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What to do during the quarantine? Reenact famous paintings! ⁠ It's an Instagram challenge using the hashtag #TussenKunst...
20/04/2020

What to do during the quarantine? Reenact famous paintings! ⁠ It's an Instagram challenge using the hashtag #TussenKunstEnQuarantaine — which means 'between art and quarantine'!

What to do during the quarantine? Reenact famous paintings! ⁠ It's an Instagram challenge using the hashtag #TussenKunstEnQuarantaine — which means 'between art and quarantine'!

16/04/2020

As part of the 'Sesame Street' special 'The Cookie Thief', the Cookie Monster visited MoMA and the Guggenheim Museum sharing his foodcentric wisdom with the audience.

What to do during the quarantine? Reenact famous paintings! ⁠ It's an Instagram challenge using the hashtag #TussenKunst...
06/04/2020

What to do during the quarantine? Reenact famous paintings! ⁠ It's an Instagram challenge using the hashtag #TussenKunstEnQuarantaine — which means 'between art and quarantine'!

What to do during the quarantine? Reenact famous paintings! ⁠ It's an Instagram challenge using the hashtag #TussenKunstEnQuarantaine — which means 'between art and quarantine'!

What to do during the quarantine? Reenact famous paintings! ⁠ It's an Instagram challenge using the hashtag #TussenKunst...
02/04/2020

What to do during the quarantine? Reenact famous paintings! ⁠ It's an Instagram challenge using the hashtag #TussenKunstEnQuarantaine — which means 'between art and quarantine'!

What to do during the quarantine? Reenact famous paintings! ⁠ It's an Instagram challenge using the hashtag #TussenKunstEnQuarantaine — which means 'between art and quarantine'!

What to do during the quarantine? Reenact famous paintings! ⁠ It's an Instagram challenge using the hashtag #TussenKunst...
28/03/2020

What to do during the quarantine? Reenact famous paintings! ⁠ It's an Instagram challenge using the hashtag #TussenKunstEnQuarantaine — which means 'between art and quarantine'!

What to do during the quarantine? Reenact famous paintings! ⁠ It's an Instagram challenge using the hashtag #TussenKunstEnQuarantaine — which means 'between art and quarantine'!

A wonderful museum-practice focused podcast to listen to whilst in lockdown:For Arts' Sake is a podcast that discovers w...
28/03/2020

A wonderful museum-practice focused podcast to listen to whilst in lockdown:
For Arts' Sake is a podcast that discovers what museums are really for and what people who work there really do. Every week For Art's Sake interviews leading museum experts who share stories about their work. Listen to the interviews here:
ForArtSake.co.uk

SMARTIFY makes all museum audio tours free for rest of 2020. Exhibitions that have been closed because of coronavirus wi...
26/03/2020

SMARTIFY makes all museum audio tours free for rest of 2020. Exhibitions that have been closed because of coronavirus will also launch on the app.
Smartify is often known as the “Shazam for art” app in that it allows people to identify works of art by simply scanning them on a smartphone.
Stories behind art treasures such as Delacroix’s The Death of Sardanapalus in the Louvre and a 19th-century relief of Phaeton driving the Chariot of the Sun at the Royal Academy of Arts are to made free for the rest of the year by the world’s most downloaded museum app.
Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mobgen.smartify
iPhone/iPad: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/smartify-scan-discover-art/id1102736524

As London's art galleries shutter up in light of the coronavirus, Noel Fielding, the star of The Mighty Boosh and Great ...
26/03/2020

As London's art galleries shutter up in light of the coronavirus, Noel Fielding, the star of The Mighty Boosh and Great British Bake Off, had the wonderful idea of starting an online art club to keep folk occupied while at home. Every day, people are encouraged to post their homegrown artistic efforts on Twitter, with Fielding and his friends picking a winner (although there really are no losers).
This week's theme is: Italy!

