Tag Archives: museums

NEW YORK CITY: Metropolitan Museum Settles Class Action Suit On “Recommended” Admission Fees

Reuters reports: The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has agreed to reword its signs and website to settle years-long litigation that claimed it deceived patrons into believing its recommended $25 admission fee was mandatory. Under the settlement announced on Friday, the museum, the largest in the United States and considered one of the world’s most prestigious art institutions, ...

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NYC: MoMA Adds Gilbert Baker’s Rainbow Flag To Their Permanent Collection

Rainbow flag creator Gilbert Baker tips us that the MoMA has added one of his flags to their permanent collection. From their letter to him: On behalf of the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, I am excited to formally announce that your work, the Rainbow Flag, has been acquired into the collection of The ...

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Gun Used In 2012 Shooting At FRC Office Goes On Display At Crime Museum

The gun used in the 2012 shooting at the Family Research Council’s headquarters has gone on display at Washington DC’s Crime Museum. Via World Net Daily: The yellowed “eyes” of the Volkswagen Beetle that serial killer Ted Bundy used to kidnap his victims still watch over a grisly display of crime artifacts: Unabomber letters. The noose from a Ku Klux ...

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TRAILER: Bjork’s Black Lake

Via Pitchfork: On March 7, New York City’s Museum of Modern Art will open the Björk retrospective Björk, an exhibit that will “chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, costumes, and performance.” Today, the artist shared a teaser of the video and sound installation “Black Lake”, which will be a part of the exhibition. Watch the teaser below. ...

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NYC Museums Ban Selfie Sticks

Via the New York Observer: The MoMA is one of the first in NYC to officially ban the stick, although it’s technically always been restricted. A representative from the museum stated, “It has long been a policy that visitors may only use handheld devices to take photos, without any camera extension devices. We have simply added selfie-sticks to this policy, ...

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TRAILER: David Bowie Is

Via the Village Voice: It’s the kind of forward-thinking experience David Bowie himself might have predicted. Just for one day, on silver screens across the country, a movie about a museum exhibition — featuring the rocker’s groundbreaking albums, outlandish costumes, and clips from his artistic videos — will briefly tantalize the world — and be gone. All in the form ...

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Ex-Gays: Put US In The Smithsonian

According to a report on the right-wing CNS News, the “ex-gay” crackpots at PFOX are screaming for inclusion in the Smithsonian’s LGBT history exhibit. The exhibit’s curator is not only open to that, he plans on including materials from numerous anti-gay groups. [Smithsonian Archives Specialist Franklin] Robinson told CNSNews.com that he would also be willing to collect items from pro-traditional ...

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LGBT History At The Smithsonian

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Tony Perkins Has The Smithsonian Sadz

Now that the Smithsonian has launched an LGBT history collection, Perkins says they should be known as an “unnatural history” museum.

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Smithsonian Adds LGBT History Items

Via the Associated Press: Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution’s collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show “Will and Grace.” Show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick along with NBC are donating objects to the National Museum of American History. ...

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Gun Stores Vs Museums & Libraries

Details. I bet the color choices weren’t by chance.

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9/11 Museum: 10 Year Time-Lapse

Clip description: A letter from the CEO & Founder of EarthCam: It’s been a heroic undertaking to rebuild downtown New York City after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Within days of this national tragedy, I personally installed a camera to webcast the rescue and recovery for the families, and the world, to see the brave determination of first responders. ...

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9/11 Museum Dedicated In NYC

President Obama is in Manhattan this morning for the dedication of the 9/11 Museum, which finally opens to the public next week after years of delay. Among those attending the ceremony: The First Lady, Mayor Bill De Blasio, former mayors Rudy Guiliani and Michael Bloomberg, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Gov. Chris Christie, and the Clintons. Some object to the $24 admission ...

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Crazy Eyes Attacks National Women’s History Museum Because Gay Marriage

“I believe ultimately that this museum, which will be built on the National Mall, on federal land, will enshrine the radical feminist movement that stands against the pro-life movement, the pro-family movement, and the pro-traditional marriage movement.”

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One Million Moms Vs Women’s Museum

Just in via email: Joe, How would you feel about your daughter or granddaughter taking a school field trip to Washington, D.C., excited to learn about American history, and only being sold “role models” like Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger…promiscuity promoter Gloria Steinem…and “free love” advocate Victoria Woodhull? The proposed National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) will glorify abortion and fuel ...

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FLORIDA: World AIDS Museum Dedicated In Wilton Manors, Magic Johnson Attends

The dedication for the World AIDS Museum took place in the Fort Lauderdale suburb of Wilton Manors yesterday. Father Tony Adams took the above photo and he sends us this email: I just went to the dedication of the fledgling World AIDS Museum in Wilton Manors. Magic Johnson was the special guest. He donated a jersey. He said that today ...

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Queer History Month Starts Tomorrow

October is Queer History Month and the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History will launch an exhibit in Brooklyn on Saturday. On the (Queer) Waterfront: Brooklyn Histories is a scatter-site-specific investigation of the queer histories of the beloved borough where the museum got its start. Through a series of performances, talks, community gatherings, and related events, it will explore the waterfronts ...

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Morning View – Cleveland MOCA

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Afternoon View – Cleveland Museum Of Art

The buildings on the right and left house the main exhibits. In the middle today local artists were selling prints of their work.

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NYT Disses AIDS History Exhibit

AIDS In NYC: The First Five Years has been running all summer at the New York Historical Society.  Yesterday the New York Times issued a scathing review. After seeing this show, a newcomer to this history would be hard pressed to understand the rise of the street-activist group Act Up, the takeover of the Food and Drug Administration headquarters by ...

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