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What Are the 10 Most Noteworthy Museums in Venice?

What Are the 10 Most Noteworthy Museums in Venice?

[ad_1]   Among many Venice museums only a few provide an exceptional overview of the city’s past, present, and future. These ten museums focus on history, art, and science, uncovering the incredible facts and events that have shaped the majestic city of Venice that we know and love today.   The Peggy Guggenheim Collection The Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Source: Kalboz   The Peggy Guggenheim Collection is the modern art sanctuary and one of the most-visited museums in Venice. An 18th-century Palazzo Venier dei Leoni houses the museum overlooking the Grand Canal. In 1949, an American millionaire and a vibrant art collector, Peggy Guggenheim, bought the palace and made it her home. She started showcasing her collection at private events she organized at her residence. Her impressive contemporary art collection became public in 1980, after her death. It features works by prominent artists like Picasso, Dali, Pollock, Kandinsky, Duchamp, and Malevich. Moreover, the museum regularly hosts temporary thematic exhibitions and installations.    The Accademia Gallery The Accademia Gallery. Source: Venice Tourism   The Accademia Gallery stands …

7 Great Paris Museums Beyond the Louvre

7 Great Paris Museums Beyond the Louvre

[ad_1]   Paris is a treasure trove for art aficionados and the Louvre, the most visited museum in the world, is easily its crown jewel.  But after spending a day scratching the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo off their bucket lists, many people find themselves not knowing where to go next.  To help you get the most out of your Parisian experience, we’re going to explore seven Paris museums that are not the Louvre.   1. Paris Museum Dedicated to Modern Art: Musée d’Orsay (The Orsay) Self-portrait by Vincent Van Gogh, 1889. Source: Musée d’Orsay   The Musée d’Orsay is one of the top 10 most visited museums in the world. While d’Orsay will always rest in the shadows of the Louvre, it still has enough artistic dynamite to blow away even the most casual art fan.   Sitting on the banks of the Seine, this former railway station boasts one of the most robust Impressionist collections in the world.  Amongst the highlights of these hallowed halls are Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night …

The Louvre and major Paris museums aim to capitalize on the Olympics

The Louvre and major Paris museums aim to capitalize on the Olympics

[ad_1] The rehearsal of a choreography by Mehdi Kerkouche at the Louvre Museum, “Les visites sportives”, on April 23, 2024 in Paris. THOMAS SAMSON / AFP Skateboard figures by Louise-Aina Taboulet in front of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, BMX jumps by P. J. Martini in the corridors of the Galerie d’Apollon, breaker Dany Dann dancing in front of masterpieces of Italian painting or basketball player Diamant Blazi dribbling in front of the glass pyramid: On Tuesday, April 23, in a few seductive images, the Louvre Museum introduced some of the influencers and athletes who would be accompanying the launch of its operation of cultural festivities around the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games. The cultural institution has teamed up with four other major Paris museums – the Centre Pompidou, the Musée du Quai Branly, the Orangerie and the Musée d’Orsay – to offer a five-part trail game. These five establishments will have a front-row seat to the Olympic events, between the Seine for the opening ceremony, the Tuileries garden for the cycling race and marathon, …

Bank of America Gives Funds to 24 Museums for Conservation Projects

Bank of America Gives Funds to 24 Museums for Conservation Projects

[ad_1] Bank of America, which has a division that focuses on cultural philanthropy, has announced the 24 institutions that its giving funding to as part of a long-standing conservation program, which has been in affect for over a decade. Among the biggest ones receiving funds are the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Musée du Louvre in Paris. The exact grant amounts given to each institution have not been disclosed. The initiative, Bank of America Art Conservation Project, has since 2010 allocated private funds to museums to carry out conservation work of objects in their collection in imminent need of repair. Related Articles According to a statement, the bank have distributed some $20 million through the program. Making the selections for this year, alongside a five-member team of advisors of the bank’s Global Arts division, is a seven-member advisory panel made up of long-time conservators. They include figures at major US museums, like the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, New York’s Guggenheim Museum, as well as the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los …

Dozens of library services and 26 museums to receive £33m government funding | Books

Dozens of library services and 26 museums to receive £33m government funding | Books

[ad_1] Forty-three library services and 26 museums will be given funding in the latest round of the government’s cultural investment fund. £10.5m will be distributed through the libraries improvement fund (LIF), which helps services upgrade their buildings and improve their digital infrastructure. Local authorities can bid for the money on behalf of their library services. £22.6m will be awarded to museums. The biggest LIF awards were given to London councils, with Camden council awarded £499,999 and Hackney libraries receiving £499,700. Reading, Chester, Wakefield and Medway services were also given awards of more than £400,000. Newcastle libraries were given £382,159 to create a new reading facility in a disused part of the Walker Activity Dome. It will also support increased opening hours and create a community space. “This is fantastic news,” said Christine Herriot of Newcastle city council. The extra funding “will help make the library bigger by bringing unused storage space back into use, give it a new entrance and enable us to widen digital services on offer while putting in place employment support to …

‘Beautiful and resilient’: exhibition explores cultural history of unicorns | Museums

‘Beautiful and resilient’: exhibition explores cultural history of unicorns | Museums

