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  • Museum protesters denounce Picasso's treatment of women

    06/04/2021 10:11:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 79 replies ^ | Friday, 4 June 2021 15:43 GMT | By Joan Faus
    BARCELONA - A professor from a Barcelona art school has staged a protest at a museum dedicated to Pablo Picasso intending to shed light on the Spanish painter's sometimes callous behaviour towards women. Maria Llopis and seven of her female students appeared at the Picasso Museum wearing t-shirts that read "Picasso, women abuser" and others that referred to Dora Maar, a French artist who is believed to have suffered abuse by Picasso during their relationship in the 1930s and 1940s. The protest last week echoed the global debate on men's treatment of women, led by the #MeToo movement, which includes...
  • Partitioning Smithsonian Museums By Race Is Anti-American And Morally Evil

    12/16/2020 10:13:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 16, 2020 | Joy PUllman
    Everyone should be able to agree that we don't need more racism in America. On that basis alone, this proposal should be dead on arrival in Congress.Sen. Mike Lee took on fellow Republicans and the corporate Democrat press last week by blocking a bill that aims to establish a Smithsonian museum focused on Americans who identify as Latino. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., are cosponsors of the legislation, along with 234 House Democrats and 61 House Republicans. So Democrats are just stuffing the measure as an earmark into the current budget omnibus monstrosity. Republicans and Democrats...
  • Gyms, Museums, Casinos to Reopen; but a Week Later in Boston

    07/05/2020 6:51:10 AM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies
    AP via US 'News' ^ | 7/02/20 | Steve LeBlanc, Mark Pratt
    BOSTON (AP) - Gyms, casinos, museums, movie theaters and guided tours are some of the businesses and cultural activities that can begin welcoming back customers and visitors in Massachusetts as the state launches Phase 3 of its reopening plan on Monday. In order to open, the facilities will have to meet specific safety protocols, including limiting capacity or instituting timed entries to control how many people are allowed in at a given time, Gov. Baker said Thursday. Tour buses and duck boats will be limited to 50% capacity. In Boston, the Phase 3 reopening will begin a full week later,...
  • Now That Teddy Roosevelt Is Under Attack, Here’s Why Animals Must Be Next

    06/24/2020 6:20:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 24, 2020 | Kylee Zempel
    Since the museum has already explicitly stated Roosevelt had 'troubling views on race,' its condemnation is not merely of the monument, but of the man. As the woke mob continues its crusade, pillaging cities and purging history, the next victim of the “tear it all down” impulse is Theodore Roosevelt, or at least a statue of him. But if Teddy is so problematic he must be canceled, mustn’t we also cleanse all the artifacts connected to his legacy, including thousands of animals?The desecraters never intended to stop at Confederate monuments, of course, and now the sculpture honoring the 26th president...
  • Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch

    04/05/2020 1:52:16 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 49 replies
    Travel + Leisure ^ | 3/12/2020 | Andrea Romano
    Going into a self-quarantine can have many complex issues and complications beyond having enough food and supplies for two weeks. In terms of entertainment, it also probably means you’re in for a lot of boredom, a lot of Netflix, and a lot of browsing the internet. But there is a way to get a little culture and education while you’re confined to your home. According to Fast Company, Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums...
  • How to attract people to museums

    06/29/2013 10:32:31 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 48 replies
    The Rijksmuseum in Holland had an idea: Let's bring the art to the people and then, hopefully, they will come to see more - at the museum.
  • Australian Museums’ Guns face Destruction

    04/22/2019 1:22:43 PM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 April, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The most famous firearms manufacturer in Australia is the Lithgow Small Arms Factory. On the grounds of the existing factory site is the Lithgow Small Arms Factory Museum. The Museum is independently owned and operated, primarily by volunteers, as an independent trust on behalf of the City of Lithgow. Just a few weeks ago, the museum learned that 70 percent of its collection is at risk of being destroyed because of a thoughtless change in firearms law passed in 2017, specifically aimed at museums. Museums were not contacted about the change in the law. They had no input about...
  • New Holocaust museum stokes controversy among Hungary's Jews

