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Reynolda House announces $5 million campaign with leadership gift from Reynolds American Foundation

23 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Reynolda House Executive Director Allison Perkins Thursday night announced a $1 million commitment from the Reynolds American Foundation to the museum?s campaign, Reynolda at 100. More than 70 donors and friends of the museum gathered...Show More Summary

This Marijuana Museum is Housed in a Stunning 15th Century Spanish Palace

When celebrated Spanish moderniste architect Raspall i Mayol Manuel Joaquim renovated the Palau Mornau in 1908, he likely did not foresee its fate as a marijuana museum. Previously, the 15 th century palace had been home to the Sancliment family, and then the Mornau family, who commissioned Joaquim to do the remodel. Show More Summary

American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO

Located in the historic 18th & Vine district of Kansas City and housed in the same building that’s home the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum,, the American Jazz Museum showcases the life works of Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzergerald, Louis Armstrong and other jazz greats. The museum’s department of collections and exhibitions specializes in several […]

House Calls: In West Berkeley, a Live-In Furniture Portfolio—and Ad Hoc Blender Museum

Welcome to House Calls, a new feature in which Curbed tours lovely, offbeat, or otherwise awesome homes. Think your space should be featured next? Drop us a line. Photos via Patricia ChangWhenever Thomas Harder sees something interesting on the side...

Dumb Dumb Dzurnalists

CNN: "More than 100 of Ja?wiecki's portraits are housed in the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum, a memorial and museum at the site of the Polish camps". How many times do you have to quietly explain to some people before they understand the simplest thing?UPDATE 26th Jan 2015Y-e-s-s... Show More Summary

Tillamook Air Museum in Tillamook, Oregon

The former blimp hanger that now houses the Tillamook Air Museum is known as likely the largest wooden building in the world, and is currently home to a huge private collection of rare and restored aircraft, although the upkeep of the massive structure may mean that the museum is not long for this world. Show More Summary

Upcoming Events at the Royall House

The Royall House and Slave Quarters in Medford will host a series of book talks on the history of slavery in America over the next three months. Thursday, 5 February, 7:00 P.M.Interpreting Slavery at Museums and Historic Sites This event...Show More Summary

King Tut's Beard!

Egypt's Heritage Task Force says it will sue the antiquities minister over a botched repair to the Golden Funerary Mask of Tutankhamun (1323 BC) housed in the Museum of Egyptian Antiquities. During the removal of the mask from its case to repair lighting, King Tut's beard was accidentally knocked off. Show More Summary

How to Fake Dream-Home-Style Features in the Home You Have Now

We'd bet that everyone has a couple of design elements they fantasize about in their future dream house. Like a brick wall full of texture. Or an envious art collection that rivals a museum. A claw foot tub for sinking into every evening. If your current home doesn't have one of these dreamy design elements, here's how to go about faking the feel. READ MORE »

Thursday news and notes: 1.22.15

City National Bank sold, Southwest Museum, more Villaraigosa and Boxer, and Thom Mayne on Bradbury's house.

House Calls: In West Berkeley, a Live-In Furniture Portfolio—and Ad Hoc Blender Museum

Welcome to House Calls, a new feature in which Curbed tours lovely, offbeat, or otherwise awesome homes in the Bay Area. Think your space should be featured next? Here's how to submit. Photos via Patricia Chang Whenever Thomas Harder sees...

George Lucas Might Move His Vanity Museum From Chicago To LA 

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

George Lucas has been trying to open a museum to house his personal collection of art and movie memorabilia for awhile now; last June, Chicago beat out San Francisco for hosting duties. Now, it seems a third city may in the running: Los Angeles. Read more...

One man's love of vintage Honda motorcycles spawns new museum

Englishman David Silver is building a Honda motorcycle museum in Suffolk, England that will house a collection from the fifties to the nineties - everything from the first Cub F engine from 1952 to the Honda CBR900 RR Fireblade in 1992. Show More Summary

Daily 2 Cents: Zaffis' Haunted Collection Moving -- In Search of an Apparent Past Life -- Stealthy Beings

Zaffis' Haunted Collection Moving to Massachusetts ADAMS, Mass. — Paranormal researcher John Zaffis received approval from the Zoning Board of Appeals to use McBride Funeral home as a museum to house his haunted artifacts.The Connecticut native has been collecting so-called "haunted artifacts" for 40 years. Show More Summary

Preserving historic buildings is his construct

Carl Jay has led the transformation of some of the regions? most notable spaces, including the African Meeting House, Longyear Museum, Trinity Church, MIT Dome, Mary Baker Eddy House, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and King?s Chap...

New Art Fund initiative launched to get the public walking for local museums

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Today the Art Fund launched Art Miles, a new fundraising initiative to get members of the public walking to raise money for their local museum. On Sunday 22 March 2015, three museums (Chiswick House and Gardens, Dulwich Picture Gallery,...Show More Summary

Tour A Museum Full Of The World's Stolen Art

Just like some faceless supervillain, you can enjoy a stolen van Gogh without ever leaving your house! The Concert by Johannes Vermeer. Poppy Flowers by Vincent van Gogh. Rembrandt's The Storm on the Sea of Galilee. These are some of the world's most famous and expensive paintings ever stolen. Show More Summary

New to Market: Bullock's Founder's 1906 Windsor Square Tudor Asking $4.9MM

The listing for this high-brow house isn't kidding when it calls the place "stately." Designed in 1906 by Sumner Hunt and Wesley Eager (architects of the Southwest Museum and the Wilshire Ebell),...

Roundup: Koons in France, a museum in El Segundo, an art hall in Pomona

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

An investigation into the ways in which the wealthy use art foundations to house their collections tax-free... the less-than-transparent art acquisition process at the National Gallery of Art... a summary of how the Jeff Koons retrospective is doing in France... and lots of follow-up on...

The Mauritshuis at a movie theater near you

When the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, Netherlands, closed for two years so the 17th century palace that houses the exceptional collection of Dutch Golden Age masterpieces could be restored and expanded, a selection of the museum’s most famous pieces went on tour. The Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis exhibition [...]

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