Y'know "Astronaut Ice Cream" that's a favorite at science museum gift shops everywhere? I shouldn't be surprised, but astronauts don't eat the stuff. Freeze-dried ice cream was on the Apollo 7 menu but apparently the astronauts hated it so much that it never made it on future missions. (The same outfit that makes the Astronaut [...]
The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum has posted its official closure dates in anticipation of their move into nearby Sullivant Hall, a fine reminder that this is about to go down. I think that's a big deal as the new space is like 10 billion times more impressive and roomy and geared towards the public. Show More Summary
I visited Hedonism Wines for the first time today. You can see a report, mostly pictorial, on my visit here. Some thoughts: It is an amazing retail space. Beautifully planned and perfectly executed. It’s a bit like a museum of wine, where a wine lover can gain a good deal of pleasure from just wandering around [...]
A haunting film work by leading Derry-born artist Willie Doherty opens to the public in the Annex at the Irish Museum of Modern Art?s temporary off-site exhibition spaces in Earlsfort Terrace on Tuesday 21 May 2013. Secretion, 2012,Show More Summary
I somehow forgot to mention this earlier, but listen up. Seattle duo Hair and Space Museum—Midday Veil members Emily Pothast and David Golightly—do a rare live performance tonight for free at Electric Tea Garden. HASM have impressedShow More Summary
The Saint Louis Art Museum opens its new David Chipperfield-designed wing next month. The addition provides the museum with 30 percent more gallery space than it has now, 21 new galleries in all, including new galleries for special exhibitions. (The museum’s former special exhibitions space has been converted into European painting, sculpture and works on paper [...]
(Museum | Canada) Museum | CanadaMuseum | Canada(I work at a museum which features a large permanent exhibit of local First Nations artefacts, living spaces, and other historical paraphernalia. Because of this, we offer free admission to First Nations patrons. I have just finished printing tickets for two First Nations women. The next woman in line is Caucasian.) Woman: “Did [...]
Crews for Captain America: The Winter Soldier are back in the District today. [ more › ]
The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia announces the 2013 MCA Foyer commission by artist Guan Wei. The first commission for this space was a vibrant abstract work titled Tango (2013) by Sydney-based artist Helen Eager. Guan Wei?s new...Show More Summary
MoMA's ingenious new interactive installation, Rain Room, opens today in a lot next to the museum, where a handful of visitors at a time are permitted into a mysterious dark space to stroll through a storm without getting wet. The exhibit,...Show More Summary
Photos via Studio Aisslinger Berlin-based designer Werner Aisslinger has taken over the city's Haus am Waldsee contemporary art museum, transforming the space into his—far-fetched, sure, but that's the fun of it—vision for the home of the future, complete with a...
The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, has unveiled one of its grandest spaces, the new Dutch and Flemish gallery, which has opened to the public after a nearly year-long renovation. The transformed Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century Gallery features seven paintings by Rembrandt Harmensz. Show More Summary
Last night's Choice Streets food truck event drew massive crowds to the West Side, where the hungry hordes took over Pier 86 next to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. It's the second year the Village Voice has gathered a caravanShow More Summary
The original Star Trek shuttlecraft Galileo has found a forever home that couldn't be more fitting. After being restored by fans, the shuttle is on its way to Space Center Houston, where it will retire in the company of NASA spacecraft like the Apollo 17 command module welcoming visitors to the Johnson Space Center.
In December 2011, the UC Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive introduced The Reading Room, a temporary space dedicated to poetry and experimental fiction, nestled within UC Berkeley’s Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (“BAM/PFA”). The Reading Room is curated by Ramsay Bell Breslin, a Kelsey Street editor. As explained by BAM/PFA’s initial press release: The [...]
Arm in arm: Astronaut Jeffrey A. Hoffman rides the Canadarm during a spacewalk on a 1993 Hubble Space Telescope servicing mission. (Credit: NASA) It was once described as a "glorified crane," but was so much more than that. TirelessShow More Summary
Amsterdam's Van Gogh Museum reopened today. Our Holland-based correspondent Mark Smith takes us on a photo tour of the artwork and revamped gallery spaces.
The Smithsonian Institution museums in Washington have had to close some spaces due to the effects of the federal budget cuts known as sequestration, the organization announced this week.
It’s the first of May, which means that it’s May Day, International Worker’s Day, and you may as well watch the Bee Gees perform this. It also means that lots of art spaces and museums are getting ready to open their first round of summer shows. In solidarity, I present to you my (rather long) [...]
PARIS — Organizing 236,000 square feet of exhibition space around one theme seems like an impossible task, as impossible as the coldness of the sun. However, since it was reborn in 2012 as Europe's largest non-collecting art museum,Show More Summary