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The year the art came down

The protesters arrived two by two, wearing black suits and face masks that bore the face of the museum’s curator of 20th century art. It was the summer of 1981 and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art was celebrating a trio of exhibitions marking the city’s bicentennial with a Champagne reception...

This Country's Homes Master Effortlessly Cool, Casual Vibes

Nothing is really worse than a too stiff and stuffy home. When a home feels more like a museum and less like a place you doing your living in, it's hard for you — or your guests — to relax. But these homes below are the very opposite of stiff; they're beautiful spaces that are also casual and comfy, with an energy that feels vibrant and motivating. READ MORE »

Riding a Time Capsule to Apartment 8G

4 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

A few dozen of New York’s passenger elevators are still manually operated, forming a hidden museum of obsolete technology and anachronistic employment.

Iran opens first museum dedicated to female artist

Museum to display works by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who gained international acclaim during years of exile Iran has opened its first museum dedicated to a solo female artist – Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who has received widespread international attention during decades of exile. Show More Summary

AR and VR could be educational — and profitable — tools for museums

15 hours agoTechnology : Venture Beat

GUEST: Museums are wonderful institutions and treasures to society with a serious and important mission to preserve our history. What major city doesn’t boast at least one incredible museum that local communities and traveling visitors alike can enjoy and learn from? Although significant as centers of culture and history, museums are a difficult business. For many […]

Vincent van Gogh's 'Watermill at Kollen' on display at Het Noordbrabants Museum

16 hours agoArts : Artdaily

As of today, the painting entitled Watermill at Kollen by Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) can be viewed at Het Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch. Exactly one month ago, the museum purchased the painting at the Impressionist & Modern Art Sale at Sotheby's in New York for almost 3 million Euros (a hammer price of 2.6 million dollars). Show More Summary

Exhibition features celebrated works from the 1500s to the 1800s from the Getty Museum's drawings collection

16 hours agoArts : Artdaily

From two-dimensional sheets of paper, artists conjure three-dimensional worlds. Even the simplest sketch can yield an arresting impression of presence in the hands of a master, and close examination of a drawing often reveals hidden layers of creativity and complexity. Show More Summary

The Brooklyn Museum presents Flooded McDonald's by SUPERFLEX

16 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Brooklyn Museum announces that Flooded McDonald's by Danish artist collective SUPERFLEX has been added to the special exhibition Infinite Blue and will remain on view through March 4, 2018 in the 1st floor Great Hall. The 21-minute...Show More Summary

Philbrook acquires Kehinde Wiley painting

16 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Philbrook Museum of Art recently acquired a new, never-before-seen work by acclaimed American artist, Kehinde Wiley. Installed today (12/13/17) in the ?Italian Room? of the Museum?s historic Villa, the large-scale Equestrian Portrait of King Philip IV (114 x 118 inches) is the first Wiley work to be acquired by an Oklahoma museum. Show More Summary

Minneapolis Institute of Arts receives two major grants for creation of Center for Empathy and Visual Arts

16 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Minneapolis Institute of Art announced today that it has received two major grants: a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in support of the museum?s Center for Empathy and the Visual Arts; and a $520,000 grant from...Show More Summary

Dalit Matatyahu appointed Israeli Art Curator of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art

16 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Tel Aviv Museum of Art announced that it has appointed Dalit Matatyahu curator of Israeli Art - effective May 2018, when Ellen Ginton, who has been Senior Israeli Art Curator since 1987, retires. Born in Jerusalem (1969), Dalit Matatyahu...Show More Summary

Dallas Museum of Art appoints new Education Director Claire Moore

16 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Claire Moore, a noted museum educator from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, has been appointed to lead the Dallas Museum of Art?s Education Department, known as the Center for Creative Connections, or the ?C3,? announced Agustín Arteaga, The Eugene McDermott Director of the DMA. Show More Summary

Amanda Blake appointed Director of Education and Library Services at the Amon Carter Museum

16 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces the appointment of Amanda Blake as Director of Education and Library Services. Blake comes to the Amon Carter from the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA), where she served for 11 years, most recently as the Interim Director of Education and Head of Family, Access and School Experiences. Show More Summary

Culture News: Artist Sondra Perry Is On Display at SAM, Hillary Clinton Stops at Elliott Bay, and a DIY Space Closes

16 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Plus: A new Executive Director for NAAM, and some big-art-money grant winners. by Amber Cortes Artist Sondra Perry's backhoe video installation. IMAGE COURTESY SEATTLE ART MUSEUM New Media Artist Sondra Perry’s Mixed Media Installation...Show More Summary

Found: A Blue-and-White Moth Last Seen 130 Years Ago

Our knowledge of Heterosphecia tawonoides, a blue-and-white clearwing moth that pretends to be a bee, was limited to one damaged museum specimen collected in Indonesia in 1887. No one has reported a live specimen since. Until now. Marta...Show More Summary

Staten Island Museum to honor the Impractical Jokers with a Homecoming exhibit

19 hours agoHumor : The Comic's Comic

Sal, Q, Joe and Murr star in truTV’s hit series, Impractical Jokers, and when they return in 2018 with their seventh season of hidden camera pranks on each other, they’ll also get to celebrate being memorialized in their native borough of New York City. The Staten Island Museum announced today, that in partnership with truTV, […]

What Is "Culture" Anymore? The Answers Are Surprising

20 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The study found that more than a third of art museum-goers did not think art museums were a cultural experience, and over half of theatergoers felt the same. Audiences were more likely to consider a street fair or exotic food and drink a cultural experience than opera or ballet. Eighty-one percent of respondents said they […]

Naked And Afraid: Art Museums Are Having Their Own Post-#MeToo Reckoning

20 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Museum educators are grappling with the future of art history's problematic faves.

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