Museum

Art Speaks For Itself And Makes Hearts Beat Faster

Information about an artwork has no effect on the aesthetic experience of museum visitors. The characteristics of the artwork itself have a much stronger impact on observers.

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The Museum That Defines The Instagram Age Wants Visitors To Ditch Their Phones

The Museum of Ice Cream pops on camera. Celebrities like Beyoncé flock to the museum to pose amidst plastic bananas dangling from the ceiling. Parents snap joyful portraits of their children lying in a pool filled with oversized foam sprinkles. The...
Related topics: Instagram

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Nyc's Hayden Planetarium Show 'worlds Beyond Earth' Is Stunning And Poignant

"Worlds Beyond Earth," the new space show at the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History hits it out of the park, taking viewers on a stunning, visceral journey through space using real and beautiful data.

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Prosecutors Seek Prison Terms For Accused In Gold Coin Heist

German prosecutors are seeking lengthy prison terms for four men accused of staging the brazen theft of a 100-kilogram (221-pound) Canadian gold coin from a Berlin museum almost three years ago
Related topics: Germany, Berlin

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'just Mercy' Attorney Asks U.s. To Reckon With Its Racist Past And Present

Stevenson built a museum and monument in Alabama dedicated to slavery and its legacy. "We need to create institutions in this country that motivate more people to say 'Never again,' " he says.(Image credit: Rog Walker/Paper Monday)

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National Archives Apologizes And Removes Edited Women's March Photo

Museum officials removed the photo from the display and said they would replace it with an unaltered version "as soon as possible."
Related topics: Tech Photos

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Saturday Assorted Links

1. On the history of Prohibition (NYT). 2. In contrast, I say museum dates are good (though brutally enforcing a separating equilibrium). 3. “I recently rewatched Season 1 [of Curb Your Enthusiasm] and some of Season 9 and was struck by how...

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Weird Tim Burton Traces Will Stay Put In Their Neon Graveyard - Cnet

The Neon Museum has extended "Lost Vegas," an exhibition curated by the filmmaker, through April 12.

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Benin Museum Celebrates Return Of Precious Artifacts From France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking policy — still awaits them. But on Friday, a small museum outside Cotonou celebrated...
Related topics: Benin, France

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Black Hockey History Tour Visiting Detroit

from Ryan Patrick Hooper of WDET, The NHL’s “Black Hockey History Tour” will visit 14 cities in total including two stops locally at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History and the Little Caesars Arena for the...
Related topics: African-American

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Honolulu Biennial To Become A Triennial

The Honolulu Biennial Foundation is moving the art event by one year to a triennial format, with the third edition opening in February 2022. The Honolulu Triennial will be curated by Melissa Chiu, director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture...

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Giant Squid Genome Is Fully Sequenced

Giant squid (Architeuthis dux) (via Glenn Rankin/Smithsonian Museum/EOL) The elusive giant squid—a 10-armed invertebrate said to have dragged ships to the ocean floor—has finally had its genome fully sequenced. Important clues...
Related topics: Genetics

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Pence Remained Silent As A ‘wax Museum Guy’ As Trump Hurled Insults At Military Leaders: Report

President Donald Trump shocked and infuriated his top officials with an insulting rants against the U.S. military — and others present for the Pentagon meeting were angry that Vice President Mike Pence remained silent. The July 20, 2017,...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Military, Pentagon

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15 Photos Show A Us Nuclear Missile Silo That For Decades Was Ready To Strike The Soviet Union At A...

Take a tour of the Arizona museum open to the public that has a US intercontinental ballistic missile once built to attack Russia with nuclear force.
Related topics: World Photos, Russia

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Kylie Jenner Just Trademarked 'kylie Kon' And 'kylie Museum,' And It Hints At A Whole New Revenue...

With the possible launch of a Kylie-centric museum or convention, the Gen Z mogul is one step closer to world domination.

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Fossils Of Largest Theropod To Date Found In Australia

A team of researchers from the University of New England, the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Natural History Museum and Swinburne University of Technology, all in Australia, has identified fossils found near Winton as remains of the largest theropod...
Related topics: Fossils, Paleontology, Dinosaurs

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Photos: 2001: A Space Odyssey Exhibition At Museum Of The Moving Image Explores Stanley...

Over half-a-century since its release, Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey has astounded, confounded, and influenced generations of filmgoers, directors, and the world in general with its prescient depiction of the future. A new...
Related topics: Science Photos

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Forgotten Trove Of Fossil Feathers Belonged To Tiny Polar Dinosaurs

Enlarge / One of the spectacular feather fossils that has been sitting in a museum's sample collection for decades. (credit: Melbourne Museum) Researchers have described ten fossil feathers from the polar regions of the former continent Gondwana...
Related topics: Fossils, Paleontology, Dinosaurs

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“an Interplay Between Western And Eastern Cultures”: Two Art Exhibitions On Cultural Collisions

Negin Sharifzadeh, “Modern Girls, Ancient Rite”, 2019 Mounted Museum Print (1 of 3) 30’’ x 18.17’’ Two women artists from Iran and Pakistan recently exhibited new bodies of work in New York, in which they portrayed the interplay...
Related topics: Iran, Pakistan

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Nyc Moma Using Material Design Icons In The Real World To Guide Visitors

While you might have only encountered Material Design in apps and the web, Google’s open-source design system has one major real-world application. Since last year, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City has been using Material Design icons...
Related topics: Web Design, Google, Open Source Software

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