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Exploring The Natural History Museum - The Natural History Museum is extraordinary place to explore and learn. It’s fun and breathtaking. The museum served as an agricultural fairground from 1872 until 1910. The original structure of the building from the 1913 and today’s structure are combined with a blend of many styles. Like a Spanish Renaissance ornamentation in the terracotta trimmings. There is a Romanesque style in the arched windows and the brick walls. The Beaux-Arts tradition is a T-shape floor plan. The building measures 75 feet in diameter with three wings....   [tags: Museum] 2048 words
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Oriental Institute Museum - I had an opportunity to visit the oriental institute museum . During my visit to the museum I was made aware of its location and the importance of it to chicago. The museum housed many exhibits of historical value dating civilization back to the paleolithic period of 2,500,000-100,000 B.C. Below you'll find examples of mans rise through the use of tools and refined skills from cave living to structured living throughout evolution. This is an experience that has grounded me to a new interest in structures that we have devised to become the homes we use today for the rest of my life....   [tags: Museum] 994 words
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The Whitney Museum - The Collection exhibits that marks the arrival of a new millennium at the Whitney Museum of American Art, primarily includes pieces of installation art and contemporary photographs. The Whitney Museum of American Art, also recognized as the fortress of American Art, offers the public the opportunity to witness the history of art in America for the last one hundred years. The museum’s collection is a reflection of their commitment to exhibit the Whitney's dedication to art in modern-day America....   [tags: American Art, Museum History] 733 words
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The Soul and Role of the Museum - The soul of a museum is the essence of identity by which it is defined; it is that which makes a museum a museum. The museum has identifiable requisites without which it would not be a museum. By using creative methods of exhibition, interpretation, and education as well as effective methods of collection and conservation, the museum becomes an integral aspect and a valuable resource in society. There are unique distinctions between the museum and other cultural institutions. Although the basic requirements of the definition of the museum have remained predominantly unaltered in modern history, the role of the museum in society has changed....   [tags: museum, cultural institution, exhibition]
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago - With exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago is one of the Nation’s largest facilities devoted to the art of our time (“About the MCA”) . The mission of the MCA is to offer a direct experience to the public of modern day art and living artists. German architect Joseph Paul Kleihues designed the new building with seven times the square feet of its previous facility (“The Building”) . October of 1967 the museum opened its doors to the public for the first time....   [tags: Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Museums, Conte]
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Daniel Libeskind - The Jewish Museum in Berlin - The success of architects is defined not so much by the problems they face as the act of their creative and practical responses. Located in once the bombarded Berlin, a new language of architecture emerged. It appears with multiple contradictions, yet not confliction, from itself to the surroundings and within its own construction. That is the Berlin Jewish Museum, submitted by the young Daniel Libeskind in a competition to provoke the unsavory history of Berlin very soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989....   [tags: Berlin Jewish Museum] 1829 words
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Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center Museum - What is the purpose of this museum. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson, Kansas houses the second largest collection of U.S. space memorabilia in the country, second only to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The Cosmosphere is also home to the largest collection of Russian space memorabilia outside of Moscow. The Cosmosphere is also one of three museums in the world that has spacecrafts from all three early manned U.S. space programs. The Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center grew from humble beginnings....   [tags: Space Memorabilia, Museum History] 1274 words
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Centre Pompidou: Museum Architectural Design - At the advent of Museum Construction, it was as if these structures were being filled almost religiously to educate individuals on art. These pieces of art were filling palaces, homes, and other public structures to educate individuals on the wealth of the beneficiaries as well as the theme of the art that the walls would contain. Since that time, museum architectural deigns and the art held within the structures have changed very drastically. There has been a large shift recently in the museum community with individuals coming to art museums not out of their drive to be educated and enlightened, but rather to be entertained....   [tags: architecture, museum model, visitors]
