbuster exhibition of Pop Art prints on loan from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, featuring a selection of thirty-seven celebrated prints by Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Indiana, and Andy Warhol, among others. Show More Summary

10 things to do in the D.C. area during the week of Feb. 1-7

Cocina Tortas pops up at Songbyrd, Brooklyn Rider performs at Sixth & I and "Hooray for Politics" opens at the National Museum of American History.

First nationally touring exhibition of American enameling in over 50 years revives the unsung art form

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Craft & Folk Art Museum presents Little Dreams in Glass and Metal: Enameling in America, 1920 to the Present, the first nationally traveling exhibition of enamel arts in more than 50 years. Enameling ? the art of fusing glass toShow More Summary

Koch network already spend $400 million, will more than double it

Now read this:Climate denier David Koch off board of American Museum of Natural History (Jan 25, 2016) Charles Koch a closet liberal? (Jan 23, 2016) Carly Fiorina’s Powerful New Backers (Oct 8, 2015) Kochs Looking At Carly (Oct 4, 2015) Tapper To Walker: When Did You Ever Stand Up To The Koch Brothers? (Sep 13, [...]

Exhibition of Avant-Garde art in Latin America opens at the Weatherspoon Art Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Weatherspoon Art Museum at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro announces Pan American Modernism: Avant-Garde Art in Latin America and the United States, an exhibition featuring the work of 20th-century masters, including...Show More Summary

Betye Saar's first solo show in an American museum in five years opens in Arizona

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art announces the exhibition Betye Saar: Still Tickin??the artist?s first solo show in an American museum in five years. This retrospective, on view January 30 through May 1, includes multimediaShow More Summary

MoMA Expansion Scaled Back With Revised Timeline

Two years after the Museum of Modern Art unveiled plans for its massive expansion (which included the controversial demolition of the much-beloved American Folk Art Museum building), it looks like some progress will finally be made. Construction will begin...

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