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Paul Krugman: Suffer Little Children

It's the decent thing to do: Suffer Little Children, by Paul Krugman, Commentary, NY Times: The Tenement Museum, on the Lower East Side, is one of my favorite places in New York City. It’s a Civil War-vintage building that housed...

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is a new museum, scheduled to open in Chicago in 2018, that will house a collection of art owned by film director George Lucas. The collection and the museum are dedicated to art that, like film, is narrative in some way, telling stories whether overtly or by suggestion. This […]

Victorian Obsession

If anyone is still dithering over lashing out £10 (£6 for silver surfers) on A Victorian Obsession: The Pérez Simón Collection at Leighton House Museum, let me persuade you. This is Coxsoft's Exhibition of the Year. I've twice previewed it: CLICK, CLICK. Show More Summary

'A Victorian Obsession: The Pérez Simón Collection' opens at Leighton House Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

From 14 November 2014, Leighton House Museum will be home to rarely seen masterpieces of Victorian art belonging to the Mexican collector Juan Antonio Pérez Simón. A Victorian Obsession: The Pérez Simón Collection at Leighton House Museum...Show More Summary

You'll Laugh, You'll Cry: Upcoming at NEMA

I'm excited to be a part of two sessions at the next week's New England Museum Association conference in Cambridge, MA. Kudos to NEMA for attracting their biggest audience ever--evidently a very full house will be on hand with more than 1000 participants.Rainey Tisdale and I will be talking Objects and Emotions on Thursday. Show More Summary

New to Market: Thornton Ladd's Bizarro Bridge House in Pas Asking $2MM

This multi-faceted 1979 house was designed byThornton Ladd, the architect who, along with John Kelsey, was behind such local landmarks the Norton Simon Museum and Pasadena's Annandale Country Club. Called the Bridge House, the property features a dramatic two-story...

International Cryptozoology Museum, A Fascinating Collection of Mysterious Creatures in Portland, Maine

last weekOdd : Laughing Squid

The International Cryptozoology Museum in downtown Portland, Maine, houses a fascinating collection of mysterious creatures of legend and lore. Founded in 2003 by respected author and researcher Loren Coleman, the museum seeks to educate the public about cryptozoology or “the study of hidden or unknown animals.” Cryptozoology is the study of hidden or unknown animals. […]

Over Easy: Music, Music, Music

One of the places I got to visit when I was living in Florida was The Lightner Museum housed in the front two thirds of the historic Hotel Alcazar building in downtown St. Augustine Florida. Built by Henry Flagler as was The Ponce de Leon Hotel which now houses Flagler College. The museum contains many, [...]

London’s House of Dodo Bones & Celeb Poo

From shrunken heads and Russell Crowe’s pee to an eight-legged lamb and darkness from Moses, Viktor Wynd’s new museum houses his vast—and deeply strange—collection of curiosities.

Cavernous Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw Wins the First Finlandia Prize for Architecture

The building is located on site of the former WWII Warsaw Ghetto, close to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising memorial. It houses different programs, including research, education, exhibitions and other cultural content related to Jewish heritage. Related: Curved

Auctions, Museums and Fossils

On November 26 an auction house operating from a small village named Billingshurst in southern England will try to sell the entire fossilized skeleton of a Mammoth. Last year the same auction house -- an enterprise called Summers Place...Show More Summary

Seattle's Museum Of Flight Gets A Dreamliner

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Boeing has donated the third 787 Dreamliner ever built to the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington. The plane known as ZA003 will be the only 787 at a museum in the world. It is painted in Boeing's Dreamliner house livery, and museum visitors will get to see the plane, inside and out. Read more...

George Lucas’s Museum of Narrative Art Looks Ridiculous

Propose a large, white, disclike building and someone will always call it a “spaceship.” Apple’s planned headquarters, the renovated Soldier Field, the Beijing Opera House, and almost anything by Zaha Hadid or Santiago Calatrava have all reminded scoffers of a nonexistent typology, the galactic passenger vessel. In the case of... More »

Witchmarks to protect James I after Gunpowder Plot found at Knole House

Building archaeologists from the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA) surveying Knole House, the stately Kent seat of the Sackville family, have discovered protective witchmarks carved on the beams of a room built to house King James I. The marks, checkerboard lines known as demon traps because the evil ones would follow the lines and get [...]

DevelopmentWatch: Hollywood's Huge Academy Square Will Have a Supermarket

There's still no museum headed for the full city block just south of Sunset and Vine that was once supposed to house the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's movie museum, but there will be a big supermarket...

An Artist Has Created A Bunch Of Robots For Ghosts To Play With

If your house is haunted, chances are you didn't welcome those ghosts into your home. The same cannot be said for a special kind of robot art exhibit now on display at the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY. Artist Fernando Orellana...Show More Summary

Electric Ladyland - The Museum of Fluorescent Art in Amsterdam, Holland

Not far from Amsterdam's famous Anne Frank House is a small museum devoted to far more psychedelic matters. Owned and operated by pony-tailed artist Nick Padalino, Electric Ladyland can be found underneath the similarly-named street-level art gallery, Electric Lady. Show More Summary

A Whole Lot of Sustainable Spruce Clads This Striking Museum Addition in Finland

The narrow long building is located on a piece of land parallel to the axis between the existing house, the garden and the adjacent lake. The positioning of the new building frames a new plaza, while its curving roofline provides pleasant views from the manor.

Death Becomes Her: The Dark Arts of Crepe and Mourning

Before I left the house to go to the new Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibit Death Becomes Her: A Century of Mourning Attire, which explores The Costume Institute's extensive collection of grieving garments from the 19th and early 20th Centuries, I thought about asking my father what I should wear. Show More Summary

The House of Poiret Is Bracing for Its Comeback

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Designer names one thought consigned to the mothballs and museum basements have been getting a lot of play of late. Most recently, Harvey Weinstein announced that he intends to revive the house of Charles James, and Space Age holdover Courréges is making a play for world domination. Today, Women's Wear... More »

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