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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 Development of the Corning Museum of Glass - ... This collection contains almost 50 thousand objects ranging 3.5 thousand years of glass history. The museum also boasts about 400 thousand visitors a year from all over the world. In the Glass Collection Galleries, there are thousands of years of history displayed. Among these works is that of a glass portrait of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh. “Surveys taken by the museum's staff have shown that the glass museum - one of three components at the Corning Glass Center - is the feature that visitors least expect to enjoy but ultimately rank at the top” (NY Times)....   [tags: museum, expansion, energy] 1262 words
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Charactersitics of a Museum, Questions and Answers - ... After being chosen, all the items need to be preserved for future generations under proper conserving conditions such as good light, air conditioning, suitable humidity, etc. Furthermore, a museum can be charaterised by the organisation of temporary exhibitions and the rotation of permanent collections, which need to be managed (inventories, catalogues). The success of this public institution depends a lot on a way its collections are managed. In my opinion, visiting a museum can be not only educating but also leisure activity....   [tags: museum experience, city, travelling] 852 words
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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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My Trip to Saint Petersburg Dali Museum - ... The guide then informed us that it was Gala who helped to manage Dali’s career acting as his agent. Not only was his love for Gala shown in his art but also her tenacity reflected in several of the pieces on display featuring her. Several of the paintings on display this year either in the Morse Family collection or on loan to the museum were discussed on the tour to included a painting Dali did about the age of 15 after his mothers passing and his fathers marring his deceased wife’s sister....   [tags: guide, collection, museum, painting] 651 words
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Return to Curiosity: Privileging Wonder over Rationalism in Museum Displays and Learning - ... (Robinson, 2008) Although it is unclear whether the decline in divergent thinking over the course of childhood is directly caused by present education systems, it is clear that most learning energy is directed towards linear and rational forms of thinking. In Resonance and Wonder, Stephen Greenblatt describes the museum as a repository for traces of culture and talks about the resonance of objects. He writes: By resonance I mean the power of the object displayed to reach out beyond its formal boundaries to a larger world, to evoke in the viewer the complex, dynamic cultural forces from which it has emerged and for which as metaphor or more simply synecdoche it may be taken by a viewer t...   [tags: museum organization, contextualization]
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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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Collections in a Museum - ... Acquisitions should showcase Singapore’s history and heritage. These can be from a Singaporean’s perspective which imparts knowledge to visitors. The mission statement provides a mechanism for focusing and directing the functions and activities of the collections, for setting priorities, and for determining resource needs. A mission statement helps guide priorities and decision-making. Assessment must be done to determine the current strengths and weaknesses of the existing collection. Any proposed acquisitions should be able to address the limits in the existing collection or plug any gaps in the collection....   [tags: policies, management] 919 words
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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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My Visits to the Guggenheim Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art - For my study, I visited two museums. First I went to the Guggenheim Museum which is located at Upper East Manhattan, at the corner of 89th Street and fifth Avenue, then I later visited Metropolitan Museum of Art. The reason why I decided to visit two museums is because Guggenheim does not display the kind of art I was interested in, as its main genre of art if Modern art. My focus for this project was studying work from the Renaissance period, by Piero di Cosimo, the painting of” A Hunting Scene”....   [tags: architectural analysis, painting review] 729 words
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What It Takes to be a Museum Curator - ... Visitors and other workers simply don’t have the ability and privilege to do so. Working Conditions A curator needs to be able to negotiate and be willing to compromise, as it is often the task at hand to borrow from museums or other locations. Teamwork and flexibility are also valued, as the job isn’t completely independent. Museums are designed for public enjoyment, so good communication and social skills are taken into consideration. According to Graham Boettcher, the curator of American art at the Birmingham Museum of Art in Alabama, the job is more social than people may expect....   [tags: borrowed, workshops, training] 698 words
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The Inauguration of the New Acropolis Museum - ... In figure #1 I present the archaic Korai, which is white skinned and expresses grace- radiance youth. As opposed to the brown skinned warriors and athletes who are a sign of virtue. Then as we explore, we reach floor two which includes Shop’s, multimedia Centre, and different balconies. On floor three we are introduced to the Parthenon Gallery, where the sculptures are organized on the top level. In the Gallery you will be introduced to representations of Greek Mythology, colossal statues, and different pediments with meanings....   [tags: archaic statues, greek art, mythology] 751 words
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The Queens Museum in New York - ... The museum is known for international contemporary art exhibitions that reflect the hyper-diversity of the borough. The museum’s Education Department is the first in America to employ art therapists in a dedicated, fully accessible classroom. The Queens Museum is simultaneously a fine arts collecting museum, historical site, community center, and educational classroom. Museum hours are September to June are Wednesday to Friday: 10 p.m. to 5 p.m; Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. In the summer (July 18 - September 5) Wednesday to Sunday: 1 p.m....   [tags: notorious NY buildings] 616 words