The originals are out of reach for now, but you can still visit London's National Gallery with an online tour.The Nation...
24/03/2020

The originals are out of reach for now, but you can still visit London's National Gallery with an online tour.
The National Gallery is home to 2,300 publicly-owned paintings, watercolours, drawings and other European art from the 13th to the mid-20th century.
You can take the virtual tour here: https://goo.gl/maps/h7PcyRuPe5onVsHq5

Follow the hashtag #MuseumFromHome for inspiring art,  exhibitions and collections suggested by museophiles in isolation...
18/03/2020

Follow the hashtag #MuseumFromHome for inspiring art, exhibitions and collections suggested by museophiles in isolation!
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Instagram: instagram.com/explore/tags/MuseumFromHome

16/03/2020
Even Andy Warhol went panic shopping every now and then!Warhol shopping at Gristede’s supermarket on Second Avenue, 1965...
14/03/2020

Even Andy Warhol went panic shopping every now and then!
Warhol shopping at Gristede’s supermarket on Second Avenue, 1965. Photographs by Bob Adelman and Henri Dauman. 🛒🥫🖼️

🏺👉😾⚱️*Art by Chris Kelly
10/03/2020

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*Art by Chris Kelly

🏺👉😾⚱️*Art by Alexander Petela
07/03/2020

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*Art by Alexander Petela

From online content 'curators' to brunch 'curators', is the term being used too liberally these days?Comic by K.L. Ricks...
07/03/2020

From online content 'curators' to brunch 'curators', is the term being used too liberally these days?
Comic by K.L. Ricks supporting NY Times article:
nytimes.com/2020/03/03/style/curate-buzzword.amp.html

'Picasso and Comics' at the Musée National Picasso in France (March 24–July 21, 2020) the first exhibition dedicated to ...
06/03/2020

'Picasso and Comics' at the Musée National Picasso in France (March 24–July 21, 2020) the first exhibition dedicated to the links between Pablo Picasso’s work and the world of comics. Always curious to experiment with new techniques, Picasso experimented with comics early in his career. Through a selection of drawings, prints and original plates, the exhibition examines Picasso’s passion for the medium.
'The Dream and Lie of Franco' (1937) is significant as it is Picasso's first overtly political work and prefigures his iconic political painting Guernica.

A giant labrador sculpture marks its territory on a museum.A 28-foot-tall sculpture of a black Labrador relieving itself...
01/03/2020

A giant labrador sculpture marks its territory on a museum.
A 28-foot-tall sculpture of a black Labrador relieving itself is currently installed on the side of the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) in Newport Beach, California.

The installation, known simply as Bad Dog, is a new outdoor piece by artist Richard Jackson that is claiming its temporary territory throughout the run of the 74-year-old artist’s first retrospective exhibit titled 'Richard Jackson: Ain’t Painting a Pain'.

The sculpture of the giant naughty pup leaving its golden mark on the building is made of 52 digitally cut pieces of fiber glass and composite materials that were assembled on-site.

Read more: mymodernmet.com/richard-jackson-bad-dog

Italian archaeologists have discovered what they say could be a lost, 2600 year old shrine dedicated to Rome’s fabled fo...
23/02/2020

Italian archaeologists have discovered what they say could be a lost, 2600 year old shrine dedicated to Rome’s fabled founding father Romulus.
The 6th century BC stone sarcophagus, with an accompanying circular altar, was discovered under the Forum.

Excavations in the Roman Forum, in a chamber beneath the ancient senate house, have unearthed two objects that, while humble in appearance, may have been of great historical significance.

The first resembles a washtub, which excavators believe is a sarcophagus or coffin. The other is a cylindrical stone block thought to be the partial remains of an altar.
Read more: independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/romulus-shrine-discovery-rome-forum-archaeologists-ancient-italy-a9352886.html

Britain faces having to return the 5th Century BC Parthenon Marbles as part of a free trade deal with the European Union...
19/02/2020

Britain faces having to return the 5th Century BC Parthenon Marbles as part of a free trade deal with the European Union after Greece demanded a clause is inserted in the agreement.

A draft negotiating mandate circulated among European governments in Brussels today hardened EU demands in key traditional trade areas, particularly fishing, but also included the unexpected “return and restitution” line.

