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Russian Museum Seeks a Warmer Adjective for Ivan the Terrible

2 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

The 16th-century czar’s reputation was scrubbed in one of several exhibitions that have presented a generous view of the country’s history.

Museums: Mapping Minnesota's History of Bold Architecture and Design

Completed in 1961, Marcel Breuer's St. John's University Abbey puts a striking Brutalist spin on the traditional church. (Photo via Walker Art Center) As part of the celebrations for its 75th anniversary as a public art institution, the Walker Art...

Berlin’s Tchoban Foundation Museum shelters architectural history within an energy-saving, hand-drawn concrete facade

Resolutely modern, the Tchoban Foundation’s Museum for Architectural Drawing springs forth from the end of a row of hundred year old apartment buildings at the entrance to the Industrial monument known as the Pfefferberg. A stack of immense concrete ‘builder’s

California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

First opening its doors to the public during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, the California African American Museum (CAAM) features the history, heritage and culture of African Americans in California and the Nation. Currently occupying over 45,000 square feet, the CAAM has plenty to offer visitors from paintings to sculptures to multimedia installations. Noteworthy […]

DuSable Museum of African American History, Chicago, IL

Named in honor of Jean Baptiste Pointe du Sable, a Haitian fur trader and the first non-Native-American permanent settler in Chicago, the DuSable Museum of African American History is the first and oldest museum dedicated to the study and conservation of African American history, culture, and art. So what will you come across at DuSable Museum? A […]

The Whitney’s Curators Mount A Big Show In The Museum’s New Renzo Piano Digs Downtown

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The show they’ve created is not a comprehensive survey of American art history, but rather a thematic look at ‘overlapping narratives,’ says De Salvo, told through a selection from the 22,000 pieces in the Whitney’s wide-ranging collection.”

Blind Kids’ Experiences at the Early–20th-Century Museum of Natural History, in Photos

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. In this group of photographs taken between 1914 and 1927, students...Show More Summary

National Museum of American History accepts 'Mad Men' artifacts against backdrop of real advertising history

20 hours agoArts : Artdaily

In a special ceremony, the Smithsonian?s National Museum of American History accepted a donation of more than 50 artifacts from Mad Men, including costumes, props, sketches and a script as well as creator Matthew Weiner?s personal notes from the AMC drama produced by Lionsgate. Show More Summary

So, What Was In That Boston Time Capsule? 

The Vault is Slate's history blog. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @slatevault, and find us on Tumblr. Find out more about what this space is all about here. Tuesday night, at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, conservators opened a box that was buried beneath the cornerstone of the Massachusetts State House in 1795. Show More Summary

Conference Recap: National Museum of American History's Religion in Early America Symposium

Today's guest post comes from Charles Richter, a PhD candidate in American Religious History at George Washington University. He studies irreligion and its critics, apocalypticism, and their intersections with American culture. Charles attended the Religion in Early America symposium hosted by the National Museum of American History last week. Show More Summary

Preserving cricket’s history in a Dubai backyard

An Indian industrialist’s love for the sport has made him create a cricket museum in his Dubai backyard.

Jon Hamm Visits the Smithsonian in Honor of 'Mad Men'

Jon Hamm shows off his handsome smile at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History on Friday afternoon (March 27) in Washington D.C. The 44-year-old actor was joined by his co-stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery as objects from their show became part of a display. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Jon Hamm [...]

National Maritime Museum creates a captivating, educational experience

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

Embark on an adventure on the high seas of maritime history with Punchdrunk Enrichment and the National Maritime Museum, in Against Captain?s Orders: A Journey into the Uncharted. In an exclusive first for the museum industry, the National...Show More Summary

Missouri museum cancels ‘Ferguson to Palestine’ event under pressure from Jewish group

The Missouri History Museum canceled a presentation on Ferguson and Palestine after being pressured by a local Jewish group to remove the Palestine part, emails released by Jewish Voice for Peace disclose.

Timexpo Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut

The Timexpo Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut celebrates the history and craftsmanship of the Timex company, although you would be hard pressed to tell that from the outside which is guarded by a cartoonish Easter Island moai statue.Show More Summary

LACMA and Hyundai Motor Company announce 10-year commitment to art + technology

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) today announced a major new 10-year partnership?the longest and largest programmatic commitment from a corporate sponsor in LACMA?s history. Under the umbrellaShow More Summary

30 New Fly Species Found Buzzing in Hazy LA

It started with a friendly wager. An LA Natural History Museum trustee bet Brian Brown, the museum's entomology curator, that the city's smog-filled nooks were no place for new insect species to be found. The first bug Brown caught proved to be previously undiscovered, inspiring the Biodiversity Science: City and...

London museum dredges up fascinating creatures from the deep sea

LONDON — A 2-metre-long grouper fish, a giant clam shell and a Hawksbill sea turtle are among the subaqueous delights on display at a new exhibition at the Natural History Museum. Sea fans, fossils, sponge crabs, a venomous blue-ringed...Show More Summary

Italian-American Museum to Evict One of Little Italy's Last Italians

A museum dedicated to preserving the history of Italian-Americans in New York City has decided to evict one of the few remaining descendants of Italian immigrants living in Little Italy, the New York Times reports. Read more...

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