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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 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: Descriptive Museum Museums Essays]
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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 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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Hands-on Learning in the Sensing Chicago Gallery at the Chicago History Museum - 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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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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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 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 - ... This museum is the first national museum devoted to the preservation, study, literature, arts, and history of Native Americans. Since it is strictly based upon the study of Native Americans, each display and artifact in the museum chosen by the archivist or curator must have some sort of Native American background. “...including more than 800,000 works of extraordinary aesthetic, religious, and historical significance, as well as articles produced for everyday, utilitarian use” (Source C, 2)....   [tags: Museums]
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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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Museum Trip - Museum Trip When this project was brought to my attention at the beginning of the semester I didn't know what to expect. I didn't know much about the history of art or any of the specific terms that are used in the art world. I have been to museums in the past but that was when I was in elementary school and they didn't teach us any of the specific terms that they used in the art world. On the handout that you gave the class you wrote questions that you though would be helpful for us to answer to succeed on this paper....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1034 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 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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Holocaust Museum - Fourth Floor The Nazi Assult 1. The first exhibit that I experienced was a film on Hitlers' rise to power. It showed how he played on the fears of the people by using propaganda to promote himself to becoming Chancellor of Germany. Ever though he lost the election, Hindenburg on January 30, 1933 appointed Hitler Chancellor. 2. The next thing that caught my interest was a film on anti-Semitism. This film showed the roots for people's natural fear of the Jews from the times of Christianity through the middle ages and up to WWII....   [tags: essays research papers] 1258 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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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 Qatar Islamic Arts Museum - ... Museum Collections and Products: The museum also displays metalwork, ceramics, precious stones and jewellery, woodwork, textiles, ivory, examples of Islamic calligraphy, manuscripts, ancient books and portraits of Islamic calligraphy, ancient books and portraits. Objects in the collection represent cultures on three continents, a huge geographical area reaching as far west as Cordoba and as far east as Samarqand, and encompasses works from Spain, North Africa, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Iran, India and Central Asia....   [tags: Art]
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Native American Museum - ... Time Exposures: Picturing a History of Isleta Pueblo in the 19th Century exhibit was reflected everything that was covered in anthropology class, such as the influence of imperialism taking over Native American culture and society. “This exhibition, organized by the Pueblo of Isleta, tells the story of life on the Isleta Indian Reservation in the 19th century and its lasting effects on life today.” The Smithsonian press release explain that “In 1881, the railroad companies forcibly took land in the center of Isleta Pueblo in the Rio Grande Valley and the rail lines built there brought scores of tourists.” Overall, the Time Exposures portray the Isleta Pueblo Native American lives before the arrival of other visitors....   [tags: Native Americans ]
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LA County Museum of Art - ... Going back to our two Islamic artworks, that is, the two illustrations above, we can compare and contrast them to find out their similarities and differences and make inferences about them, for purposes of grouping them. These two artworks have some things in common, like they are all Islamic artworks, they all have their origin associated with the 15th century, they are complements, in that calligraphy was used to inscribe on tiles, and that they are all beautifying patterns that were sometimes used on walls....   [tags: Art ]
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LA County Museum of Art - ... Fig I: Tile Fig II: Calligraphy (Photos retrieved from www.lacma.org/islamic_art/islamic.htm) Analysis of the Artworks The artwork entitled Figure I represents glazed stone while the calligraphy illustrated by Figure II is a painting. Stylistic analysis is all about comparing and contrasting two artworks, and trying to find the resemblance they have towards one another (Fitzpatrick 6). Going back to our two Islamic artworks, that is, the two illustrations above, we can compare and contrast them to find out their similarities and differences and make inferences about them, for purposes of grouping them....   [tags: Art ]
