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It’s Christo’s Final Show. But Is It the Last We’ll See of Him?

The artist, who died in May, had planned to wrap the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The project is delayed, but on track for next year. And his collaborators hope they can pull off one more feat, too.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Paris, Christo, Pompidou Center, Arc de Triomphe, Paris (France, Jeanne-Claude


Erdogan Talks of Making Hagia Sophia a Mosque Again, to International Dismay

The World Heritage site was once a potent symbol of Christian-Muslim rivalry, and it could become one once more.
Tags: News, Museums, Erdogan, Mosques, Ottoman Empire, Recep Tayyip, Politics And Government, Muslims and Islam, Historic Buildings and Sites, Istanbul (Turkey, Byzantine Civilization, Erdogan Talks of Making Hagia Sophia


The great reopening – how Britain's galleries Covid-proofed themselves

From London to Llandudno to Dundee, museums are back in business. So is it now safe to view art – and how will they cope with the drastic drop in numbers?‘There was a moment,” says Andrew Nairne, “when I was thinking, of course, we are like Nottingham Contemporary and the Hepworth Wakefield, places like that.” The director of Kettle’s Yard in Cambridge is guiding me around a gallery that’s “in rehearsals” for a socially distanced opening in August. “Then I remembered that the others don’t have a...
Tags: Art, London, Wales, Scotland, UK News, World news, Culture, Britain, Art and design, Museums, Dundee, Local Government, Cambridge, National Gallery, Llandudno, Carlisle


How a Brooklyn Artist Is Making Black Women Her Focus

Through her Essential Workers series, Aya Brown, 24, has shined a spotlight on the Black women in New York who work in hospitals, schools and retail.
Tags: Art, New York, News, New York City, Hospitals, Brooklyn, Museums, Black People, Brown, Women and Girls, Brooklyn (NYC, LaBouvier, Chaedria, Aya (1995-


Thomas Jefferson’s Great-Great-Great-Great-Great-Great Grandson Poses for a Presidential Portrait

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…  —Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States of America He was a brilliant man who preached equality, but he didn’t practice it. He owned people. And now I’m here because of it. —Shannon LaNier, co-author of Jefferson’s Children: The Story of One American Family Many of the Amer...
Tags: Google, Art, Photography, College, Virginia, America, History, Current Affairs, Museums, New York Times, Kkk, Madison, Thomas Jefferson, United States of America, Abraham Lincoln, Maya Rudolph


Shannon LaNier Poses as His Sixth Great-Grandfather Thomas Jefferson: Two Portraits Juxtaposed

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…  —Thomas Jefferson, 3rd President of the United States of America He was a brilliant man who preached equality, but he didn’t practice it. He owned people. And now I’m here because of it. —Shannon LaNier, co-author of Jefferson’s Children: The Story of One American Family Many of the Amer...
Tags: Google, Art, Photography, College, Virginia, America, History, Current Affairs, Museums, New York Times, Kkk, Madison, Thomas Jefferson, United States of America, Abraham Lincoln, Maya Rudolph


The Gallery Where Stevie Wonder Was a Regular

Linda Goode Bryant discusses her career — from art dealer to urban farmer — with the artist Senga Nengudi.
Tags: Art, News, New York City, David, Museums, Bryant, Bearden, Hammons, Romare, Linda Goode, Linda Goode Bryant


Smithsonian’s Leader Says ‘Museums Have a Social Justice Role to Play’

Lonnie Bunch, who oversees a host of museums and libraries, says the role of cultural institutions is to make people “feel comfortable with nuance and complexity.”
Tags: News, Museums, Smithsonian, Smithsonian Institution, Bunch, Lonnie Bunch, Race and Ethnicity, Lonnie G III, Coronavirus Reopenings


Defenders of Roosevelt Statue Converge on Natural History Museum

Last week it was decided to remove the image because it evoked racism and colonialism. Sunday, the other side turned out.
Tags: News, Museums, American Museum of Natural History, Demonstrations, Theodore, Roosevelt, Protests and Riots


Museum of the City of New York: Reduced but Reopening

After layoffs, furloughs and salary cuts, the museum prepares to reopen with a reduced budget and will present an exhibition about the pandemic.
Tags: New York, News, Museums, Finances, Layoffs and Job Reductions, Whitney Donhauser, Museum of the City of New York, New-York Historical Society, Coronavirus Reopenings


The American Museum Of Tort Law Needs Your Help

If you or a loved one is a tort law expert, you may be entitled to financial compensation participate in this video series.
Tags: Law, Museums, Announcements, American Museum Of Tort Law, Tort Law


