Museums

10 dreamy US vacation destinations that are surprisingly affordable

The sudden burst of warm temperatures is a reminder that if you haven't planned a getaway, now is the moment to do it. You still have time to score …

American Museum of Natural History

13 Art Exhibits You Don't Want To Miss This Summer

On your mark, get set...<p>Museum-hopping shouldn't be only reserved for rainy days. If you need proof of that, just take a look at the lineup of art exhibits hitting museums across the country this summer.<p>The season already kicked off in New York City with the Whitney Museum's long-awaited Biennial …

Art

Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave, British Museum is a fascinating look at a mysterious artist - review

In the history of Japanese art, no-one has come close to the genius of Katsushika Hokusai. The 19th-century painter and print-maker’s passion for understanding the natural world, expressed in thousands of drawings, suggests an oriental Leonardo, and he is best known as the creator of The Great …

British Museum

Spreading its wings

Fujian province now houses treasures from the Palace Museum, thanks to the opening of the Kulangsu gallery. Wang Kaihao reports.A three-story …

China

Sprawling Contemporary Art Museum to Open in Bangladesh

A rural tea district in Bangladesh may soon become a major destination for contemporary art fiends. As Gareth Harris reports for <i>The Art Newspaper</i>, a …

Art Museums

The Singular Power of Music

“If humanity survives another century, it will be because of music.”<p>What Pete Seeger captured in a single line is the profound consolation that only …

Smithsonian

T-Rex's Bite Was Bone-Pulverizing, But Its Roar Was Weak

Who can forget the nail-biting scene in <i>Jurassic Park</i> when an escaped T-Rex, in the middle of a thunderstorm, proceeds to turn over and tear apart a …

American Museum of Natural History

Our common ancestor with chimps may be from Europe, not Africa

The last common ancestor we shared with chimps seems to have lived in the eastern Mediterranean – not in East Africa as generally assumed.<p>This bold …

Natural History Museums

Why These Humans Are Museum Treasures, Too

“They've dedicated their life to studying science. To furthering our knowledge of the universe,” says photographer Paul Fetters of his recent …

Natural History Museums

Ptah Statue | Third Intermediate Period | The Met

The great Egyptian god Ptah was a deity whose many aspects include those of both a creator god and a god who listens to individuals’ prayers. Ptah’s …

Art Museums

Astronomy Live: Unsolved Mysteries of the Universe

Is there life spraying out of the geysers of Saturn's moon Enceladus? How did our solar system end up with just one habitable planet? What is dark …

Natural History

France's Future Craftsmen, Inspired by Their Past

At its inception, George Grey Barnard's Cloisters museum, located at 700 Fort Washington Avenue in New York, was conceived to provide American art …

Art Museums

Smithsonian

OUR GOALS FOR THE INITIATIVE are ambitious. We aspire to grow far beyond the foundation of activities described above. With additional gifts, we will:<p>…

Smithsonian

The state of our art

It’s bold: an extensive account of contemporary Australian art across three instalments – 2017, 2019 and 2021 – in Sydney’s three leading arts …

Australian Art

Ivanka Trump's Style Transformation

A look back at the First Daughter's fashion evolution from the early aughts to today.<p>From her days on <i>Celebrity Apprentice</i> and <i>Born Rich</i> to the launch of her namesake collection and her role as First Daughter, take a look back at the style evolution of Ivanka Trump.

American Museum of Natural History

19 Summer Educational Activities Kids Will Love

Shares 275<p>When it comes time for summer break there is no reason for kids to stop learning. Even if they are not in school there are many great …

Science Museums

So, Why Does the Earth Exist?

Don’t get me wrong, I love the Earth and all that comes with it, but why does the planet exist? That’s a question scientists have been trying to get …

American Museum of Natural History

What does sustainable development mean for S'pore?

May 22, 2017 5:00 AM<br>At the grand entrance of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City is a relic from the past that speaks of the …

American Museum of Natural History

Bill Monroe: Bluegrass innovator

Bill Monroe is credited with inventing the high energy, fast tempo, hard-edged style of country music known as bluegrass. The genre takes its name …

Smithsonian

5 picks: Mark the calendar for Björk VR, Yuja and Fornés

What’s on the radar of Times critics, writers and contributors? Here are five things that caught our curiosity:<p>1. Björk, the VR experience<p>Björk, the singer and composer, has sold out her May 30 debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall. But Björk, the artist, still has timed tickets available for “Björk …

Conserving Dürer’s Triumphal Arch: Getting the big picture

Once we had finished washing all of the sheets (which you can read about in the previous blog) we laid them out to get an impression of what the …

British Museum

Fresh display: Adrian Friend breathes new life into the V&A’s museum shop

London’s Victoria and Albert Museum has a smart new main shop designed by Friend and Company. Local architect Adrian Friend has replaced Eva Jiricna’s 11-year-old format with a more open environment.<p>‘The previous shop was looking tired,’ says Friend – who set up his business in 2006 and featured in …

Architecture

A Taste for Poison in Warmer Climates?

<b>Q. Why does venom seem to be more favored as a defense by animals in warmer latitudes?</b><p><b>A.</b> “It is not entirely clear that the premise of the question is true,” said Mark E. Siddall, a curator in the division of invertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History. For example, “spiders are …

American Museum of Natural History

Demolition begins at old WA Museum

Demolition of non-heritage parts of the old WA Museum has begun, with the glass windows of the lobby being spectacularly smashed.<p>Premier Mark McGowan …

Georg Andreas Böckler | Architectura Curiosa Nova: Das ist, neue ergotzliche Sinn und Kunstreiche auch nutzliche Bau- und Wasser-Kunst . . . | Nuremberg : [s.n.], [1664] | The Met

The work of Böckler, professional architect and engineer working in Germany, is known only through drawings and references. His career as an …

Art Museums

The Best Museums in D.C.

There are more museums in our nation’s capital city than we can count (really, we tried). D.C.’s Smithsonian Institute alone consists of 19 museums …

National Air and Space Museum

An AI That Knows the World Like Children Do

If you spend much time with children, you're bound to wonder how young human beings can possibly learn so much so quickly. Philosophers, going all …

American Museum of Natural History

Charles Lindbergh Made Flight History 90 Years Ago, Changing Aviation Forever

American aviator Charles Lindbergh was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean on May 21, 1927, without stopping.<p>On May 20, 90 years …

National Air and Space Museum

Cannes 2017 – the best of week one

Bold films about a missing child and a levitating refugee set the mood – once you’d got through security. And Netflix made its giant presence felt…<p>The omens are bright ahead of the Cannes film festival. The sun shines, the Med sparkles and the delegates behave like excited kids on Christmas …

American Museum of Natural History

Whitney Museum ticket prices rise — and exec bonuses soar

The Whitney Museum upped its admission price by $2 when it opened its gleaming new downtown space — and handed out fat bonuses to its …

New York City