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Three exhibitions devoted to war, threat, and destruction open at museums in Dresden

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden are presenting, at three separate venues, three exhibitions devoted to war, threat, and destruction in the medium of photography. Photographs of military force, destruction, and devastation shape our cultural memory. Show More Summary

V&A commissions Havana-based artist collective Los Carpinteros for Europe 1600-1815 galleries installation

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

The V&A has commissioned the artist collective Los Carpinteros to create a contemporary installation for the Museum?s new Europe 1600-1815 galleries, opening to the public in December 2015. Established in 1992, Los Carpinteros have received international acclaim for their sculptural pieces. Show More Summary

Artifacts from the Canadian Museum of History showcase Champlain's journey through Ontario

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

The Canadian Museum of History is taking part in celebrations surrounding the 400th anniversary of Samuel de Champlain?s journey through the lands of the Huron-Wendat, by lending valuable objects from its collections to two Ontario institutions. Show More Summary

Virginia Beahan's photographs of the Salton Sea on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

Virginia Beahan?s haunting photographs of the Salton Sea and its surrounds reveal the region?s layered history and precarious present. In Elegy for an Ancient Sea, Beahan presents images from her explorations of the California desert, as she brings a nuanced eye to the landscape?s fraught past. Show More Summary

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Plaza Project: Alexandre da Cunha

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

This summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago is presenting the work of Brazilian artist Alexandre da Cunha as the fifth MCA Plaza Project. Da Cunha is known for finding creative ways to repurpose found objects?straw hats, plastic...Show More Summary

2016 exhibition at the Denver Art Museum illustrates the artistic evolution of the samurai

1 hour agoArts : Artdaily

The Denver Art Museum will present Samurai: Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection March 6, 2016 through June 5, 2016. The Samurai Collection of Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller is one of the finest and most comprehensive...Show More Summary

Ancient Cat Paw Prints Found on Roman Roof Tile

It's now a safe bet that people have been swearing at cats for 2,000 years. Officials at the Gloucester City Museum in England have found an ancient roof tile with the telltale paw prints of a feline being somewhere it wasn't supposed to be, reports the Telegraph. They can...

centuriespast: Seated River GoddessBaron de Thiers, French,...

10 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

centuriespast: Seated River Goddess Baron de Thiers, French, active mid- 18th century. After Edme Bouchardon, French, 1698 - 1762. Geography: Made in France, Europe Date: c. 1760 Medium: Etching Philadelphia Museum of Art

books0977: Banquet Scene with a Lute Player (c.1625). Nicolas...

10 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

books0977: Banquet Scene with a Lute Player (c.1625). Nicolas Tournier (French, 1590–before February 1639). Oil on canvas. Saint Louis Art Museum.  Bright light and contrasting shadow have been used to especially good effect in this banquet scene. The scene is set in an inn or a brothel and the single female may be a courtesan. Show More Summary

Full-Spectrum Mandala

[Image: Via the Pacific Cold War Patrol Museum ]. Somewhat randomly—though I suppose I have a thing for antennas—I came across a blog post looking at the layout of Circularly Disposed Antenna Arrays. A Circularly Disposed Antenna Array,...Show More Summary

BOOKS: Stroking Desires

Stroke: From Under the Mattress to Out in the Open assembles artwork from the iconic Leslie-Lohman Museum exhibit into a luxe book that you can spend all the time you want with — alone. stroke_mainx400.jpg

Green Fairy in the Big Easy

13 hours agoNews : Reason

The Southern Food and Beverage Museum's  serves up a profusion of artifacts associated with the herbal liqueur favored by debauched artists and denizens of the night. A mismatched assortment of glass cases overflows with the silvered...Show More Summary

PAS says goodbye to Roger Bland

Roger Bland putting coins in rows for counting Michael Lewis wrote the first text on the subject of PAS meltdown on the PAS website: 'Thank You and Good Luck Roger' Upon the retirement of Roger Bland from the British Museum, all in PAS would like to express a massive debt of gratitude to him for all he has done for British archaeology. Show More Summary

Coates will be there to advise Ted Cruz

Art historian Victoria Coates has published a number of essays and books on antiquity and used to work in Cleveland Museum of Art (2010-13: Consulting Curator on the exhibition "The Last Days of Pompeii: Decadence, Apocalypse, and Resurrection"). Show More Summary

Get Free Admission to Museums in 32 States This Weekend

It’s that time of month! Miles to Memories reminded me about Bank of America’s Museums on Us Program which offers one free admission to museums for credit and debit card holders at more than 150 museums in 32 states one weekend each month. You can also get free admission if you have a Merrill Lynch […]

Magic in Japan: Day in Hiroshima

A watch in the museum has the hands frozen in time at 8:15 and outside the Peace Clock Tower chimes gently each day at the exact moment the world changed. The post Magic in Japan: Day in Hiroshima appeared first on Magic of Miles.

PT Barnum Makes Trump Look Like a Clown

Donald Trump has compared himself to the legendary American showman, but he has more in common with items found in Barnum’s museum than his incredible political legacy.

Zeitgeist on Show in Recent Work by Damien Deroubaix and Andrei Rabodzeenko

Damien Deroubaix: L’esprit de notre temps Le Musée de l’Abbaye Sainte-Croix, Les Sables d’Olonne, France Until September 27 Andrei Rabodzeenko: Technotropic Romance Loyola University Museum of Art, Chicago Until August 2 The lawyer defending Allan Ginsberg and The Howl against charges of obscenity claimed that the poet was inspired by the Book of Job. Sci-fi […]

The Strange Tale of the Snail that 'Rose from the Dead'

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

This snail spent more than a night at the museum before someone realized it was still alive.

Rare items of Aboriginal cricketing history found at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Historic Aboriginal artefacts relating to the 1868 Aboriginal cricket tour of England have been uncovered at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM), in Exeter. The discovery was made by Dr Gaye Sculthorpe, curator andShow More Summary

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