Teenager Who Threw Boy From Tate Modern Is Sentenced to at Least 15 Years

The British 18-year-old had said he threw the 6-year-old off the museum’s viewing platform to kill him and be on the news.
Tags: News, Museums, Tate Modern, Bravery, Great Britain, Murders, Jonty, Attempted Murders and Homicides, Decisions and Verdicts, London (England


Upheaval Over Race Reaches Met Museum After Curator’s Instagram Post

The post by a longtime department chairman, saying monuments should be protected from “zealots,” prompted staff charges that the museum fosters “a culture of systemic racism.”
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Black People, Discrimination, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Black Lives Matter Movement, Keith, Alexandre, Instagram Post, Lenoir, Christiansen, Monuments and Memorials (Structures


We Don’t Have to Like Them. We Just Need to Understand Them.

No question the Roosevelt sculpture has to go. But what of the Shaw Memorial in Boston? Eliminate or obscure it, or explain it?
Tags: Art, News, Boston, Museums, Sculpture, American Museum of Natural History, Demonstrations, Black Lives Matter Movement, Theodore, Roosevelt, Shaw, Protests and Riots, Race and Ethnicity, Civil War (US) (1861-65, Monuments and Memorials (Structures, Boston (Mass




As Museums Get on TikTok, the Uffizi Is an Unlikely Class Clown

The art museum in Florence was one of the first to use the social media platform, posting unusually irreverent videos that challenge its dignified reputation.
Tags: Art, News, Social Media, Museums, Florence, Rijksmuseum, SCHMIDT, Prado Museum, Uffizi Gallery, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Florence (Italy, Madrid (Spain, Eike D, TikTok (ByteDance, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Coronavirus Reopenings


Met Museum Plans to Open in Late August

If New York’s phased reopening goes according to plan, museums will be allowed to open as early as July 20.
Tags: New York, News, Museums, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Manhattan (NYC, Culture (Arts, Coronavirus Reopenings


Our art museum — the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art — boarded itself up and has repurposed the utilitarian protection into a surface for painting.

Is it art? That's a boring old question, but is art made under duress art? I think of the writer tortured to write in Stephen King's "Misery." I think of Scheherezade. I think of the old cowboy trick of shooting at a person's feet and shouting "Dance!" (Is the stepping crazily out of the way of bullets properly termed a "dance"?).Ah, but the museum isn't doing the art. It's bringing in the artists and saying Go ahead, draw on my wounds."Stop": "Power": "... fucking for virginity... the path t...
Tags: Art, Law, Police, Stephen King, Museums, Madison, Graffiti, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Murals, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse


Curators Urge Guggenheim to Fix Culture That ‘Enables Racism’

A letter to the director, signed by “The Curatorial Department,” outlines steps the museum should take to diversify its staff, board and exhibitions.
Tags: Art, News, Museum, Museums, Black People, Discrimination, Nancy, Guggenheim, Armstrong, Therrien, Spector, Race and Ethnicity, Solomon R, Richard (1949-, Troy Conrad, The Curatorial Department


Museums, galleries and cinemas to reopen in England from 4 July

Boris Johnson to announce further easing of coronavirus lockdown measures on TuesdayCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMuseums, galleries and cinemas will be allowed to reopen from 4 July, alongside pubs, restaurants and hairdressers, Boris Johnson will announce on Tuesday in a decisive but potentially risky easing of lockdown measures in England.Two days later, millions of people with underlying health issues will be permitted to leave their homes and mix with others fo...
Tags: Business, Politics, England, UK News, Museums, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak




Goodbye to the racist statue of Roosevelt and two people of color outside NYC's Natural History Museum

Since 1940, a statue of President Theodore Roosevelt on a horse flanked by a Native American man and an African man on foot has stood outside New York City's American Museum of Natural History. After years of protests against the statue's composition, the museum has now decided to remove it. This decision follows a special exhibition last year, titled "Addressing the Statue," about the disturbing monument and its historical context. (See exhibition video below.) From the New York Times: ...
Tags: Post, News, Activism, New York City, Philippines, Museums, New York Times, Protests, Statues, Colonialism, Bill De Blasio, American Museum of Natural History, Pacific, Caribbean, People Of Color, Roosevelt


"I want to see you brave and manly and I also want to see you gentle and tender."