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Museum of Contemporary Act - In my first ever visit to the MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, was an interesting one. My summer job this past summer was working on Case Western Reserve Campus of 115th and Euclid. Every day I would take the RTA Healthline to work and sometime would dine at the restaurants around the MOCA museum. So every day I would walk pass the museum and not knowing what that unique building was. I went online to search for the museum address and when I saw the Google street view of the building, I was surprised to discover what that magnificent looking building truly was....   [tags: MOCA, Art Analysis, Art Museum]
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Art Museum - Many in the modern world seem to take great pride in the rapid pace which life holds for most of us. It is as if we might squeeze a few more precious moments of life's experience for ourselves if we move a bit faster. In reality, we rob ourselves of the enjoyment of the slow consideration of the phenomena we experience everyday. Art is something static which we might use to slow us in our perception of our world. It is not required that art be something static in motion but in thought. It is not something to be considered with only fleeting attention....   [tags: Art Museum, Gallery] 943 words
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A Day at the Norton Simon Museum - A Day at the Norton Simon Museum It was the day of April 13, 2000. I woke up at exactly 12 o’clock because my boyfriend was to pick me up at 1 like we planned the night before. The day looked quite nice, but I was in a fowl mood. I got into a car accident the night before and had a huge argument with my parents about the car. I finally dragged myself into the shower and got ready in half an hour. Then I went downstairs, sat on my couch, and repeatedly told myself the day would hopefully turn out better than last night....   [tags: Norton Simon Museum Paintings Art Essays] 1220 words
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The American Museum Of Natural History: Anthropology -      The American Museum of Natural History has many exhibits that demonstrate many aspects of anthropology. The Museum is located on Central Park West between W81st and W77nd streets. The museum is an excellent place to open oneself to many new ideas and cultures. When looking through the museum the exhibits that are anthropological could enhance ones understanding of a culture. The museum is very big and a lot of time is needed to get the most out of it. The following exhibits that demonstrate many aspects of anthropology are located on the first, second and third floors....   [tags: Anthropology People Museum Essays Descriptive] 1858 words
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Freud Museum - It contains Freud's remarkable collection of antiquities: Egyptian; Greek; Roman and Oriental. Almost two thousand items fill cabinets and are ranged on every surface. There are rows of ancient figures on the desk where Freud wrote until the early hours of the morning. The walls are lined with shelves containing Freud's large library of reference books. The house is also filled with memories of his daughter, Anna, who lived there for 44 years and continued to develop her pioneering psychoanalytic work, especially with children....   [tags: Psychiatry, Museum, Informative] 323 words
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The Museum House - The museum houses more than 15,000 artifacts. However, the museum itself is a work of art. It is the architecture of Michael Graves. The museum’s elegant entrance is not forgotten easily. Walking though The Triangle, I am instantly transported to a place far from Atlanta, GA. I have yet to discover where I am but that sense of loss is embraced here. The Georgia marble has a cooling effect against the heat and humidity. At first glance, I noticed nothing special about this building; upon examining it for the second time, I found simple lines and symmetry was what made this building so special....   [tags: Museums] 549 words
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Visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Viewing the Asian Art Collections - Visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Viewing the Asian Art Collections The Metropolitan Museum of Art has one of the finest Asian art collections that has enlightened and strengthened my understanding in my personal art experience. The Museum itself is an artistic architectural structure that graces the entire block on 82nd Street in Manhattan. Entering inside, I sensed myself going back into an era, into a past where people traded ideas and learned from each other. It is a past, where I still find their works of yesteryears vividly within my grasp, to be remembered and shared as if their reflections of works were cast for the modern devoted learner....   [tags: Asia Metropolitan Museum of Art Essays] 1561 words
