Photos from Tate's post - Tate 2017-10-18 19:08
Tate Modern's upcoming exhibition, Red Star Over Russia, provides an insight into the life of writer, photographer and graphic designer David King. The collector's passion for Soviet visual history caused him to amass 250,000 objects. Explore the collection here: https://goo.gl/khyx9Z Exhibition opens 8 November.
National Geographic Museum Photo 2017-10-18 16:35
Michael “Nick” Nichols has photographed 27 stories for National Geographic Magazine throughout his career, bringing him to some of the most remote corners of our planet. Join the National Geographic Museum in celebrating his life’s work featured in “Wild,” a new museum exhibition. #AWildLife https://www.nationalgeographic.org/dc/exhibitions/wild-nichols/
Van Gogh Museum Photo 2017-10-18 13:26
This painting of Paul Gauguin's chair is a 'portrait' of Van Gogh's friend and fellow artist. The modern novels and burning candle on the green seat cushion symbolize the character of the absent painter: http://vangogh.com/sngH30fTQv1 Gauguin's Chair, Vincent van Gogh (1888)
Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2017-10-18 13:00
GUN OF THE DAY - Relic Sharps Carbine Our relic GOTD was found long ago near Appomattox Court House in Virginia, an item discovered by a metal detector enthusiast checking out the remains of Confederate campsites. After the surrender in 1865, some former soldiers elected to destroy their arms and munitions rather than turn them over. The badly warped barrel of this .52 caliber Sharps breechloading was probably heated up in a fire and then wrapped around a nearby tree. #GunOfTheDay #NRAmuseums #history #guns
Photos from National Gallery's post - National Gallery 2017-10-18 11:00
See differently, and explore the visual power of black and white at our upcoming exhibition, 'Monochrome: Painting in Black and White'. Travel from the Middle Ages, through the Renaissance and into the 21st century, with artists such as Rembrandt, Ingres, Bridget Riley, Olafur Eliasson and Gerhard Richter leading the way. Pre-book tickets online and save: http://bit.ly/2hJvfOz The exhibition opens on 30 October, when you can also join us for a free lunchtime talk with Monochrome curators, Jennifer Sliwka and Lelia Packer. The talk will also be live streamed via our YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/2yFT9BM
British Museum Photo 2017-10-18 10:24
The Palaeolithic – literally ‘Old Stone Age’ – is the longest period of human development and adaptation, with the first stone tools made 3.3 million years ago in Kenya. This flint handaxe is around 500,000 years old and was discovered in Boxgrove, Sussex. Join us this afternoon at 15.00 BST for a #FacebookLive exploring the deep history of the various human species. Curator Beccy Scott will be looking at tools that at least four different human species used over the course of 2 million years.
Saatchi Gallery Photo 2017-10-18 07:40
Happy birthday, Kerry James Marshall, born on this day in 1955! His bucolic 'Vignette 13' of 2008 suggests that the best is yet to come.