On the left is a shadow puppet of Gandhi, a pivotal figure in Indian independence and pioneer of non-violent protest. Shadow theatre is an ancient art form, and Gandhi championed tradit...
Curator Naomi Speakman looks at examples from the collection and entries written in bestiaries – medieval encyclopaedias featuring descriptions of beasts and animals.
Pure spirit Photo 2017-08-18 02:19
Carnegie Corporation of New York - American Museum of Natural History 2017-08-18 00:36
Science education encourages students to think critically and to use evidence-based inquiry-- and to get ready for the new school year, the NYC middle-school teachers pictured below in the Wall Street Journal have been practicing new methods at Museum workshops. Learn more about new strategies to bring science investigations to classrooms!
What Lies Beneath a Tiffany Drawing? - The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York 2017-08-17 23:00
Viewers of this large watercolor design from the studios of Louis Comfort Tiffany have often wondered why it looks so muted and murky, so three scholars at The Met decided to investigate this by using modern technology to look beneath the drawing. Read about their fascinating discovery in this blog post.
National Gallery of Art Photo 2017-08-17 19:31
What might have gone through Georges Seurat's mind as he worked on this painting? "Seascape at Port-en-Bessin, Normandy," 1888, oil on canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Gift of the W. Averell Harriman Foundation in memory of Marie N. Harriman
American Museum of Natural History Photo 2017-08-17 18:14
There are hundreds of species of eels. Most are nocturnal predators that live 15-20 years, and some can grow as long as 13 ft.
National Geographic Museum - National Geographic Museum 2017-08-17 17:00
National Geographic Museum: WATCH: Get an inside look at Nat Geo Museum with this Prince George's Community Television behind-the-scenes segment!
Saatchi Gallery Photo 2017-08-17 16:39
René Magritte pondered the sombre, inky beyond in 1955's self-portrait 'The Mysteries of the Horizon.'
Maurizio Cattelan’s Golden Toilet in the Time of Trump
Final weeks—Maurizio Cattelan: “America” will close on September 15. The artist’s fully functional toilet cast in solid 18-karat gold has been on view in one of the museum’s single-stall, gender-neutral restrooms for nearly a year. ”Cattelan’s ’America,’ like all his greatest work, is at once humorous and searing in its critique of our current realities.... However, its anticipation of Trump’s America will, perhaps, be the lasting imprint of the sculpture’s time at the Guggenheim.”—Nancy Spector, Artistic Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator.