Museums

'Repulsive' fatberg to be displayed at the Museum of London

Committed to giving a warts and all representation of the city, the Museum of London is to exhibit the only remaining piece of the enormous fatberg …

Art

Amaravati Buddhist art to finally be seen in full glory at British Museum

After a two-year declutter and revamp, the Sir Joseph Hotung gallery will allow visitors to view Asian antiquities up close<p>For decades, the Amaravati sculptures, a stupendous collection of early Buddhist art considered one of the greatest treasures in the British Museum, have been poorly lit and …

Culture

Ancient Penguins Were Giant Waddling Predators

The 57 million-year-old fossil is both fearsome and comical: a long-beaked penguin that stood 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighed about 220 pounds.<p>“It was as tall as a medium-sized man,” said Gerald Mayr, a paleontologist at the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt, Germany, and lead author of …

Science

Turkey vultures have such a strong sense of smell, they detect death thousands of feet below

With its homely pink featherless-head, undertaker’s charcoal coloring and association with decay and death, the turkey vulture (<i>Cathartes aura</i>) tops …

Psychology

TOP 10 art exhibitions of 2017

<b>monumental in scale, discipline, material and theme, some of the most renowned, international creatives displayed their new and most famous works</b> …

Ai Weiwei

Lew Manilow dies, helped found Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art

Lew Manilow, a Chicago developer and prominent Democratic fund-raiser who helped found the Museum of Contemporary Art, died Tuesday.<p>An arts patron …

Chicago

Biopic to highlight life of Mary Anning | Natural History Museum

A feature film is to be made about pioneering palaeontologist Mary Anning.<p>The fossil hunter made numerous important contributions to science, arising …

Dinosaurs

Reflecting contemporary issues in a history museum

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has reopened the permanent exhibition of the Haus der Geschichte. Here's how the museum of contemporary …

Culture

New Evidence From Ancient Amber Shows Dinosaurs Were Plagued By Ticks

New research on 100 million year-old amber with ticks preserved inside indicates these tiny, annoying critters have been around for a long time—and …

Science

Revealed: The mystery buyer of the world’s most expensive painting

Nearly a month after Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” was sold for $450 million, the buyer has finally been revealed.<p>Abu Dhabi’s Department of …

Salvator Mundi

Guggenheim Bilbao Honors the Relationship of Art and Space

December 10, 2017<p>A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.<p>In the 1950s and 60s, the German …

Art

Supreme, Champion & adidas in the MoMA: Streetwear That Changed the World

<i>Items: Is Fashion Modern?</i> is a fashion and design exhibit on display at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and in it there are several pieces of …

Sneakers

The Modern at Fort Worth publishes book on its architect, Tadao Ando, to mark building's 15th anniversary

Fans of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can now learn all about the creation of its building. The facility, which opened to wide acclaim in 2002, …

The Arts

LA Art Show 2018 - The Region's Foremost Celebration of the Visual Arts

December 11, 2017<p>A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.<p>The new hotbed for exciting growth in the …

Art

For The First Time, Scientists Have Sequenced The Genes of an Extinct Marsupial Carnivore

It died out in 1936.<p>Australia's extinct carnivorous marsupial, the thylacine, has long been held up as a tragic symbol of humanity's lack of care for …

Science

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum opens two new exhibits

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is turning up the heat this winter with two new limited-run exhibits honoring some heroes of horsepower and a …

Motorsport

Tony Gum Awarded 2017 Miami Beach Pulse Prize

POSTED December 11, 2017<p>On Saturday, December 9, the Pulse Contemporary Art Fair announced that Tony Gum has received the 2017 Miami Beach Pulse …

Salvator Mundi

Beyond Marfa: Vogue’s Hamish Bowles Departs for an Art Excursion in Houston

To Houston, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Menil Collection at the Luminous gala and its longtime chairman of the board of trustees, the beloved Louisa Stude Sarofim.<p>On the morning of the gala, I returned to the famed private house that the visionary art collectors and philanthropists …

Museums of Fine Arts

The private collector who made the British Museum

James Delbourgo’s witty new biography of physician-collector Hans Sloane portrays a flawed yet fascinating man

British Museum

Neanderthals: The Original Globetrotters

<b>Q. W</b><b>here did Neanderthals come from</b><b>?</b><p><b>A.</b> Most scientists think that Neanderthals probably evolved in Europe from African ancestors.<p>The consensus now is that modern humans and Neanderthals shared a common ancestor in Africa about 700,000 years ago. The ancestors of Neanderthals left Africa first, …

Science

Four Planetary Landscapes That Scientists Can’t Explain

Take a tour of the solar system, and you’ll find myriad mysteries. How old are Saturn’s rings? What carved out Mercury’s hollows? What created …

Planets

Waste NotCooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum | Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

In pre-industrial Japan, aprons were a basic element of everyday dress, worn by children and adults to protect one’s clothing, which was infrequently …

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Refuses To Remove Suggestive Work Despite Complaints

Image via Tupungato / Shutterstock.com<br>The Metropolitan Museum of Art has refused to remove a painting that an online petition claims “sexualizes” the …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Art Industry News: Scandal Brews Over an Art School’s Multimillionaire Leader + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, comedian Hannibal Buress gets arrested during Miami art week and editors resign over Jens Hoffmann accusations.<p>,<p><i>Art Industry News is a</i> …

Art

The Mendoza Review of museums in England

Have a look at the “The Mendoza Review: an independent review of museums in England”. This Review of the museums sector is the first to be conducted …

Understand and impact 21st-century audiences

We will learn how demographic changes, new learning styles, and new technologies affect the relevance of cultural institutions.<p>We will tell the …

Smithsonian

Q&A: Can a museum sell its art to stay in business?

BOSTON (AP) — The intensifying legal tussle over whether a struggling Massachusetts museum should be allowed to auction 40 works of art, including …

Caryl Churchill pens anti-BP Christmas carol for arts sponsorship protest

Caryl Churchill has contributed to the rewriting of several Christmas carols that were performed at the British Museum by a 100-strong group of …

British Museum

Country diary 1917: warmth from the sun brings out winter wildlife

15 December 1917 Larks ran along the edge of the river backwater pecking off the gnats and insects<p><b>SURREY</b><br>A quick break this morning of white frost set the birds vigorously at search over the fields. Larks ran along the edge of the river backwater pecking off the gnats and insects that came out so …

Environment

Unravelling the DNA of British wildlife | Natural History Museum

Important examples of British species of shark, scallop and bee will have their genome sequenced for the first time, thanks to the efforts of Museum …

UK Universities