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Get Your Free Museum Day Tickets Now
The Smithsonian’s Free Museum Day is happening this year on September 21, but you can snag your tickets for the day now. Read more...
The Smithsonians Free Museum Day is happening this year on September 21, but you can snag your tickets for the day now. If youre not familiar, Free Museum Day is a day once a year where museums around the country allow visitors to come in for free, as long a… [+670 chars]
Emily Price
2019-08-17 19:30:00




New York Knows Its Arts Organizations Have a Diversity Problem. Now What?
The city asked cultural institutions, including museums and performing arts centers, to draw up plans to make their staff and board members more diverse.
The Brooklyn Childrens Museum in Crown Heights was attuned to whether the leadership reflected a significant portion of its audience: families from Central Brooklyn, who are predominantly people of color. Within six years, the group said, it wanted to ensure … [+1274 chars]
Julia Jacobs
2019-07-29 17:03:24




Arthur Jafa in Bloom
Sought after by Spike Lee, Stanley Kubrick, and Solange Knowles alike, the visual artist is changing representations of blackness in museums and beyond.
With his brothers, he watched a lot of television growing up The Green Hornet, I Spy that ignited a sense of possibility and fantasy; science fiction, comics and fanzines, including Warren Publishings Famous Monsters of Filmland, were his obsession, though on… [+3203 chars]
Megan O’Grady
2019-08-14 10:06:37




Whitney Trustee Warren Kanders Resigns After Protests Over His Company’s Sale of Tear Gas
Days after eight artists left the Whitney Biennial, the vice chairman stepped down amid criticism of how his company’s law enforcement supplies are used.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and other museums have said they would stop accepting gifts from members of the Sackler family associated with the maker of OxyContin, after allegations that the company deliberately concealed its addictive potential. Museums in… [+1944 chars]
Robin Pogrebin and Elizabeth A. Harris
2019-07-25 10:25:27




Inside Hushed Museum Hallways, a Rumble Over Pay Grows Louder
Art workers around the country are sharing their salaries and in some cases forming unions to put pressure on their institutions.
Salary concerns at museums nationwide were given a viral boost over the last few weeks when a Google spreadsheet of job titles and salary information, race and gendercaught fire. Michelle Fisher, a curator in Boston, said she and colleagues in the art world c… [+1826 chars]
Elizabeth A. Harris and Robin Pogrebin
2019-07-23 00:13:03




Arizona Files Novel Lawsuit in Supreme Court Over Opioid Crisis
The suit asks the justices to order the Sackler family to return billions said to have been looted from their company, Purdue Pharma
These transfers, the suit said, all took place at times when company officials, including the Sacklers, were keenly aware that Purdue was facing massive financial liabilities and that these transfers could prevent it from satisfying eventual judgments. The S… [+1530 chars]
Adam Liptak
2019-07-31 15:33:40




The Met Reviews Items It Received From a Dealer, Now a Looting Suspect
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is studying the Indian artifacts it holds that track back to a man accused of running a major antiquities smuggling ring.
The Met has for decades had a policy requiring that artifacts entering the collection be accompanied by export and import licenses indicating they were legally removed from their countries of origin. In the case of Mr. Kapoor, the authorities have said he som… [+1852 chars]
Tom Mashberg
2019-08-18 16:46:17




Learn More About Earth's Ecology and Weather With NOAA's New App
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific government agency that focuses on the conditions of things like our oceans and waterways as well as Earth’s atmosphere. Read more...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific government agency that focuses on the conditions of things like our oceans and waterways as well as Earths atmosphere. The group has a product called Science On a Sphere which display… [+1303 chars]
Emily Price
2019-08-11 00:35:00




In pictures: Kinetic Op art pioneer Carlos Cruz-Diez dies
The 95-year-old was best known for his large-scale works in eye-popping colours.
Image copyrightGetty Images Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz Diez has died in Paris aged 95. He was one of the pioneers of kinetic and optical art whose abstract, often geometric works are on display in many of the world's leading museums. Many of his painti… [+1478 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews
2019-07-29 10:47:06




Seesaws Straddle the Mexico Border, and Smiles Shine Through
The playground equipment was inserted through the steel slats in a section of border wall in Sunland Park, N.M.
In images and videos, children on both sides of the border could be seen playing on three seesaws along a portion of an older section of border wall in Sunland Park, immediately west of New Mexicos border with Texas and sprawling El Paso. In social media post… [+664 chars]
Simon Romero
2019-07-31 18:51:20




Google Lens, Augmented Reality, and the Future of Learning
Why take a boring selfie in front of the Mona Lisa when you can use AR to dive deep into it?
Did you know that the painter Rockwell Kent, whose splendorous Afternoon on the Sea, Monhegan hangs in San Francisco's de Young Museum, worked on murals and advertisements for General Electric and Rolls-Royce? I did not, until I visited Gallery 29 on a recent… [+4607 chars]
Lauren Goode
2019-08-20 10:00:00




