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This Boxy, Minimalist Home Was Built for a Japanese Art-Lover

A collector's ideal space offers night (and day) at the museum Have you ever wanted to live in an art gallery? The House for Contemporary Art designed by Japanese architects Ryumei Fujiki + Yukiko Sato was designed to fulfill that wish. The...Show More Summary

Arcosanti: Museum Anniversary Open House

In 1970 an unusual experimental town was constructed and named “Arcosanti”. Arcosanti is located about 70 miles north of Phoenix and was built using a concept called, arcology. This principal combined architecture and ecology and developed...Show More Summary

In Havana, following a USC museum director in search of great Cuban art

3 days agoArts : Culture Monster

The Caribbean waves lap up against a decaying concrete wall outside artist Cirenaica Moreira's home studio in the fishing village of Cojimar. The house is perched on a sun-bathed inlet that flows into a nearby harbor. Ernest Hemingway once docked his boat within eyeshot of the artist's now-crumbling...

Freeman's and Lyon & Turnbull to hold inaugural auction in Hong Kong May 31

3 days agoArts : Artdaily

Lyon & Turnbull, Scotland?s Oldest Auction House, will partner with Freeman?s, America?s Oldest Auction House, for their inaugural auction in Hong Kong at the Liang Yi private museum on May 31. Following their 2015 sponsorship of Asia...Show More Summary

Inside the Tate Modern's New Extension by Herzog & de Meuron

Very cool London's Tate Modern museum has a shiny, brand-new extension, designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning duo behind the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron, and it is a looker. Though the building—dubbed the "Switch House" in a nod to...Show More Summary

Native Americans protest French auction of artifacts

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Native American leaders are reportedly protesting a plan by a Paris auction house to sell off part of their tribal history, reports the Associated Press. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian held an emergency meeting with tribal officials, the State Department and Bureau...

5 of the Best Best Weed-Centric Coffee Shops in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a city known for a variety of attractions like the Van Gogh Museum and the Anne Frank House which helps the municipality pull in an estimated 14 million visitors each year. Although the aesthetic beauty of Vondelpark and the Royal Palace has something to do with the tourism spike, the city’s reputation for […]

MAK Center director leaving for Cal State Long Beach art museum

Since her second year of architecture school at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the 1980s, Kimberli Meyer was inexplicably drawn to images of the '20s-era Schindler House in West Hollywood. So it’s no surprise she ended up as director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler...

The American Toby Jug Museum in Evanston, Illinois

The American Toby Jug Museum, not far from downtown Chicago, houses the eccentric collection of Stephen M. Mullins, who bought his first jug as a kid at Canadian summer camp. It’s taken him over seven decades, but he’s since amassedShow More Summary

Luxury listing: newly finished home in the Museum District

This house in the Museum District was just finished by On Point Custom Homes and features an open-floor layout. Also in the home is a chef's kitchen with marble counter tops and master suite with hardwood floors...

Travel to Dallas, Texas – Episode 508 Transcript

transcript of Travel to Dallas, Texas – Episode 508 Chris: Amateur Traveler episode 508. Today we will be talking about art museums in an opera house, blues and jazz music, fried cappuccino, […] The post Travel to Dallas, Texas – Episode...Show More Summary

Joel Lane House Museum in Raleigh, North Carolina

Tucked away in a residential neighborhood in downtown Raleigh, the Joel Lane House, built in the late 1760's or early 1770's, is the oldest house in Raleigh however very little is known about the man who built it. Joel Lane is knownShow More Summary

'Eichler-Esque' Oakland Hills Home Asks $895,000

Not the real deal, but a noble imitation Done wrong, modernist homes can look lifeless and austere, like museum pieces or, far worse, giant fish tanks. But this four bed, two bath 1957 house at 3118 Robinson Drive in the Oakland Hills...Show More Summary

Nineteenth-Century Maritime Art

Being a big fan of both scrimshaw and of the New Bedford Whaling Museum (even though I was visiting that museum when the Great House Robbery of 2014 led to the theft of years of research that made up the primary sources of Empire of Timber), I thought this was extremely cool: During the 19th […]

Chicago Could Get Its Very Own Beer Museum With An On-Site Bar

Does the Lucas Museum plan to have a house bar? With guest brewers? We didn't think so. [ more › ]

LA's Nearly Forgotten Little Italy Remembered in New Museum

The Italian Hall on historic Olvera Street has been restored to house the institution At the corner of Main Street and Cesar Chavez Avenue in Downtown Los Angeles, right along the back of historic Olvera Street, there's a building on the corner that says Italian Hall across the top in big golden letters. Show More Summary

The Scene: The Phillips Collection annual gala

As the Obamas hosted an intimate state dinner for 300 out-of-towners at the White House on Friday, Washington’s local luminaries headed to the Phillips Collection for the museum’s annual hometown affair. Led by diplomatic chair Mohammed Jaham al-Kuwari, the Qatari ambassador to the United States, the event celebrated all things “arabesque.” Five hundred guests — including […]

Wings of History Air Museum Free Open House

Wings of History Air Museum free open house to the museum and displays Saturday May 14, 2016 from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Airplanes of all kinds, including antique, modern and Warbirds will be on display, along with antique farm equipment and steam engines. Take a free ride on a tethered balloon between 7:00 am […]

Can machine-made fashion dazzle like handmade couture? Yes, and the Met proves it.

NEW YORK — The garment that welcomes visitors to the new Costume Institute exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is an ecclesiastical ivory wedding gown with a 20-foot train that is housed in a dimly lit gallery under a dramatic dome that calls to mind the nave of a cathedral. The calming Brian Eno music […]

Denzel Washington Event Raises Millions For African American Museum

While many in the entertainment and media industries were saying their bittersweet goodbyes to President Barack Obama at his final annual White House Correspondent’s Dinner this past Saturday in D.C., an elite crowd was communing atShow More Summary

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