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Go on a New York City sleepover

The city that never sleeps knows how to spend the night. The American Museum of Natural History announced its first ever adults-only sleepover this week — complete with Champagne, live jazz and a three-course dinner — and the Aug. 1 sleepover quickly sold out.

“Jeff Koons poses next to a pig, grinning”

The recent opening of the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art has occasioned a number of rave reviews. They’re so good, in fact, that they’ve inspired Los Angeles Times writer Carolina A. Miranda to comb the write-ups for “evocative turn[s] of phrase, political metaphor[s], and references to lady parts” in order […]

Ford to Donate $1,000,000 to Smithsonian’s African-American History and Culture Museum

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture received a major show of support from the Ford Motor Co. on July 4.

Scott Cheshire Gives Us the Latest Great American Epic With ‘High as the Horses’ Bridles’

The American epic comes in many forms, encompassing an Aaron Copland composition, Orson Welles’ The Magnificent Ambersons or Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will be Blood, or even walking through an art museum and falling into a trance looking at the paintings of Winslow Homer. Show More Summary

Gary Winogrand's American Epic

Garry Winogrand (American, 1928–1984). Coney Island, New York, ca. 1952. Gelatin silver print. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Purchase and gift of Barbara Schwartz in memory of Eugene M. Schwartz. © The Estate of Garry Winogrand,...Show More Summary

Important painting by children's book author/illustrator Maurice Sendak to be auctioned July 17

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

To view original artworks by Maurice Sendak (American, 1928-2012) ? author and illustrator of the beloved children's book Where The Wild Things Are ? the most logical place to go is the Rosenbach Museum & Library, a major repository of Sendak?s work. Show More Summary

The Whitney Museum of American Art appoints Christopher Y. Lew as Associate Curator

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Whitney Museum of American Art has announced the appointment of Christopher Y. Lew as associate curator. Mr. Lew will begin working at the Museum this summer. Mr. Lew comes to the Whitney from MoMA PS 1, where he has held the position...Show More Summary

Bjarke Ingels’ Concave BIG Maze Takes Over DC’s National Building Museum

Known for their playful designs, BIG mixed design influences from ancient labyrinths, 17th and 18th century European hedge mazes, and even American corn mazes. Unlike the typical maze, however, this interactive wooden puzzle curves into a concave shape to

The VICE Guide to Europe 2014: The VICE Guide to Amsterdam 2014

Return to the VICE Guide to Europe 2014 homepage (All photos by Raymond van Mil unless otherwise stated) The Dutch capital is a compact museum city being sunk into its canals by rich Americans staring at Rembrandts and the revolving cast of perverts and drug addicts who infest the red light district. Show More Summary

American Museum of Natural History sells out adult sleepover under blue whale

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Ever dreamt of kipping down under a blue whale? For grown-ups equipped with a sleeping bag and toothbrush, the American Museum of Natural History is hosting its first adult-only sleepover. The August 1 overnight adventure was so popular...Show More Summary

Life Dream Status: The Museum Of Natural History Is Hosting A Grown-Up Sleepover

The American Museum of Natural History in New York has been allowing kids to attend their Night At The Museum sleepover program for years, and they’ve finally extended an invitation to adults for a night. Yes, please! On Friday, August 1, grownups can enjoy a night of booze, music, good food and behind-the-scenes tours before [...]

The American Museum Of Natural History Will Host Champagne Sleepovers for Geeky Grown Ups - Team Mary Sue field trip, anyone?

4 days agoOdd : Geekosystem

Starting August 1st, nature nerds over 21 will have the opportunity to Basil E. Frankweiler it up at a sleepover in New York's Natural History Museum. I say Basil E. Frankweiler, but then again, I don't remember that book having as much champagne. Or spiders. This night will have both.

New Acquisitions: Purvis Young's The Struggle

4 days agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

American Art's curator of folk and self-taught art, Leslie Umberger, talks about the museum's recent acquisition of a major painting by Purvis Young, The Struggle. The artwork can be seen in the museum's east wing gallery on the third floor.

American Museum of Natural History is holding an adult sleepover

4 days agoArts : Culture Monster

Having recently cleaned its big blue whale, the American Museum of Natural History in New York is ready to welcome adult visitors for its first 21-and-over sleepover Aug. 1.

Photos: How To Clean A Giant Blue Whale

  Yesterday the American Museum of Natural History's giant blue whale had its annual bath. The whale is located above the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life—where it securely floats above visitors—and is 94 feet long, weighing in at 21,000 pounds. How does something this massive get cleaned? [ more › ]

Achieve Peace Through Whale Vacuuming

4 days agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Jia Tolentino After receiving a brand-new belly button and a fresh coat of paint 13 years ago, the American Museum of Natural History's 21,000-pound fiberglass blue whale has just gotten a long, meditative vacuum bath to rival this corgi guy. If you can poach one of the sold-out passes and have $375 to spare, you can have a sleepover under it, too! [The Atlantic] 0 Comments

Getty Museum presents a retrospective exhibition of works by photographer Minor White

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Controversial, misunderstood, and sometimes overlooked, Minor White (American 1908?1976) pursued a life in photography with great energy and ultimately extended the expressive possibilities of the medium. A tireless worker, White?s long...Show More Summary

Now Even Grown-Ups Can Have a Night at the Museum

5 days agoNews : NewsFeed

The American Museum of Natural History just opened sleepovers to adults

Live Like One Of The Royal Tenenbaums With An American Museum Of Natural History Sleepover

There's loads of romance to be found in Wes Anderson's odd love letter to New York City, The Royal Tenenbaums. But one of the most enviable activities the Tenenbaum children enact is hiding away in the American Museum of Natural History. Show More Summary

Museum of Natural History Announces First Adult-Only Sleepover

While the American Museum of Natural History has been hosting Night at the Museum sleepovers for kids, there's never been an adult-only one. Ever. Until now. They've just announced their first sleepover for grown-ups, which will take place on Friday, August 1st. [ more › ]

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