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Choosing Museum Exhibits - All across the world there are hundreds of museums filled with history, information, exhibits, and famous documents. A variety of museums display artifacts of a mix of several cultures, historical events, famous people, and art work in the entire museum. Rather than having several different attractions, some museums are dedicated to showcasing exhibits based on a specific topic of history or interest. Therefore, museums with the purpose of educating people of a certain topic should only display artifacts, pictures, documents, and other such attractions germane to the museum’s theme of interest....   [tags: Museums]
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Museum Studies - The representation of trauma in the Australian War Memorial (AWM) and Sydney Jewish Museum (SJM) are governed by the cultural context in which they reside. Both institutions offer insightful and deeply moving historical recounts, commemorating those who lost their lives during conflict. Patent parallels can be draw between Charles Bean and John Saunders, founders of the commemorative monuments, as their experiences enabled the remembrance of human loss and trauma. “The only memorial which could be worthy of them was the bare and uncoloured story of their part in the war.” – Charles Bean c....   [tags: Museums]
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The Flagler Museum - The Flagler Museum was an experience unlike any other. From the moment I walked through the doors into the grandiose hall, to the moment I stepped back into reality from the dream that I felt I had just been a part of, I was in sheer awe and amazement at the detail and decadence of this former home. The rooms that I found to be most intriguing in terms of color and texture were the Master Bedroom, the Blue Room, the Pink Room, The Library, and the Yellow Roses room. The Master Bedroom was one of the first rooms that I set out to see, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the color they had chosen for this room was yellow....   [tags: Rooms, Description, Texture] 880 words
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The Qatar Islamic Arts Museum - Introduction: In this research paper I am going to inform you about the desk research I carried out dealing with a service related organization. The organization I have chosen for my assignment is Qatar's Islamic Arts Museum. It is beyond questioning that I have chosen such an organization for various reasons. It is deeply related to the tourism, hospitality and leisure industry. Besides this, it is a major contributor to the current development of the cultural and entertainment sector in the state of Qatar....   [tags: Art]
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The Furry Guards of the Hermitage Museum - The Hermitage, also known as the Winter Palace, is an extravagantly decorated museum of monumental size that possesses numerous impressive features; ¨1,786 doors, 1,945 windows and 1,057 elegantly and lavishly decorated halls and rooms, many of which are open to the public¨ (St. Petersburg Online). It is home to millions of priceless works of art from the prehistoric Paleolithic Era and Iron Ages to modern pieces created by current artists (The State Hermitage Museum). The museum was founded by Catherine the Great in 1764 when she acquired a couple hundred German pieces from Berlin....   [tags: artwork, monumental size]
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The Museum of Fine Arts - The Museum of Fine Arts One pleasant afternoon, my classmates and I decided to visit the Houston Museum of Fine Arts to begin on our museum assignment in world literature class. According to Houston Museum of Fine Art’s staff, MFAH considers as one of the largest museums in the nation and it contains many variety forms of art with more than several thousand years of unique history. Also, I have never been in a museum in a very long time especially as big as MFAH, and my experience about the museum was unique and pleasant....   [tags: Art Forms, India]
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LA County Museum of Art - The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, is among the world’s largest art collections, and to be specific enough the most prevalent artwork in the western United States (Compton 165). This massive art museum has a collection of over a hundred thousand artworks, whose origin extends from the prehistoric times to present days (Gilbert and Mills 174). These collections are classified into several departments within the museums buildings, depending on their region of origin, culture they represent, and time period from which they were found....   [tags: Art ]
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LA County Museum of Art - LA County Museum of Art (LACMA) The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, or LACMA as it is commonly known, is among the world’s largest art collections in North America, and to be specific enough the most prevalent artwork in the western United States (Compton 165). This massive art museum has a collection of over 100,000 artworks, which extends from the ancient times to present days (Gilbert and Mills 174). These collections, which are mainly from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin-America and America itself, are grouped into several departments within the museums buildings, depending on the region, culture, media, and time period....   [tags: Art ]
