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

18 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 […]

Palace Upgrade: Seven developers are currently competing for...

Seven developers are currently competing for the right to restore and operate the space attached to the Palace of Fine Arts that used to hold the Exploratorium museum. Proposals include hotels, athletic facilities, a museum, a market hall, and a...

Wegmans gives $1.5 million to support new Early Childhood Learning Space at the Smithsonian

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The Smithsonian?s National Museum of American History will open ?Wegmans Wonderplace? Dec. 9 as the first exhibition on the National Mall designed for the learning needs of children 6 and under. Made possible by a $1.5 million gift and...Show More Summary

First major survey exploring night in American art opens at Bowdoin College Museum of Art

5 days agoArts : Artdaily

The first major museum survey dedicated to scenes of night in American art from 1860 to 1960?from the introduction of electricity to the dawn of the Space Age? opened at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art this June. Night Vision: Nocturnes...Show More Summary

Helsinki’s Winning Guggenheim Design Highlights Museum’s Challenges

Hailed as “a wake-up call to architecture” that champions the idea of public space, the design by Paris-based architects Moreau Kusunoki was revealed in the Finnish capital, where the museum is intended to transform the city’s waterfront and become the third Guggenheim in Europe, after Venice and Bilbao.

Cube Space

Click to view realtime WebGL version One of the initial sketches for the Museum Week artwork inspired by Ville Spatiale series by architect Yona Friedman.

Curbed DC: Watch: D.C.'s Biggest Ball Pit Under Construction Right Now

Starting July 4, you'll be able to go to the beach in Washington, D.C. with no sunscreen required. The National Building Museum is creating a new exhibit with design firm Snarkitecture that will fill a 10,000-square-foot space with an...

Atomkeller Museum in Haigerloch, Germany

In the late days of World War II, German nuclear research was moved to the beer cellar of a castle in the small south German town of Haigerloch. Today, the space holds the Atomkeller Museum, an exhibition of atomic history complete with...Show More Summary

With Untitled, Danny Meyer Brings Simple Seasonal Cooking to the New Whitney

Untitled Given the abundance of grand, sun-splashed spaces at Renzo Piano’s new downtown Whitney museum, my first slightly churlish thought, upon settling into my Saarinen chair at the new house restaurant, Untitled, which opened on the building’s ground floor not long ago, was that I would have liked a slightly better view. Show More Summary

Photos Show Once-Beautiful Soviet Space Shuttles In Apparently Abandoned Kazakhstan Hangar

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

These rockets should be in a museum. Russian photographer Ralph Mirebs was exploring a massive space launch facility in the deserts of southern Kazakhstan when he came upon an old Soviet spacecraft (and a full-size model) in one of the...Show More Summary

The Tide Is Rising On Reputational Risk : BP And Arts Sponsorship

As London's river Thames reached high tide yesterday at 11.53am, seventy-five performers, wearing all black, entered the Tate Modern museum's iconic entrance space, the Turbine Hall. For 25 hours art collective Liberate Tate carried on an unsanctioned performance to urge Tate to drop its sponsorship deal with BP, one of [...]

The Rockwell Museum announces the opening of the Southwest Lodge Gallery

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Rockwell Museum announced the opening of the Southwest Lodge Gallery ? a gallery space dedicated to the works of the Taos School of Artists, the Santa Fe School, and the native Pueblo artists of this dynamic region. The exhibit includes about 70 pieces of pottery and about 20 paintings and works on paper by legendary artists such as E.M. Show More Summary

Inside Moscow’s New Garage Museum Designed by Rem Koolhaas

Today in Moscow, the Rem Koolhaas-designed Garage Museum of Contemporary Art officially opened its door. Boasting an expansive 5,400-square-meters of space, the building features a double-layer polycarbonate facade that has been… The post Inside Moscow’s New Garage Museum Designed by Rem Koolhaas appeared first on Selectism.

Car Part Art exhibit comes to the National Corvette Museum

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

A tire-based mandala from South Carolina artist Libby Imbody. Photos courtesy National Corvette Museum. To most people, used auto parts are suitable only for occupying space in a dumpster or at the local recycling center. To a select group of artists who work in rubber, steel and cast iron, however, scrap parts are a media […]

Thieves Pilfer Meteorite — Stolen Space Rock Worth $16,000, And Is Second Theft In Two Weeks

Two thieves in Australia have move beyond filching the usual fare–jewelry, electronics, or just cold, hard cash. They’ve raised the bar when it comes to stolen items, lifting a soccer ball-sized meteorite from a museum, worth $16,000. Show More Summary

Your video game Hall of Famers: Doom, Mario and Pac Man are in

But Space Invaders wasn't good enough? How about Minecraft? The Strong Museum's first Hall of Fame for video games has appointed its first six honorees, but has omitted some major names in the process.…

The New Whitney: “A Giddy, Irrational Space For Spectacle”

4 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“It is said that museums have gone from “being about something” to “being for somebody,” racing to shed their old skins and remaking themselves in our image. So all museums must now become revisions, articulated interventions and reinterpretations of their former selves and their place in the cultural world—a compulsion now embraced by the new […]

Frick Museum Abandons Contested Renovation Plan

4 weeks agoNews : NYTimes: News

The plan would have increased exhibition space in a museum admired for its intimate scale. A new plan will be created, according to a museum official.

Calif. Science Center wins last remaining space shuttle fuel tank

The California Science Center is the only museum in the nation that planned to make its space shuttle exhibit with as many authentic parts as possible, set up as if it's ready to launch.

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts to Move to Larger New Space in Brooklyn

The museum will move from its Hanson Place home to a new mixed-use facility on the corner of Lafayette Avenue and Flatbush Avenue.

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