    02/09/2019 2:53:25 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    EWN South Africa ^ | 26 Jan 2019 | AFP
    Hungarian Jews find themselves divided in a bitter dispute over the long-delayed opening of a new Holocaust museum in Budapest. Some 600,000 Hungarian Jews perished during the Holocaust, most of them deported in the space of a few months in 1944 with the assistance of the Hungarian authorities. "Schmidt’s previous concept for the House of Fates covered just the years between 1938 and 1948, omitting rising anti-Semitism and the introduction of the first anti-Jewish law in post-World War I Europe under Hungary’s interwar leader Miklos Horthy. An official memorial erected in 2014 that portrayed Hungary as an innocent victim of...
  • France urged to return looted African art treasures

    11/22/2018 4:42:42 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 40 replies
    The Local France ^ | 21 November 2018 | AFP
    Experts appointed by President Emmanuel Macron will advise him on Friday to allow the return of thousands of African artworks held in French museums, a radical shift in policy which could put pressure on other former colonial powers. Calls have been growing in Africa for the restitution of their cultural treasures, but French law strictly forbids the government from ceding state property, even in well-documented cases of pillaging. But in a speech in Burkina Faso in November last year, Macron said "Africa's heritage cannot just be in European private collections and museums." He later asked French art historian Benedicte Savoy...
  • Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War I

    07/03/2018 4:21:36 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    ​Exploring the impact of World War One on British, German and French art Marking the 100 years since the end of World War One, Aftermath: Art in the Wake of World War One looks at how artists responded to the physical and psychological scars left on Europe. Art was used in many ways in the tumultuous period after the end of the war, from documenting its destructive impact, to the building of public memorials and as a social critique. This fascinating and moving exhibition shows how artists reacted to memories of war in many ways. George Grosz and Otto Dix...
  • ‘A slow-motion disaster’: Journalism museum in talks about possible building sale [Newseum]

    02/08/2018 7:26:32 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 7, 2018 | Peggy McGlone and Manuel Roig-Franzia
    Two months shy of its 10th anniversary in a glass-and-steel showpiece on Washington’s most prestigious thoroughfare, executives at the struggling Newseum will meet Thursday with a top real estate firm to explore options that include selling their building or moving to another location. The previously undisclosed talks with officials from the international firm Eastdil Secured — which were confirmed by museum management after it was contacted by The Washington Post — are the latest sign of uncertainty at an institution that has been swamped in debt and roiled by leadership shake-ups.
  • Smithsonian gives Clarence Thomas a spot in African-American history museum

    09/25/2017 11:03:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 25, 2017 | Bradford Richardson
    After not appearing in the museum for most of its inaugural year, Clarence Thomas now has a spot in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Linda St. Thomas, chief spokesperson for the Smithsonian Institution, said the museum installed an exhibition case called “The Supreme Court” honoring both black justices who have sat upon the nation’s highest court.
  • Man accidentally starts Twitter war between Natural History and Science museums

    09/24/2017 10:44:24 AM PDT · by libh8er · 8 replies
    UK Independent ^ | 9-16-2017 | Jessica Brown
    A man accidentally started a social media war between two of London’s biggest museums. During The Natural History Museum's Ask a Curator event on Twitter, one man had this pressing query he needed answering: Who would win in a staff battle between @sciencemuseum and @NHM_London, what exhibits/items would help you be victorious? #askacurator The Natural History Museum replied: We have dinosaurs. No contest. But then the Science Museum jumped in... @NHM_London is full of old fossils, but we have robots, a Spitfire and ancient poisons. Boom! #AskACurator …
  • Hip-Hop Museum Coming to New Bronx Point Mega-Development (100 jobs, 915 const. jobs in NY)

    09/23/2017 1:46:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    DNAInfo ^ | September 22, 2017 | Kate Pastor
    The Bronx — The Universal Hip-Hop Museum is finally getting a home, part of a mega-development complex coming to Bronx Point. The museum, which is in its fourth year as an organization, has Kurtis Blow as its chairman, Ice-T on its founding board of directors and LL Cool J as an honorary advisory board member, Executive Director Rocky Bucano said. The museum, originally planned for the Kingsbridge Armory, will use technology to create a multi-generational experience featuring music, artifacts, video and photography, research areas, and a performance stage, Bucano said. It will partner with Microsoft, Google and others to create...
  • Where Are the Statues of the First Blacks in Congress?

