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The Curator of Vitra’s Furniture Museum Names Some Of His Favorite Pieces

From Eames prototypes to Art Nouveau gems, rare designs from Vitra’s incomparable furniture collection At first thought, it may seem like an easy task; how do you arrange a priceless collection of modern furniture in a new space devoted...Show More Summary

What Makes A Great Museum? (We Asked The Insiders)

“In the public imagination, museums have been transformed from cultural destinations into leisure ones, and there has been a global rise in visitor numbers.”

Brexit Voter Accused Of Destroying Niqab Sculpture In Drunken Museum Rampage

3 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

An intoxicated Brexit voter is accused of going on a racist rampage inside of a London museum where she destroyed a niqab sculpture and attacked its student artist. Yasmeen Sabri said she was just putting the finishing touches on her...Show More Summary

Cristiano Ronaldo Opens His Own Museum & Hotel!

Cristiano Ronaldo poses with his statue at his very own CR7 Museum on Sunday (July 24) in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. The day before, the 31-year-old soccer star appeared at the opening of his brand new Pestana CR7 Funchal’ hotel! The hotel, which he owns, is in the same city. Cristiano spoke at the event about [...]

Oh Dear, Dede: Wilsey Stepping Down As Board President Amid Museums Scandal

The whistle-blower who called out Wilsey's apparently unauthorized payment to a former staffer has settled out of court with the museum for $2 million. [ more › ]

Griffey, Jr. And Piazza's Emotional Journeys Personify The Beauty Of Baseball Hall Of Fame Weekend

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s Class of 2016 will be warmly remembered for three key observations: humility, a deep love of family, and a devout connection to religion and faith. Ken Griffey, Jr. and Mike Piazza attracted the masses to Cooperstown this past weekend. Estimates have final [...]

When Seattle Children Wore Dog Tags to Identify Bodies About to Be Incinerated

7 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Jen Graves Barbara Earl Thomas, A Walk in the Hood, at Bellevue Arts Museum now. Courtesy of the artist You think you know someone. I've been interviewing and writing about Barbara Earl Thomas for years, and somehow nuclear war never came up. Show More Summary

Grave of Andy Warhol in Castle Shannon

A site of pilgrimage for many art fans, Andy Warhol continues to be part of popular media as his gravesite is broadcast 24 hours a day on his museum's website. Andy Warhol once said, "I never understood why when you died, you didn’t just vanish, and everything could just keep going on the way it was only you just wouldn’t be there. Show More Summary

Adam And Eve Naked Once Again In New Exhibition

Adam and Eve will be naked once again in a medieval illustrated manuscript on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England. An early aristocratic owner of the 16th-century collection of images entitled The Primer of Claude of France decided it would be appropriate to cover up the biblical couple’s nude forms. Show More Summary

DNC Delegate Welcoming Party Ends in Pro-Sanders Protest

An extravagant bash hosted by the the Philadelphia Museum of Art to welcome Democratic delegates to the city on Sunday evening ended in protest as delegates who favor Senator Bernie Sanders demanded a floor vote at the convention.

Should We Stop Using The Term 'Outsider Art'?

10 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

“I am not an outsider artist,” Kevin Sampson said. He was speaking on a panel at the American Folk Art Museum in New York last week about sculptor Ronald Lockett alongside artist Michael Berube and Cara Zimmerman, a specialist in folk and outsider art at Christie’s. Show More Summary

Found: Evidence That Cat-Sized 'Rat-Kangaroos' Once Hopped the Earth

Part of the skull of an ancient rat-kangaroo. (Photo: Museum of Western Australia) In northeastern Australia, archaeologists have discovered the teeth and bones belonging to two perviously unknown species of kangaroos that went extinct about 18 million years ago. Show More Summary

Have Priceless Cultural Artifacts Disappeared From A Honolulu Museum?

11 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Following a scandal over the alleged misuse of funds by its former director, the institution’s finances remain perilous and researchers claim that much of the collection is inaccessible, leading to fears that some pieces might have disappeared.”

Guillermo Del Toro Talks The Return Of The Original Cast For PACIFIC RIM 2

The Hollywood Reporter recently caught up with director Guillermo Del Toro promoting his "At Home With Monsters" exhibit which will open on July 30th at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. During the interview, Del Toro was asked about...Show More Summary

National Corvette Museum Motorsport Park opens control tower and race shop

11 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

The opening of the Holley Control Tower on July 13. Photos courtesy National Corvette Museum Motorsport Park. On July 13, the National Corvette Museum Motorsport Park (NCMMP) in Bowling Green, Kentucky, took one step closer to becoming a world-class racing facility with the opening of the 15,000 square foot Holley Control Tower and the Winding […]

The California Town That Produced 10 Million Eggs a Year

Egg gatherers at Armstrong’s Spring Hill Poultry Farm, 1897. (Photo: © Petaluma Historical Library & Museum) Is Petaluma, California, the world’s most divided city? On the one hand it is renowned as a hub of fragility and fluffiness, on the other it is revered for solidity and screams. Show More Summary

What in the World: A Museum Where Art Is Dried and Preserved After Animals Excrete It

12 hours agoNews : NYTimes: News

“People are disgusted by poo, but there’s also this fascination with it,” said an artist who helped create a one-room exhibit at the Isle of Wight Zoo.

5 things to do: Slow Food Atlanta Trivia Night

Monday, July 25, 2016 Centennial Olympic Games Museum at Atlanta History Center …

The Art Dealer Who Sold To George Lucas And Then Morphed Into A Museum Mogul

12 hours agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Close to 18 years ago she transferred ownership of thousands of works from the gallery to the museum, and none of those works are on offer. Clearly, her heart is more in being a museum owner than a merchant. Why? Bragging rights.”

Butterfly Lodge Museum

The lodge was built in 1914 and got its name "Apuni Oyis" (in Blackfoot) for all the butterflies in the nearby meadow. The building was the home of James Willard Schultz (1859-1947) and his son, Hart Merriam Schultz, known as Lone Wolf (1882-1970). Show More Summary

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