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How Much Is Public Space Worth?

Contributions to Rahm Emanuel's campaign fund from George Lucas' wife stand out like a diamond in the ongoing debate over the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. [ more › ]

Art and Craft

Priceless cultural artifacts and works of art belong in a museum, as Indiana Jones taught us. But if the museum doesn’t have the space for that painting or Cross of Coronado, these pieces go to companies like The Icon Group. Photo by...Show More Summary

Architectural Craziness: Spanish Art Museum from the 1800s Gets Hole-Punch Extension

Photo by Fernando Alda courtesy of Estudio Arquitectura Hago The Fine Arts Museum in Badajoz, Spain has now outgrown three spaces. Its first home was in a Moorish palace complex, its next home was in a 19th-century mansion, and now....

New video and site-specific sculpture by Kate Gilmore on view at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum has commissioned Kate Gilmore to debut a new video and site-specific sculpture that is a record of a private performance produced in the gallery space where it is on view from October 19, 2014, through April 5, 2015. Show More Summary

Lucas Fracas: Though architecturally reticent San Franciscans actually...

Though architecturally reticent San Franciscans actually seem to prefer the Space Mountain-y Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts MAD Architects designed for Chicago, Chicagoans are staging a full-on sequel to the frosty reception Lucas's Presidio proposal got in San Francisco. The...

This Centuries-Old Museum Installed a Lighted Lawn/Roof — Design News

The Städel Museum in Frankfurt, Germany may be 200 years old, but it's still hip. A walkable grass roof features undulating hills and 195 skylights to the 32,000 square foot gallery space below. READ MORE »

Harvard Art Museums' New Building Opens November 16 — Design News

After six years of renovations, Harvard Art Museums' newest building will open to the public on November 16. The Renzo Piano-designed space will bring works from Harvard's three museums under one roof. READ MORE »

Random Comics News Story Round-Up

Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell hit Columbus, Ohio to do some research. Lot of photos of the reading room space at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum in this one. Jerry Smith names his top ten favorite comics writers. AlexShow More Summary

Matthew McConaughey Wears Dsquared2 Windowpane Suit to ‘Interstellar’ Washington D.C. Premiere

Changing things up, actor Matthew McConaughey took a break from Dolce & Gabbana for the Washington D.C. premiere of 'Interstellar'. Attending the premiere at Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, McConaughey donned a gray windowpane...Show More Summary

'Interstellar' Cast Takes the Film to the Nation's Capitol!

Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, and Jessica Chastain walk the black carpet while attending the premiere of their movie Interstellar held at the National Air and Space Museum on Wednesday (November 5) in Washington, D.C. The trio of actors was joined at the premiere by the film’s director Christopher Nolan. Interstellar was released in IMAX theaters [...]

At Interstellar premier, McConaughey, Hathaway, and Chastain weigh in on an age-old outer-space war

It might have been just another museum visit for the science geeks and policy wonks filing into the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum on Wednesday night — oh, but wait, there were Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Chastain strutting the red carpet. The A-list star power was the rocket fuel that turned the Washington premiere […]

New designs from Marina Willer, Atlas, A+B, Lucienne Roberts & more

Our latest pick of impressive new design work features Marina Willer's colourful identity for creative space Second Home, branding for MMK and Barcelona's Design Museum and graphics for exhibitions Women Fashion Power and Wildlife Photographer of the Year. Women Fashion Power

Space madness | Hipster craft mart | MoMA music exhibit

Move your feet to the rockin'-est, rock-steady beat while exploring the cosmos. The American Museum of Natural History presents One Step Beyond, its monthly dance party at the Rose Center for Earth... To view the full story, click the title link.

Space Mountain? Jabba the Hutt? Huge zit? Lucas Museum divides Chicago

Look, over there on the lakefront! It's a volcano! It's a flying saucer landing on Space Mountain! It's... a museum? We knew that George Lucas had agreed to build his long-delayed art museum in Chicago, after the Presidio Trust in San Francisco nixed his plans for the project in his home city. Show More Summary

Turned Down for What: Space Mountain or Volcano? Twitter Reacts to the Lucas Museum SF Passed Up

I've got it. The Lucas Museum is an homage to Space Mountain! @AldReilly @stevevance @BlairKamin pic.twitter.com/YMzo3d8ZvP— Patrick Monaghan (@pkmonaghan) November 4, 2014 Contemporary architecture fans and haloed moon mountain enthusiasts might want to thank San Francisco for rejecting the museum George...

Two years, 1,242 drawings: Blanton exhibition spotlights fraftsmanship of James Drake

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin presents an immersive exhibition of works by virtuosic draftsman James Drake. Anatomy of Drawing and Space (Brain Trash) represents the culmination of two consecutive years of active creation by the Texas native, now Santa Fe-based artist. Show More Summary

Herakleidon Museum celebrates 10th anniversary with the opening of a new space

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Herakleidon Museum is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the opening of a new space for art and culture. Known for its permanent collections of works by M.C. Escher and V. Vasarely, as well as its educational programs that bridge...Show More Summary

The House of Poiret Is Bracing for Its Comeback

3 weeks agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Designer names one thought consigned to the mothballs and museum basements have been getting a lot of play of late. Most recently, Harvey Weinstein announced that he intends to revive the house of Charles James, and Space Age holdover Courréges is making a play for world domination. Today, Women's Wear... More »

Life Imitates Art : 20 Awkward Pictures in Museums

3 weeks agoOdd : Off Stuff Magazine

Museums as we know are not anymore a storage space for paintings, sculptures and arts. But now we can also see many entertainment activities that can be performed while taking photos. Look at some of these moments of fun and entertainment is a Museum. (Total 19 photos) Source: lookatme.ru 1. The Tretyakov Gallery in Lavrushinsky Lane […]

Space shuttle Endeavour inches closer to completion of final exhibit

As if they were performing delicate surgery, a crew inside the California Science Center museum hoisted a 3,000-pound portable space lab and storage pod inside the space shuttle Endeavour's huge cargo bay Thursday, reuniting the retired orbiter with a piece of equipment it used on some missions...

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