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Roundup: Timbuktu restored, Great Wall crumbling, Bill Clinton's sax at the Met

4 hours agoArts : Culture Monster

A founder of Lowrider magazine passes away. A Delaware museum quietly sells two important works. And the Great Wall of China is slowly disappearing. Plus: art in Havana, defending the White House and Bill Clinton's sax. Here is the Roundup:

Harlem’s Studio Museum to get new state-of-the-art facility

7 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

The Studio Museum in Harlem is constructing a brand new state-of-the-art facility to house its growing collection.

Ben Uri at 100

Today the Ben Uri Gallery and Museum celebrated its centenary by opening an exhibition in the East Wing of Somerset House: Out of Chaos; Ben Uri: 100 Years in London. Britain's oldest Jewish cultural organisation began life as an art society in Whitechapel in 1915. Show More Summary

10 Must-Visit U.S. Museums for Music Lovers

We tend to think of museums as places that house stunning works of art or fascinating collection of historical relics, but did you know there are museums dedicated to music and designed specifically for music lovers? Across the U.S.,...Show More Summary

Masterpieces from the Ben Uri Collection go on show at Somerset House

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Ben Uri Gallery and Museum celebrates its centenary this year with a major exhibition in Somerset House: Out Of Chaos; Ben Uri: 100 Years in London running from 2 July ? 13 December 2015. In this exhibition, a group of rarely seen...Show More Summary

1930s ice-cream parlour hidden in Cincinnati's art deco railway station

5 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Cincinnati's gorgeous art deco Union Station houses many museums -- and a beautifully preserved 1930s ice-cream parlour serving locally made ice-cream. Read the rest

Too Short; Didn't Read: The Week in Social: The White House Goes Rainbow, Robert Venturi's Birthday, and Brits Take Over a NYC Museum

Welcome to Curbed's new weekly round-up of architecture and design on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and (god forbid) even LinkedIn. Collected from retweets, intra-office chats, and, well, anything that sent us into a 140-character tizzy, this is what Curbed editors actually...

Photo Ban Lifted On White House Tours

I don’t know about you but when I hear that photos aren’t allowed when visiting museums or other attractions it almost makes me not want to visit. For me, getting photos of sites is a fun part of the experience and of course I love to have them to remember what I saw and did. […] The post Photo Ban Lifted On White House Tours appeared first on Michael W Travels....

Corvette Museum Motorsport Park issued Notice of Violation, told to halt activities

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

The NCM Motorsport Park layout, showing the track, parking lot and nearby houses. Image courtesy National Corvette Museum. On Monday, June 29, the National Corvette Museum Motorsport Park was presented with a Notice of Violation by the...Show More Summary

My trip to the Orange Museum

I paid a visit to the new Museum of Orange Heritage in Belfast’s Schomberg House on Thursday. I was given a guided tour by David Scott, a very articulate and clearly passionate advocate of the Order. The tour featured in a BBC Good Morning Ulster story on Friday (1hr 16 mins in.) The tour took more...

Indianapolis Museum of Art gives mid-century Modernist masterpiece 21st-century treatment

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Indianapolis Museum of Art has unveiled a new online archival collection for Miller House and Garden, one of the nation?s most highly regarded mid-century Modernist residences. Located in Columbus, Ind. and open for scheduled tours, the site is one of two National Historic Landmarks owned by the IMA. Show More Summary

Clarence Thomas’s Disgraceful Definition of Human Dignity

During a break on my reporting trip to Ferguson, Missouri this spring, I visited the museum inside the Old Courthouse, a magnificent, green-domed federal-style building that sits in the shadow of the St. Louis Arch. It houses artifacts and displays relating to the RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Hundreds of Vintage Sea Flags Hidden away in a Museum

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

This flag had nothing to do with Nazi Germany or any other Nazi organization. The swastika long predates the Nazi use of that symbol and remains in use in India. In this case, the swastika is part of the house flag of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company operating out of Bombay, India. Show More Summary

Roundup: Gay pride flag recognized, L.A. historic house in danger of destruction

Today, we talk about flags, both Confederate and gay pride. The Getty Museum and the Broad acquire some valuable artworks (including a rare Renaissance bust). And stories on the increasingly blurred boundary between the worlds of museums and commercial galleries. Plus: a rare L.A. house may be...

Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame 2015

This past Saturday, June 20, The Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame honored its 2015 class of inductees at the Stone Center for the Performing Arts in North Wtilkesboro, NC. They are housed in the Wilkes County Heritage Museum, an historic building there in town. […]

Charles Correa Fused Modernism And India’s History To Create A New Architecture

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“He created striking museums and university buildings in India and abroad — including one at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his alma mater — as well as housing for a country with an ever-growing population.”

With Untitled, Danny Meyer Brings Simple Seasonal Cooking to the New Whitney

Untitled Given the abundance of grand, sun-splashed spaces at Renzo Piano’s new downtown Whitney museum, my first slightly churlish thought, upon settling into my Saarinen chair at the new house restaurant, Untitled, which opened on the building’s ground floor not long ago, was that I would have liked a slightly better view. Show More Summary

Racist manifesto linked to Charleston shooting suspect

Dylann Roof, the suspect in Wednesday's church massacre in Charleston, appears to have written a racist manifesto, posing in photographs with a handgun and standing in front of a Confederate military museum and plantation slave houses. Show More Summary

Obama Believes South Carolina Capitol's Confederate Flag Belongs In A Museum

The White House said Friday that President Barack Obama thinks the Confederate flag that currently flies outside the South Carolina statehouse belongs in a museum, according to Reuters. Debate over the flag was reignited after nine people...Show More Summary

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