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London museum to display world’s first smartphone

5 days agoTechnology : sCommerce

IBM Simon, the first smartphone in the world, will be showcased in London’s Science Museum starting in October to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the device.

Robin Williams May Not Have Finished Voicing Absolutely Anything

Following the death of Robin Williams, it was believed that he had finished four more films, including Merry Friggin' Christmas, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Boulevard and Absolutely Anything. Simon Pegg has told The Telegraph he's not so sure Williams finished recording the voice of his dog, Dennis, for the film.

Kim Gattle appointed as Deputy Director for Institutional Advancement at the Indianapolis Museum of Art

4 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

This new addition to the Indianapolis Museum of Art?s senior leadership team will assist in building a more secure financial foundation for the institution, according to Dr. Charles L. Venable, The Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Show More Summary

Norton Simon Museum seeks rehearing after 'Adam and Eve' setback

last monthArts : Culture Monster

A bite of the apple is said to have gotten Adam and Eve thrown out of the Garden of Eden.

First major retrospective dedicated to the work of Simone Forti opens at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg

last monthArts : Artdaily

The Museum der Moderne Salzburg presents the first major international retrospective dedicated to the work of the influential artist, dancer, and choreographer Simone Forti. As part of the show, live performances will be held at the museum and in the city. Show More Summary

Behind the Scenes in Ancient Wessex

Staff from Wessex Archaeology attended the Private View of the new Wessex Gallery at Salisbury Museum yesterday evening. The event was officially opened by Simon Timms, Chair of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s South West Committee. Several...Show More Summary

Diane Ragsdale’s Wonderful Words and Nina Simon’s Participatory Museum

2 months agoArts : Createquity

We’re feeling the love from two new arts luminaries today: Diane Ragsdale, provocateur and fellow blogger at Jumper, and Nina Simon, Executive Director at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, have thrown their support behind our Indiegogo campaign. Diane offers some inspiring words of support in the video below, and Nina has given […]

Woman suing Norton Simon for Nazi-looted art has Florida success

2 months agoArts : Culture Monster

Marei von Saher, who sued to recover prized Renaissance paintings that have been a highlight of the Norton Simon Museum since the 1970s, has reached a settlement with a Florida museum over a 1600s still-life that also was looted by the Nazis.

"Alma-Tadema and Victorian Painting in the Pérez Simón Collection" opens at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum

2 months agoArts : Artdaily

This summer, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza is presenting Alma-Tadema and Victorian Painting in the Pérez Simón Collection, an exhibition that will include paintings by some of the leading names in 19th-century English painting. The works of Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Frederic Leighton, Edward Coley Burne-Jones, Albert. Show More Summary

Museums & Attractions - Sea Shepherd’s MV Sam Simon

14 Apr-14 Jun Hop onboard the MV Sam Simon, one of just three Australian ocean conservation vessels that's freshly arrived in Sydney Harbour following its latest campaign...

“Happy Talk”

Last year, Philip Seymour Hoffman gave a speech by that name at the Rubin Museum with Simon Critchley. Above, the excellent PBS series Blank on Blank has animated a segment of the discussion: [A]nimator Patrick Smith captured Hoffman’s self-deprecating whimsy as he discussed the difference between pleasure and true, lasting contentment. Hoffman also discussed the […]

First major museum survey in the United States of Turner-Prize winning British artist Simon Starling opens in Chicago

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

This summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago presents the first major museum survey in the United States of Turner-Prize winning British artist Simon Starling. Simon Starling: Metamorphology showcases the artist?s work in film,...Show More Summary

Norton Simon Museum dealt legal setback in 'Adam' and 'Eve' case

3 months agoArts : Culture Monster

The long-running legal dispute over the Norton Simon Museum's 16th century "Adam" and "Eve" paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder took a turn on Friday when a federal appeals court reversed a 2012 decision from a lower court that had dismissed plaintiff Marei Von Saher's claims on the valuable...

MoMA Nights 2014 schedule (Ex Hex, THEESatisfaction, Thao, Au Revoir Simone, La Luz, Frankie Cosmos & more)

La Luz @ Red 7 in Austin (more by Tim Griffin) The Museum of Modern Art's summer concert series "MoMA Nights" returns in 2014 every Thursday night in July and August in the museum's Sculpture Garden, featuring such acts as...

The Participatory Museum: the abridged version

3 months agoArts : Createquity

by Alicia Akins (This is an abridged version of the full Arts Policy Library writeup.) Summary Published in 2011, The Participatory Museum presents Nina Simon’s social web-inspired approach to museum exhibits and partnerships and serves as a handbook for museum professionals for engaging in participatory projects. Show More Summary

Arts Policy Library: The Participatory Museum

3 months agoArts : Createquity

  by Alicia Akins “This may sound messy,” Nina Simon, engineer turned experience designer, writes of participatory projects. “It may [also] sound tremendously exciting.” Summary Written in 2010 as a handbook for museum professionalsShow More Summary

9/11 mom halted by VIP party during emotional museum visit

After trekking to lower Manhattan from her South Carolina home, Susan Simon stood her ground when workers tried to shoo her group out of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum about noon Tuesday.

LA Times' Mike Boehm on the return of the "Temple Wrestler" from the Norton Simon Museum to Cambodia

3 months agoArts : ARCAblog

Mike Boehm, an arts reporter for the Los Angeles Times, publishes today on the return of the "Temple Wrestler" from the Norton Simon Museum to Cambodia (see here for the museum's announcements earlier this month). Boehm quoted the museum's...Show More Summary

Norton Simon Museum announces "Temple Wrestler" last day on display in Pasadena will be May 22

3 months agoArts : ARCAblog

by Catherine Schofield Sezgin, ARCA Blog Editor-in-ChiefToday the Norton Simon Museum here in Pasadena sent out an email to the community: Dear members and friends, You may have read in the newspaper that the Norton Simon Art Foundation is making a gift of its “Temple Wrestler” statue to the Kingdom of Cambodia. Show More Summary

First major exhibition of Simon Hantai in Hungary opens at The Ludwig Museum

4 months agoArts : Artdaily

The Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art presents the first major exhibition of Simon Hantai in Hungary. The large-scale retrospective surveys the key aspects and periods within the oeuvre of the internationally renowned artist of Hungarian origin, from his early paintings executed in Hungary, through to his final works. Show More Summary

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