One of the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever found moved into its new home in Washington on Tuesday. Dubbed "the nation's T. rex," the skeleton was discovered in 1988 by a Montana rancher, and becomes the first at the US capital's National Museum of Natural History. Show More Summary
Cecilia Azcarate's art history tumblelog B4XVI pairs pictures of rappers with historical sculptures, paintings, and statues from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection.
One of the country's most complete T. Rex fossils arrives at the National Museum of Natural History
In November 2013 it was announced that Hull would be the UK City of Culture in 2017, beating Leicester, Dundee and Swansea Bay (see BBC News; DCMS Press Release). The news story reminded us:Phil Redmond added that the panel was "particularly...Show More Summary
The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History will be adding its first T-Rex fossil to the dinosaur exhibit. Packed in 16 crates, it made the cross-country drive from Montana and will be on display for 50 years, starting in 2019. Craig Boswell reports.
Mister Finch creates soft sculptures which look like they're part of an otherworldly natural history museum collection, from a dimension where the flora and fauna are all made out of fabric. Massive insects with textile wings, fabric...Show More Summary
The 66-million-year-old bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex arrived today at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, where preparations are now underway to create a dinosaur and fossil hall. [ more › ]
Pat Leiggi, administrative director of paleontology and director of exhibits for Museum of the Rockies (center) and Matthew Carrano, curator of Dinosauria, at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History (right) look over the left and right thigh bones and middle shoulder blade of the Wankel T. Show More Summary
New Yorker Daisy Tainton has a pretty unique job; she's an insect preparator at the American Museum of Natural History, which essentially means that she catalogs and is in charge of the museum's many insect display pieces. But that's only her job during the day. Show More Summary
Scientists have reconstructed the phylogeny and biological history for the Yellow-shouldered bats in the New World tropics, the region of the Earth surrounding the equator. In-depth analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences uncovered three species new to science, each having previously been confused with another species.
Situated in an undisclosed location in Paris is a secret museum dedicated to maintaining the prestigious, innovative and offbeat history of French automaker Citroën. No, you probably can't go there, because it's closed to the public. Read more...
This is the Game of Thrones inspired 3-eyed crow created by Allis Markham, a taxidermist for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, and owner of Preytaxidermy, who also teaches classes on the subject. Apparently it's illegal in the US to sell or trade dead crows (because they're such badasses), and they can only be given as gifts. Show More Summary
Scientists at Chicago's Field Museum and international collaborators have reconstructed the phylogeny and biological history for the Yellow-shouldered bats in the New World tropics, the region of the Earth surrounding the equator. In-depth...Show More Summary
The orange-and-black velvet ensemble Marian Anderson (1897-1993) wore during her Easter Sunday performance on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939 has entered the collection of the Smithsonian?s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Show More Summary
On This Day in Ancient History: Statue of Septimius Severus at the British Museum. Height: 198.000 cm. Roman, about AD 193-200 Found at Alexandria, Egypt. CC Flickr User cubby_t_bear... Read Full Post
Before the frustration and jadedness come, before galleries and museums and auction houses, before art history exams and conceptual art and identity politics, there is the simple joy of making art.
One year ago today The Guardian, a spooky free flash game: Dreamlike adventure about a boy with a girl's name who feels compelled to leave the village where he is shunned.
By day, Daisy Tainton spends hours at her desk in the American Museum of Natural History, hunched over a jewelry box sized display case, meticulously cataloging the dozens of tiny insects pinned into neat rows. By night, she works with dead insects as large as her thumb, arranging them into fantastical dioramas that evoke fairy tales or strange dreams. [ more › ]
Natural history museums, despite their names, are pretty unnatural. Antisocial carnivores cluster in nuclear families, while the tanned skin of sea creatures is painted to match its living colors. In a series of dioramas, Brooklyn-based artist Lori Nix plays with the absurdities of these spaces.
President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama made their way to Houston, TX, on Thursday to mark 50 years since the passage of the Civil Rights Act. Taking the stage at the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum, Obama spoke...Show More Summary