Hitler Looted the Art, Then They Looted Hitler
New research is helping the hunt for missing art, largely amassed by Hitler, then re-stolen by desperate Germans in the closing days of the war.
We are always interested in receiving more information about the pieces in our collection that might be in any way problematic, Selma Holo, the executive director of USC Museums, wrote in an email. The museum, she said, will always do the right thing with res… [+898 chars]
Catherine Hickley
2019-07-22 22:04:51




How the Smithsonian Prevents Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit From Slowly Destroying Itself With Harmful Gases
Short of entombing it in a giant resin block like a prehistoric mosquito trapped in amber, the Smithsonian’s conservators can’t stop Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit from slowly breaking down over time. But, as Adam Savage discovered, they have come up with a cleve…
Short of entombing it in a giant resin block like a prehistoric mosquito trapped in amber, the Smithsonians conservators cant stop Neil Armstrongs spacesuit from slowly breaking down over time. But, as Adam Savage discovered, they have come up with a clever w… [+3250 chars]
Andrew Liszewski
2019-07-31 21:00:00




Vogue Beyoncé Portrait Heading to Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Tyler Mitchell, the first African-American photographer and one of the youngest to shoot a cover for Vogue, announced the news on Tuesday.
Though this is Mr. Mitchells first piece in the National Portrait Gallery, it will be the second image of Beyoncé acquired by the museum. A color photolithographic halftone promotional poster for Beyoncés 2003 album Dangerously in Love, with the words CD In… [+1210 chars]
Derrick Bryson Taylor
2019-08-06 23:13:13




Want to See the Mona Lisa? Get in Line
Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting has been moved to a new room in the Louvre while its usual home is renovated. That’s causing some commotion for visitors.
Back inside the Mona Lisa viewing pen, Gregory Jimenez, 25, a college student from Chile, lifted his fancy camera above the heads of a row of people in front of him and took a shot. You have to take a photo to be able to appreciate her, he said as he walked o… [+1180 chars]
Farah Nayeri
2019-08-12 21:49:42




Attempted Murder Charge Over Child Pushed From Tate Modern Balcony
A 6-year-old child suffered fractures and a brain hemorrhage after falling around 100 feet.
LONDON A teenager who is accused of throwing a 6-year-old boy off a balcony at the Tate Modern museum in London appeared in court on Tuesday on a charge of attempted murder. In a five-minute hearing, a magistrate confirmed the teenagers identity and heard a … [+707 chars]
Alex Marshall
2019-08-06 12:18:13




Behind Basquiat’s ‘Defacement’: Reframing a Tragedy
A curator’s time capsule of a violent moment and its repercussions brings fresh insights — and reveals stresses with a museum.
Though her formal specialty is film her graduate degree from U.C.L.A. is in screenwriting Ms. LaBouviers fascination with Basquiat goes back to her childhood in Texas, where her parents owned a pair of the artists drawings. She first saw an image of Defacemen… [+1605 chars]
Siddhartha Mitter
2019-08-01 17:09:47




Shirts for Lifelong New Yorkers and Those Who Would Like to Pass for One
Shops like Fantasy Explosion specialize in vintage vernacular, merchandise that conveys cachet and knowledge of the city.
Mr. Procell has sold shirts like these for years, with a special emphasis on city institutions like museums. Coming across one is like a luxury, he said. Its the ultimate souvenir. Over the last few years, more and more stores have begun offering these kinds… [+1357 chars]
Jon Caramanica
2019-08-07 10:21:31




10 celebrity dolls that totally missed the mark
Dolls aren't inherently creepy. They're not full of demons, they're not cursed. Well, some might be. But most of them are miniature works of art, full of love. Except celebrity dolls. Their plastic should be melted down to make the high-heeled shoes that bles…
Dolls aren't inherently creepy. They're not full of demons, they're not cursed. Well, some might be. But most of them are miniature works of art, full of love.  Except celebrity dolls. Their plastic should be melted down to make the high-heeled shoes that bl… [+6476 chars]
Sage Anderson
2019-07-24 20:19:30




10 places to visit in Denmark that aren't Copenhagen
Denmark is more than just Copenhagen. For more big city vibes, check out Aarhus, the second-largest municipality in Denmark. Take in Denmark's scenic water views at Thy National Park and the island of Møn. See Råbjerg Mile, the largest migrating sand dune in …
Copenhagen may be the most obvious city to visit in Denmark, however, the Scandinavian country has more to offer visitors than the hustle and bustle of its most populated city. From ancient cities to coastal communities, there's more to see in Denmark than yo… [+205 chars]
Rachel Murphy
2019-07-24 14:08:10
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