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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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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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The World Around Us: A Virtual Museum - ... The main structure of the site is based on galleries and displays. Before the launch of the site in September 2010 the Department for Education was invited to preview it. Positive replies were received from advisors to both the Secretary of State for Education and the Schools Minister. The Virtual Museum The Museum has four galleries providing a logical sequence through the site. It assumes that the resource will be used alongside the syllabus and materials supporting evolutionary theory, but these are not a prerequisite....   [tags: Project Analysis ]
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The Egyptian Geological Museum - The Egyptian Geological Museum The Egyptian geological museum lies at Al Zahraa near AL Maadi. It was built in 1904, and it was opened for the public in the same year. The inauguration of the museum, which was hundred years ago, was a significant international event not only in the Arab region, but in the whole continent of Africa as it was the first of its kind. The museum was built as a part of the Egyptian Geological Survey which was established in 1869....   [tags: Earth Science] 629 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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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 Van Gogh Museum - The Van Gogh Museum I was lucky enough to visit the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam in November of last year. The museum was located in somewhat of a museum park. The Rijks museum and the Stedelijk Museum are located on the same block. A beautiful landscape of ponds and trees are centered around them. The Van Gogh Museum has an audio tour available in all languages via a handheld tour guide. Unfortunately, funds limited me to get the audio tour, but I was able to nonchalantly follow a British couple around most of the five floors....   [tags: Papers] 502 words
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Interactive Museum Experiences - Interactive Museum Experiences “I am Richard Nixon, president from 1969 to 1974. I was a lawyer and studied at Duke University Law. I died in 1994,” says Marjorie Cozzens, age 8 (Dooley, 2003, p. F4). The third grade class at Karigon Elementary School, of which Marjorie is a member, were preparing for the opening of their Presidential Wax Museum on Friday, March 7, 2003. Marjorie’s third grade teacher, Renee Bortolini has her class choose a president, learn about them, and on Friday, the students will put their hard work together to create their very own wax museum....   [tags: essays papers]
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Macon Museum of Art - Macon Museum of Art Macon Museum of Art, a not-for-Profit Corporation, is facing major financial problems since 2000 and up till 2002. Actions were needed to stop this cumulative loss and to achieve some profit for 2003. After reviewing the case at hand, one can see through the brief history of the museum that it was founded since 1925. In 1998, its name changed into the Jonathon A . Macon Museum of Art, the major benefactor whose endowment helped expending the facility in the district. The Macon Museum has different collections which are displayed periodically due to space limitations, but each collection is set in its building architecture that accents the display....   [tags: Business Management Marketing Essays] 888 words
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Museum Collection Essay - Collection remains the predominant reason for many a museum’s existence. Most museums collect because they believe that objects are important and evocative survival of human civilization worthy of careful study and powerful educational impact. They carefully preserve their holdings as to transmit important information to the present generation and posterity. Art museums are said to concentrate on beauty and their mission is often defined as the direct transmission of the artist’s aesthetic understanding to the beholder through the picture or object....   [tags: essays research papers] 409 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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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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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 twentieth-century American art of any museum in the world....   [tags: essays research papers] 1154 words
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San Jose Museum of Art - The San Jose Museum of Art is nicely decorated and furnished museum with many different types of art. I decided to start out by looking at some of the various paintings. There were many different kinds, including traditional oil paintings on canvas as well as ordinary paper. One that stood out in my mind was “Desert Restaurant” by John Register. It’s a painting of the inside of a diner sitting in the middle of an open desert. The picture gives an eerie sense of isolation. One sculpture that I remember was one by Oliver Jackson, which is untitled....   [tags: essays research papers] 408 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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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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Virtual Exhibit Museum Review - Virtual Museum Exhibit Review Dance is not an art form that easily studied through text readings. Therefore, the website I visited, www.AfricaDance.com, helped me view all the angles of this kind of artistic expression. I've always been interested in African traditions, and this assignment gave me the initiative to find out more about them. Luckily, it was not difficult for me to find a good website on my topic. I just went to Yahoo and searched for websites related to my topic and I found this one to best fit my interests....   [tags: Papers] 451 words