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The Proposition of a Museum Design for Media - ... So there is still much room for studying and developing new media display methods” (Xia & Li, 2009, p. 1). It is evident from their statement that further development of this typology and the casework which accompanies it needs to be better assessed. Graham and Cook (2010) readdresses this by asserting “Many new media art projects (though currently not all) are not interested in the object outcome, but rather in the process, the engagement, and the interaction” (Graham & Cook, 2010, p. 61).When users are interacting with displays that host various forms of new media there are several characteristics which should be kept in mind....   [tags: contemporary, audience participation, spatial] 946 words
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Volunteering at the Dover Children's Museum - For my experiential learning project I volunteered at the Dover Children’s Museum. The second Sunday of every month they have a program called ‘Exploring Our Way’. Between the hours of ten and twelve they open up the museum exclusively for children with autism and their families. During our orientation with Paula, who is the leader of this program, we were given information about children with autism; similar to the general information we received in class. In addition to that we told about the adaptations the museum does at this time to make it a more comfortable places for the children with autism....   [tags: my experiential learning project] 1532 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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My Adventure At the Ringling Museum - ... In the middle of the gallery it contained three partitions containing the explanation of the art and a map of Japan. On the other side of the partitions was photos of the Great Buddha and Nagoya Castle showing the different hand tinting techniques used during that time. The first photograph was called A Greeting by unknown photographer, two women bowing. Bowing was a formal way of showing respect both as a greeting and at leaving. That was a clever placement by the curator to start the display with a greeting.The sequence of photos were placed by theme....   [tags: website, circus, performng arts] 612 words
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Museum Chapters in Preservation Books - When reading books on historic preservation, there are numerous strategies and sources of information informing the reader on the way in which countless properties and structures are lost or saved each year. While the books greatly pertain to historic preservation of sites and structures, there are chapters within the books Keeping Time by William Murtagh and Nearby History by David Kyvig and Myron Marty which pertain to instances and conditions that are more widely seen in museums. These two chapters pertain to the history and criteria of outdoor museums as well as what classifies artifact and how and where they are found....   [tags: historic preservation literature]
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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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My Visit to the Brooklyn Museum - ... The photo brings out a feeling of sympathy and anger at the same time, mostly because it’s absurd to realize the fact that African American students were denied the right to get education based on their skin color. The viewers point of view is from this vantage point to show that he was never able to get access into the admissions office, all he could do was look through the door. Another artwork I observed was Norman Rockwell (American, 1894–1978). New Kids in the Neighborhood (Negro in the Suburbs), 1967....   [tags: exhibit, neighborhood, basic rights] 950 words
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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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The Columbus Museum of Art - The Columbus Museum of Art is a place rich in local history. A place where items of historical and artistic value are stored for safekeeping and allow access for public viewing. The museum has several locally named galleries. It also has a cute children’s area, complete with artwork from little local artists from several schools in the area. The children’s area has several pieces of art that children may touch, like Chicken George. I remember touching that chicken when I would visit as a child. The area also has a mini art studio to cater to the little creative minds that pass through....   [tags: children, area, art, history, stood] 668 words
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Fernbank Museum of Nature History - Fernbank Museum Of Natural History For my field trip assignment, I decided to visit the Fernbank Museum Of Natural History. Located in Atlanta Georgia, the Fernbank Museum has a small cafe, an IMAX theater, museum stores, and many different exhibits, including hands on experiences that cater more to children. Aesthetically from the outside, Fernbank looks like a grand brick building situated in the middle of a woodsy area. Three tall dinosaur structures greet you while walking through the front door, and upon entering, after obtaing your tickets, you walk into the main foyer where you can see the main room and winding staircases that lead you up and down the three story building....   [tags: ritual, dinosaur, megatherium, dress, polo] 1076 words
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A Visit to the Museum Report - ... Drawn by John Singleton Copley, the painting depicts the story of a London Merchant Brook Watson's trauma at age fourteen of being a victim of a shark attack off Havana, Cuba, an experience that cost the former cabin boy his leg. Copley portrays the third rescue attempt by nearby sailors, glorifying it as a story of salvation and spiritual rebirth. It is unclear whether if Copley referencing both Christ’s Resurrection as well as the renewal of the British Empire in the aftermath of the American Revolution, in the visual image of Watson emerging from the watery depths....   [tags: art, paintings, exhibit] 585 words
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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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The Blanton Museum of Art - The purpose of paintings is to capture the image of something. Paintings have been around since prehistoric times and span all cultures. Paintings are seen as one image but can convey thousands of different meanings. Before photography, paintings were used to record important events. The Blanton Museum of Art is home to many different types of paintings. The paintings range from different landscapes in America to cowboys to Native Americans. There are five paintings in the Blanton Museum of Art that can convey an image and culture of the American Old West with vivid and detailed images of cowboys, Native Americans, and the landscape represented, which is an important aspect of American cultu...   [tags: American culture, the old west] 524 words
