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.
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!
National Gallery Photo 2017-08-17 14:10
A compositionally complex picture, Ludovico Carracci illustrates the moral contrast implicit in the subject by showing the virtuous Susannah bathed in light and the corrupt elders shrouded in shadow. ‘Susannah and the Elders’ is currently on display in Room 32: http://bit.ly/2uR6ojP
Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2017-08-17 13:01
GUN OF THE DAY - Custom Springfield Armory Model 1911A1 Pistol This GOTD was accurized by Alan Tanaka of AT Custom Gunworks of Gardena, CA. How well this job was performed may be seen by the fact that its former owner, Dwight Van Horn used this pistol to win the Harry Reeves Trophy in 1993. It was also used by donor Van Horn to win his Police Distinguished badge. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1993 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #pistol #California
BYT & Nat Geo’s Sharks and Recreation - National Geographic Museum 2017-08-17 12:59
Nat Geo is teaming up with Brightest Young Things for the seventh bi-annual “After Hours” campus take over with 2200+ attendees — many in costume. And this year, the party's shark themed!
British Museum Photo 2017-08-17 11:30
This terracotta plaque from the 1st century AD shows the drama of a Roman chariot race. The four-horse chariot (quadrigae) thunders towards the turning post, the most dangerous part of the course. Charioteers (aurigae) wrapped the reins around their waists, steering the chariot by shifting their weight. Races were held over 7 laps of a ‘circus’ – a long narrow arena with a tight turn at each end. The largest was the Circus Maximus in Rome, capable of holding 200,000 spectators.