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Vintage Dymo label maker

Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport. Robert Wieder I thrifted a turquoise Vintage Dymo label maker, and oh … Continue reading ? The post Vintage Dymo label maker appeared first on iHanna's Blog written by Hanna Andersson.

Smithsonian offering free timed-entry passes to visit new museum in Washington

20 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The dedication of the Smithsonian?s National Museum of African American History and Culture will take place Saturday, Sept. 24, on the National Mall. Following the dedication ceremony, the museum will be open to the public Saturday, Sept. Show More Summary

Chicago artist Theaster Gates plans performance series in D.C.

For his latest art project, Theaster Gates is bringing together music, museums and collegiate athletics. The Chicago artist has a history of being interdisciplinary, but boundaries will get stretched even further with the performance piece he is calling “The Runners,” involving his Chicago-based...

Want to go to the African American History Museum on its opening weekend? You’re too late.

All tickets to next month’s opening weekend of the National Museum of African American History and Culture were snapped up within the hour they first became available Saturday morning. Smithsonian officials said 28,500 free, timed passes for Sept. 24 and 25 were distributed in the website and via a special phone service. Passes for later in […]

Utah Museum of Contemporary Art welcomes Andrew Rice for a solo exhibition

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

The Utah Museum of Contemporary Art presents regional Artist Andrew Rice in a solo exhibition (re)Structured in the Projects Gallery. Artist Andrew Rice works with oil sticks to create a surface with history by approaching the process from a print-making perspective. Show More Summary

Free tickets to African American museum available starting Saturday

Free, timed tickets to the National Museum of African American History and Culture will be available starting Saturday on the museum’s website, Smithsonian officials said, although they warned that admission to the opening weekend will be “very limited.” Starting at 9 a.m., visitors can request up to six free timed passes per email address submitted […]

A New Home

“But artifacts cannot speak for themselves; the meaning of a museum is determined by acts of interpretation.” Year in Reading alumnus Vinson Cunningham writes on the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. The post A New Home appeared first on The Millions.

Dona Militaria: Rome's Lost Valor

One of nine Silvered bronze phalerae depicting a mythological figure (Zeus Ammon)awarded to Titus Flavius Festus Roman 1st century CE. Photographed at theNeuses Museum in Berlin, Germany by Mary Harrsch © 2016 A history resource article by Mary Harrsch © 2016A few months ago I visited the Neues Museum in Berlin, Germany. Show More Summary

Watch London burn in the Museum of London's incredible Great Fire 1666 Minecraft map

Some people just want to watch the world burn. Other people want to learn about history via the medi...

Meet the Dolphin species that was hidden in Smithsonian’s fossil room

A new species of dolphin has spent the last 65 years hiding at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Continue reading ? The post Meet the Dolphin species that was hidden in Smithsonian’s fossil room appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

The Secret Life of Science Museums

If you've ever visited a natural history museum and wandered past towering dinosaur skeletons and wild animals in display cases, you might be surprised to know that you probably saw just a fraction of the treasures held in that facility. Show More Summary

Wednesday on Shooting USA: USPSA Single Stack Nationals

More than 400 shooters compete at the USPSA Single Stack Nationals. Plus, John Browning's 1911 is clearly one of History's Guns. And we go inside the Berman Museum in Alabama with 8,000 weapons. This post Wednesday on Shooting USA: USPSA Single Stack Nationals appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Court Rules Norton Simon Museum Can Keep Nazi-Looted Cranachs

“Like so many restitution cases, this one pries open a painful chapter in Western history. But this particular case has an additional layer that reveals how far the tentacles of the past can reach into the present.”

A Darker Presence

A few years ago, Rex Ellis, the associate director of curatorial affairs for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open in September on the Mall in Washington, D.C., made a phone call. Ellis is a natural storyteller, with a voice that mixes congestion and control in a manner reminiscent of Jesse Jackson’s. Show More Summary

The Other Side of History

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

One of the fascinating things about The Keeper, organized by Massimiliano Gioni, with Margot Norton, Natalie Bell, and Helga Christoffersen for the New Museum, is the sheer number of distinct collections they managed to include in a space that is not particularly hospitable to art.

This autumn the British Museum will host the first major UK exhibition on South African art

last weekArts : Artdaily

This autumn the British Museum will host the first major UK exhibition on South African art that explores a 100,000 history through archaeological, historic and contemporary artworks, which look at the long and rich artistic heritage of the country. Show More Summary

The Museum of the City of New York showcases 40 assorted treasures from over a century of NYC history

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Museum of the City of New York presents From Teaspoons to Titanic: Recent Acquisitions, a sprawling and poignant showcase pulled from the Museum?s rich collection of more than 750,000 objects and images that preserves a New YorkShow More Summary

Rio’s Dance Museum Is A Hidden Treasure

The Olympics brought a host of shiny new venues to Rio but high in the hilltops of the Madureira suburb, a jewel of a museum brings the countrys rich history of samba and jongo to light.

Emmett Till’s Casket Is ‘One of Our Most Sacred Objects’ at African-American History Museum 

Curating for a museum is no doubt a difficult job, and one of the more difficult decisions that Lonnie Bunch III—founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture—remembers grappling with was whether to include the casket that once held the brutalized remains of Emmett Till. “I remember struggling with, ‘Should we […]

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