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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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Metropolitan Museum of Art Trip - ... According to Hesiod’s Theogony, Theia gave birth to her along with Helios, Eos, and Dawn. She fell in love with Endymion, who was a beautiful young shepherd. She wanted him to live forever and never leave her, but she then realized he could not be made a god. In turn, she asked Zeus to give him eternal youth. Zeus agreed, but also granted him eternal sleep. Every night, Selene came down and visited Endymion in the cave on Mount Latmos where he took his slumber. On the sarcophagus, Selene is in the middle looking down upon Endymion, who is being fed sleep-inducing poppies and a magic sleeping potion by a figure standing over him, most likely a god or goddess related to sleep like Hypnos o...   [tags: gallery, chariot, sculptures]
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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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The Museum of Modern Art - On December 7, 2013, the MOMA museum exhibited The Mystery of the ordinary (1926-1938), famous art works of Rene Magritte. Magritte, Belgium’s only surrealist painter describes his works as “de-familiarizing the familiar”, taking everyday situations and tweaking them with a contrasting object. As soon as you step into the exhibit there is a 59 1/4" x 6’ 4 7/8" (150.4 x 195.2 cm) painting on a canvas. In oil paint, Magritte expresses what looks like a violent murder, as a naked dead woman disturbing the interior peace of a room....   [tags: Rene Magritte exhibit] 1005 words
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The Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum - ... Minnis. The St. Benedict’s Abbey Church is a prominent location of worship in the area and attracts many in the area. 1020 N 2nd St, Atchison, KS 66002 (913) 367-5340 www. benedictine.edu Quick Facts about Atchison Founded 1864 Population 11,021 County Atchison Visitor’s Bureau Contact Information 515 Kansas Avenue Atchison, KS 66002 Phone: (913) 367-5500 Fax: (913) 367-3654 cityofatchison.com Atchison Lakefest Tickets go on sale beginning May 1st, 2014 July 18th, 2014, don’t miss some of the premier country artists of recent years, right here in Atchison, Kansas....   [tags: immersive historical experience] 1682 words
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The Akron Art Museum - ... In 1981, the freshly titled ‘Akron Art Museum’ moved and renovated the 1899 post office building. The museum triumphed with national coverage of art from 1850 to a contemporary focus. The museum gained more funding to ensure the collections growth and in the museum’s eighty-fifth year, the new John S. and James L. Knight Building was constructed. The Knight Building addition is defined into three separate qualities: “the Crystal”, “the Gallery Box”, and “the Roof Cloud”. “The Crystal” serves as the main entry with the idea of the flexibility of the steel cage with the voids and space....   [tags: Ohio art institute] 905 words
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My Museum Visit Report - When first arriving at the museum it was an old styled, rustic, building that was not very modern, which I think fits into the theme of the museum. The outside of the building had history, similar to how the inside of museum is filled with a history. There was also an impressive statue of former president Theodore Roosevelt. I thought it was an interesting display, but Theodore Roosevelt was an advocate for the preservation of national parks and the conservation of animals, moreover, I thought it was a great tribute to him....   [tags: layout and exhibits] 1365 words
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The Lowe Art Museum - The Lowe Art Museum is located right off of the main entrance to the University of Miami on Stanford Drive. The museum had several visitors walking throughout on the day I visited, but as one gets away from the main lobby, the building becomes almost silent. The only conversation heard are whispers and the movement of the security guard through the rooms about every two minutes. The absence of sound allows one to fully take in the beauty of the artwork. Walking around the different galleries, I came upon the “Sheldon and Myrna Palley Gallery” which is host to European art....   [tags: The Good Samaritan by Campugnola] 1861 words
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The Phoenix Art Museum - ... While trying to describe the painting we can notice Madonna in the painting that is clothed in a black hooded cloak that covers her backside and surrounds her body, while revealing a light-colored garment underneath. For instance, the undergarment is very light crème in color, trimmed with gold on the collar and sleeves. On the other side, small part of Madonna’s hair is exposed, and a large halo rests on top of her head. As I found it interesting, the halo is one-dimensional and decorated with a gold leaf pattern, pretty much like a Roman crown that can suggest nobility or royalty of the pictured person....   [tags: madonna, baby jesus] 763 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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The Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. - The Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. The Holocaust Memorial Museum was built to honor those who were directly affected by the Holocaust. “Never shall I forget these things, even if I am condemned to live as long as God himself. Never” Elie Wiesel (“Holocaust Encyclopedia”). While some believe the building of the museum was a political act for President Carter, others were very optimistic of the outcome. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum was a marvelous achievement for this country and those who dedicated their time and effort to this wonderful building....   [tags: a masterpiece for the US]
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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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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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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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Hate Crimes, Racism, and Prejudice Examined in The Museum of Tolerance - ... This again is probably because the museum was made by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Jewish human rights organization. The museum also appeared to have an anti Muslim sentiment. Their gallery showed many video clips of hate crimes done by the Muslims. In those clips, it showed many Muslims protesting and shouting, “Kill all Jews” and Islamic extremists terrorizing everyone in the world. This wasn’t just shown in one section of the gallery, but also in many other sections. Even though there are few Islamic terrorists, I know for a fact from the class reading, (Why Are There So Many Muslim Terrorists....   [tags: holocaust, terrorism, humanity] 907 words
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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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