All Blog Posts Tagged 'museum' (22)

20 Jim Henson Puppets Make Their Big Museum Debut

On the anniversary of the late Jim Henson's birthday, the National Museum of American History received a donation unlike any other. Twenty Jim Henson puppets, including some of the very first constructed of the famous characters (see below for a green Grover), will go on view in the museum later this year and early next. Some of Henson's most beloved characters from The Muppet Show,…


Added by alice on September 27, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Monet-Inspired Field of Poppies Sprouts Up in Montreal

A bright installation has just popped up in Montreal! Inspired by Claude Monet's famous 1873 painting Poppy Field, landscape artist and architect Claude Cormier has taken 5,060 red, green and white temporary overlay markers (or those raised markers that delineate temporary lanes on highways) and turned them into a pixelated poppy field. The "poppies" cover Du Musee Avenue, a…


Added by alice on June 14, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Megan Geckler's New Criss-Crossing Tape Sculptures

On display at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art until February 23 are Megan Geckler's new site-specific installations constructed with her signature material - flagging tape. Using careful mathematical calculations, she transforms the space with bright bursts of color. The show, titled “…


Added by alice on January 11, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Colorfully Stenciled Garden at Singapore Art Museum

Japanese artist Shinji Ohmaki just sent us these photos of his latest installation at the Singapore Art Museum. Known for bringing bare white rooms to life with his use of pigments and stencils, Ohmaki worked with a team, over the course of 10 days, to create this colorful wonderland.…


Added by alice on August 7, 2012 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Louvre's New Floating, Iridescent Roof

On September 22, a new art gallery space will be unveiled at France's famous Louvre museum that has an incredibly striking feature. The permanent home to the museum’s extensive collection of Islamic art, the new Department of Islamic Arts will be covered with a "Golden Cloud" which will seem like it's floating. The undulating, iridescent roof is meant to be a "gentle and non-violent…


Added by alice on August 6, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Maurice Sendak: A Legacy Exhibition

While children's author and illustrator Maurice Sendak will always be known for his classic book Where the Wild Things Are, he produced nearly 10,000 works of art and related material. In the early 1970s, Sendak chose the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to be the repository for this work. They hold everything from his…


Added by alice on May 24, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Met Museum's Artsy Holiday Gif

I received an email this morning from The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Corporate Communications department that contained a beautiful gif that I just had to share. First issued in 1925, this old polychrome woodblock print, called Zojoji Temple in Shiba by prominent Japanese artist Kawase Hasui, has…


Added by alice on December 16, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sweet Social Seating in Berkeley Art Museum

Next time you're in Berkeley, California, drop by their art museum and you'll find some super sweet seating smack dab in the middle of the its large atrium. Merging multiple disciplines including art, architecture, and furniture, BAMscape is a free-form seating environment commissioned by the Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive.

Installed for a two-year duration, it's a place… Continue

Added by alice on August 2, 2011 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

The Wolfsburg Project by James Turrell (6 pics + video)

"The primary medium of Californian artist James Turrell is light. Probably the best-known artist in his field, Turrell's entire oeuvre since the 1960s has been devoted to exploring the diverse manifestations of this immaterial medium and working towards a new, space-defining form of light art.

While light here refers to nothing beyond itself, it causes surface, colour and space to… Continue

Added by Visnja V on October 7, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

World’s first ‘tree museum’

The Tree Museum, hailed as the world’s first tree museum, has been unveiled in Switzerland, housing more than 2,000 trees.

The Tree Museum, spanning 75,000 square meters, was officially opened on June 14, 2010. Designed by green architect Chad Oppenheim and Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea, the sprawling complex has been developed on a 14th century monastery site.

The Tree Museum, besides functioning as a beautiful… Continue

Added by Anthony Walker on June 16, 2010 at 3:45am — No Comments

Architects Build Small Spaces at V&A Museum

A new exhibit at the V&A gives seven experimental architects the opportunity to showcase small structures. The spaces will be installed at a number of locations throughout the museum. Despite their size, they are meant to act as an immersive place reflection where visitors can directly experience the architecture.

"This exhibition will investigate small-scale structures and how they can define and enhance notions of everyday life and…


Added by Anthony Walker on June 2, 2010 at 5:00am — 3 Comments

Pic of the Day: Laughing Out Loud

A child played between sculptures outside a museum in Beijing Wednesday. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press)

Added by Eugene on May 27, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Gorgeous New Shots of the Mercedes-Benz Museum

Car history buffs rejoice! If you ever wanted to see a complete timeline of 120 years of automotive history, you'll want to check out the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. You'll have to trek through nine levels as the…


Added by alice on February 7, 2010 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Mexico is Building the World's Largest Underwater Museum

Can art help preserve nature? Let's hope so. Mexico has just announced plans to build the largest underwater museum in the world, with around 400 figures made of concrete submerged in the Caribbean sea, near Cancun. The goal? Not only to keep their tourists happy but to help protect their coral reef. In essence, the Mexican government is looking to create a new… Continue

Added by alice on October 7, 2009 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

EVENT: Ojai Valley Museum is 'Mad About Sergio Aragonés'

One of my most favorite things to do, here at theMET, is find out about art shows that reveal life stories. If you make your way to Ojai Museum from August 13 to October 4, 2009 you'll not only get to see a creative environment, you'll feel like you've "walked right into Mad magazine." Here you'll find a retrospective exhibit with world famous MAD Magazine cartoonist… Continue

Added by alice on August 12, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Depressed Ronald McDonald Appears In Front Of the Bristol Museum

If you happen to go to the Bristol Museum to see Banksy's new show, look up and you'll see this distraught Ronald McDonald sitting on top of the main entrance. With mascara-stained tears running down its cheeks and a half-drunk bottle of Bell's whisky standing next to it, this is one Ronald you'd never see inside a McDs!…


Added by alice on July 28, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Brad Pitt in W Magazine (Feb. 2009)

Any which way you look at it, Brad Pitt's face featured prominently in this month's W magazine, in all its silent, black and white sheen, is a bit creepy and a little too close too for comfort. The style is reminiscent of caveman busts at the Natural History Museum. So I made these.

Angelina's recent… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on January 7, 2009 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

Our Sammy's Hanging in Someone's Living Room!

I just wanted to give a shout out to my old friend from Outdoor Channel, Dave Warner, for creating this 3D chromadepth picture of Sammy. He recently sold it at the Riverside Art Museum for $300! You… Continue

Added by alice on November 10, 2008 at 10:30am — 7 Comments

Oh Roger Murrell I'm Coming to Visit for the Statuephilia Exhibit at the British Musuem

Ron Mueck's 'Mask II' - a widely-exhibited self-portrait of the artist sleeping

Yo Roger, do you think I can come crash at your place so we can go to the British Museum and see some contemporary art? An 18-carat gold Kate Moss (our "modern-day Aphrodite") in this contorted pose, a sleeping giant's head, Hirst's famous display of skulls? If I can't make… Continue

Added by alice on October 3, 2008 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

How 4 Grown Adults + 1 Three Year Old Kid Do the Exploratorium, SF

Cathy is my sister Carol's best friend from junior high. Throughout high school, they were the ones who made me ditch class, dragging me out of English, driving me to Laguna Beach (while I slept int the back seat) so that we could enjoy a beautiful, sunny day in Laguna… Continue

Added by alice on September 3, 2008 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

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