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Aug 06
teachingliteracy:

by Paola Zakimi
Aug 04
sfmoma:

The Wall Street Journal picked up on our golden #MuseumOlympics meme, which has spread like wildfire across the Internet!
Excerpt:

Can you win an Olympic medal for brushstroke? As athletes fight for glory in London, a group of U.S. museums has launched its own sportive competition on Twitter called “Museum Olympics.”

Read the full article here.

sfmoma:

The Wall Street Journal picked up on our golden #MuseumOlympics meme, which has spread like wildfire across the Internet!

Excerpt:

Can you win an Olympic medal for brushstroke? As athletes fight for glory in London, a group of U.S. museums has launched its own sportive competition on Twitter called “Museum Olympics.”

Read the full article here.

Jul 28

exploratorium:

“Any mirror is a magical sort of thing.” —Frank Oppenheimer

Frank update: 79/100.

Follow 100 Days of Exploratorium founder Frank Oppenheimer at our Frank100 tag: http://exploratorium.tumblr.com/tagged/frank100

Images © Exploratorium, www.exploratorium.edu

Jul 28

vanilladaisy:

myedol:

Fireflies on the Water by Yayoi Kusama

An installation in which explores ideas of the infinite. Constructed out of 150 lights, mirrors, and a pool of water, which creates a space in which individual viewers are invited to transcend their sense of self.

Must Watch:

I was just at the museum today where they had that exhibit

Jul 28

me after finishing a really good book

  • me: finishes book
  • me: slowly closes book
  • me: exhales slowly
  • me: inhales slowly
  • me:
  • me:
  • me:
  • me: PTERODACTYL SCREECH
  • me: DYING WHALE NOISES
  • me: LION ROAR
Jul 27
ourpresidents:

FDR’s Accessibility Designs
The FDR Library was conceived and built under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s direction during 1939-41.  
Because a 1921 attack of polio had left Roosevelt paralyzed from the waist down, FDR  primarily used personally-designed wheelchairs for daily mobility. Since he intended to personally and regularly use the vast collection of papers and manuscripts housed in the archives at the Library, he made sure the storage area aisles were built wide enough to accommodate his wheelchair. 
He also personally designed the document storage boxes initially used to house his papers. To enable his own lap-top style reading while in the storage areas, a special box type was created that could lie flat on the shelf, open in a clam-shell fashion, and act as a sort of paper tray.  Read More
Pictured, an archivist in the FDR Library archival stacks, circa 1950. The document boxes were designed by FDR.
 More - Blueprints with FDR’s Handwritten Notations

ourpresidents:

FDR’s Accessibility Designs

The FDR Library was conceived and built under President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s direction during 1939-41. 

Because a 1921 attack of polio had left Roosevelt paralyzed from the waist down, FDR  primarily used personally-designed wheelchairs for daily mobility. Since he intended to personally and regularly use the vast collection of papers and manuscripts housed in the archives at the Library, he made sure the storage area aisles were built wide enough to accommodate his wheelchair.

He also personally designed the document storage boxes initially used to house his papers. To enable his own lap-top style reading while in the storage areas, a special box type was created that could lie flat on the shelf, open in a clam-shell fashion, and act as a sort of paper tray.  Read More

Pictured, an archivist in the FDR Library archival stacks, circa 1950. The document boxes were designed by FDR.

 More - Blueprints with FDR’s Handwritten Notations

Jul 26

The McLaurys in Tombstone, Arizona: An O.K. Corral Obituary | University of North Texas Press →

The book will be available soon! (Also at B&N, Amazon, etc)

Jul 18
brooklyntheory:

Sorry Mom, Bushwick

brooklyntheory:

Sorry Mom, Bushwick

Jul 14

publicartfund:

Great podcast featuring Public Art Fund friend and former artist (1988) Fred Wilson. 

manpodcast:

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Fred Wilson and was taped live at the Toledo Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of “Color Ignited: Glass 1962-2012.” The exhibition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Studio Glass movement and the TMA’s role in it. The show includes work by Wilson, Dan Flavin, Josiah McElheny and more. (Toledo has long been one of the world’s glass-manufacturing powerhouses.)

Wilson is best known for his works made not out of pigment-and-canvas or bronze, but with museum collections. His work with his materials raises questions about historical narratives we’ve been taught, narratives that are often re-inforced by collections and displays of cultural objects. This year marks the 20th anniversary of Wilson’s landmark “Mining the Museum” exhibition at the Maryland Historical Society, an exhibition that was organized by Lisa Corrin for Baltimore’s The Contemporary Museum kunsthalle. Wilson has exhibited widely across the United States and has represented the United States at the Cairo Biennial (1992) and at the Venice Biennale (2003).

One of the works Wilson exhibited in Venice in 2009 was Iago’s Mirror, which the TMA acquired last year. Wilson and I recorded this week’s show while sitting in front of it. [Image above: Wilson, courtesy TMA/Andrew Weber.]

To download the program directly to your PC/mobile device, click here. To download or subscribe to The Modern Art Notes Podcast via iTunes, click here.  To subscribe to The MAN Podcast’s RSS feed, click here. Images of artworks discussed on the program are here.

Jul 13