This week in art news: a fire gravely damaged New Delhi's National Museum of Natural History, artist Pyotr Pavlensky invited sex workers to testify at his trial, and Anish Kapoor complained that the addition of Carsten Höller's slide to his London tower was "foisted" upon him by London Mayor Boris Johnson.
In the first fan girl crush blog about Charles Willson Peale, I talked about how Peale created the first American Museum. Today, I’m talking about the rest of his life. Part of the reason I admire Peale so much is … Continue reading...
Chris Noth's journey to learn about his father's family led him to the Chicago History Museum, where he discovered the toll the Great Chicago Fire took on his ancestors. "It's like a bomb. I mean, it's like Hiroshima just leveled (the city)," Noth says as he examines a picture of Chicago in the...
The Bible is a literal, factual history of the world, including Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood. Dinosaurs rode the ark with Noah. People lived 10 times longer in Biblical times because the Earth’s atmosphere had more oxygen then. These are just a few of the wrong-headed...
The heartland is coming to Washington, and with it a forgotten chapter of American history. Officials from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture will be in Lyles Station, Indiana tomorrow for a ceremonial digging of the soil of Greer Farm, where African Americans have worked the land for generations. Together with […]
AND TO THINK BARACK OBAMA ACTED AS IF ART HISTORY IS USELESS: Off the Beat and Into a Museum: Art Helps Police Officers Learn to Look. “To teach people how to notice details they might otherwise miss, Amy E. Herman, an expert in visual perception, likes to take them to museums and get them to […]
Abigail DeVille's ambitious solo exhibition Only When It's Dark Enough Can You See The Stars dredges up the history of the defunct Peale Museum, set to reopen later this year.
Dr Matthew H. Van Dam of the SNSB-Zoological State Collection, Raymond Laufa of The University of Papua New Guinea, and Dr Alexander Riedel of the Natural History Museum of Karlsruhe have discovered a new species of weevil, and they’ve named it after the beloved character Chewbacca from the Star Wars film series. Show More Summary
Levon Bliss’ stunning collection of insect macro photography. Each portrait was painstakingly made from 8,000 to 10,000 photos. Prints of the portraits will be shown at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History from 5/27 to 10/30/16, and you can deep zoom them here.
The legendary rocker will host the first public listening session of his latest album and share his process of making the record. [ more › ]
If you like old Porsches and the history of the 20th century, try to become friends with a chap called Dieter Landenberger. You can also ask him about the Porsche Museum’s latest project, the restoration of the 1980 Porsche 924 GTP Le Mans racer. Read more...
Neil Young will appear alongside dinosaurs next week in Los Angeles -- and no, that’s not a reference to a Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young reunion. The veteran singer-songwriter and two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will preside over a public preview of his new album, "Earth," at L.A.’s...
The flint axes date back to the early Stone Age (photo: Viborg Museum) A pair of old friends have found the largest flint axes in Danish history in a drained bog area near Tastum Lake just south of Skive in Jutland. Archaeologists at...Show More Summary
You can check out Levon Biss's up-close bug portraits at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History next month.
by Ethan Linck Some dinosaurs on display at the Burke Museum, Seattle's natural history museum. Andrew Waits Fire Guts Natural History Museum in Delhi, Prompts Reflection: Natural history museum collections are invaluable for scientific...Show More Summary
Two years ago, at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York, I witnessed David Edwards receive what he claimed was the world’s first transatlantic scent message—a soupçon of champagne and passion-fruit macarons, dispatched from Paris by the perfumer Christophe Laudamiel. Show More Summary
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Wild Africa at Fernbank Museum of Natural History IMAX …
A massive fire gutted a natural history museum in the Indian capital on Tuesday destroying rare specimens of flora and fauna, the Indian environment minister said. The blaze broke out overnight on the sixth floor of the building that houses the museum in central Delhi and rapidly engulfed the other floors, a fire official said. Show More Summary
The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin presents Fixing Shadows: Contemporary Peruvian Photography, 1968?2015, featuring more than 40 works that reflect the vital history and continued relevance of photographic practices in Peru. Show More Summary
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