In 2014, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced the acquisition of a rare Frank Lloyd Wright house originally built in 1954 along the Millstone River in New Jersey. Since then, the house has been disassembled, transported 1,200 miles across the country, and meticulously reconstructed on the grounds of the museum. Show More Summary
The museum proposed by hedge fund tycoon Steven Berkowitz – which would house sculptor Richard Serra’s enormous Passage of Time and James Turrell’s light installation Aten Reign – was stalled by local government. Then The Miami Herald wrote, “It’s baffling when an opportunity arises for taxpayers to benefit from the generosity of a wealthy investor […]
A Museum of the City of New York exhibition examines the issue’s long history.
“11. Scandinavia House 10. Madame Tussauds 9. The Studio Museum in Harlem”
For nearly a century the carcass of a small, reddish-brown monkey from South America gathered dust in a windowless backroom of the American Natural History Museum in New York City. Like a morgue corpse in a drawer with the wrong toe tag, it was a victim of mistaken identity. Show More Summary
There are many landmarks in movies and entertainment that are visited by people every single day. A lot of them are iconic and end up becoming museums and other such visitor-type places. The house that was in The Goonies has long been one in Astoria, Oregon, that has drawn the random photographer or gawker. Show More Summary
Rhyolite Ghost Town, Beatty, Nevada Pin it If you’re up for getting down with offbeat destinations on your late summer road trips (abandoned asylums! A ventriloquism museum! Ghost towns! A house made of newspaper! The world’s largest six pack!…of beer), check out Atlas Obscura, a gem of a resource for discovering the curious and the wondrous. READ MORE »
If you're looking for a different art display, London Transport Museum's Depot at Acton houses over 7,000 works of art commissioned by London Transport during the last century. The Museum Depot at Acton isn't normally open to the public, but guided tours are arranged. Tickets for poster guided tours must be pre-booked and cost £10 for adults and £8.50 for silver surfers (CLICK).
So when I draggled out of bed Sunday just past noon, the question was where to go: to what Alex Ross described in a comment as the "daft Stuck House museum" or the Alte Pinakothek, Munich's Old Master gallery.The Alte Pinakothek won, largely because it is closer to my apartment in Schwabing and I did not know how long I would last walking around. Show More Summary
“Henry Varnum Poor, who died in 1970, was once among the country’s best-known painters and potters, and his work is owned by museums across the country, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Cooper Hewitt and the Art Institute of Chicago. He built the main part of Crow House in 1920 and 1921, using chestnut […]
The San Diego Museum of Art presents Gregory Crewdson: Dream House, on view from August 15, 2015 through November 10, 2015. The American photographer Gregory Crewdson is best known for his uncanny images of deceptively serene suburban life. Show More Summary
Take a special close-up look at the Museum?s iconic poster collection and some of the artworks behind the posters at London Transport Museum?s Depot in Acton, West London in August and November, 2015. The Museum Depot houses one of the world?s finest and most comprehensive collections of transport posters and artworks. Show More Summary
George Eastman House has announced the appointment of Heather Shannon as Assistant Curator in the Department of Photography. Shannon brings more than a decade of academic and museum experience to her new role at Eastman House, where she will be focusing on 19th century photography. Show More Summary
This month in Tokyo, a voice actor museum opened. It claims to be the first of its kind. It houses anime scripts and various memorabilia. But the most interesting part of the museum is a Shinto shrine dedicated to voice actors. Read more...
Housed in one of the long-abandoned brick buildings of the former United States Lighthouse Service Depot on Staten Island, the National Lighthouse Museum is now officially open.
Architecture firm Gould Evans is designing a museum for the University of Kansas called the DeBruce Center for the Original Rules of Basketball. The intent of the museum is to "house the original typed rules of basketball authored b...
When you are a famous artist, you get to decorate your house in all the finery you want, and when we're lucky, these idiosyncratic personal spaces are preserved and turned into museums for future generations to enjoy. Such is the case...Show More Summary
Photos by Drew Reynolds for New Inc. Part-adult jungle gym, part-intuitive science experiment, NEW INC's DELQA sound installation depends on your mood and movement to bring it to life. Housed in a room adjacent to the New Museum, DELQA is a sound installation threaded to a tentlke apparatus with mesh walls. Show More Summary
M4A2(76)HVSS Sherman tank from the Littlefield Collection. Photo courtesy Auctions America. Are museums intrinsically educational? That question may not be as straightforward as it appears, judging from the difficulties the CollingsShow More Summary
One of my favorite things about Summer is that I'm able to take the kids on day trips. Once a year we'll do a big amusement park, but, for me, I love taking them to museums. Just 3 and a half hours from our house, Detroit, and some of it's subdivisions, has some really great attractions for families. Show More Summary