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How Technology Will Screw Up Our Senses

1 hour agoNews : The Daily Beast

DrAfter123 At the American Museum of Natural History’s Senses exhibit in New York, there is a room that is completely wallpapered in squiggly black lines, including the floor and ceiling. It’s otherwise a normal room: six sides, two doors. Show More Summary

19 Best Things to Do in L.A. This Week

The Hollywood Museum showcases costumes from the classic Batman TV series, the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. hosts a contemporary dance festival, Dapper Day hits the Natural History Museum, and Philippe's will offer free chili on Tuesday. Here are 19 fun and engaging things to do and see in L.A. this week.

Exhibition presents the work of three artists who trace their family stories to histories of political turmoil

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Traversing the Past: Adam Golfer, Diana Matar, Hrvoje Slovenc at the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago presents the work of three artists, all of whom trace their family stories to histories of political turmoil, violence, and displacement. Show More Summary

“Movies at the Museum: MC Richards: The Fire Within” POSTPONED

yesterdayArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

Tonight’s event at Blowing Rock Art & History Museum, “Movies at the Museum: MC Richards: The Fire Within,” has been postponed due to the inclement weather. It will be rescheduled. The event has been scheduled for February 8th at the same time, 6-8 pm. Thanks to Cynthia Bringle for sharing this update, and stay safe out there!

Southern Symbols -- Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens: "Of Monuments and Men: Confronting the Historical Legacy of James Marion Sims"

At Southern Symbols: Remembering the Past and Envisioning Our Future, held at the Speed Museum in Louisville, KY, Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens, Professor, Department of History at Queens College, CUNY discusses the legacy of James Marion Sims, known as “father of modern gynecology”, and who experimented on enslaved Africans.

Heritage Trails NY, 20 Years Later

As an extension of its exhibition, MILLENNIUM: Lower Manhattan in the 1990s, the Skyscraper Museum has launched an update of Heritage Trails New York, a "digital reconstruction [of] a landmark public history project focused on lowerShow More Summary

Newly Discovered van Gogh Drawing Is a ‘Stylistic Missing Link’

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

A drawing that the artist made in Paris in 1886 has been recognized by the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, which researched its history.

Why don't turtles still have tail spikes?

(North Carolina State University) In a study covering 300 million years of evolutionary history, researchers from North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences found four necessary components to tail weapon development: size, armor, herbivory and thoracic stiffness.

Spectacular new acquisitions go on view as the Getty celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Getty Center

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

In July 2017, the J. Paul Getty Museum announced one of the most important acquisitions in its history: sixteen major drawings and an exquisite painting by Jean Antoine Watteau. Michelangelo to Degas: Major New Acquisitions, presents these newly acquired works to the public from January 17?April 22, 2018 at the J. Show More Summary

What the Batmobile Tells Us About the American Dream

Fans of DC Comics will go batty for this new installation at the National Museum of American History

"MC Richards: The Fire Within" film showing and discussion in Blowing Rock on January 18th

5 days agoArts / Ceramics : Clay Club

The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum is showing the film MC Richards: The Fire Within, followed by a discussion led by Cynthia Bringle. From the museum website:Movies at the Museum: MC Richards: The Fire WithinThursday, January 18,Show More Summary

Smithsonian commemorates 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s final crusade in "City of Hope" exhibition

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Museum of African American History and Culture commemorates the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.?s final human rights crusade in a new exhibition on the ?Poor People?s Campaign,? a multicultural coalition that began in 1968 to end poverty. Show More Summary

American Space Museum in Titusville, Florida

This small space museum, located not far the better-known Kennedy Space Center, tells the more personal side of the history of the American space program, from the launches of Dr. Robert Goddard to early unmanned flight, through projects...Show More Summary

Disney Characters Get the Royal Treatment in These Fantastic Portraits

Karen de la Garza is clearly a fan of museums! Her series of Disney royal portraits paints our favorite characters in a whole new light, taking inspiration from some of the great portraits commissioned by royalty throughout history.Show More Summary

Dr. Juliette Fritsch, new Head of Exhibitions at the Natural History Museum of Denmark

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Natural History Museum of Denmark announced that Dr. Juliette Fritsch has been appointed as the new Head of Exhibitions and Visitor Experience. Juliette comes from a similar position at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, just north of Boston. Show More Summary

Exhibition shines light on the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers' Association

last weekArts : Artdaily

A new exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art, #nofilterneeded highlights a significant moment in Indigenous art history ? the foundation and dynamic early years of the Native Indian/Inuit Photographers? Association (NIIPA) in Hamilton, Ontario. Show More Summary

Kanye West visits African American Museum

Hey, isn’t that.?.?. rapper-designer-reality TV star Kanye West, touring the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Monday? Yeezy (dressed in stylish-tourist mode in a dark hoodie) took in the exhibits alongside his dad, Ray West, and daughter, North. Museum director Lonnie Bunch greeted the party before they went on a tour, a spokeswoman […]

Exhibition honors Ellen Johnson, who championed modern and contemporary art at Oberlin

last weekArts : Artdaily

On the occasion of its centennial, the Allen Memorial Art Museum pays homage to Ellen Johnson (1910?1992), an Oberlin College professor of art history who?in large part through her friendships with emerging artists of the 20th century?helped to build the museum?s formidable collection of modern and contemporary art. Show More Summary

Museum Groups Condemn LaSalle University's Plan To Sell Art

“College and university art museums have a long and rich history of collecting, curating, and educating in a financially and ethically responsible manner on par with the world’s most prestigious institutions,” the statement says. “A different governance structure does not exempt a university museum from acting ethically, nor permit them to ignore issues of public […]

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