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Museum Exhibition Proposal With Punch - Exhibit Overview and Rationale: The “The Myth And The Reality” exhibition is intended for the visitors who are interested in previous historical, religious, human behaviors, mythological material, nature of animals, and the world we live in. Mythical creatures are created by people’s imaginations, hopes, fears, and most passionate dreams. The exhibition I am designing uses a method of comparison, comparing real animals to mythical creatures. The intent is to arouse the imagination of the visitors in his or her personal journey of discovery, connecting with the real world to mythical creatures....   [tags: Exhibition Proposal]
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Children's Museum of Tacoma - The Children’s Museum of Tacoma History and Life Cycle Examination The Children’s Museum of Tacoma, founded in 1985, has been a Tacoma icon for twenty-five years. Over the subsequent ten years, the Museum experienced successes in membership, attendance and funding. During its first ten years in existence, the Children’s Museum experienced an increased attendance, finally leading to the Fire Marshall enforcing capacity limits causing patrons to form waiting lines for entrance. In 1996, the Museum moved into early stage two of its life cycle with the first change in leadership (Male, N.D.)....   [tags: Business Analysis]
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Museum Sterotypes - Historically, museums have excluded too many people. I want to eradicate the pervasive mind-set that “certain people just don’t visit museums.” Today, in an era of public discourse characterized by instantaneous updating and dynamic participation, a savvy public shares knowledge and gains understanding about the experiences of others at the click of a mouse. The Internet, digital media, video games, content sharing, and social networking enhance and create new methods of learning. Regrettably, museums – the giants of knowledge – have fallen behind in regard to inclusiveness, technological innovation, and representation of diverse experiences....   [tags: Prejudice] 692 words
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The Museum of Tolerance - The Museum of Tolerance The Museum of Tolerance focuses on two central themes: The history of racism and prejudice in the American experience and the Holocaust- man’s inhumanity to man. The issues of human rights, racism, and responsibility are discussed. The responsibility of each individual person is to speak up in opposition of extermination of another race and stop another Holocaust. World War II and Hitler, the German leader was intent on conquests and war, but he needed a scapegoat to blame and the Jews were headed for genocide....   [tags: Papers] 451 words
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History of the Museum - From as early as the 3rd century bc, there have been examples of museum concepts. Ptolomy Soter, known as “The Preserver”, founded the great Museon at Alexandria. After six centuries, it was destroyed, ending centuries of intellectual research and collected statues. In ancient Greece, temples of objects, including the Parthenon and the Acropolis housed cult statues in cellas, rooms dedicated to this purpose. A keeper, similarly to a curator, would oversee the temple activities. In addition, an early example of conservation is documented by the placement of oil vats by ivory statues to prevent drying out and cracking....   [tags: essays research papers] 885 words
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The Phoenix Art Museum: The Impact of Art - As an avid supporter of the arts, immediately I was drawn to the Phoenix Art Museum as my choice for a building of cultural interest in Arizona. However, my main reason for choosing this location is that it has introduced me to new ideas, concepts, and works of art, which in turn have sparked creativity and imagination within me. For instance, upon stepping inside this sleek and modern building, one is met with a massive round light display in the lobby, which is both intriguing and beautiful to look at....   [tags: Art]
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Native American Museum - George Gustav Heye Center - The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is a fascinating building at the Bowling Green area of Lower Manhattan. It’s close to Battery Park that displays an elegant view of the water. You can see ferries floating by headed towards Staten Island, since South Ferry Terminal is nearby. It allows you to appreciate the hidden gems of the city located in the outskirts Manhattan. One of those very treasures is the museum mentioned previously. The Museum of the American Indian is directly in front of the Bowling Green Park with a water fountain at the center....   [tags: Native Americans ]
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The National Football Museum and Sporting Heritage - This paper will discuss the National Football Museum as a case study for sport heritage, now located at the Urbis building in Manchester city centre; originally found in Preston, but moved to Manchester city centre in 2012. The topics related too in this paper, are the types of heritage and identity represented by the museum, since the National Football Museum was founded to preserve, conserve and interpret numerous significant collections of football memorabilia and collectables from the sport of football....   [tags: sport heritage]
