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Vintage Nude Photos On Display In Berlin's Photography Museum

Vintage Nude Photos On Display In Berlin's Photography Museum May 3rd, 2013 at 3:00PM: The Museum of Photography in Berlin has just opened an exhibition of nude photos from the turn of the last century. "The Naked Truth and More Besides Nude Photography around 1900" brings together hundreds of nude photos from an era we normally associate with old-fashioned prudery. In fact, nude photos were incredibly popular at that time. They had existed since the earliest days of the...

London's Courtauld Gallery Shows Off German Miniature Bibles

London's Courtauld Gallery Shows Off German Miniature Bibles May 2nd, 2013 at 9:00AM: The Courtauld Gallery in London has opened a new exhibition of two of the smallest Bibles you'll ever see. "Dess Alten Testaments Mittler" and "Dess Neuen Testaments Mittler" are tiny illustrated Bibles produced by two sisters from Augsburg, Germany, in the late 17th century. It was a time of increased private devotion, when people looked for more from religion than the rituals in the church....

Andy Warhol Exhibit Opens In China, But His Chairman Mao Portraits Are Forbidden

Andy Warhol Exhibit Opens In China, But His Chairman Mao Portraits Are Forbidden Apr 29th, 2013 at 3:00PM: The Power Station of Art in Shanghai has opened a new exhibition by Andy Warhol, but the famous pop artist's portraits of Chairman Mao have been left out of the picture. Agence France-Presse reports that the Andy Warhol Museum, which created the traveling exhibition, was told by the Chinese government that images of Mao would not be needed. Warhol painted many pictures of the Chinese...

The Cabinet Of Curiosities: Collecting The Wonders Of The World

The Cabinet Of Curiosities: Collecting The Wonders Of The World Apr 26th, 2013 at 2:00PM: Before there was the museum, there was the cabinet of curiosities. Starting in the 16th century as Europe expanded its horizons during the Age of Exploration, the rich and powerful began to collect curios and display them. Their collections were eclectic – everything from strange weapons from distant islands to beautiful coral formations. The objects were all put together in no particular...

ABBA Museum To Open In Stockholm

ABBA Museum To Open In Stockholm Apr 24th, 2013 at 2:00PM: Dancing Queens, get dancing, an ABBA museum is opening in Stockholm. ABBA The Museum will open its doors in the Swedish capital on May 7. It covers the complete history of the disco group and will display their gold records, crazy '70s costumes, and even reproductions of their recording studio and dressing rooms. As visitors pass through the museum they'll be treated to different music in...

Gambia And UK Open Fort Bullen Museum, A Bastion Against The Slave Trade

Gambia And UK Open Fort Bullen Museum, A Bastion Against The Slave Trade Apr 22nd, 2013 at 4:00PM: A fort in The Gambia that was instrumental in stopping the slave trade has been given a new museum, the Daily Observer reports. Fort Bullen was one of two forts at the mouth of the River Gambia, placed there in 1826 to stop slave ships from sailing out into the Atlantic. It stands on the north bank of the river, and along with Fort James on the south bank constitutes a UNESCO World Heritage...

Thieves Steal Rhino Horns From National Museum Of Ireland

Thieves Steal Rhino Horns From National Museum Of Ireland Apr 19th, 2013 at 1:00PM: A gang of masked men broke into the National Museum of Ireland in Dublin on Wednesday night and made off with four rhino heads. Museum officials said in a press release that the thieves overpowered a security guard and tied him up. They then entered a storeroom and removed the heads. The heads had previously been on display but had been put into storage a year ago for fear of their being...

Courtney Love Opens Her First Art Exhibition

Courtney Love Opens Her First Art Exhibition Apr 18th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Courtney Love has opened the first museum exhibition of her artwork at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London, Connecticut. "Mentoring Courtney Love: David LaChapelle and Courtney Love" showcases Love's artwork and examines the role artist David LaChapelle has played in mentoring the musician's experiments in a new medium. Love's artwork on display are all portraits sketched on paper using...

Samurai! The Art Of The Japanese Warrior Comes To Boston

Samurai! The Art Of The Japanese Warrior Comes To Boston Apr 12th, 2013 at 5:00PM: The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is showcasing a large collection of samurai armor and art from one of the world's leading private collections. "Samurai! Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection" opens this Sunday, April 14, and features more than 140 objects, such as this horse and rider. Visitors will learn about the complex typology of these elegant suits and how they...

Roman London Uncovered In Massive Excavation

Roman London Uncovered In Massive Excavation Apr 11th, 2013 at 1:00PM: Archaeologists from the Museum of London have uncovered three acres of Roman London, they announced in a press release. The team was excavating ahead of construction of Bloomberg Place, in the heart of what used to be Londinium, the capital of the Roman province of Britannia. Over the course of six months, archaeologists picked their way through seven meters of soil to find some 10,000...