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Austin Museum Of Art - The Austin Museum of Art was the first of the three galleries attended. At the time, the museum had a touring “Rock and Roll” exhibit, which had its focus on the influence of the Rock –and-Roll culture on art. The pieces were arranged in a chronological order and started with the Pop Art of the early 1960’s. Located in the section were two silk screens, one of Mick Jaggard and the other of Prince, done by Andy Warhol. There were a few other pieces in this time period that helped to point out a major turning point in both art and photography....   [tags: essays research papers] 728 words
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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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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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Describing a Museum in Copenhagen - Describing a Museum in Copenhagen The sudden, swift, severe summer storm caught me totally unaware. I was walking down Oakenmere Road when the clouds started to build. I looked around as I huddled under a large, dead oak tree. Almost all of the houses on this abandoned street were too badly damaged for me to take shelter in, except for one. The house loomed impressive and morbid in the greenish-black sky. A flash of lightning briefly illuminated the house. The windows were broken, but the superstructure seemed sound....   [tags: Papers] 586 words
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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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Gallery Review -The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit - 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 ] 502 words
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The Museum of Fine Arts: Madonna and Child with Souls in Purgatory - ... He was undoubtedly the chief of the Machinisti, as the popular quick-painting decorators of Italy came to be called, and perhaps no other painter has left so many pictures”5. Giordano gained not only a reputation for speed but also for his ability to imitate the works of other artists. It is said he copied the works of the great masters, such as Raphael and Michelangelo, numerous times. Giordano’s earliest known work is dated 1650 and his career spanned over 50 years, until his death, at age 71, in 1705....   [tags: Art]
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My Visit to the American Museum of Natural History - The three Halls that I visited at the American Museum of Natural History were: Halls of the Pacific Peoples, Northwest Coast Indians and Asian peoples. All of these Halls were distinctly different from each other, although I enjoyed viewing all three, my favorite Hall was that of Asian Peoples. Of special interest was the Hall of Northwest Coast Indians, since I was able to witness and play in my head, a reel of the transformations it has gone through since the time of Franz Boas, as described in an article “A Magic Place”....   [tags: Culture, World History, Descriptive Essay] 3049 words
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The San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation - The San Jose Tech Museum of Innovation Living in the heart of Silicon Valley, technology plays a very important role in the everyday lives of the people who populate it. Large portions of this population are children. When we think of our children, we think about the future of this world. As a group, we believe that our job as a society is to introduce technology to children in an enlightening and fascinating manner. By doing this, we can inspire children to become innovators of technology and apply this to the future of technology....   [tags: Technology Tourism Galleries Essays]
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Metropolitan Museum of Art Critical/Research Paper - ... In the scene depicted in the painting, Venus is anxiously trying to restrain Adonis from proceeding on his hunt by wrapping her arms around him, while her son Cupid simply watches from a nearby tree, appearing sleepy and indifferent to the event that is occurring. Cupid’s indifference, along with the unused bow and arrow hanging above his head, symbolizes Adonis’s ignorance, as well as his “resistance to Venus’s entreaties,” (“Venus and Adonis,” Getty). Besides Adonis’s disregard for Venus and her pleading, Cupid’s neglected bow and arrow may also reflect the idea that love is of no use to overcome tragedy, and that Venus’s love will not be sufficient to keep Adonis alive....   [tags: Art Analysis ]
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Behind the Scenes at the Museum and Catcher in the Rye - Discuss the view that in - Behind the Scenes at the Museum - and - Catcher in the Rye - Holden and Ruby can be regarded as unreliable narrators. In both “Behind the Scenes at the Museum” and “Catcher in the Rye” there are obvious signs that Holden and Ruby are troubled and unreliable characters. The informal conversational tone that Holden uses is meant to be spontaneous and unrehearsed; so instead of getting a focused autobiography, we get a scanty account of a few days that often trail into other stories that are what we use to draw a picture of Holden....   [tags: English Literature] 2484 words
