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Met Costume Exhibit Housed in Otherworldly, Airy Alcoves Designed by OMA

Gorgeous gowns in ghost-like spaces The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute kicked off its annual exhibition with the Met Gala last night, fashion's most glamorous party of the year. For this year's show, Manus X Machina:Show More Summary

Celebrate Star Trek‘s 50th by Going to Starfleet Academy With the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum

5 days agoHumor / odd : Geekosystem

Admit it. If you're a Star Trek fan, you've at some point wondered how you'd do at Starfleet Academy. Now, you have a chance to find out!

Go backstage at the Sydney Opera House with Google's virtual museum

The sails of the Sydney Opera House are recognisable around the world, but the space beneath them remains far less exposed to the world. On Wednesday, the building and the Google Cultural Institute, an initiative that hosts virtual museums...Show More Summary

Denmark's Hans Christian Andersen Museum Gets Whimsical Redesign

last weekHumor / odd : mental_floss

The museum will feature a hedge maze and underground garden space.

Is The Lucas Museum, In The End, Going To Elude Chicago?

“Mr. Emanuel is pitching a new plan that would include demolishing a much derided but spacious older section of the city’s lakefront convention center to make room for the museum and a new park. New convention space would be added under the plan as well.”

The ABC of photography ‘types’

Fox Talbot: Dawn of the Photograph opened at Media Space, part of the Science Museum, in London last week. Using a mixture of images, artefacts, letters, and publications, the exhibition charts the development of photography by William Henry Fox Talbot against the backdrop of his contemporaries. For anyone with a smidgen of interest in the [...]Show More Summary

The International Center of Photography announces museum opening date and first exhibition

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The International Center of Photography (ICP), the world?s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture, today revealed details about its new Museum space and thought-provoking premiere exhibition, Public, Private, Secret ? both of which will open to the public on Thursday, June 23, 2016. Show More Summary

Bridging Worlds: Gagarin Bust Unveiled at Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

Fifty-five years ago, Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space on April 12, 1961, when the Vostok spacecraft completed an orbit of the Earth. Now, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC is honoring him with a bust.

The New Tate Modern: More Galleries, More Performance, More Women

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“The new Tate Modern will open on 17 June with around 60% more gallery space provided by its 11-floor Switch House extension. In the basement, floor 0, will be The Tanks, the world’s first museum spaces dedicated to live art.” Says new director Frances Morris, “There is a commitment now to show the real history […]

The Story Behind Those Smithsonian Collection Photos

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The National Museum of Natural History, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, has a huge exhibit space in Washington, DC. However, what’s on display is only about 1% of what they have. The rest is in storage, carefully curated, and sometimes rotated into display. Show More Summary

Come July, the L.A. River Will Become a Public Art Museum

At a presser this morning in Marsh Park, Mayor Eric Garcetti took a moment to recognize that the green space, situated on the banks of the L.A. River in Frogtown, used to be a parking lot. Presumably, its current incarnation is a hell of a lot more attractive than its previous...

Painting in Space: Exhibition at Museum Ludwig casts a new light on Fernand Léger work

3 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

In this special anniversary year at the Museum Ludwig, the exhibition Fernand Léger: Painting in Space casts a new light on one of the most diverse and influential artists of modernism, who sought to achieve a synthesis of the arts. Painting in Space is the first retrospective that focuses on Fernand Léger?s murals. Show More Summary

Stolen Tech: The Soviet Shuttle

The US Space Shuttle program is dead and buried. The orbiters can now be found in their permanent homes in the Air and Space Museum, Kennedy Space Center, and the California Science Center. The launch pads used by the shuttles over a career of 135 launches are being repurposed for vehicles from SpaceX and the Space Launch System. Show More Summary

'Starman' remake in the works from 'Night at the Museum' director

Hollywood has really spaced out with this reboot idea: The Hollywood Reporter says a remake of 1984’s Starman is now in the works with Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum) set to direct. Let’s hope Levy …

Space at the Movies

Well, that was a fun event. Here's a photograph of Sean Carroll and me as guests of the always-excellent host Patt Morrison at the Natural History Museum as we talk about aspects of the science of space (and time) as it appears in the movies, how we go about giving advice to filmmakers, and so forth. It was part of the First Fridays series which has a special focus on [...]Show More Summary

What is it like for 8 Delta Diamonds to fly 1st class & visit The Pima Air & Space Museum? Yeah, it’s kinda like this!

How does one bring out the 12 year old AVgeek in a bunch of Delta flyers? Reasonably simple. You respond to a request to find a mileage run all in 1st class at a really good price and to a neat place where we can at least have dinner. Show More Summary

National Jazz Museum In Harlem Lands In A New Home

For the last 15 years, it has operated out of a modest fourth-floor space in East Harlem, while developing big plans for a permanent home.

Louvre Announces Plan to Launch Satellite Space on the Moon

last monthArts : Hyperallergic

At a press conference this morning in Paris at the headquarters of France's national space agency, the president of the Louvre Jean-Luc Martinez announced that the museum plans to open an outpost on the moon by 2026.

Meet Dan Finn, SAAM's Media Conservator

last monthArts / Museums : Eye Level

As SAAM continues to add time-based media to its collection, conservation of these artforms is becoming an important aspect in our museum. In August 2015 Dan Finn was hired to retrofit an office space and acquire equipment for SAAM's Media Conservation Lab. Show More Summary

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