[ad_1] Across two millennia, the unicorn has accumulated a wealth of symbolism reflecting the preoccupations of the ages. But two qualities remain consistent – that the fantastical horse-like creature with a single, spiralling horn protruding from its forehead is impossible to capture and that it possesses an extraordinary capacity to heal. From the Roman author Pliny’s description of a beast with a bellowing roar, through its choice as an emblem of Scottish royalty to its contemporary adoption as an icon of diversity by the LGBTQ+ community, the unicorn is the subject of a major exhibition opening next weekend in Perth. The first UK exhibition to investigate the cultural history of this elusive, magical and well-loved creature will be the centrepiece of the opening celebrations at the new Perth Museum, after a £27m transformation of the former City Hall, where another object of enduring national fascination, the Stone of Destiny, will be on permanent display. “We’re exploring how people conceptualise an animal that they’ve never seen,” says the lead curator, JP Reid, as he contemplates a …

Is Science Museum’s green power gallery tainted by fossil-fuel cash? | Science

Is Science Museum’s green power gallery tainted by fossil-fuel cash? | Science

[ad_1] It is intended to be an ­exploration of humanity’s past and future efforts to decarbonise the way we live. Historical objects mixed with interactive displays will show how environmentally friendly energy systems are shaped by imagination and innovation. But the new Science Museum gallery, Energy Revolution, the Adani Green Energy Gallery, has gone down badly – with environmentalists. Last week they picketed the ­gallery’s private opening party and confronted guests with ­banners denouncing the London ­museum’s decision to accept sponsorship from the Indian energy group Adani, arranged through its renewables subsidiary, Adani Green Energy. The company’s other ventures – which include major ­investments in Australian coal mines – mean its sponsorship is tainted, say ­protesters. “No museum or ­public institution should be helping such a toxic firm to boost its brand,” said Rhian Ashford, of the Fossil Free Science Museum coalition. The claims are destined to set off another major controversy about museum sponsorship – and about the way industry is responding to the need to decarbonise our planet. Some back the protesters. Others side with …

Promos for Beyoncé’s “Cowboy Carter” Album Appear at Several Museums

Promos for Beyoncé’s “Cowboy Carter” Album Appear at Several Museums

[ad_1] Promotions for Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter album were recently projected onto several museums in New York City ahead of its hotly anticipated release on March 29. Among those institutions were the Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum, New Museum, and the Museum of Arts and Design. The Guggenheim’s Frank Lloyd Wright–designed rotunda was projected with the phrases: “This ain’t a country album. This is a ‘Beyoncé’ album.” The lines are quotes from an Instagram post from Beyoncé on March 19 detailing her thoughts about the country music genre, how she did not feel welcomed by musicians working within it, and the criticism she experienced before becoming the first Black woman with a #1 single on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. Related Articles The singer posted an Instagram story on Wednesday night highlighting the coordinates of the museum. Screenshot by Karen K. Ho/ARTnews The cover image of Cowboy Carter features Beyoncé dressed as a rodeo queen, riding side-saddle on a white horse while holding the American flag. This image was also projected onto the exteriors of the New …

Free Coloring Books from Libraries & Museums: Download & Color Thousands of Free Images (2024)

Free Coloring Books from Libraries & Museums: Download & Color Thousands of Free Images (2024)

[ad_1] Launched by The New York Acad­e­my of Med­i­cine Library in 2016, Col­or Our Col­lec­tions is “an annu­al col­or­ing fes­ti­val on social media dur­ing which libraries, muse­ums, archives and oth­er cul­tur­al insti­tu­tions around the world share free col­or­ing con­tent fea­tur­ing images from their col­lec­tions.” In Feb­ru­ary, the project released its 2024 archive of col­or­ing books, allow­ing you to down­load, print and col­or thou­sands of images from 93 libraries and muse­ums. The col­lec­tion includes sub­mis­sions from The New­ber­ry Library, the Nation­al Library of Med­i­cine, Euro­peana, the Harley-David­son Archives, Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty Libraries, the South­east Asia Dig­i­tal Library and more. Hap­py col­or­ing! Note: When you nav­i­gate to a spe­cif­ic col­or­ing book with­in the col­lec­tion, you may ini­tial­ly encounter a blank sec­tion on the page. Please scroll down to locate the actu­al down­load link for the col­or­ing book. Relat­ed Con­tent  The Very First Col­or­ing Book, The Lit­tle Folks’ Paint­ing Book (Cir­ca 1879) The First Adult Col­or­ing Book: See the Sub­ver­sive Exec­u­tive Col­or­ing Book From 1961 Free Col­or­ing Books from The Pub­lic Domain Review: Down­load & Col­or Works by Hoku­sai, Albrecht Dür­er, Har­ry Clarke, Aubrey Beard­s­ley …

UK Museums Still Have Yet to See Pre-Pandemic Attendance: Report

UK Museums Still Have Yet to See Pre-Pandemic Attendance: Report

[ad_1] Attendance at national museums and galleries in the UK has dropped massively since the pandemic, even despite a lack of restrictions, according to a new report published by the UK government this month. The report centers on data from a 15-museum network that includes institutions such as the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the V&A, and the Tate museums. Per the report, the amount of people that visited those museums during the first quarter of 2023 was more than a quarter fewer than a similar period before the pandemic. Related Articles Between 2022 and 2023, there were a total of 35.1 million visits to state-backed museums and galleries in the agency’s network, the report found. That’s about 14 million fewer visitors than the amount recorded from 2018 to 2019. The report also found that, between 2022 and 2023, foot traffic from international visitors saw a sharp drop. Compared to pre-pandemic figures recorded in 2019, attendance at DCMS-sponsored museums and galleries plummeted by a striking 49.5 percent in 2023. The report also showed that …