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Leading Innovation At Kelvingrove (A), Case Study - ... (Amabile, 1998) One component of creative-thinking skills is the ability to persevere through the creative process or as Thomas Edison stated “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” O’Neil demonstrates the quality of perseverance in an ability to work new ideas through the organization in a process he described as “maze behavior. Rats don’t work out how to get through the maze—they just try all the avenues until one works.” (Liedtka & Salzman, 2009, p. 2) In being persistent and using the maze behavior O’Neil used a form to engage the staff in developing the stories....   [tags: Leadership, Museum Studies]
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Considerations for Finding Art Pieces or Artifacts for a Museum- Historical Importance Versus Revenue - It is challenging to decide which is of greater importance when finding art pieces or artifacts for a museum: the historical import or the profit margin. For some, cost-effectiveness or revenue produced in future by marketing replicas will be a priority, but for others historical importance and representativeness of the real historical article will be more important. The discernment between buying the work of a young artist with great promise at the expense of a classic art piece being put away or sold, in reference to which decision would be more worthwhile for future generations, is extremely difficult....   [tags: Archeology] 834 words
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Working for the future National Museum of American LGBT History & Culture - Historically, museums and galleries have excluded too many people. I want to eradicate the pervasive assumption that “certain people just don’t visit museums.” In a modern era of public discourse characterized by instantaneous updating and dynamic participation, a savvy public shares knowledge and relays experience with the click of a mouse. The Internet, digital media, video games, and social networking offer new approaches to learning and understanding others. Regrettably, many museums – the giants of knowledge – have fallen behind in regard to inclusiveness, technological innovation, and representation of diverse experiences....   [tags: Career Goals] 852 words
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Wing Luke Asian Museum Web Site - Wing Luke Asian Museum Website The Wing Luke Asian Museum is a multicultural museum housing art, film, and other records of the Northwest Asian Pacific culture. The Museum states that it is dedicated to "the collection, preservation, and display of Asian Pacific American culture, history and art.". The Museum was founded 1967, in honor of the first Asian pacific American to be elected to the Seattle council (in 1962). Wing Luke was killed in a plane crash just 3 years later, and the community rallied together to establish the Wing Luke Museum....   [tags: essays research papers] 1384 words
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Independent Reading Project: Creating a Museum of Living Literature - Independent Reading Project: Creating a Museum of Living Literature 1. Problem Statement In preparation for the Advanced Placement Literature and Composition exam, high school students must read many kinds of literature during the year-long course to familiarize themselves with different time periods, movements, philosophies, and genres. Advanced Placement students must learn to think critically, and be ready to find, analyze, and express literary connections through written analysis. The biggest challenge of teaching and learning Advanced Placement English is the difficulty covering the entire scope of literature in two semesters....   [tags: Lesson Plans AP Advanced Placement English]
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Event Essay I: Dallas Museum of Art; “The Lens of Impressionism” - My event was the Dallas Museum of Art; “The Lens of Impressionism,” photography and painting along the Normandy coast 1850-1874. I went on Sunday, February 21, 2010. The class studied this era in Chapter 13: The Working Class and the Bourgeoisie. The term "impressionism" was coined by a critic interacting with Clause Monet's "Impression: Sunrise" painting in 1874. French impressionists depicted light and color and was often embellished with romanticism; usually conveyed scenes filled with light and joy (Sayer)....   [tags: Art]
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Installation Art: beyond the Museum, beyond the Boundaries - Millions of coloured dots on the floor, ceiling, and walls. Six large-format, black and white video projections of men and women in their everyday activities. Two chainsaws in a violent dance to destroy the pure walls of the gallery space. Two elevators ten times smaller than the average man. One schoolroom with one backboard and eight over-sized chairs. One unicorn lying in the center of a perfect, open area. When one reads the above examples of installation art, no matter how educated they are, they are somewhat familiar with what each one entails....   [tags: Architecture] 2429 words
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Brown Vs. Board Of Education Exhibit - Brown Vs. Board Of Education Exhibit On Friday April 24, I ventured out to the Krannert Art Museum to visit the Brown vs. Board of Education exhibit. About fifty some odd yrs ago, the United States was practically transformed by that one court case. The Brown Vs. Board of Education case was, of course, a monumental and significant court room decision because it ended segregation in schools, which also later led to further actions towards ending segregation completely. When I arrived at the museum I noticed the area was very quiet and vast with art....   [tags: Art Museum Exhibit] 1505 words