“The parties should address issues relating to the return or restitution of unlawfully removed cultural objects to their country of origin,” said a newly drafted text that will be signed off by EU governments next week.

Read more: thetimes.co.uk/article/greece-gets-elgin-marbles-included-in-eu-trade-deal-demands-sz5vdh5wd

There’s a museum in Japan that honours rocks which resemble human faces.Inside the 'hall of curious rocks' you'll find h...
09/02/2020

There’s a museum in Japan that honours rocks which resemble human faces.
Inside the 'hall of curious rocks' you'll find hundreds of rocks that look a lot like people's faces. Among them, you'll find ET or Elvis.
It's called the Chinsekikan, Japanese for 'hall of curious rocks', and inside, visitors can find more than 1,700 rocks that look peculiar in some way, 900 of which resemble faces.

Climate activists bring Trojan horse to British Museum in BP protest.Activists dressed as warriors and took a Trojan hor...
07/02/2020

Climate activists bring Trojan horse to British Museum in BP protest.

Activists dressed as warriors and took a Trojan horse into the grounds of the British Museum to protest against its sponsorship deal with the oil corporation BP.

Protesters dressed as ancient Greek warriors snuck their 13ft-tall wooden horse through a side gate at 7.30am on Friday and pulled it on to the forecourt in front of the museum’s entrance.
The installation – based on the wooden horse in the ancient Greek myth of the siege of Troy – was timed to coincide with the museum’s latest exhibition, Troy: Myth and Reality, which is described as “supported by BP”.

The protest is the latest move in activists’ campaign to end fossil fuel sponsorship of the UK’s leading cultural institutions. In October, the Royal Shakespeare Company ditched its sponsorship deal with BP, after a campaign from artists, environmentalists and members of the public.

Source: theguardian.com/culture/2020/feb/07/climate-activists-bring-trojan-horse-to-british-museum

Free Coloring Books from World-Class Libraries and Museums. Download & Color Hundreds of Free Images:
06/02/2020
Free Coloring Books from World-Class Libraries & Museums: Download & Color Hundreds of Free Images

Free Coloring Books from World-Class Libraries and Museums.
Download & Color Hundreds of Free Images:

There are many roads to wellness. Meditation, yoga, exercise, and healthy diet are all effective therapies for bringing down stress levels. But we shouldn’t discount an activity we once used to while hours away as children, and that adults by the millions have taken to in recent years.

A series of galleries and museums have taken part in the #SocialChallenge aka #DollyPartonChallenge in which they have p...
31/01/2020

A series of galleries and museums have taken part in the #SocialChallenge aka #DollyPartonChallenge in which they have posted a four-photo mosaic of potential profile photos for social media sites LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Tinder using their artefacts.

A series of galleries and museums have taken part in the #SocialChallenge aka #DollyPartonChallenge in which they have posted a four-photo mosaic of potential profile photos for social media sites LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Tinder using their artefacts.

Tate Britain's £40k 'head of coffee' role sparks row over low curator payGallery defends job advert, which critics say s...
30/01/2020

Tate Britain's £40k 'head of coffee' role sparks row over low curator pay
Gallery defends job advert, which critics say shows how little museum workers are paid

Tate Britain has defended advertising for a head of coffee with a salary of nearly £40,000 – more than the average wage of a London-based curator – after critics said the role highlights how low museum professionals’ wages are.

The wage comparison site Glassdoor states that the average annual wage for a curator based in London is £37,300. The Prospect union said the pay discrepancy was a reminder of how badly paid museum professionals are in comparison with other jobs in the arts sector.

Read more: theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/jan/29/tate-britains-40k-head-of-coffee-role-sparks-row-over-low-curator-pay

A series of galleries and museums have taken part in the #SocialChallenge aka #DollyPartonChallenge in which they have p...
24/01/2020

A series of galleries and museums have taken part in the #SocialChallenge aka #DollyPartonChallenge in which they have posted a four-photo mosaic of potential profile photos for social media sites LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Tinder using their artefacts.

