Archive for 2009

1stfans Twitter Art Feed Artist for January 2010: Nina Meledandri

1stfans is a year old (more on that to come), and we thought it fitting and affirming to start the new year of the 1stfans…

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Calling the Mayor…

If you’re our mayor on Foursquare, we’ve got a promo running that you should check out.  Not the mayor?  Be sure to check-in at the…

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Q&A with Lori Hepner

This month, Lori Hepner’s project for the 1stfans Twitter Art Feed has prompted a great response from 1stfans with interesting and thought-provoking @replies, but there…

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Lulua Mother and Child Figure Returns to View

One of the African collection’s most famous, signature objects has recently returned to view in the first-floor galleries, after well over a year’s worth of…

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Data Entry meets API Synergy

I’m telling you, this has been a long, never ending haul.  We’ve been quietly working on a number of ways to improve our online collection…

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Sloping the Floor for Accessibility

The Museum’s Kevorkian Gallery, on the third floor, has housed twelve large, alabaster reliefs that come from Nimrud, Iraq, ever since they arrived at the…

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You Shot Rock

Album covers are a part of rock photography that seems to resonate with people’s everyday experience. In talks with our Design and Education staff, we…

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First Saturday Photo Wrap-Up

As I am busily preparing for this month’s Target First Saturday, it’s a perfect time to reflect on last month’s, when we kicked off our…

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Take a seat…

Starting on December 2nd, that’s exactly what you’ll be able to do in the Museum’s Fourth Floor Schenck Gallery—in a handcrafted replica of our 17th-century,…

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1stfans Twitter Art Feed Artist for December 2009: Lori Hepner

December’s artist for the 1stfans Twitter Art Feed is Lori Hepner, and it’s fitting that her project Status Symbols will grace the Feed for the…

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Rare Tissot resources on display in the Libraries and Archives

The Tissot exhibition recently opened to the public. On your visit to see the exhibition, don’t forget to stop by the Libraries and Archives display…

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Birdmaster Tames the Lion

To those of you who are regular readers to this blog, you may remember my colleague, Jakki Godfrey’s post from May 27 detailing the deinstallation…

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Peace, Love and Posters

The other day I started blogging about the museum’s cool collection of psychedelic posters.  These posters were displayed mostly in hippie boutique windows and on…

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Recent Archival Accessions

New York City is getting ready once again for the annual 5 Dutch Days event! This five-day celebration encompasses the five boroughs of New York…

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Elephant Mask on View

Once permanent installations are set into place, the opportunities for placing previously unseen works on view are rather rare—even with a collection as deep (with…

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