Liz Kidera

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Bring on museum companion apps — but only if they're absolutely awesome

On a weekday afternoon in the Greek and Roman sculpture hall at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, I was, to my surprise, the only visitor on my …

Museums

Reflecting the Museum: How Instagram brings back seeing - Museum-iD

<b>Russell Dornan explores how Instagram allows museums to create new kinds of mutual engagement. He argues the social network is a powerful platform to</b> …

Museums

Teotihuacan: An ancient Mexican city's remarkable art comes to life at LACMA

I would not have enjoyed living in Teotihuacan, given all the human and animal sacrifice believed necessary to keeping the cosmic wheels of nature and civilization oiled and turning in that ancient Mesoamerican metropolis, just outside modern Mexico City.<p>More than a dozen years ago, few …

Archaeology

An Unabashed Tribute To Books In A Relentlessly Digital Age

OMA’s new library in Qatar celebrates the printed word.<p>In a world full of blaring screens and pinging notifications, respite can still be found in a very old-fashioned, centuries-old object: the book.<p>The new OMA-designed Qatar National Library, which opened in Doha earlier this week, celebrates its …

Architecture

Dune Art Museum by OPEN Architecture Tops Out 'Under' a Beach Near Beijing

OPEN Architecture has released the latest construction photos of the Dune Art Museum topping out in a Chinese coastal city near Beijing. The art …

Architecture

Icons of American West on display in new museum _ in Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When you think of Florida, the colored stone walls of the Grand Canyon don't come to mind. Neither do cowboys, wolves or Native American silver-and-turquoise jewelry.<p>In downtown St. Petersburg, all of those icons of the American West are on display in a new museum.<p>It's …

Art

Google offers access to virtual 3D models of ancient monuments

Historic monuments around the world face threats from natural disasters, tourism and war, which is what led Ben Kacyra to found CyArk -- a non-profit organization working to scan and digitally archive ancient monuments. With laser scanning, photogrammetry, drone imaging and structured light …

Nonprofits

Steven Holl Architects' Institute for Contemporary Art comprised of intersected volumes opens at VCU

Steven Holl Architects has completed a new contemporary art and cultural complex at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, which will …

Architecture

12 architecturally significant museums every man should visit for more than the art

12 architecturally significant museums every man should visit for more than the art<p>Getty Images<p>As the definition of what constitutes being a …

Fort Worth

Exhibition at The Met illustrates what visitors encountered at The palace of Versailles

The palace of Versailles has attracted travelers since it was transformed under the direction of the Sun King, Louis XIV (1638–1715), from a simple …

France

AUSTRALIA: RUINS OF ANCIENT CITY UNEARTHED AFTER MAJOR EARTHQUAKE

uins of an ancient city have been unearthed in Australia’s Northern Territory after a major magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit the region last …

Archaeology

Inside the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: How the museum reinvented itself to bring an annual record $199 million to Cleveland, Ohio

When Rock & Roll Hall of Fame CEO and president Greg Harris took on his job as the head of the renowned music foundation and museum in 2012, he saw significant room for improvement.<p>For about the previous dozen years, attendance at the Hall's museum in Cleveland, Ohio, had been flat. Harris' …

Hall of Fame

This Time, a Much More Promising Attempt to Fix the Frick

In a city where so many architectural interventions quickly devolve into shooting matches, it’s nice to see an institution like the Frick Collection …

Anachronistic

Steven Holl’s ICA in Richmond gears up for its public launch

Driving past the historic intersection of Richmond’s Belvidere and Broad streets, architecturally minded visitors will no doubt spot the city’s new addition; the glowing Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), designed by New York-based, celebrated practice …

Photographers

Fine art or daring design? 13 must-see new galleries and museums in Europe

Gallery launches and long-awaited reopenings of some of Europe’s famous museums are taking place at many great city-break destinations this year<p>BLOX, Copenhagen<p>A vast new – and, as the name suggests, block-shaped – building on Copenhagen’s harbour, the Blox complex is scheduled to open later this …

Museums

‘Visitors to Versailles’ Bows at The Met to Shed Some Light on Fashion

In addition to Benjamin Franklin's rarely seen three-piece suit, the exhibition will feature furniture, tapestries, carpets, costumes, porcelain, …

Museums

Selldorf Architects unveils major renovation and expansion plans for New York's Frick museum

Selldorf Architects has revealed plans for a renovation and expansion of the Frick Collection museum in New York City.<p>Selldorf Architects' plans for …

Architecture

Trump administration plan to auction mineral rights near Great Sand Dunes National Park draws protests. But not from Hickenlooper.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will not protest a Trump administration effort to allow oil and gas drilling on 18,000 acres near the Great Sand …

National Parks

Isle of Dogs exhibition in London attracts 40,000 film fans

Exhibition of original sets and figures from Wes Anderson’s film has been extended due to demand<p>Critics have hailed its “breathtaking visuals” and “meticulous construction”, now the chance to see the original sets and figures from the Isle of Dogs movie has brought more than 3,000 people a day …

Isle of Dogs

V&A director Tristram Hunt: This is “the right time” for an exhibition on video games

Rene Magritte, Minecraft and game design will collide at the Victoria and Albert Museum this autumn<p>The director of the Victoria and Albert Museum has …

Game of Thrones

Scientists Are Not Happy How Media Reported The Kenya Crack

<i>It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.</i> — Sherlock Holmes<p>The story of a large chasm opening suddenly in Kenya’s Narok and Suswa County, damaging a major road and several houses, got quickly …

Geology

Louvre Abu Dhabi Launches Pop-Up Art Gallery Along The Highway

Last month, Louvre Abu Dhabi treated drivers on the road from Dubai to Abu Dhabi to an audio-visual sneak preview of their collection. Ten of the …

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Big crack is evidence that East Africa could be splitting in two

<b>(CNN) —</b> A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya.<p>The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even …

Earth Science

First look at Frick Collection’s Selldorf Architects-designed expansion

The expansion will cost $160 million and take two years to complete<p>The first renderings have emerged for the Annabelle Selldorf-designed expansion of the Frick Collection. <i>The New York Times</i> got its hands on new renderings for the project, and details on what the expansion will entail.<p>A previous …

Manhattan

Incredible drone footage shows growth of huge miles-long crack that could tear Africa in TWO

This incredible drone footage captures the scale of growth in a huge crack which is threatening to tear Africa in two.<p>The enormous crevice is already …

Geology

mayan culture and architecture come to life in this exhibition by rocamora

apr 12, 2018<p>with this cave-like townhouse, H&P architects takes more inspiration from the natural world than from the man-made environment.<p>with this …

Architecture

Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.<p>The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in …

Horn of Africa

The Bilbao effect: 20 Canadian galleries and museums empowered by architecture

When The New York Times included Saskatoon (the largest city in Saskatchewan, with almost 300,000 residents) among its top travel destinations for …

Architecture

Trump’s monumental deception unravels

The Trump administration and Utah lawmakers have spun a web of deception around the role oil and mining interests have played in public lands …

Forests

King Tut's tomb nearly ready for visitors

A nearly decade-long makeover of King Tut's tomb aimed at preserving one of Egypt's most important archaeological sites and also one of its most …

Archaeology