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Rhino Horns Worth More Than Gold, Leads To Wave Of Museum Thefts

Posted 10.26.2011 | Arts

Art theft results in an estimated loss of $6 billion each year, but does that take into account the amount people will pay on the black market? The...

Space History in DC -- Science in American Life

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology
Zoe P. Strassfield

So, there it was, my last full weekend in Washington, DC, and I still hadn't visited every site I planned on seeing before leaving.

Special Edition: Inside, Outside, Who Cares?

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 10.17.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

What does it mean to finish your internship at NASA HQ and come home?

NASA Art/50 Years at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum: Perspectives from a NASA Artist

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 10.17.2011 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

I had a call from NASA to be their artist spokesperson for the opening of NASA Art/50 Years at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. NASA ...

PHOTOS: Interview With Architect Steven Holl

Carla Leitao | Posted 10.10.2011 | Arts
Carla Leitao

Celebrating warm days (northern hemisphere...) can very well go hand-in-hand with welcoming the increasing presence of ocean or oceanic museums, and t...

Paul Needham

MoMA's 'Talk To Me' Talks To Us All | Paul Needham | Posted 09.27.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- In a corner of the new design exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, there is a small but telling section on religion. Mounted in the ...

Inside Moscow's First Sex Museum

Posted 09.12.2011 | World

Soviet condoms, a wall of drawings celebrating spanking, Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin doing battle with oversized penises - welcome to Moscow's fir...

Florence: Art On and Off the Beaten Path

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 07.22.2011 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In a city overflowing with art and history, there are always under-appreciated works to be seen and enjoyed. Having visited this Mecca for art-lovers several times in the past, I returned for another look.

US Panel Calls For Smithsonian Latino Museum

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 07.04.2011 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- A federal commission is calling for a national museum devoted to American Latino history and culture to be built next to the Capitol as ...

Ignite Smithsonian Features Visions of the Future of Museums

Alexander Howard | Posted 06.14.2011 | Technology
Alexander Howard

The institutions that preserve cultural memory are becoming even more important. The Smithsonian Institute is profoundly engaged in capturing our culture's digital transition.

Italy for Museum Lovers: Don't Miss These Five Museums

Paolo Rossi | Posted 05.31.2011 | Travel
Paolo Rossi

Although rarities, such as the peperoncino museum and the olive museum (yes, Italians love their food), are great places to visit, there are a few museums you really must visit during a stay in Italy.

Collecting Hawthorne: (Not) Only a Woman's Hair

Carolyn Vega | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega

When J.P. Morgan purchased part of Wakeman's library in 1909, he acquired,"the greatest body in existence of the writings of perhaps the greatest of all American authors" -- that is, Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Francesco Vezzoli's 'Sacrilegio' And The Supermodel Of Sorrows

Matthew Milliner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matthew Milliner

Sacrilegio suggests our glossy magazine covers serve as Madonnas once did. If Vezzoli's show is disturbing, it's because we should be disturbed by our misplaced trust.

New Exhibit Focuses On History Of The Apollo Theater

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City's Apollo Theater launched the careers of such legends as Ella Fitzgerald. It also was the site of memorial services for...

Looters Damage Mummies, Artifacts In Cairo Museum

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

With the unrest in Egypt continuing over the weekend, the Egyptian Museum in Cairo is now "under military guard" (AP) in response to an attempted loot...

A City Awash in Art, Beer and Chocolate

Edward Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Edward Goldman

I just returned from a short trip to Belgium, my first time there, and let me tell you, it couldn't be more adventurous, intoxicating and sweet. And I mean it literally.

Form Foils Function: Eli Broad's New Museum in LA

Lee Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lee Rosenbaum

What would you say if I told you that I was about to build a new art museum with gallery walls that could not be hung with art and a skylit exhibition space that would be used to display light-sensitive works?

OLYMPICS 2012: London Museums Prepare To Host London Olympics' National Houses

The Art Newspaper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

LONDON. Museums and heritage sites are leasing out space during the 2012 Olympics for national houses, including the Docklands Museum, Somerset House,...

Mammoth Calf, Ancient Art Work Displayed At Neanderthal Museum In Germany (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A stunning new German exhibition is shedding new light onto the prehistoric era. Displayed at the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany, the exhib...

Form Follows Force: Haresh Lalvani

Steven Mesler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Steven Mesler

Haresh Lalvani isn't just any sculptor -- he's revolutionizing the way we conceive of and manufacture shape.

The Buddha Image...Out Of Uddiyana: A Conversation with Collector Nik Douglas, plus a Forward by Tibet House's President Robert Thurman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.26.2011 | Arts
Mike Ragogna

The following is the "Foreword" from The Buddha Image: Out of Uddiyana show catalogue courtesy of Tibet House US. It was written by Robert Thurman, ...

A French Celebrity Photographer Reflects on Pursuing Picasso, Dalí, and Cary Grant

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts


My Vote for Next Great Artist: Michael Zelehoski

Steven Mesler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Steven Mesler

Of the thousands of pieces, paintings, pimps, and posers I saw during the 2009 Art Fair week, Michael Zelehoski was the most outstanding.

Become a $5 Art Collector With the Art-o-mat

Thea Joselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Thea Joselow

In the Luce Foundation Center, a room with free coffee, an eclectic group of sculptures and a strange glow, I found myself in front of an old cigarette vending machine with a new life.

"Gold and Silk" Revive Past Splendors at Lebanon Museum

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The rich gold threads, the draw of silk's soft touch, and the history that brought remarkable Caucasian and Ottoman embroideries to an eastern Mediterranean hill are a must-see for visitors to Lebanon.