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Fossil beetles suggest that LA climate has been relatively stable for 50,000 years

(American Museum of Natural History) Research based on more than 180 fossil insects preserved in the La Brea Tar Pits of Los Angeles indicate that the climate in what is now southern California has been relatively stable over the past 50,000 years.

Gardner Museum Doubles Reward for Recovery of Stolen Masterpieces

17 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

Thirteen masterpieces were taken by thieves posing as police officers in Boston nearly three decades ago in the largest art heist in American history.

How a Smithsonian Naturalist’s Skeleton Ended Up on View at the Museum

19 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

The skeleton of 19th-century collector Robert Kennicott is on view in the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History's Objects of Wonder. The bones recently solved the long mystery of his death. The post How a Smithsonian Naturalist’s Skeleton Ended Up on View at the Museum appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Read What Trump and Other Presidents Wrote in the Guest Book at Yad Vashem

President Trump visited Israel’s Holocaust Museum and Memorial on Tuesday at the tail-end of his brief trip to the nation. During remarks at Yad Vashem, Trump called the Holocaust history’s “darkest hour.” “It was the most savage crime against God and his children, and it is our solemn duty to remember, to mourn, to grieve…

LEGO Dinosaur Skeletons

LEGO Ideas contributor Mukkinn designed this series of neat fossilized dinosaur statues which would let you have your own miniature natural history museum on your desk. Show your support, and let’s see if we can get LEGO to put them into production.

Museums team up for reflection on former Gov. James Thompson

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and the Chicago History Museum are teaming up to reflect on the career of Illinois' longest-serving governor. The retrospective on Gov. James "Big Jim" Thompson's … Click to Continue »

Black Excellence: Colin Kaepernick’s Jersey To Hang In National Museum of African American History

Colin Kaepernicks Uniform To Be Displayed In African American History Museum Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is already being revered as an iconic historical figure via a new exhibit that well go up at the National Museum of

Why These Humans Are Museum Treasures, Too

A portrait photographer captured 24 staffers from the National Museum of Natural History posing with their favorite artifacts from the collections

Chicago History Museum launches happy hour series

Museums used to be places where one drank in knowledge, beauty, facts and artifacts. Now, you can drink a real drink, too. Just head to the Chicago History Museum for its new monthly History Happy Hour series, beginning this Tuesday, May 23. Kicking off the event with an appropriately Chicago-centric...

City launches 'One Chicago' campaign in response to federal immigration policies

2 days agoNews : Trending Now

The city's "One Chicago" campaign kicked off Sunday at the DuSable Museum of African American History as part of Chicago's sanctuary city role.

Caption Contest

  This has been all over Twitter today. It’s for those of us who don’t know anything about CUPS in dogs. I spent a good part of the afternoon at the New Mexico History Museum’s new exhibit on the 1960s counterculture in New Mexico. It was so-so. But this does look like something out of […]

Leopold Museum opens exhibition on the paradigm of exploration and discovery

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Of all the waves of explorations known in history, from the Carthaginian in West Africa in 500 BC, through the Greek?s ventures in Northern Europe around 380 ? c. 310 BC, the Han dynasty?s exploration of Central Asia in the 2nd century...Show More Summary

A tour of Amsterdam

Jane Pauley takes in the sights of the Dutch city - its historic canals, architecture and museums - with Russell Shorto, author of a bestselling history of Amsterdam.

Provenance exhibition shows challenges of tracing the path of ownership of artwork

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

Nancy Karrels relishes solving the mysteries behind the paintings and objects we see in art museums. Karrels ? a doctoral student in art history at the University of Illinois who also has two law degrees ? investigates the backgrounds and histories of objects to trace their path from creator through each owner. Show More Summary

Colin Kaepernick's Jersey to Hang in the Smithsonian: 'He's This Generation's Ali'

The quarterback's memorabilia will be displayed at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Continue reading…

Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton push for women’s museum

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Former first ladies Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton have joined together to press forward on the idea of having a National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C. Bush added her name to the cause during a Women Making History Awards event on Tuesday night at the Carnegie Institution for...

Laura Bush returns to Washington to press for a women’s museum on the Mall

There might not be a first lady in the White House (yet), but on Tuesday night there was another former FLOTUS in town. Laura Bush was an honoree at the Women Making History Awards, sponsored by the National Women’s History Museum, where speakers said they would persist in pursuing their goal in establishing a museum […]

Cincinnati Art Museum Gets Largest Gift In Its History

"Longtime supporters Carl and Alice Bimel left a bequest of $11.75 million to the museum to establish the Alice Bimel Endowment for Asian Art. The endowment will enhance collections in the arts of South Asia, Greater Iran and Afghanistan."

Road Trip: East Alabama

In the Appalachian foothills of east Alabama, the past is never far away. A traveler encounters this rich history in small museums, public sculptures, even in gaping quarries. And while the area has added upscale touches, like a vineyard,...Show More Summary

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