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Talbott Motorcycle Museum opens in Carmel Valley

It’s official. Robb Talbott’s motorcycle museum is open. The former wine and necktie magnate’s personal bike collection, housed inside a 5,000-square-foot space in Carmel Valley, received the last of its needed permits and is open to the public. The barn-like former realty office, set at the eastern...

The Road to Concord Goes Through Washington, D.C.

Next week I’m traveling to Washington, D.C., for a couple of talks about The Road to Concord.On Wednesday, 31 August, at 6:00 P.M. I’ll speak at Anderson House, the museum and library of the Society of the Cincinnati in Dupont Circle.The...Show More Summary

Prince fans will get a Graceland of their own

The Elvis Presley faithful turn to Graceland as their point of pilgrimage. Presley’s former estate in Memphis, Tenn., offers public tours and houses a museum dedicated to the King’s life and legacy. Now, Prince fans will have a mecca of their own. Paisley Park, the massive complex in Chanhassen, Minn. where the iconic musician lived and worked, […]

Two-story house symbolizing freedom for former slaves to be displayed in new museum

The house found in a historic Maryland African American community showcases the new life ex-slaves were creating for themselves. 

This mansion is perfect if you like being emotionless in the desert

This is one cold, cold house "Give me ceilings that look like floors, and floors that look like ceilings," the original owner of this house probably told his architect. "I want to live in the lobby of a modern art museum." The architect...Show More Summary

Roundup: SFMOMA's big donor agreement, housing and density in NorCal and SoCal, Peter Doig's strange trial

Teasing apart an agreement between a San Francisco museum and a major donor. Why the naked Trump statue is a pile of clichés. And the surreal case of a painter getting sued over a painting he states (quite firmly) he didn’t paint. Plus: The issue of housing heats up in Palo Alto and Sunnyvale,...

Early Addition: Kyle MacLachlan Explains 'Dune' With Emojis

Gassy video games, Mark Wahlberg cool with mistaken identity, the return of the Troll Museum, an albino echidna birthday party, NJ housing scammer and more midday links. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat, and like us on Facebook. You can also get the top stories mailed to you—sign up here. [ more › ]

ArtRx NYC

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

This week, visit a resurrection of the beloved Troll Museum, see contemporary dance on the beach, or learn about the tradition of double dutch. And don't forget to join us tomorrow night at Housing Works for our second time bringing Hyperallergic off the screen and onto the stage.

The Roberto Clemente Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Engine House 25, a retired fire station near downtown Pittsburgh, guards a collection of memorabilia, awards and photographs of one of the great heroes of the Steel City: baseball great Roberto Clemente. Clemente was born in Puerto Rico during the depth of the Depression, working alongside his father in the sugarcane fields. Show More Summary

Cooper Hewitt to presents United States at London Design Biennale

last weekArts : Artdaily

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum today announced that it will represent the United States at the inaugural London Design Biennale at Somerset House this September. The London Design Biennale will mark the first time that Cooper...Show More Summary

Vast archive of illustrator Carlos Diniz is now housed at UCSB's Art, Design & Architecture Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Boston?s Fanuiel Hall. Union Station in Washington D.C. The World Trade Center. These landmark, iconic developments have something in common: Long before they were constructed, they came to life through art by famed architectural illustrator Carlos Diniz. Show More Summary

Petite hilltop house with a great deck in Montecito Heights asks $499K

Views of the Southwest Museum and Mt. Washington Courtesy of Stephen Sabatella All 750 square feet of this compact home on a cul de sac in Montecito Heights are packed with high-quality details. The remodeled house has floors of Brazilian...Show More Summary

Chinese fashion house is all skin and bone

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

MAD Architects is known for its striking building designs that feature impressive curves and futuristic styling, with notable examples including the masterful Harbin Opera House and the as-yet unbuilt Lucas Museum. Its latest project,...Show More Summary

Museum of Broken Relationships - Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California

Two Croatian artists, Olinka Vistina and Drazen Grubisic, broke up. But rather than tossing the material effects of their lost love, they decided to open a museum dedicated to housing the runoff of broken relationships. The locationShow More Summary

The Thompson Ice House Harvesting Museum in South Bristol, Maine

In the small town of South Bristol (pop. 892), the Thompson Ice House Harvesting Museum is preserving the old way ice made the journey from Maine ponds and lakes to kitchens, restaurants, and warehouses all over the world. Today, the...Show More Summary

Tuesday assorted links

1. Museum economics. 2. The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World.  I recommended many sources to the book’s author, Abigail Tucker. 3. “Chinese tourist who lost wallet in Germany ends up in refugee...Show More Summary

Five Essential Stories From Last Week’s ArtsJournal Haul, Context Edition

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

This Week: The ways in which we experience art are about to change in big ways… Auction houses are becoming shadow banks for the super-wealthy with money to stash… The Met Museum’s super-successful year (at least at the admissions booth)… Predictably, Harry Potter slays sales records… Do we have a problem with the ways we […]

In effort to build community, Va. museum offers $1 admission for August

When news broke in July of two officer-involved shootings on the same day a police officer was killed, officials and staff at the Newport News, Va., Mariners’ Museum, which houses the USS Monitor, discussed what they could do in response to “such horrible national news.” In an email, museum interim president and Chief Executive Officer […]

Vasily Klyukin pavilion looks like a bouquet of blooming roses

The conceptual design has no fixed program. According to the artist, it could house a flower shop, spa, modern art house, or jewelry museum. The entire project is based on the organic quality of plants, and would have a ventilation system...Show More Summary

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