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The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) - The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) had three different artists work on display. It was split up into three different rooms the first room was Design 99 To Much of a Good Thing and in the next room is Latoya Ruby Frazier Mother May I and in the last room was Jef Geys Woodward Avenue. The art that was on display was not traditional art work. All of the artist’s work displayed in the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit was out of the box thinking. The flow in each exhibit made it easy to move from one piece of art work to another piece of work....   [tags: Art Gallery Review] 527 words
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The Aztec Calendar and the National Museum of Anthropology - There are many artifacts from ancient, mysterious civilizations. From Japan in the East to California in the West, Russia in the North to Argentina in the south, there is history everywhere. This history is passed down through oral history and the remaining remnants of these societies. For “lost” civilizations, modern knowledge of the cultures solely relies on deciphering these relics of people long gone. The Aztecs are one such civilization; they were wiped out by European weapons and diseases....   [tags: Ancient Mexican Art, Civilization, Culture]
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My Time at the Philbrook Museum of Art - Congratulations. You have explored the upper level of the museum. Now for one last adventure, imagine that one artwork could come to life. Which one would you choose and what would happen. This is how I ended the new Family Gallery Guide, my largest project to date at the Philbrook Museum of Art. I had written scavenger hunts for children before, but when I was assigned the job of writing an entirely new interactive guide to the collections for kids and their families; it was both an honor and a daunting endeavor....   [tags: Personal Experience] 1575 words
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My experience at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum - INTRODUCTION Some say that it is better not to dwell on the past because it cannot be changed. To these people, it is not necessarily bad to reminisce on what has happened throughout the years, but it is better to focus on what is taking place right now. They believe that the present is another chance to start fresh and anew without letting past experiences burden them. However, what they do not seem to realize is that the past, present, and future are interrelated. The present is a result of the past, while the future depends entirely on the choices, (and course of action for those choices), that are made in the present....   [tags: Hogans, Navajo Culture]
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The World Around Us: A Virtual Museum - Context Creationism and intelligent design should be given the same status as evolution in the classroom according to 29% of teachers in a poll by Teachers’ TV (2008). While half of those polled considered otherwise, some 89% thought it should be discussed if raised in a science lesson. Such views from the metaphorical ‘chalk face’ no doubt reflect the reality of the classroom but resources geared to facilitate this are sparse indeed. Nor are such views confined to teachers. In a survey of the UK population some 27% considered that intelligent design should be taught alongside evolution in science lessons....   [tags: Project Analysis ]
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Museum Report Porcelain of Korea & China - Walking through the Museum Store doors of the Pacific Asia Museum and past the Mosher Gallery, viewers will find themselves surrounded by beautiful porcelain wares from earlier civilizations of Korea and also China. It is elaborated in the article, Global China: Material Culture and Connections in World History: " The significance of porcelain for the study of world history is due in part to its unique physical properties. Fired at very high temperatures, porcelains can withstand the ravages of time and nature, surviving for centuries to tell their stories, regardless of the seas or soils in which they are submerged and which quickly destroy items of cotton, silk, wood, and paper....   [tags: global china, korean art, world history]
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German Museum: Art Over the Water - The museum, Kunst über der Wasser, translated from German as “Art Over the Water,” is located in Boppard, Germany along the Rhine River. With large open windows that flaunt the stunning landscape and steel accents representing the river’s current, Kunst über der Wasser extends over the Rhine River illuminating the emphasis on works of art that showcase Earth’s greatest feature, water. Curators will strive to use only natural lighting in the Kunst über der Wasser in order to achieve a relaxing nature-like feel to the museum....   [tags: rhine river, claude monet]