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The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Co. Down, Northern Ireland - The Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Co. Down, Northern Ireland Monuments and museums are arenas of public history and for the formation and articulation of identities and narratives.[1] Decisions taken as to the formation of museums and the selection, display and organisation of exhibits are influenced by criteria which are not necessarily politically neutral; these may especially involve devices of political elites to emphasise aspects of communal togetherness and thus exert control over communities.[2] Memory and commemoration of past events and generations is by its nature a political and contested act, especially in sharply divided societies.[3] It is no surprise that recently established governments and states should particularly concern themselves with the production of such forms of festivities, commemorations, and monuments.[4] As rulers of a sharply divided society, unionist elites in Northern Ireland in the aftermath of its eventful creation in 1920-1 had particular reasons to concern themselves, and did concern themselves, with such strategies of power.[5] The integration of the province's Catholic minority may have been, or may have been felt to be, beyond the rulers of Northern Ireland;[6] but this very fact heightened the importance of preserving the highest possible degree of political unity under unionist hegemony among the Protestant majority.[7] In this context, the opening of the Ulster Folk Museum, located in Cultra in County Down, Northern Ireland (and now linked to the Ulster Transport Museum), in 1964, might theoretically be seen as a strategy in the ongoing attempted maintenance of unionist hegemony and social control in Northern Ireland....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays]
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Art museum - the fall of Rome in 476 AD, the subsequent 1000 years made up a period of time called the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages are often referred to as the Dark Ages because of the way of life in Europe during that age. William Manchester suggests that this time period was actually a dark age, in his A World Lit Only By Fire. Manchester describes the ‘Dark Ages’ as a “mélange of incessant warfare, corruption, lawlessness, obsession with strange myths, and an almost impenetrable mindlessness”. He also states how famines and plague repetitively thinned the population, and that “rickets afflicted the survivors”....   [tags: essays research papers] 698 words
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museum art - From nature to modern technology, this world has always been engulf by many miraculous wonders. However, the first of the all of them are the seven wonders of the ancient world. These seven ancient wonders are the great pyramid of Egypt, the hanging gardens of Babylon, the statue of Zeus at Olympia, the temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the mausoleum at Halicarnassus, and the lighthouse of Alexandria. These seven gigantic wonders surround the Mediterranean Sea, from Egypt to Greece to the Asia Minor, which now turkey, to Syria....   [tags: essays research papers] 545 words
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New Museology: Modernizing Museums - ‘New museology’ is the concept of modernising museums and making them more interesting and interactive for the visitors. The District Six Museum is a good example of new museology because it is a relatively new museum that was started and run by the community, not the state and it is very different to older museums. It is very appropriate to have a museum like this in South Africa, because what happened in District Six should not be forgotten and museums like this one encourage people to visit them and find out more about what has happened....   [tags: Modern Museums, Interactive Museums] 1038 words
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The Vatican Museums - The Vatican Museums The Vatican museums originated in Rome in 1503 when Pope Julius II della Rovere took a statue of Apollo from his church of St. Peter in Chains, and placed it in the courtyard of the Belvedere Palace. In 1506, the Laocoon was added, and thus began what is now known as one of the greatest collections of artwork in the world[i]. The papal authority was one of the first to open their art collections to the public, thereby encouraging knowledge of art history and culture[ii]....   [tags: Rome Roman Italy History Papers]
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Benin Art in Museums and Galleries - ... This resulted in the display of the Benin bronze plaques in the British Museum as a ‘collective wall decoration, halfway up the main stairs, one more element in the eclectic mosaic of artefacts’ (Wood, 2008, p72). The rest of the display of various antiquities of art and functional items like weapons and transport displayed jumbled together in glass cabinets with little or no detail as to the function or cultural value of the artefacts often misrepresenting ideas about primitive life. The primitive nature of African art attracted many artists looking for new inspiration and expression as urban modernity lost its vitality in the late 1880’s and 90’s (Wood, 2008)....   [tags: Africa ]
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Why Are Museums Important? - The Cambridge Dictionary Online defined museums as “places of study, buildings where objects of historical, scientific or artistic interest are kept, preserved and exhibited”. To The Museums Association, a museum is “an institution which collects documents, preserves, exhibits and interprets material evidence and associated information for the public benefit”. Since 1998, this definition has changed. Museums now enable the public to explore collections for inspiration, learning and enjoyment. They are institutions that collect, safeguard and make accessible artefacts and specimens, which they hold in trust for society....   [tags: essays research papers] 2521 words