    08/27/2017 8:15:24 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 27 replies
    American Civil Rights Union ^ | 8/27/17 | American Civil Rights Union
    The House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi now wants to tear down all the Confederacy-related statues in the U.S. Capitol, in solidarity with the Antifa (anti-Fascist) movement. So we have to ask, where are the statues of prominent black Republican pioneers like Joseph Rainey or Hiram Revels?
  • The Shameful Blackout of Thomas, Sowell and Williams

    08/10/2017 6:41:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | August 10, 2017 | Larry Elder
    Clarence Thomas, one of nine members of the Supreme Court and the second black to ever join the Court, is not in the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Asked to explain Thomas' absence, the chief spokeswoman for the Smithsonian said, "The museum's exhibitions are based on themes, not individuals." Yet the museum plans to add a popular local D.C. television news broadcaster. The museum's founding director, Lonnie Bunch, said the broadcaster "symbolized that it was really important that America was changing and his presence was a symbol of that change." And Thomas, raised in...
  • Smithsonian U.S. Women’s History Museum Gains Majority Support in House

    07/05/2017 7:38:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 4, 2017 | Karl Herchenroeder
    More than two decades since it was first introduced, legislation that would establish an American women’s history museum on the National Mall has gained 227 cosponsors, which is enough support to pass in the House of Representatives. Reps. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and Ed Royce (R-Calif.), lead sponsors for the Smithsonian Women's History Museum Act, celebrated the milestone last week with Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.), who co-sponsored the original bill introduced in 1995. The U.S. does not currently have a national museum dedicated solely to contributions from women.
  • The US Navy's Five Aircraft Carrier Museum Ships

    07/12/2013 7:42:25 AM PDT · by Jeff Head · 98 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | July 12, 2013 | Jeff Head
    US NAVY AIRCRAFT CARRIER MUSEUMS (Click map for a high resolution image) Currently (July 2013) there are five US Navy Aircraft Carrier museums. Four are of Essex class carriers commissioned during World War II which underwent the SBC-125 refit in the 1950s to modernize them. All were commissioned in 1943 & served into modern times. The last, the USS Lexington, was decommissioned in 1991 after 48 years service. The other is the USS Midway, namesake of a larger class carrier built at the end of the war. She underwent two major refits, in the 1950s & in 1970 greatly enlarging...
  • ISIS barbarians destroy 2,000-year-old 'Gate of God' close to their Iraqi stronghold

    04/17/2016 6:22:45 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 26 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 4/17/16 | JEREMY ARMSTRONG
    ISIS barbarians have destroyed a 2,000-year-old gate close to their Iraqi stronghold of Mosul. The breathtaking structure is known as the Gate of God, and used to guard the ancient Assyrian city Nineveh. The destruction of the ancient structure, also called the Mashki Gate, has been confirmed by the British Institute for the Study of Iraq, and the Antiquities Department in Baghdad has not denied the demolition. The terrorists demolished the ancient gate using military equipment, according to activists in Mosul. ISIS thugs have destroyed many of Iraqi historic sites and monuments, including the Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Winged...
  • Building the biggest dinosaur that ever lived: Titanosaur skeleton is so large its head pokes [tr]

    01/15/2016 6:39:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 15, 2016 | Ryan O'Hare
    It was the biggest dinosaur that ever lived, so when museum experts tried to reconstruct a life-sized skeleton of the recently discovered titanosaur it presented something of a challenge. The American Museum of Natural History in New York needed to use some careful spatial planning when it built a replica of the enormous creature for a new exhibition. At 20 ft (6 m) tall and 122 ft (37 m) long, the recently discovered dinosaur's skeleton is so big it does not fit in the museum’s warehouse-sized exhibition room.