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1940-1982 British Museum Excavation and Research - When Colonel Frank Pretty passed away in 1934, leaving a wife, a four year-old son, and a plot of expensive land in southeast England, certainly no one expected to discover 17 other wealthy dead men in his yard. It was widow, Edith Pretty, who looked to the spirits of the dead for comfort and guidance. Sutton Hoo stands out in importance because it comes from a period that lies just beyond the ambiguous fringes between documented history and mythical legend. In 1910, a mansion with fifteen bedrooms was built a short distance from the mounds and in 1926 the mansion and its arable land was purchased by Colonel Frank Pretty, a retired military officer who had recently married....   [tags: frank pretty, edith pretty]
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The Museum Experience - The Museum Experience One of my favorite things to do when traveling in a new city is to visit the museums. I have never been to a city that did not offer the usual museum fare, usually in the form of the “Anytown Art Museum”, or the “Anytown Museum of Natural History”. While these types of museums house some incredible artifacts, and I do visit them often, I also like to seek out museums of a more unusual sort. Museums are mostly the same just about everywhere you go, both in the United States and Europe....   [tags: Free Descriptive Essay About A Place]
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The Guggenheim Museum - The Guggenheim Museum I first visited the Guggenheim Museum two weeks ago with Claus, my friend from Germany. We had the MOMA in mind but I guess talking, talking we must have passed it by. Half an hour from the MOMA we found ourselves in front of the Guggenheim, the astonishing white building that was Frank Lloyd Wright's last project. Why not. We said to ourselves. And so we walked right in. According to the pamphlet: "The Guggenheim Museum is an embodiment of Wright's attempts to render the inherent plasticity of organic forms in architecture....   [tags: Personal Narrative Art Essays] 1750 words
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Rubin Museum: Six-armed Mahakala - As the protector of all Tibetan Buddhism, Mahakala is an object of meditation as well as the “protector of dharma.” Being a dharmapala which is a type of wrathful deity, his job is to quite the mind and to destroy and help one meditating reach a new level of awareness. His name translates from ‘Maha’ to ‘great’ and ‘kala’ meaning ‘black,’ which is why Mahakala is known as Great Time or Great Dark One, in Sanskrit. On March 2nd, 2011, I traipsed to the corner of 242nd and Broadway, and hopped on the 1 train, embarking on a journey to the Rubin Museum to see the Embodying the Holy: Icons in Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Tibetan Buddhism....   [tags: Eastern Orthodox Christianity, Buddhism] 784 words
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Ancient Artifacts in the Modern World: Provenance, Possession, and Cultural Heritage - After a recent lecture by Dr. Dyfri Williams, Research Keeper of Greek and Roman antiquities at the British Museum, several members of the audience stood up on behalf of Greece and expressed their outrage at the British Museum’s refusal to return the Parthenon Sculptures, or the Elgin Marbles, to the city of Athens. Dr. Williams answered their scathing interjections with a well-rehearsed summary of the issues key points and complexities of the issue, and it was clear he encountered such protests regularly....   [tags: Museum Artifacts]
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Case Statement For The Children’s Museum Of Tacoma - Mission The Children’s Museum of Tacoma celebrates the power of play in the life-long journey of learning. We share the mission, vision and philosophy of Children’s Museums across the nation, museum’s that are changing standards and leading the implementation of informal learning in the development of the young child. The Children’s Museum of Tacoma positively influences the social, emotional and cognitive abilities of our Pierce County children, families and communities. Goals The Board gathered in 2008 to review and extend the Museum’s strategic plan....   [tags: Business Review]
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The Jewish Museum for a Historian - The Jewish Museum for a Historian In order to carry out research, a historian would have lots of questions about Jew's living and working conditions. As many of these questions are answered at the museum, this demonstrates clearly how useful the museum is as a source of information. Bellow are listed examples of questions that a historian may ask: Living conditions How many people per house. (were they cramped etc?) What kind of food did they eat. (how much, what kind?) How hygienic were they....   [tags: Papers] 678 words
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The Ulster Museum: Is It a Treasure or a Reaction to Its Turbulent Past? - Introduction pg. 2 Historical background of the Ulster Museum pg. 2 Context pg. 4 Description of spaces pg. 5 The Potential step forward pg. 5 Conclusion pg. 6 Bibliography pg. 7 Books pg. 7 Journals pg. 7 Internet pg. 7 Introduction This museum has been in transition at pivotal points of its historical time line thus far. It begs the question though, does it work as an architectural treasure of Northern Ireland or is it a reaction to turbulent periods in Belfast’s history....   [tags: U Shape, Architectural Progress]
