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Watch 109,200 Lego bricks form one giant American flag

The National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. is displaying a brand new American flag made entirely of bricks. Lego bricks, that is. See also: The last 50 years of Lego, in true Lego form LEGO Systems Inc. builds the world's...Show More Summary

In Its Most Challenging Year, Whitworth Museum Wins £100,00 Art Fund Prize As UK Museum Of The Year

3 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The Whitworth underwent the largest physical transformation in its 125-year history in 2014. The project doubled its size and connected the building with its surrounding park. During its redevelopment the Whitworth continued to offer pop-up projects all over the city, maintaining established audiences and building new ones ahead of its February reopening.”

A Photographer Documents the Highs and Lows of LGBTQ Life in South Africa

5 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

This past Sunday was both an auspicious and sobering time to visit the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence.

Fact-Checking the Smithsonian’s Koch-Funded Climate Change Exhibition

5 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

WASHINGTON, DC — Last month’s demonstrations outside the National Museum of Natural History might not have prompted the public outcry activists had hoped for, but the claim that David Koch’s relationship to the museum impacts the content of their Human Origins exhibition deserves consideration.

In Mainstream Museums, Confronting Colonialism While Curating Native American Art

5 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Recent criticism of The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky, which closed recently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sheds light on the many issues that arise when mainstream art museums present Native American art.

US Museums Criticized for Mishandling Nazi Art Restitution Cases

5 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

A new report on the restitution of Holocaust-era artworks condemns a number of US museums for failing to resolve claims straightforwardly and instead resorting to legal maneuvers to have them dismissed.

Sum of the Arts

5 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

Percentage of 40,000 museum visitors surveyed in 2010 who enjoyed guided tours = 31

The Unlikely Connection Between the Whitney Museum and Riot Gear

5 hours agoArts : Hyperallergic

We all know it costs a lot of money to sit on the board of a major art museum, so naturally the question becomes: where does that money come from?

flemishgarden: Pieter Claesz. - Tobacco Pipes and a...

5 hours agoArts / Art History : Old Paint

flemishgarden: Pieter Claesz. - Tobacco Pipes and a Brazier 1636 oil on panel Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg

Popcorn & Candy: We're Going to Need a Bigger Museum Edition

Movies to see for what is probably going to be a rainy Fourth of July weekend. [ more › ]

Night of the Deadly Lights

7 hours agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Photo: Ary Bassous/Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Natural History Museum That mound looks like it belongs in a sci-fi movie, but it's actually real. Photographer Ary Bassous took a photo of an old termite mound in the savannah of Emas National Park, central Brazil, that is inhabited by click beetle larvae. Show More Summary

At the National Building Museum, life’s a beach

You know what to expect if you go to the beach. Sand in your shoes, salt water in your hair, subtle yet frantic scanning for sharks. This year, as their fourth annual summer block party, the National Building Museum has taken all that away.Read full article >>

Early Addition: Times Square Costumed Characters Move To Coney Island

Because Doug died, check out today's mid-day links: Rolling Stones touring museum, costumed characters head to Coney Island, ugly dog makeover, learn about human skin, Reelz loves Trump, and cat videobombs yoga routine. Don't forget to follow Gothamist on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook. [ more › ]

AM Linkage: A Reboot for Alcatraz; Portrait of a Dog As a Young Muni Rider

"Security hair dryer," via Erik Wilson · Renovation reveals secrets of Alcatraz's pre-prison past · Neighbors want more below-market-rate units in proposed SF development · Tenderloin Museum scrambles to hit July 16 opening date · The residents of Yerba Buena...

Night at the Museum

You hide in the museum bathrooms until the building is closed and everyone is gone. What is the first thing you do? Do you touch everything you possibly can or go exploring in the back rooms? Don’t forget to watch out for security guards! The post Night at the Museum appeared first on

? Listen: IZLA - “Live at BK Museum” [6/6/15]

This is DANCE MIX WATCH. I’m posting the best mixes coming in right now. DMW #5 comes from Brooklyn based deejay IZLA, who takes us on a journey of queer global bass, and very quickly too. While Izla’s selecting skills definitely leave a mark (from Celia Cruz to Ynfynyt Scroll), it’s the quick, precise mixing that defines this set. Show More Summary

Muhammad Ali's childhood home being restored into museum

11 hours agoSports / Boxing : Bad Left Hook

The now decrepit home where Muhammad Ali was raised is currently being restored to how it looked in the 50's when Ali lived there. Muhammad Ali grew up in a small, non-descript home on Grand Avenue in Louisville, KY during the 1950's - a house has since decayed mightily over the years. Show More Summary

The Smithsonian’s Air And Space Museum Is Falling Apart (Here’s Why)

13 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The Air and Space Museum, designed by Hellmuth Obata and Kassabaum Architects (HOK), is marked by its four marble-clad pavilions, separated by three recessed steel-and-glass atria. Construction started in 1972 and continued until the museum opened on July 1, 1976. It has undergone basic repairs since, but the systems and materials are running on borrowed […]

Food Shark Museum of Electronic Wonders & Late Night Grilled Cheese Parlour in Marfa, Texas

When preparing for a visit to the enchanting Food Shark Museum of Electronic Wonders & Late Night Grilled Cheese Parlour it’s best to begin by checking traditional notions of both “museums” and “parlours” at the door. The reason forShow More Summary

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