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The Ancient Maya Batman

29 minutes agoOdd : Neatorama

To mark the 75th anniversary of the birth of Batman, the Mexican division of Warner Home Entertainment and the Mexican Museum of Design gave plain white plastic busts of Batman to 30 Mexican artists. They encouraged the artists to do whatever they wanted with them. Show More Summary

News del Giorno: Sophia Loren Retrospective; ‘Mamma’s Boy’ Marriage Annulled

32 minutes agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

To mark her upcoming 80th birthday, Italian screen legend Sophia Loren inaugurated an exhibit dedicated to her life at the Soumaya Museum in Mexico City, displaying memorabilia from her career and personal effects, including the Best Actress Oscar she won in 1960 for the film Two Women. [Local] The Supreme... More »

Movie Review: This Is Where I Leave You

I went into This Is Where I Leave You with trepidation, mostly having to do with its director, Shawn Levy. The man behind such standard-lowering hits as Cheaper By the Dozen and the Night at the Museum movies, Levy is the filmmaker version...Show More Summary

Constable at V&A

3 hours agoArts : Coxsoft Art News

Tomorrow the V&A Museum in London opens Constable: The Making of a Master. For the first time Constable's major works will be presented alongside his preparatory sketches and the paintings of old masters of classical landscape whose values he assimilated and transformed into popular images of the English countryside. Show More Summary

Voting in the Football Blogging Awards 2014 Has Begun

The 2014 Football Blogging Awards are under way. The only awards for online football journalists, they are in their third year, with the awards ceremony hosted at the impressive National Football Museum in the self-proclaimed home of football, Manchester. Show More Summary

Non-Reflective Update: Russia

I had the best of intentions to blog regularly about my trip to this part of the world, but the long intense days have gotten the better of me so far. I also had blogging duties over at the Museums, Politics and Power blog, so please check out there for tri-lingual reporting on that tri-national conference in St. Show More Summary

The Treasures in the Trash Museum in New York, New York

Secreted away on the second floor of the MANEAST11 garbage truck garage is an ever-growing collection of strange items that have been plucked from the trash, and while it is not open to the public it is populated by their stuff. TheShow More Summary

New York City Offers Free Attractions to Get Illegals to Apply for IDs

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a new program giving illegal immigrants free access to the city's zoo, its museums, and other attractions in order to cajole them into signing up for a new city-wide ID program that would allow them to rent apartment, get city assistance, and other things. Show More Summary

Wangechi Mutu transforms galleries with magnetic artworks and installations

9 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Full-scale figurative collages, gigantic felted trees and an immersive environment will transform Northwestern University?s Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art this fall when it presents ?Wangechi Mutu: A Fantastic Journey.? Organized by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, the exhibition is the first U.S. Show More Summary

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, appoints Dr. Aimée E. Froom as Curator of Islamic Art

10 hours agoArts : Artdaily

Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has announced the appointment of Aimée E. Froom as curator of Islamic art. She joins Mr. Tinterow and Mahrukh Tarapor, the Museum?s senior advisor for international initiatives, in expanding the Arts of the Islamic World program at the MFAH. Show More Summary

First exhibition inspired by Cornell Fine Arts Museum's Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College

10 hours agoArts : Artdaily

From September 17, 2014 to January 4, 2015, the Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL presents the exhibition Fractured Narratives: a strategy to engage, the first exhibition inspired by the Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College. Show More Summary

Around Town - Vivid Sydney 2015

22 May 2015-08 Jun 2015 Vivid Sydney is an annual city-wide festival featuring a live music component at Sydney Opera House, a talks and 'ideas' program at the Museum of Contemporary...

World's best museum

If you were asked to name Chicago's single greatest cultural contribution, you would probably stifle the impulse to say the hot dog. You might say it's the city's stunning architecture. If you're of a cynical bent, you might say it's...Show More Summary

Celebrate ARR Favorite Holiday at Mixers & Elixirs: Talk Like a Pirate Day

14 hours agoArts / Museums : Beyond Bones

Aye, we be fast approchin’ arrr favorite holiday and yours – Talk Like a Pirate Day! Get your bearings buccaneers and set sail for the Houston Museum of Natural Science where spirits and booty abound with live music to boot. … Continue reading ?

Detroit art museum will sue if city's bankruptcy plan not approved

By Lisa Lambert DETROIT (Reuters) - The Detroit Institute of Arts is prepared to sue to prevent the sale of its collection if Detroit's plan for exiting bankruptcy is not approved, the museum's chief operating officer told U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Thursday. Show More Summary

Jean Nouvel Watch: Here's a Look at Jean Nouvel's National Art Museum of China

Photo via Arch Daily Pritzker Prize-winning French starchitect Jean Nouvel just released official designs for the National Art Museum of China in Beijing, which will house a comprehensive collection of the city's art and calligraphy and apparently plans to be...

Thursday Odds and Ends

-San Francisco-based agency Hub Strategy & Communication introduces the new Levi’s Stadium Museum in a 30-second spot (video above). -Durham-based creative marketing agency The Republik transforms into a gallery with new campaign. -SoCal-based...Show More Summary

7 Airport Terminals That Are Doing It Right

By Lane Nieset for ShermansTravel Airport terminals around the globe are stepping things up a notch with high-tech designs, indoor art museums, and speedier ways through passport control. Here are seven new(ish) airport terminals weShow More Summary

7 Airport Terminals That Are Doing It Right

By Lane Nieset for ShermansTravel Airport terminals around the globe are stepping things up a notch with high-tech designs, indoor art museums, and speedier ways through passport control. Here are seven new(ish) airport terminals weShow More Summary

Tenement Museum keeps memories alive

Like many other immigrants, Adolpho and Rosaria Baldizzi struggled to keep their family together in the face of immigration laws tearing them apart. Policies put into place soon after Mr. Baldizzi... To view the full story, click the title link.

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