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Telephone Evolution - submitted by Beth B.  She has a great sense of humor.

Telephone Evolution - submitted by Beth B.  She has a great sense of humor.

Caturday at the Museum

Caturday at the Museum

La antigua estación alberga las oficinas de la Secretaría de Turismo local y salones para cursos de verano Alma Rodríguez Ayala - EL UNIVERSAL Cuautla Museo

La antigua estación alberga las oficinas de la Secretaría de Turismo local y salones para cursos de verano Alma Rodríguez Ayala - EL UNIVERSAL Cuautla Museo

The Swimming Pool that Turned into a Museum

In the last few years of the twentieth century the Mayor of Lille in northern France had a quandary. The old swimming pool in the small town of Roubaix had been closed in 1985 due to safety problems. 

So, why not simply knock the old building down? What was the problem?


The swimming pool just happened to be a stunningly beautiful example of Art Deco architecture. Time for a peculiarly French solution.

Mexico City - art museum

Mexico City - art museum

State Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg Russia

State Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg Russia

Francesco Clemente, Skin, 1996. Oil on linen, 121.9 x 152.4 cm. Clemente, October 8, 1999–January 12, 2000, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Private collection. © 2010 Francesco Clemente

Francesco Clemente, Skin, 1996. Oil on linen, 121.9 x 152.4 cm. Clemente, October 8, 1999–January 12, 2000, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Private collection. © 2010 Francesco Clemente

Great Works of Art by Pavel Rehurek

Great Works of Art by Pavel Rehurek

Every Painting in the MoMA on 10 April 2010

Museum Visit 

Museum Visit 

Maira Kalman, Self-Portrait (with Pete). AP Photo/The Jewish Museum.

Maira Kalman, Self-Portrait (with Pete). AP Photo/The Jewish Museum.

 
Unknown subject - Australian National Museum

 

Unknown subject - Australian National Museum

Cornish Headlands, 1898, Abbott Handerson Thayer
Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1849Died: Monadnock, New Hampshire 1921oil on canvas  30 1/8 x 40 1/8 in. (76.5 x 101.8 cm.)Smithsonian American Art MuseumGift of John Gellatly1929.6.115Smithsonian American Art Museum        2nd Floor, East Wing

Cornish Headlands, 1898, Abbott Handerson Thayer

Born: Boston, Massachusetts 1849Died: Monadnock, New Hampshire 1921oil on canvas  30 1/8 x 40 1/8 in. (76.5 x 101.8 cm.)Smithsonian American Art MuseumGift of John Gellatly1929.6.115Smithsonian American Art Museum
        2nd Floor, East Wing

 
World’s first Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum opens in Long Beach
Long Beach City College alumnus Iuogafa Salima was 10 years old and on a church malaga– a ceremonial visit taken according to Samoan custom– to the small island of Savai’i in what was then Western Samoa, when she discovered her passion for anthropology.  That realization occurred in 1996, and Nafa, as she is affectionately known by family and friends, has been intrigued by stories of her Polynesian ancestors and their rich history ever since. …

 

World’s first Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum opens in Long Beach

Long Beach City College alumnus Iuogafa Salima was 10 years old and on a church malaga– a ceremonial visit taken according to Samoan custom– to the small island of Savai’i in what was then Western Samoa, when she discovered her passion for anthropology.  That realization occurred in 1996, and Nafa, as she is affectionately known by family and friends, has been intrigued by stories of her Polynesian ancestors and their rich history ever since. …


Dale ChihulyUnited States, b. 1941Violet Persian Set with Red Lip Wraps Glass76.3 x 66 x 63.5 cm.Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund, 1992.0002

Portrait of Dale Chihuly, 1992, at Pilchuck Gl...

Dale ChihulyUnited States, b. 1941
Violet Persian Set with Red Lip Wraps Glass
76.3 x 66 x 63.5 cm.
Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund, 1992.0002