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The Basketball Hall of Fame - The spire, topped with a glowing basketball and detached from the main concourse, can be seen from as far away as Holyoke, dictating to the onlooker the function of the building. Through the twists and turns of the highway, the beacon disappears and reappears until finally, you have reached your destination, the hub of the game of basketball, a complex dedicated to its history and housing its memorabilia. You are at the Basketball Hall of Fame, and the building makes sure to tell you so. Its massive sphere, which at night is lit with blinking and fading lights that swirl around the silver façade of the enormous orb, is a less than subtle allusion to the motion of a spinning basketball....   [tags: travel, sports, museums,] 1919 words
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Perth artists, Lia McKnight and Steven Armitstead and the notions of perception and representation - ... At this point of encounter our past becomes meaningful through an imagined relationship between our own repositories of knowledge and what becomes captured in the museum artifacts. McKnight and Armitstead’s video work, Calisthenics for objects, produced in response to the City of Subiaco museum’s collection and from the desire to give the objects a “workout”, sees the museum as acting as more than a storage site for objects. It questions the embodiment of meaning in objects as well as the treatment or handling objects once they have become endowed with cultural value through their placement within an institutional structure....   [tags: Art Analysis] 1357 words
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The National Geographic Society - The National Geographic Society “It’s right here”, was the old guard’s response when I asked him where I could find the National Geographic Society. Immediately upon entering the gates of the Shura Council Compound, I found a plaque on one of the two buildings indicating it to be the National Geographic Society. I entered the Society and began to analyze all of its aspects to determine whether or not the museum is achieving its purpose of improving the study of geography in Egypt. The National Geographic Society is not fully achieving its purpose due to several reasons....   [tags: history] 905 words
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The Frist Verses the National Gallery of Art - ... Both websites are extremely easy to navigate and offer search features for quick access to specific information. Museum logos and branding are visible on every page of both websites ensuring viewers that they are still on the museums website and not lost in cyber space. Overall, both websites are extremely well put together and very appropriate for the type of place they represent, but in my opinion the use of color is what makes The Frist’s design more inviting as opposed to that of the National Gallery of Art....   [tags: Art]
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Institutional Critique - ... This work exposed the inner mechanisms of the institution by revealing the trustees’ questionable affiliations and the financial backers of the museum. In addition, this piece exemplifies Institutional Critique precisely because of its focus on the museum itself over the artwork. After all, this piece cannot be sold at auction, which is an essential aspect of galleries and museums. The piece is, to an extent, also site-specific in that the trust essence of the piece could only be felt if it was exhibited in the institution it was criticizing, although Haacke never exhibited it at the Guggenheim....   [tags: Art] 1945 words
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The Diversity of Louisiana Welcomes Visitors - ... Another fantastic historical attraction that visitors are certain to enjoy is the Acadian Village in Lafayette. Showcasing authentic homes that were built by refugees from Acadia and their descendants, this restored village shows what early life in Louisiana was like during the 1800s. With exhibits on Cajun and French history and art, the Acadian Village is one of the finest historical sites in the entire state. In general, visitors to this site are sure to leave with a greater appreciation for the unique culture of the Cajun people that settled in Louisiana....   [tags: Travel, Culture]
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Religion Expressed Through Art - Religion through art form provides us with a vision into a realm of heavenly beauty. Religion provides us with a sense of spirit fulfilment. It is only through worship and devotion that we feel connected to God. The practice of devotion and worship takes place in churches and cathedrals. It is these places that help us gain knowledge and a deeper more spiritual meaning of God. The churches and cathedrals are the very foundation of religious practice and devotion to God in my opinion. They are known as temples, ceremonial places, and are places of worship to God....   [tags: Art] 2541 words
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North Carolina Welcomes Visitors - ... Another venerable cultural attraction that travelers to North Carolina are sure to love is the North Carolina Art Museum in Raleigh. This fabulous museum features exhibits showcasing the artwork of numerous North Carolina artists. With dazzling stone and bronze sculptures standing as sentinels at the entrance, visitors are sure to be awestruck by the magnificent art on display at this spectacular attraction. Overall, the two stories of artwork showcase masters from Matisse and Picasso to lesser known local North Carolina artists that have produced elegant works of art that exhibit the beauty of this wondrous state....   [tags: Tourism]
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