Words from Theodore Roosevelt, firmly attached to a wall near the entrance of the Museum of Natural History, photographed by me in 2007, and dug up this morning on the occasion of the news that the TR statue will be removed from its sublime place of prominence in front of the museum.The NYT reports:[T]he museum’s president, Ellen V. Futter... made clear that the museum’s decision was based on the statue itself — namely its “hierarchical composition”—- and not on Roosevelt, whom the museum contin...
Tags: Law, Museums, Sculpture, Bill De Blasio, Columbia University, Propaganda, American Museum of Natural History, Roosevelt, Teddy Roosevelt, Museum of Natural History, Theodore Roosevelt, Masculinity, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Race And Pop Culture, Era of That's Not Funny


Exquisite 2300-Year-Old Scythian Woman’s Boot Preserved in the Frozen Ground of the Altai Mountains

Shoes and boots, show where your feet have gone. —Guy Sebeus, 10 New Scythian Tales  In the age of fast fashion, when planned obsolescence, cheap materials, and shoddy construction have become the norm, how startling to encounter a stylish women’s boot that’s truly built to last… …like, for 2300 years. It helps to have landed in a Scythian burial mound in Siberia’s Altai Mountains, where the above boot was discovered along with a number of nomadic afterlife essentials—jewelry, food, weapons, an...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Design, College, History, Museums, Reddit, Siberia, British Museum, Facebook Twitter, Altai Mountains, State Hermitage Museum, Ayun Halliday, Scythians, Guy Sebeus, Dan D'Silva


Paolo Giorgio Ferri, Hunter of Looted Antiquities, Dies at 72

A prosecutor in Italy, he dismantled multinational trafficking rings, recovering tens of thousands of Greco-Roman artifacts worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Tags: News, Museums, Italy, Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Ferri, Deaths (Obituaries, Arts and Antiquities Looting, Rome (Italy, Paolo Giorgio, Paolo Giorgio Ferri Hunter


Museums Embrace Art Therapy Techniques for Unsettled Times

Several institutions are preparing to reopen with an awareness of a new mission as people struggle with loss and unrest.
Tags: Art, News, Museums, Sally, Queens Museum, Montreal Museum Of Fine Arts, Therapy and Rehabilitation, Tallant, Videophones and Videoconferencing, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Quarantine (Life and Culture, Coronavirus Reopenings, George Floyd Protests (2020


Lenin statue to be unveiled in Germany despite legal fight

Gelsenkirchen bucks global trends with new monument as other cities confront relics of colonial pastWhile a global row rages over the controversial pasts of historical figures immortalised as statues, on Saturday a divisive new monument to the former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin will be unveiled in Germany.More than 30 years after the communist experiment on German soil that followed the second world war ended, the tiny Marxist-Leninist party of Germany (MLPD) will install Lenin’s likeness in th...
Tags: Europe, Germany, World news, Culture, Museums, Colonialism, Vladimir Lenin, Black Lives Matter Movement, Gelsenkirchen, Lenin, Gelsenkirchen Continue


Lenin statue to be unveiled in west Germany despite legal fight

Gelsenkirchen bucks global trends with new monument as other cities confront relics of colonial pastWhile a global row rages over the controversial pasts of historical figures immortalised as statues, on Saturday a divisive new monument to the former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin will be unveiled in Germany.More than 30 years after the communist experiment on German soil that followed the second world war ended, the tiny Marxist-Leninist party of Germany (MLPD) will install Lenin’s likeness in th...
Tags: Europe, Germany, World news, Culture, Museums, Colonialism, Vladimir Lenin, Black Lives Matter Movement, Gelsenkirchen, Lenin, Gelsenkirchen Continue


Museum visits in the COVID-19 era

There was a time when avoiding crowds in museums was a challenge. Getting to the Egyptian mummies at the British Museum before everyone else was a nearly impossible feat, and managing to get a peek of the Louvre’s Mona Lisa without hundreds of people blocking your view was the stuff of myths. But since mid-March, entire collections sit alone in galleries, undisturbed and unappreciated by the throngs of admirers who usually take so much pleasure in looking at them. A by the International Cou...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Japan, UK, London, New York City, Americas, United States, Museums, Washington Dc, Amsterdam, Smithsonian, Museum of Modern Art, North America, Madrid, British Museum


Lynika Strozier, Who Researched Early Plant DNA, Dies at 35

She overcame a severe learning disability to become a scientist with “golden hands” and most recently a college instructor. She died of Covid-19.
Tags: News, Research, Museums, Field Museum, Deaths (Obituaries, Chicago (Ill, Strozier, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Lynika (1984-2020, Lynika Strozier