Torch Bearers, Anna Hyatt Huntington's most significant artwork offered at auction, will fund a science education program at The Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport, Conn., after it realized $315,000 in Heritage Auctions' $2 million American Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture Signature Auction Dec. Show More Summary
A cast iron Mr. Peanut who once stood debonair watch on the fence post of a Planters factory will now stand debonair watch at the National Museum of American History. It was donated by Kraft Foods, which acquired the Planters brand when it bought Nabisco in 2000, and will be part of the museum’s upcoming [...]
As we enter the last few weeks of the Muslima: Muslim Women's Art & Voices exhibition by the International Museum of Women, I have found myself reflecting on the hundreds of women included in this groundbreaking exhibition. Each andShow More Summary
The American Museum of Natural History shared this short video featuring archival footage of James Perry Wilson's working method. Wilson painted many of the finest diorama backdrop paintings for the American Museum of Natural History...Show More Summary
Art has long been incredibly important to the development of science, as shown in the Natural Histories: 400 Years of Scientific Illustration from the Museum’s Library exhibition now at the American Museum of Natural History.
The Ohr-O?Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi announces Carl Joe Williams: Shades of Perception, now open in the Gallery of African American Art. The exhibition will be on display until May 31, 2014, with an opening reception on January 10, 2014. Show More Summary
This week, American history merges with Greek myth and Marvel comics in Culver City and a dance on the beach grapples with water and the politics that control it. 5. Mystery at the museum La...
Next week, Milestones: African Americans in Comics, Pop Culture and Beyond opens at the Geppi Entertainment Museum. The show features unbelievable art from amazing artists and have been in the works for almost two years. I was fortunate enough to be asked to curate a show on African American pop art by Missy Geppi, the president of the museum. Show More Summary
A couple weeks ago, an American friend wrote to say she was moving to Kyiv for a year, and it gave me a funny bit of homesickness. I thought of my very first cold January, including a chilly day at an outdoor museum, Pyrohiv with Irina...Show More Summary
VMFA?s fall exhibition, Hollywood Costume, celebrates a century of costume design and its contribution to cinematic history in American culture. Visitors can step behind the scenes to explore the collaborations between directors, actors and costume designers that bring to life some of the most unforgettable and beloved screen characters. Show More Summary
The Contemporary Jewish Museum presents Jason Lazarus: Live Archive, the first West Coast museum exhibition of rising star and Jewish artist Jason Lazarus (American, b. 1975). The Chicago-based artist is known for using both traditional...Show More Summary
The Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami (MOCA) present Tracey Emin: Angel without You, the first American museum exhibition dedicated to the acclaimed British artist. On view December 4, 2013, through March 9, 2014, the exhibition is the first to focus on Emin’s use of neon, a medium that has played an essential role in the development of her practice.
Washington, D.C., circa 1914. "National Museum. Flags -- huge American flag." The tattered flag that flew over Fort McHenry, immortalized by Francis Scott Key in "The Star-Spangled Banner." Guarded by the heroic squid from the rarely sung fifth stanza. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.
Petula Dvorak talks to Dennis Zotigh, a cultural specialist at the National Museum of the American Indian: “It makes me really mad — the Thanksgiving myth and what happens on Friday,” said Zotigh, who is a Kiowa, Santee Dakota and Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo Indian. He thinks the holiday, filled with stereotypes about Native Americans, damages […]
Joslyn Art Museum has reopened the south side of its Storz Fountain Court balcony galleries, marking the completion of a reinstallation project dedicated to American Indian and Asian art from the permanent collection. The installation American Indian Art: Tradition and Innovation occupies the north side of the balcony and was completed in August. Show More Summary
In February, I’ll be spending a couple of days in DC at the Smithsonian American Art Museum to check out “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art,” the exhibition behind “PINTURA: PALABRA, a project in ekphrasis,” a national multi-year initiative that will be bringing Latino writers to the exhibition. Participants will also attend a [...]
The incident occurred at the National Museum of the American Indian, located at 4th Street and Independence Avenue SW, and temporarily shut down the museum. It is open today, according to the Smithsonian. [ more › ]
When the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art opened its doors in Bentonville, Ark., in late 2011, a primary goal was making contemporary art accessible -- both intellectually and physically -- to people in the region. Not to mention unearthing emerging artists that might otherwise go unnoticed.
The American Museum of Natural History announces The Power of Poison, a new exhibition that explores poison?s paradoxical roles in nature, human health and history, literature, and myth. Whether as a defense against predators, a source...Show More Summary
Every year, the SNL crew assembles for the American Museum of Natural History Gala (boss Lorne Michaels is a gala chairman). This time around, because it took place the night before the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, we asked a handful of the castmembers if they were conspiracy theorists. Seth... More »