The Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
uses the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection as the starting point for a deeply informative, chronologically arranged exploration of world art history, with maps, timelines, art images, thematic essays, and more.
posted by Miko
on Sep 19, 2012 -
She connected the discarded organ replacement machines together and had them 'breathe' in closed circuits. The machines of The Immortal
keep each other alive through circulation of electrical impulses, oxygen and artificial blood.
posted by Brandon Blatcher
on May 14, 2012 -
Many of us weren't born yet, but those who were, see 1968 was a pivotal year in US history. The 1968 Exhibit
. Everything you wanted to know about 1968
but were afraid to ask.
posted by Xurando
on Oct 19, 2011 -
In 2005, graphic artist Kentaro Nagai was struck by the play on words between peace
in relation to global politics. This concept was expanded in an exhibition entitled Twelve Animals
, where Nagai rearranged outlines of the world's landmasses into shapes respective of the aspects of the Chinese Zodiac
posted by Smart Dalek
on Feb 12, 2009 -
"I couldn't face the prospect of my child growing up and asking me, years later, what I had done, and having to say: 'Nothing.'"
Last spring Leslie Thomas, a Chicago-based architect, read a story detailing the fallout of hostilities between the Sudanese government and the rebels -- more than 200,000 dead, 2.5 million made homeless -- and decided to put together DARFUR/DARFUR
: a traveling exhibit
of digitally-projected changing images. The goal: to raise $1m with at least 24 venues in 24 months.
The photographs have been taken in Darfur
by photojournalists Lynsey Addario
, Mark Brecke
, VII's Ron Haviv
, Magnum Photos's Paolo Pellegrin
, Ryan Spencer Reed
, Michal Safdie, and former U.S. Marine Brian Steidle
. On a sidenote, Pellegrin has just been awarded the W. Eugene Smith Grant.
posted by matteo
on Nov 2, 2006 -
Camera as time machine in NYC
In 1939 famed photographer Berenice Abbott published a classic book of New York City images called Changing New York.
Some 75 years later photographer Douglas Levere decided to rephotograph the sites, waiting for the weather, season and angle of the sun to match, so that all that differed was the city's evolution. The book
presenting the pictures side-by-side was noted here
previously. But after it was mentioned
on AskMe recently I noticed cool new stuff: 120+ pictures from the book free for the surfing here,
and what is apparently its biggest public display to date, at the Museum of the City of New York.
posted by sacre_bleu
on Aug 12, 2005 -
Making the Modern World brings you powerful stories about science and invention from the eighteenth century to today. It explains the development and the global spread of modern industrial society and its effects on all our lives. The site expands upon the permanent landmark gallery at the Science Museum, using the Web and dynamic multimedia techniques to go far beyond what a static exhibition can do.
, excellent content
posted by tcp
on Jul 12, 2004 -
German art gallery of Disney-centered pastiche art. The Wall Street Journal says "This Exhibit Is No Featherweight,
so You Better Duck." [Stolen from waxy]
posted by riffola
on May 25, 2004 -
Gracefull bipeds, miniature robot ballets....
Titled by the BBC as "Humanoid robots wow Japanese", The world's largest robot exhibit this weekend
in Yokahama features Asimo by Honda ["Asimo can now recognise individual faces and can understand gestures as well as spoken commands. Meet him once and he never forgets, responding by approaching and calling your name on subsequent meetings."
] as well as Sony's newest Aibo accesories and their stunning SDR-4X ll, a biped sporting "fluid walking motion and lifelike gestures." Epson Seiko caught my attention, though, with their dozen tiny Bluetooth controlled 12.5 gram Monsieur ll-P robot prototypes which executed a miniature choreographed ballet
Pretty soon they'll be scuttling around on our walls like cockroaches, watching us......
posted by troutfishing
on Apr 5, 2003 -
The Met Museum
has an online gallery exploring the work of Da Vinci. It allows you to zoom in and out on specific parts of a work thus enabling minute exploration. It's stuff like this that makes the web indispensable.
posted by Fat Buddha
on Jan 30, 2003 -
The Russian Avant-Garde Book
is an online version of the MoMA exhibit, featuring 112 books originally published in Russia during the intensely creative period between 1910 and 1934, before Stalin outlawed any style but social realism. The site is separated into three chronological themes and includes examples of futurist works, constructivist graphic design, children's books, propaganda, photography and photomontage, revolutionary imagery, architecture and industry, war themes, folk art and judaica...
posted by taz
on Oct 8, 2002 -
Launching this Sept 11th
(ok, the 10th, but still): the DEA Museum will open a "powerful new exhibit that traces the historic and contemporary connections between global drug trafficking and terrorism." Good idea. Tasteful timing.
posted by engelr
on Aug 20, 2002 -