Still Life, Georg Flegel This wonderful little painting is only a little over 10×13 inches (27x34cm). The original is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. High-res image here (2.8mb).
Who was Sally Hemings? You could choose a number of titles: the mother of Thomas Jefferson’s children; his wife, Martha Jefferson’s, sister; Martha and Thomas’s slave. Her story is now nearly two centuries old, yet still demanded anShow More Summary
The Civil War is still an irrevocable wrent through America’s indelible fabric. As part of The Met Reframed, a new artist residency program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Paul D. Miller (aka DJ Spooky That Subliminal Kid) teamed up with Jeff L. Show More Summary
Here's a good, long, depressing, but still partial list of sequester cuts Congress doesn't care nearly as much about as it did about flight delays: low income energy assistance; museum hours; defense nuclear nonproliferation; energyShow More Summary
Motor Trend’s Epic Drive show takes a trip to a Caribbean museum of 1950s American cars – Cuba. Even if you’re not a gearhead, it’s still worth watching, because it meanders and looks at the culture of the island nation. Hat Tip Lin...
The September announcement of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibit “Punk: Chaos to Couture” raised several questions. Can punk be couture? Is it still punk if it’s on exhibit in a museum or flaunted by Anna Wintour? And most pressing … Continue reading ?
This year's theme for the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" and Tom Brady is embracing it. We think. Brady is wearing a bright blue suit jacket (and somehow still looks good) and his...Show More Summary
Following the Costume Institute gala tonight, the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s spring Costume Institute exhibition, “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” will explore fashion’s parasitic relationship to punk. Defined by imbalance and deconstruction and filled with jarring pairings, and a brutal sexuality devoid of sentimentality, punk style was once the surest way ... More »
One of the biggest strengths of the third season of Bob’s Burgers is that the show has gotten increasingly more comfortable with setting the action outside of the restaurant. The majority of episodes do still take place there (as the...Show More Summary
I know Cheney jokes are easy, but this is still awesome: “The Cheney Museum offers a firsthand look at the life and work of our nation’s 46th vice president,” said head curator Jonathan Luddom, a 7-foot-tall blind cavern dweller with third-degree burns on his face and limbs. “From the Hall of Obfuscation, to the Pit [...]
Wangechi Mutu, The End of eating Everything (film still), 2013. Animated video (color, sound), 8 minute loop. Commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at...
Bad news: Dan Deacon's high-concept show on Saturday (4/27) at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with ""audience-triggered sound and light, video projection with live and electronic sounds" has been canceled, as the above tweet from Dan states. All tickets...
enlarge It seems George W. Bush still can't admit he's ever made a mistake -- even when one cost the lives of several hundred thousand people. As his presidential library and museum open, former President George W. Bush said he remains...Show More Summary
Social media has as ubiquitous a presence in the galleries of museums as it does anywhere – come to SFMOMA on any given day and you’ll see people smiling for Facebook pics next to iconic artworks, while others stand still, compulsively tweeting their every thought. In a world of quick status updates and Instagram posts, is [...]
There are fifteen minutes left of the opening reception for Henry Taylor's solo-show at Blum and Poe, and a constant stream of people are still flowing through the door. Jeffrey Deitch (Director of Museum of Contemporary Art) stands at the top of the shallow stairs with a quiet smile, peering at the multitude like an owl. Show More Summary
Justin Bieber is not over Selena Gomez... in fact, she's still very much in the palm of his hand.We started looking closely at pics of Justin... and we came across this one (left) of Justin leaving a museum in Amsterdam, and his sorta ex-GF was…
Upon news of the horrible Boston Marathon explosions earlier today, it is being reported that a third incident occurred at the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum at 3pm ET. Though the details still remain unknown, a fire appeared to have started in JFK Library’s mechanical room. No official word on whether this fire is related [...]
Because of its policy of giving all past champions lifetime invitations to the tournament, the Masters is also a bit of a museum exhibit, sort of like Old Timer’s Day at Yankee Stadium.
By Rod Whitenack: [Editor's note: From time to time, we like to venture beyond the big theme parks to discover lesser-known, but still fun and interesting, themed attractions around the world. Rod Whitenack brings us one today from Texas.]...Show More Summary
Brief item from ANSA: In spite of being a major tourist draw, the so-called Riace Bronzes are still being housed in temporary quarters, three years after they were moved for museum renovations. An estimated 100,000 people have visited the two famous full-size Greek nude bearded warriors from 460-450 BC since they were moved to regional [...]