Museums News visited York Zine Fest.Some pretty awesome self-published comic books, prints, fanzines and merch.⚡
08/12/2019

Museums News visited York Zine Fest.
Some pretty awesome self-published comic books, prints, fanzines and merch.

Sometimes a banana is just a banana. And sometimes, like the one duct-taped to a wall that sold for $120,000 this week, ...
07/12/2019

Sometimes a banana is just a banana. And sometimes, like the one duct-taped to a wall that sold for $120,000 this week, it’s an expensive piece of art.
The questionably genius work by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan was being shown by the international gallery Perrotin at Art Basel in Miami when it was sold. One in a series of three, a second version of the piece has also been sold for a similar price.
Gallery founder Emmanuel Perrotin told CNN that bananas are “a symbol of global trade, a double entendre, as well as a classic device for humor”. Cattelan is well known for his mirthful, often comically ironic work, including most infamously of late a fully functional 18-karat gold toilet titled America, which visitors to the Guggenheim were encouraged to use. (The toilet was recently stolen from an exhibition in England.) In a 1999 piece, Cattelan duct-taped famed Italian gallerist Massimo De Carlo to the walls of his own gallery.🍌

In 1971, a thief walked into the visitor center at Valley Forge National Historical Park and sneaked off with a priceles...
04/12/2019
Rare Revolutionary-era rifle recovered nearly 50 years after brazen theft from Valley Forge

In 1971, a thief walked into the visitor center at Valley Forge National Historical Park and sneaked off with a priceless piece of America’s heritage.
The whereabouts of the Revolutionary-era flintlock rifle that vanished that day remained a mystery for nearly 50 years.

Stolen in a brazen, broad daylight heist at Valley Forge National Historical Park in 1971, this relic of America's cultural history might have been lost forever were it not for an eagle-eyed antiques dealer at a barn sale last year.

Museums News visited Leeds Arts University's thought-provoking Postgraduate Show.Many thanks to Oonagh Corr for the pers...
23/11/2019

Museums News visited Leeds Arts University's thought-provoking Postgraduate Show.
Many thanks to Oonagh Corr for the personal tour of her excellent project on weaving via sustainable, natural materials

"A number of experts concluded that the quality of the scan was simply too high to have been produced by the camera-unde...
23/11/2019
A Fight Over 3D-Printing Files of the Nefertiti Bust Comes to a Bizarre Conclusion

"A number of experts concluded that the quality of the scan was simply too high to have been produced by the camera-under-a-trenchcoat operation described by the museum. In fact, they concluded, the scan could only have been produced by someone with prolonged access to the Nefertiti bust itself. In other words, this wasn’t a heist. This was a leak. "

The museum was trying to pretend that it owned a copyright in the scan of a 3,000-year-old sculpture created 3,000 miles away.

Psychedelic play on ancient Greek classicism and form at Edward Allington's 'Things Unsaid' retrospective exhibition at ...
26/10/2019

Psychedelic play on ancient Greek classicism and form at Edward Allington's 'Things Unsaid' retrospective exhibition at Henry Moore Institute
Part 1 🏛️🏺☕

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019 opened at Leeds Art GalleryConstantly evolving and developing along with the changing ...
19/10/2019

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2019 opened at Leeds Art Gallery
Constantly evolving and developing along with the changing face of visual art in the UK, BNC 2019 marks New Contemporaries 70th anniversary

28/09/2019

Damien Hirst's 'Anatomy of an angel' (2008) in Leeds' Victoria Quarter Arcade. The sculpture is on display as part of the Yorkshire Sculpture International festival.