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The Coptic Museum in Cairo - The Coptic Museum in Cairo is a life-like record of one of Egypt's periods all fraught with various antiques and monuments reflecting the different civilizations that graced the land of Egypt starting by the Ancient Egyptian civilization, passing by the Greek, the Roman, the Coptic, and lastly the Islamic. The Coptic Museum lies behind the walls of the famous Roman Fortress of Babylon in the ancient district of Cairo (Misr Al-Qadima). The area surrounding the museum abounds in lively monuments of open museums that depict with the Coptic Museum the history of the Coptic Period in Egypt....   [tags: History, Informative] 327 words
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The New York MOMA and the Kimbell Art Museum - There are two books The pursuit of Quality: The Kimbell Art Museum written by Harry Abrams, and The 1939 Building of the Museum of Modern Art: The Goodwin-Stone Collaboration, written by Dominic Ricciotti. These two books investigate the change in architectural feats, and the layouts in which architects like Louis I. Kahn and Goodwin and Stone used in the changing times in which they lived. These two books and the chapters within them, showcase the change in the architecture and layouts of museum buildings....   [tags: architecture, goodwin and stone, artwork]
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A Day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art - A Day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art I. Jan van Eyck’s “Last Judgment” Jan van Eyck was active since 1422 and died in 1441. He was the most celebrated painter of the fifteen-century in Europe. One of his famous works is “The Last Judgment”. At first sight this work immediately attracted my attention. The painting’s stunning colors and the fact that it reminded me of a previous similar work I have seen, triggered in my mind. The material that is used is oil on canvas, transferred from wood....   [tags: Papers] 903 words
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Bradford Museum of Film and Photography - Bradford Museum of Film and Photography Our physics group went on a trip to the Bradford Museum of Film and Photography to find out more about physics. We went to find out about new ideas of physics and also to reinforce ideas we had already covered in class. The areas of physics we were going to focus on was the use of light and lenses and the way they are used in everyday products. At the museum we visited an area called The Magic Factory, which was all to do with the ideas and applications of physics....   [tags: Papers] 783 words
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The Tech Museum of Innovation - The Tech Museum of Innovation "An abiding curiosity and an insatiable desire to learn how and why things work are the hallmarks of innovation . . . Creativity is nurtured by being receptive and encouraging" (Hewlett, 1998, p. 8). The innovation of computers and technologies are being developed enormously in order to serve the needs of mankind. The more people around the world that are eager to learn how to use new computers and technologies, the more I am proud that I am one who lives in a place that many people call, "Silicon Valley: the heart of computers and technologies in the world." I live in San Jose, the capital of Silicon Valley (The City of San Jose, 1999, p....   [tags: Technology Tourism Essays] 1109 words
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Performativity of an Ifá Divination Tray in a Western Museum - Fowler’s Museum curator of African arts, Gemma Rodriguez, examines a selection of African divination objects in Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives (2010b). The exhibit includes a 19th century Opon Ifá, or Ifá divination tray; a pair of Madebele Senufo divination figurines; and a 19th century Kashekesheke divining instrument from the Congo. The museum considers the exhibition of these objects as a “close study of works that reveals the diversity of African cosmological systems and differing concepts of fate, destiny, and causality” (Rodriguez, 2010a)....   [tags: African Culture, Paraphernalia]
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The American Visionary Art Museum - The American Visionary Art museum is a very original and beautifully decorated structure. It was raining the day I went to visit, but it was beautiful nonetheless. The structure itself is architectural marvel. It has a very unusual shape and structure which makes it very aesthetically pleasing. The outside is covered with glass, mirror pieces and other materials. There is a giant whirligig located outside of this main building that is known as Baltimore’s most beloved outdoor sculptural landmark....   [tags: essays research papers] 1115 words
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The Sensing Chicago Gallery - INTRODUCTION The Chicago Historical Society was founded in 1856 and has spent the majority of its 153 year history as an institution devoted to the diverse and evolving history of Chicago and Illinois. In 2006, the institution emerged from a remarkable 21 month physical and philosophical transformation. Not only did the museum undertake a wholesale renovation of its gallery spaces, but it also took steps to update its public persona to be more representative of the full spectrum of communities living in Chicago....   [tags: Museum Education]
