Welcome to Museumpalooza, a project that provides a non-traditional starting point for people to learn about museums and all the cool stuff inside of them.
Since I've seen so many of his works in my travels of late, and because I think the man behind the art is also pretty interesting, I thought I'd do an artist spotlight on Mark Rothko.
Tim and I have taken pictures with lots of dinosaurs at lots of museums lately. But how many of the fossils that we see on display are actually the real thing?
In spite of my extreme lack of knowledge, I ended up seeing and learning a lot of really cool stuff at San Francisco's nationally-renowned Asian Art Museum.
While Museumpalooza-ing in San Francisco, we paid a visit to the Contemporary Jewish Museum and wandered into the exhibit From Generation to Generation: Inherited Memory and Contemporary Art. It turned out to be one of the most thought-provoking museum exhibitions that I've seen in a while.
I spent some time at the Beat Museum and City Lights Books learning about the voices of the Beat Generation – Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac – while roaming their stomping grounds in San Francisco.
Art collection aside for the moment, the Getty Center is arguably one of the most stunning buildings I've ever visited. So I went on an architecture tour to learn a little more about it.
I have waited for years to visit your institution. I've loved it from afar since 2010, and I am overjoyed to announce that my original assessment of you holds true: You're everything a museum should be.
There was one aspect of Jurassic Park that my 8-year old self refused to accept. A serious injustice had been committed. "Those dinosaurs weren't velociraptors!"
Love has long been the subject of art, music, literature, and theatre ever since the earliest days of human expression. But what about the word "love" as a work of art?
Why does scholarship and social media have to be at odds with each other at the Met – or at other museums, for that matter?
One of my favorite personal stories from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth that completely changed my perspective about Anselm Kiefer's Aschenblume.