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Conference Recap: National Museum of American History's Religion in Early America Symposium

Today's guest post comes from Charles Richter, a PhD candidate in American Religious History at George Washington University. He studies irreligion and its critics, apocalypticism, and their intersections with American culture. Charles attended the Religion in Early America symposium hosted by the National Museum of American History last week. Show More Summary

Jon Hamm Visits the Smithsonian in Honor of 'Mad Men'

Jon Hamm shows off his handsome smile at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History on Friday afternoon (March 27) in Washington D.C. The 44-year-old actor was joined by his co-stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery as objects from their show became part of a display. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jon Hamm [...]

LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a demo for LEGO Batman 3, Namco Museum on Wii U Virtual Console, and various sales. Below is the full update. Nintendo eShop Dot Arcade – Wii U LEGO Ninjago – 3Ds LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Demo – Wii U Harvest Moon: The […]

I'm a European Jew—and No, I'm Not Leaving

Europeans, especially European Jews, are used to being treated as museum pieces and historical relics by Americans. We are the object of extensive commentary but rarely regarded as possessing any living voice worth engaging with. I recently had the strange experience of listening to myself and other

A Whale of a Tale: Karole Armitage's On the Nature of Things

My first thought as I sat in in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life at the American Museum of Natural History when dancer Medumi Eda appeared under the scale model of a female blue whale was simply: we are so small. We are relatively small creatures, of course, as the museum space's large displays continually remind us. Show More Summary

All Publicity is Not Good Publicity

The Italian-American Museum in NYC owns several buildings on Mulberry Street in the area still called Little Italy - even though there are hardly any Italian Americans living there. Like the rest of Manhattan, it is gentrified and apartments...Show More Summary

Italian American Museum Evicts 85-Year-Old Italian-American Grandma 

Welcome to the new New York: the Italian American Museum, located in what's left of Little Italy, is evicting an 85-year-old Italian-American grandmother surviving on food stamps and Social Security who lives in a building they own.Show More Summary

Italian American Museum Is Evicting 85-Year-Old Italian-American Woman

The Italian American Museum in Little Italy is trying to evict an Italian-American woman who has lived in her apartment for more than 50 years, in hopes of expanding into her building. Reminder: Little Italy is dying. [ more › ]

This week's North American downloads - March 26 (Dot Arcade, Namco Museum and more)

REDMOND, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--This week's Nintendo Download includes the following featured content: Nintendo eShop on Wii U Dot Arcade -- When a video game is distilled to its simplest form, what sort of fun can be discovered? Dot...Show More Summary

The Whitney Museum, Soon to Open Its New Home, Searches for American Identity

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

When the Whitney Museum of American Art opens its new home, in the meatpacking district, its inaugural exhibition will be “America Is Hard to See.”

In Little Italy, an Eviction Fight With a Curious Twist

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Adele Sarno was born in the Italian enclave and has spent her whole life there. Now 85, she is being forced from her home by the Italian American Museum.

Takei Museum Fundraiser In Progress

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : TrekToday

A new Indiegogo fundraiser by George Takei will help the Japanese American National Museum. Takei seeks to raise $250,000 in the fundraiser. “As an actor and an activist, it has been my life’s mission to tell the incredible story of the thousands of families who endured the Japanese American Internment during World War II,” said […]

Going Out Guide for the District of Columbia, March 26-April 1, 2015

THU 26Baby Bry Bry and the Apologists The Luce Unplugged series continues with a concert by the D.C. punk band. 5:30-7 p.m. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, Eighth and F streets NW. Free. Read full article >>

Wednesday Links: Upbeat Americans

3 days agoArts : Art Fag City

Your moment of Zen has arrived early today with Panther Modern. The online exhibition space is a huge digital building outfitted with artist-designed rooms. So many rooms. [Panther Modern] Attention, museum directors: You might want to reconsider the benefits of exhibiting a sculpture showing the former king in an act of coitus with a dog. Show More Summary

Amon Carter Museum's Sara Klein named NAEA's 2015 Western Region Museum Art Educator of the Year

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

The National Art Education Association has named Sara Klein, teacher and school programs manager at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, to receive the 2015 Western Region Museum Art Educator of the Year Award. This prestigious award,...Show More Summary

Today's archidose #824: Latin American Architecture

This morning I attended the press preview of the Latin America in Construction exhibition opening March 29 at the Museum of Modern Art. I'll have photos and comments on the MoMA show later in the week, but the visit inspired me to search...Show More Summary

Innovation Handi-hour

4 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

Join us on Wednesday, March 25, in the Luce Foundation Center from 5:30 to 9 p.m. in the Smithsonian American Art Museum as we celebrate craft and innovation with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with our latest Handi-hour.

Minnesota Marine Art Museum unveils 'Washington Crossing the Delaware'

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Minnesota Marine Art Museum unveiled a key version of Emanuel Leutze?s great 1851 masterpiece, Washington Crossing the Delaware, possibly the most famous and iconic American painting of all time. Leutze painted three versions of his famous image. Show More Summary

How Scientists Use Images of the Sky to Time Travel to Stars

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

It's no secret that I'm a big fan of the American Museum of Natural History's series Shelf Life, which gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the museum's collections. This month's episode, "How to Time Travel to a Star," is a little...Show More Summary

More than a century of French masterpieces in new exhibition at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The first major American exhibition to explore French floral still-life painting in the 19th century, Van Gogh, Manet, and Matisse: The Art of the Flower is on view in Richmond March 21 ? June 21, 2015. Co-curated by Dr. Mitchell Merling, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts? Paul Mellon Curator and Head of European Art, and Dr. Show More Summary

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