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See Fascinating Relics From the Secret Soviet Space Program

Dog ejector seat and suit as used to Soviet suborbital rocket flights, c. 1955. (Photo: © The open joint-stock company 'Research, Developement & production Enterprise "Zvezda"/ State Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSIZO/Courtesy Science Museum London) In 1957, the Soviet space program launched the world’s first satellite, Sputnik 1. Show More Summary

Rival Archaeologists Find Space Rocks at Opposite Ends of the World

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Wonders Never Cease is a fashion film that takes full advantage of its setting: London’s Museum of Natural History. When two archaeologists engaged in a game of oneupmanship make the same discovery at opposite ends of the world, it ignites a lot of moody wandering through the museum halls. Read more...

ArtRx LA

3 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — This week, hear the ethereal sounds of the glass armonica, take a spa day at Eastside International, visit the Museum of Contemporary Art's (MOCA) new project space, and more.

NASA’s space shuttle to fly again – or at least pieces of it

If you get to a museum to see one of the shuttles that actually flew in space, your jaw may drop. Just don’t mind the guys pulling parts from it. NASA recently sent engineers to the California Science Center in Los Angeles to dust off the mothballs of the space shuttle Endeavor and remove four […]

Art Exhibit Escapes from Museum, Rampages through City

last weekHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Image: AllTVChannel2) The RedBall Project is a giant rubber ball measuring 15 feet across. Kurt Perschke, the artist who conceived it, takes it around the world. He often shoves it into tight spaces, like alleys. Perschke has been doing this for several years. Show More Summary

The visual art scene comes together in Copenhagen

last weekArts : Artdaily

Copenhagen reveals its artistic side in August when galleries, art fairs, museums and exhibition spaces join forces for a packed programme of special art events during Cph Art Week 2015. An art lounge on the quay, perfume made from harbour...Show More Summary

NASA scours retired space shuttles for spare parts

Two of the four NASA space shuttles on display in US museums have had their water tanks removed for possible use in a storage system for the ISS

ArtRx LA

last weekArts : Hyperallergic

LOS ANGELES — This week, the Architecture and Design Museum re-opens in its new home, a cross-country art tour is captured on film, two teams of artists take turns tearing apart and re-constructing a vacant retail space, and more.

One More Day to Reboot The Suit!

There is now one day left in the National Air and Space Museum’s “Reboot the Suit” Kickstarter campaign. We reached the goal to conserve Neil Armstrong’s historic Apollo 11 EVA lunar spacesuit — the suit that he wore when he set foot on the Moon — in just a few days. Show More Summary

This concept art from the Shuttle Program’s early days depicts two spacecraft and what looks like an

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

This concept art from the Shuttle Program’s early days depicts two spacecraft and what looks like an early vision of an orbital outpost. This illustration comes from the archives of the San Diego Air & Space Museum, where you’ll find lots of “ideas that never flew...but might have led to other successful aircraft!” Read more...

The Power of Poison at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

I’m a big fan of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, as are my children. Lots of different areas and exhibits, ranging from gems and minerals to space exploration, dinosaurs to local flora and fauna, along with a constantly changing set of traveling and themed exhibits. Show More Summary

Kunsthaus Zürich: Construction of Switzerland's largest art museum begins

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Construction work on the extension to the Kunsthaus Zürich began on 3 August. From 2020, the light-filled structure designed by David Chipperfield Architects will create space for a dynamic, regularly changing presentation of the collection...Show More Summary

Leighton House Museum in London, United Kingdom

When you are a famous artist, you get to decorate your house in all the finery you want, and when we're lucky, these idiosyncratic personal spaces are preserved and turned into museums for future generations to enjoy. Such is the case...Show More Summary

Sam Jury's 'All Things Being Equal' on view at the Irish Museum of Modern Art

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

The Irish Museum of Modern Art announced the opening of artist Sam Jury's All Things Being Equal. The work, from the permanent collection of the museum, runs from July 28th to August 23rd in the Project Spaces. Created in Dublin while...Show More Summary

Night Owls Open Thread

Saw this poster at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota last week:  I can’t sleep for some reason, so I’m re-watching Harry Potter movies and reading crap on the interwebs. Damn, I wish I had a pet phoenix. What are you up to? This space reserved for your ad.

Broad museum's storage 'vault' to offer unique peek beyond the exhibits

2 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

At nearly all museums, the treasures on public display are but a small fraction of the riches within. Gallery space being limited, priceless paintings and rare sculptures are consigned to basements or off-site storage much of the ti...

The New Museum's Sonic Installation Makes You The Musician

It's a sensory overload of light, sound, color, and space. Most of the time, we consume music. But what if a song wasn't a linear event with a beginning and end? What if it's a three-dimensional landscape you're meant to dive into, explore, and shape with your gestures? A new installation at the New Museum is exactly that. Read Full Story

Artist Who Can’t Stand New York Studio Prices? Live in a Mobile Work Space

A combined promotional and activist project put on by the Queens Museum (and more) calls punishing NYC studio prices to the fore

Crossing Threshold: A Dance with Perception

Teresa Williams, public programs intern at the Asian Art Museum, interviews artist Sanaz Mazinani about her recently exhibited work “Threshold”. The soft murmurs of conversation faded as the dancer entered the space. After drawing the attention of her audience, Bobbi Jene Smith began to dance. Show More Summary

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