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Whitney Museum of Art - The Whitney Museum of American Art has often been referred to a citadel of American Art, partially due to the museums façade, a striking granite building (Figure 1), designed by Bauhaus trained architect Marcel Breuer. The museum perpetuates this reference through its biennial review of contemporary American Art, which the Whitney has become most famous for. The biennial has become since its inception a measure of the state of contemporary art in America today. Since the Museum's opening in 1931, the collection has grown to more than 12,000 paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and photographs, representing nearly 2,000 individual artists and providing the most complete overview of twent...   [tags: essays research papers] 1154 words
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Metropolitan Museum - Metropolitan Museum As I look at the painting of The Adoration of The Shepherds, two artists, Andrea Mantegna and El Greco, showed it different ways with same subjects. First, the title of the paintings is about Jesus's birth. Andrea mantegna artist had lived from ca 1430 to 1506. He established his reputation when he was 20 years old. This painting is the evident of his highly individual style. He worked it during ca 1451 to 1453. He painted it in horizontal format with 153/4x217/8(40x55.6). He used tempera on a canvas that transferred from a wood....   [tags: The Adoration of The Shepherds] 559 words
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Philadelphia Art Museum - The exhibit that I viewed at the Philadelphia Museum of Art was one about European Art between the years 1100-1500. This was a series of paintings, sculptures, architecture, and tapestry of the Medieval and Early Renaissance as well as objects from the Middle East. This exhibit was an important part of the history of the Philadelphia Museum of Art because for the first time, Italian, Spanish, and Northern European paintings from the John G. Johnson collection were shown. It gave me a good idea of what the paintings were like in these four centuries and reflected ideas of both the east and the west....   [tags: essays research papers] 636 words
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Leading Innovation At Kelvingrove (A), Case Study - Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow, Scotland; a Victorian era museum established in 1901 to express the pride, wealth, and cultural ambitions of the industrial city of Kelvingrove, was in need of change in the late 1980’s to be more relevant to modern audiences. Starting in 1990, when Mark O’Neil joined the Kelvingore Museum, Mark was tasked with bringing innovation to the entire museum by the then director Julian Spalding. After an initial start by O’Neil into implementing some of Spalding’s radical innovative ideas, O’Neil was side tracked into a separate project at the St....   [tags: Leadership, Museum Studies]
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The Indianapolis Museum of Art: Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee by Ludolf Backhuysen - I visited the Indianapolis Museum of Art on the 13th of April. It was a very lovely visit and I was able to view many different pieces of artwork. The four that I have chosen to analyze are Christ in the Storm on the Sea of Galilee by Ludolf Backhuysen, At the End of the Porch by John Sharman, Still Life by Abbott Henderson Thayer, and The Canal—Morning Effect by Richard Buckner Gruelle. Through viewing and analyzing these pieces I have come to the conclusion that artwork is more than just a picture....   [tags: artwork, paintings, portraits]
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Ekphrasis and the Other in Picture Theory - ... Fiammetta not only “breaks her peace” in Dove’s poem, but also the central. Boccaccio did not select female character’s based on their Christian ideals or their classical virtues, but qualified the role of the woman as equal to that typically employed by men in literary works. Therefore, Dove’s exploration of Fiammetta speaking out, explores the inevitable of the plague, the different social construct during the time, and also the significance of the crisis excusing young people of the normal social behavior at the time....   [tags: rita dove, museum, ekphrasis]
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The Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci - ... You might be confused so let me clarify. Leonardo is known to have another painting of the original one, meaning he creates two versions of one painting. To back this claim, two versions of one painting by Leonardo da Vinci was found including, The Virgin and Child and The Madonna. Also, documents recorded that Da Vinci showed to two men a collection of paintings including one of a Florentine woman. Leonardo explained that it was created for the late Giuliano de’Medici. Stanley Feldman, an art historian quotes, “It starts to become apparent that there were two separate commissions, one for Francesco del Giocondo and another one for Giuliano de’Medici.” Another clue is that when Italian a...   [tags: artwork, louvre museum, france]
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