This weekend Emerge Festival sees a creative kaleidoscope of events in museums, galleries, historic houses and visual ar...
26/09/2019

This weekend Emerge Festival sees a creative kaleidoscope of events in museums, galleries, historic houses and visual arts venues that take place in 11 London Boroughs. With one ticket, you’ll have access to all the night’s venues and some of the best breakthrough artists in town.
Get your wristband here: bit.ly/EmergeTicketsMuseumLovers

What goes through a museum visitor's head👆🖼️😨
20/09/2019

What goes through a museum visitor's head
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Emerge Festival is a new festival of night-time events in museums, galleries, historic houses, visual arts venues and mo...
20/09/2019
Emerge Festival's late-night museum and gallery events

Emerge Festival is a new festival of night-time events in museums, galleries, historic houses, visual arts venues and more. Over two nights in September, Emerge Festival will see a creative kaleidoscope of events take over 11 London Boroughs. With one ticket, you’ll have access to all the night’s venues and some of the best breakthrough artists in town.
Get your wristband here: bit.ly/EmergeTicketsMuseumLovers

Emerge Festival is a new festival of night-time events in museums, galleries, historic houses, visual arts venues and more. Over two nights in September, Emerge Festival will see a creative kaleidoscope of events take over 11 London Boroughs. With one ticket, you'll have access to all the night's ve...

Museums News visited York St John University's eco-inspired MA Fine Art degree show
17/09/2019

Museums News visited York St John University's eco-inspired MA Fine Art degree show

Unaware museum visitors that discovered their doppelgängers hanging on the art gallery's walls
12/09/2019

Unaware museum visitors that discovered their doppelgängers hanging on the art gallery's walls

Art Monopoly?! Going, Going, Gone! is a board game in which you travel the world as an art collector scouring the auctio...
31/08/2019

Art Monopoly?! Going, Going, Gone! is a board game in which you travel the world as an art collector scouring the auction houses, visiting art fairs, and making private deals in search of elusive artworks to complete your collection. The winner is the player with the most valuable collection and the most cash in hand at the end of the game.
More: www.laurenceking.com/us/product/going-going-gone

A museum dedicated to baked beans is coming to London this monthTo mark its 150th anniversary, Heinz is launching a 'Bea...
29/08/2019

A museum dedicated to baked beans is coming to London this month
To mark its 150th anniversary, Heinz is launching a 'Beanz Museum', which will explore the nation's twisted obsession with serving up sweet, slimy haricot beans on slices of burnt bread.
Of course, it's not really a 'museum' — but a three-day pop up in Covent Garden, with 'immersive' experiences including a beans slide and a giant walk-through toaster.
Heinz Beanz Muzeum
5 Great Newport Street
Covent Garden
London
30 August - 1 September 2019.
Entry is free.

🧠 What #ThursdayThoughts have been filling your brains today? We are enjoying this collaborative installation, ‘In & Out...
29/08/2019

🧠 What #ThursdayThoughts have been filling your brains today?
We are enjoying this collaborative installation, ‘In & Out’ by Seth Globe Painter and Pascal Vilcollet.

Dr Seuss’s long-lost final book is about art history through a visit at the 'Horse Museum'.Dr Seuss passed away in 1991,...
29/08/2019

Dr Seuss’s long-lost final book is about art history through a visit at the 'Horse Museum'.
Dr Seuss passed away in 1991, but in 2013 his wife found a manuscript and illustrations for his final book. 'Horse Museum' opens with the question: “Art. What’s it all about?"
Dr Seuss uses horses to introduce artistic interpretation; specific art movements; and the fundamental qualities of art, such as lines, colors, and materials.
Horses have been a universal subject for centuries, and Dr Seuss' examples span prehistoric cave art, ancient Greek vases, indigenous tapestry, European painting, Japanese printmaking, early photography, and modern art.
Dr Seuss intended the story to be an art history lesson for young readers.

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Le Joueur de luth de la Galerie Sabauda de Turin. Antiveduto Grammatica (1571-1626),
"Le Balcon", Manet, 1869
Today's art is extra special. I have always loved Salvador Dali's painting, "Corpus Hypercubus". (left half) However, in honor of today, and our particular CV-19 situation, I have modified it. (right half)
If anyone can tell me how many people I removed from Seurat's painting, I will give you a covid-free cookie.
I've always loved this painting by John Singer Sargent, at the MFA in Boston.