International design firm 10 Design has submitted a concept for a new museum in the city of Dalian, China. The building would be constructed in the center of the city's government district, where it would also be close to a number of green spaces. The form would open up to a park that lies to the west of it and it would feature a large sculptural pillar-like edifice in the…
Foster + Partners recently unveiled this design for a museum on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. Named after UAE founder Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Zayed National Museum will be dedicated to the history and culture of the country.
Because of the Sheikh's love for falcons, the museum will feature five lightweight steel towers that resemble the wings… Continue
Welcome to the first digital museum, Adobe has now opened their virtual doors. Showcasing the best of digital media, Adobe has created a place that only lives online called Adobe Museum of Digital Media. Their first exhibit, called Valley, is by Tony Oursler, an American multimedia and installation artist. Seventeen areas form a virtual flowchart which invites… Continue
British sculptor Jason de Caires Taylor is about to give the curious traveler a unique reason to visit Mexico. He's created 400 cement sculptures for a new underwater museum in the National Marine Park of Cancun. In November, the installation, called The Silent Evolution, will open to the… Continue
If you're one of those people who wants to get more out of your museum experience, you'll appreciate this new app by MoMA. Not only will you be able to quickly plan your trip, you'll be able to dive deeper into MoMA's art by reading a synopsis or listening to one of their audio tours. They've even divided up their art by section so if you're interested in, let's say Photography, you can quickly see what's at MoMA before you make your way over to see the actual… Continue
If today's digital media were to be displayed in a museum it would, of course, have to be in a virtual building. Opening in August 2010, the Adobe Museum of Digital Media (AMDM) will feature groundbreaking exhibitions of electronic design and will show how digital media is shaping today's society. Unlike traditional museums, AMDM will be open 365 days a year, 24 hours a… Continue
3GATTI Architecture Studio of Rome and Shanghai have won a competition to design a drive-in automobile museum in Nanjing, China.
An external concentric ramp allows visitors to drive around the exterior of the museum in their own car, past the exhibits, to a roof-top car park. Chief architect Francesco Gatti compares the experience to a “safari” because…
Just what is art and who defines what is good versus bad? In this great video, Louise Sacco, cofounder of The Museum Of Bad Art (MOBA), displays some of her favorite works and describes the interesting stories behind them. This woman is hilarious!
MOBA’s mission is to collect, exhibit, and celebrate bad… Continue
Social media has really taken off in the last decade. A handful of celebrities have really embraced the trend and used Twitter to engage their fans. Odessa Begay interpreted the celebrity tweets into these humorous illustrations which can be found on her site, Museum of Modern Celebrity…Continue
The Museum of Arts & Design in New York is currently holding an exhibition called "Slash: Paper under the knife". Catchy title... The museum had started a while ago, to feature artists who work with traditional materials in an innovative way. This time it highlights those who create their art using cut paper. Whether… Continue
Are you a BofA member that wants an opportunity to see some free art? This is your lucky weekend! This Saturday and Sunday, any BoA check, ATM or credit card grants you free general admission to any of the listed museums nationwide. This promotion takes place during the first weekend of each month until April 5, 2009. You might remember this from… Continue
Who knew museums could look this good? Porsche has announced that its new Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany is nearing completion, with the first 12 exhibition vehicles installed. Within the next few days, 80 exhibits will have been relocated to the museum from off-premises storage. “In the last few weeks, we have comprehensively restored all the vehicles and… Continue
Pavilion of Wings @ The Natural History Museum - ends 9/1
The Natural History Museum presents "Pavilion of Wings" for it's tenth summer. In the pavilion, visitors can walk among hundreds of free-flying butterflies and moths, including more than forty different butterfly and moth species like giant swallowtails, American painted ladies and California dogfaces-California's state butterfly. Besides learning about the life cycles, defense… Continue