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Despite All The Criticism, Royal Shakespeare Company, British Museum, And Royal Opera House Renew BP Sponsorship Deals

12 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The ROH and RSC, with the British Museum and National Portrait Gallery, have renewed their partnerships with the oil and gas giant for a further five years as part of a £7.5 million deal. The move has drawn fervent criticism from campaigners, who earlier this year set their sights on major cultural institutions that continue […]

Behind-the-Scenes Of A New Exhibition Celebrating The Life Of Frankie Knuckles

Chicago Artist Theaster Gates Gives Us A Tour Of His Thought-provoking Canadian Show "How To Build A House Museum."

Contemporary Japanese Artist Reimagines Connecticut’s Iconic Glass House Museum

The Glass House is an iconic museum and a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Connecticut. Yayoi Kusama’s Narcissus Garden landscape installation will be exhibited at the iconic Connecticut museum… Rebekah Bell

Marine Antiquities Scheme (MAS)

Packed house for the launch of new Scheme The British Museum launched today the new Marine Antiquities Scheme (MAS) to encourage divers and others to report their finds. This was accompanied by a presentation by the new BM Director. Until now the reporting of loose finds was done under the PAS.

Art Gallery of Ontario exhibition by Theaster Gates reimagines the house museum as a visionary site for Black freedom

last weekArts : Artdaily

Contemporary American artist Theaster Gates makes his Canadian debut this summer with an ambitious solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario. In a series of large-scale installations, Gates creates symbolic spaces in the tradition of the house museum, each dedicated to the potential of Black creativity and freedom ? past, present and future. Show More Summary

Ansel Adams exhibition helps Reynolda House Museum of American Art set new annual attendance record

last weekArts : Artdaily

Reynolda House Museum of American Art shattered its previous attendance records this year, thanks in large part to its exclusive exhibition of Ansel Adams photography that closed July 17. Annual attendance at Reynolda House from July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 was 35% higher than its average annual attendance over the past 11 years. Show More Summary

The RAF Museum is over run with Pokémon Go characters and facilities

last weekArts : Artdaily

The RAF Museum is known for its legendary aircraft collection but alongside these iconic exhibits it now houses 6 Pokéstops, a Gym and numerous characters from the game that has taken over the world! Say?s Kevin Carter, Head of Digital...Show More Summary

The Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi at the Rubin Museum of Art

Anat Fort Trio with Gianluigi Trovesi Rubin Museum Of Art New York, NY July 8, 2016 Pianist/composer m: Anat Fort's trio last played at the Rubin Museum of Art in November, 2008, and it seemed like the packed house had collectively been waiting for its return. Applause, and even cheers wa... [ read more ]

Museum of Pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

It was 1573 when the first pharmacy in Cluj-Napoca was opened in this house, and it has been an almost uninterrupted apothecary's haven for close to 450 years now (with a regrettable stint as a communist pastry shop). For the last sixty...Show More Summary

Maxwell Blade’s Odditorium and Curiosities Museum in Hot Springs, Arkansas

This “Odditorium” features a collection of over 300 rare and strange objects from all over the world, and is housed in a building that was once one of the only drive-through mortuaries in the American South. Maxwell Blade’s Odditorium...Show More Summary

Dymaxion House at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan

Innovator and thinker Buckminster Fuller had a vision for a future where housing would be affordable, sturdy, and self-sufficient. His prototype for this future was the Dymaxion House, part of his "dymaxion" line of inventions. Inspired...Show More Summary

How Is Art Looted By The British Empire Different From Art Looted By Nazis?

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Museums, auction houses and collectors feel free to ignore non-European groups who ask for the repatriation of their artworks. Indeed, some commentators even attack such requests.”

Karl Marx House in Trier, Germany

Here is where it all began for Karl Marx: his family house in Trier, Germany, which is now a fantastically interesting museum dedicated to the communist revolutionary's life and writings. The house museum touches on Marx's humble origins...Show More Summary

What Ever Happened to the Couch Potato?

Earlier this year, I took my American study-abroad students on a tour of Dr. Johnson’s House, in London. The museum is a wonderful eighteenth-century oddity in an otherwise mock-Georgian square, a place devoted to the joys of language. Show More Summary

Looking and Listening to Gainsborough House

Gainsborough House in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, is the late-medieval brick house where the painter Thomas Gainsborough was born in 1727. It’s now a museum dedicated to the painter and his work. The house recently announced that its collection of artwork, manuscripts, painting tools, and other artifacts is viewable online. Show More Summary

Let’s celebrate the loss of the Lucas Museum

The more I read about the departure of George Lucas's neofuturist storage unit, that unsightly blob of a building meant to house his movie posters and Yoda holograms, the sorrier I felt for the guy. He's 72 and he just wants a museu...

These Are All The Cars Too Weird For America's Weirdest Car Museum

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Lane Motor Museum in Nashville houses the greatest collection of oddball cars in the country, but even they have to appeal to the masses with their regular exhibits. Read more...

Mapping the Historic Core's Development Boom

Creative offices, residential towers, and a new museum The Historic Core's lovely old buildings have long been used as filming locations and affordable housing for low-income tenants, but over the last few years, developer interest in the neighborhood has ramped up. Show More Summary

A Peek Inside Toshiba's 1950's-Era Todai Automatic Computer

The Toshiba Science Museum in Tokyo doesn’t just house a bunch of fun activities to bring out your inner science nerd, it also features some of the oldest computers in the world — like the Todai Automatic Computer (TAC). Developed by...Show More Summary

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