An art exhibit opened on Thursday in Los Angeles celebrating two hot sauces produced in Southern California, Tapatio and Sriracha. At the Chinese American Museum's L.A. Heat: Taste-Changing Condiments exhibit, over 20...
What are your favorite geosites — cool geologic formations, awe-inspiring landscapes of rock, related museum exhibits, or even buildings made from particularly fascinating stones?
An exploratory subway shaft dug just down the street from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art has uncovered a treasure trove of fossils in the land where saber-tooth cats and other prehistoric animals once roamed, the Los Angeles Times reported...
Machines fill the floor of the Exploratorium, San Francisco's beloved interactive science museum. Over there is a contraption called Bicycle Legs, in which visitors manipulate air pumps to replicate muscles we use when pedaling (it's trickier than it sounds). Show More Summary
The problem of Art Spiegelman’s Co-Mix: A Retrospective is that its current showing, at the Jewish Museum in New York, is its only stop in the United States.
Call me an old romantic, but isn’t going to a national gallery or internationally renowned museum supposed to encourage you to enjoy, absorb, and appreciate the genius in front of you? Isn’t looking at one of Monet’s Water Lilies, or a monolithic piece of sandstone from ancient Egypt, about standing back and taking in [...]
Anneli Sundkvist, '”It belongs in a museum!” Om antikvitetsmarknaden och plundring av arkeologiska platser', SAU blogg 19 Feb 2014."In the latest episode of Antiques Roadshow viewers could see how a Late Viking period costume buckle was shown, dated and valued at 50,000 kr. Show More Summary
Larry Rothfield, "Why Christie's Thinks It Can Find Buyers for Antiquities Lacking Pre-1970s Provenance", the Punching Bag, Friday, March 14, 2014. First, not all buyers care whether museums are some day going to be willing to accept donations of their artifacts. Show More Summary
It all starts with the permission slip. Yes, when teachers send them home before the bell rings so parents can rubber stamp the bumpy yellow bus trip to the museum, then it’s on, my friends, it’s on. Soon the days … Continue reading...
In celebration of a recent gift from Christian Keesee of 150 photographs by the noted American photographer Brett Weston, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art organized ?Brett Weston: Land, Sea, and Sky, Recent Gifts from the Christian Keesee Collection? on view from March 15 to June 1, 2014. Show More Summary
Rare metal stamps used by the Nazis to tattoo prisoners at the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp have surfaced in Poland. A donor insisting on anonymity handed over the stamps to the memorial museum at the site of the World War II-era camp in Oswiecim, southern Poland. Show More Summary
The Museum of Modern Art presents Robert Heinecken: Object Matter, the first retrospective of the work of Robert Heinecken since his death in 2006 and the first exhibition on the East Coast to cover four decades of the artist?s unique practice, from the early 1960s through the late 1990s, on view from March 15 to September 7, 2014. Show More Summary
The Haggerty Museum of Art partnered with The Chipstone Foundation to present four concurrent exhibitions united by a common theme: consumerism. In the galleries, viewers will encounter photography, contemporary art, Wisconsin contemporary craft, and historical decorative arts. Show More Summary
Ferran Adrià, taking in the sights. Ferran Adrià is not shy about his achievements: "I have a lot of orgasms," he says, flatly. The confession is not as out of place as it might sound. We're strolling through the Musuem of Sex in Manhattan, staring at exhibitions full of pulsing, pixelated, thrusts, pumps, and squirts. Show More Summary
The International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine, has issued a call for cryptozoological organic samples that it will present to qualified genetic scientists for DNA testing. The museum says the results will be published in a scientific journal and the process will be filmed for a documentary....
Adriana Lima brightens up the room in pink as she arrives at the 2014 Brazil Foundation Gala held at the Perez Art Museum Miami on Saturday (March 15) in Miami, Fla. The 32-year-old supermodel stepped out to help generate and invest resources in civil society organizations that are developing and transforming social realities in Brazil. [...]
: Farragut, Idaho, Military Museum: "Nestled at the foot of the Coeur d'Alene Mountains in the Bitterroot Mountain Range and named for Admiral David Glassgow Farragut, a Civil War Naval Hero, Farragut, Idaho welcomed its first Naval recruits on 17 September 1942. Show More Summary
Chicago is home to 10,000 artifacts from the Philippines, and the Field Museum is looking for help in telling the stories, or kwentos, behind each item. Check out the 10,000 Kwentos project, and watch anthropology in action. [ more ...
A Roman silver drinking vessel that depicts two sets of male lovers is one of the most prized jewels in the British Museum, singled out by director Neil MacGregor for his critically acclaimed History of the World in 100 Objects. TheShow More Summary
The American Museum of Natural History is two years into a three-year project to create "in-depth descriptions" for its expedition archives. And they're documenting it online. It's called the "Hidden Collections." Read more...