Louvre Shut Due To Violent Gang Of Pickpockets

Louvre Shut Due To Violent Gang Of Pickpockets Apr 11th, 2013 at 12:30PM: The Louvre temporarily closed on Wednesday due to a strike protesting trouble with violent pickpockets. The Guardian reports more than a hundred staff walked out on Wednesday in protest over "increasingly aggressive" gangs of pickpockets that harass both visitors and staff. Staff members who have tried to stop the criminals have been kicked and spat at. The strikers are demanding extra...

A Look Inside The David Bowie Exhibition At London's Victoria & Albert Museum

A Look Inside The David Bowie Exhibition At London's Victoria & Albert Museum Apr 10th, 2013 at 3:30PM: David Bowie is a pop star. David Bowie is a designer. David Bowie is an actor. David Bowie is a painter. David Bowie is a lot of things, which is why it's appropriate that his retrospective at London's Victoria & Albert Museum is titled "David Bowie Is." The museum gained unprecedented access to the David Bowie archive to select five decades of mementos like this striped bodysuit...

Surviving Spring Break Madness In Washington, DC

Surviving Spring Break Madness In Washington, DC Apr 4th, 2013 at 12:00PM: While American college kids bake in the sun, pound tequila shooters and do things they hope won't end up on YouTube in Cancun, South Padre Island and other venues for Spring Break debauchery, their younger siblings all seem to be on class or family trips to Washington, D.C. I've visited D.C. many times over the years and lived there on three separate occasions. But until this week, I've mostly...

Love In The Civil War At The New York State Museum

Love In The Civil War At The New York State Museum Mar 30th, 2013 at 1:00PM: The Civil War is the subject of numerous exhibitions and special events these days as the country commemorates the war's sesquicentennial. Most study the battles and politics, but one at the New York State Museum in Albany is focusing on how the war affected the relationship between two lovers. "I Shall Think of You Often: The Civil War Story of Doctor and Mary Tarbell" opens today as part of...

British Museum Opens Exhibition On Life And Death In Pompeii And Herculaneum

British Museum Opens Exhibition On Life And Death In Pompeii And Herculaneum Mar 28th, 2013 at 9:00AM: Today the British Museum in London opens what is sure to be the hit exhibition of the year. "Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum" examines the daily life of the Roman world, as it was preserved in two cities buried under volcanic ash from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Through fine art and mundane objects, we get to see what life was like for ordinary Romans. Romans like...

Chicago's Field Museum Unveils Brilliant Reconstruction Of Lascaux Prehistoric Cave

Chicago's Field Museum Unveils Brilliant Reconstruction Of Lascaux Prehistoric Cave Mar 21st, 2013 at 9:00AM: The Field Museum in Chicago is the first venue in North America to host an impressive 3D reconstruction of the famous prehistoric cave paintings of Lascaux, France. "Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux" showcases the best-ever full-sized replica of the paintings, including many never before seen by the public. Visitors will feel like they're in the cave itself as they...

The Historic Homes Where Jimi Hendrix And George Frideric Handel Were Neighbors (250 Years Apart)

The Historic Homes Where Jimi Hendrix And George Frideric Handel Were Neighbors (250 Years Apart) Mar 20th, 2013 at 4:00PM: When walking in London, keep an eye out for the Blue Plaques. These historic markers will tell you where famous people once lived, and occasionally make for strange combinations. One blue plaque at 23 Brook Street in the exclusive Mayfair neighborhood tells how Jimi Hendrix lived there from 1968-1969. Next door at number 25 is another Blue Plaque, this time for Classical composer George...

The Perfect DC Museum Cafe: Mitsitam

The Perfect DC Museum Cafe: Mitsitam Mar 19th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Somewhere between pointing at planes at the Air & Space Museum and browsing the day's headlines at the Newseum, my baby fell asleep. We had a small window of time to eat and maybe even have an adult conversation, and a McDonald's inside a food court didn't seem appealing. There are a lot of great Washington, D.C., museums that are free and world-class, but not many great food spots amidst the...

A Perfect Day After Landing At North America's Best Airport

A Perfect Day After Landing At North America's Best Airport Mar 17th, 2013 at 10:00AM: An airport with just one terminal, no tram, zero VIP lounges and woeful public transportation options is the best in North America, according to the Airport Council International. Last week, Indianapolis International Airport beat out every other large facility on the continent for the top Air Service Quality award for 2012. The results are based on passenger satisfaction, and IND won for the...

Cyrus Cylinder, 'The First Bill Of Rights,' Tours US

Cyrus Cylinder, 'The First Bill Of Rights,' Tours US Mar 12th, 2013 at 1:00PM: The famous Cyrus Cylinder, a baked clay tablet from the 6th century B.C. that's often called the "first bill of rights," has made its U.S. debut at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C. The Cyrus Cylinder was deposited in the foundations of a building in Babylon during the reign of the Persian king Cyrus the Great. It commemorates his conquest of Babylon and...

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