There are about a million and one reasons to love the Smithsonian museums, but I guess one of them is their Twitter account, which is run by someone who’s apparently incredibly fetch. I don’t know if you knew that today is “Mean Girls” Day (yes, it’s a thing), so the Smithsonian Twitter account has been tweeting out “Mean Girls” references with pictures of artworks in their collections. Behold: Keep reading »
It’s undeniable that Jean Paul Gaultier’s design career — always innovative, always stunningly avant-garde — is well beyond deserving of an exhibit (really, his works could and should launch a museum). After over forty years in the business of haute couture, the designer is at long last the subject of a solo exposition at De Young Museum in San Francisco. Keep reading »
As I’m sure you’re well aware, Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week is in full swing, and so is all the festivity that comes along with it. Last night, the biggest (and most notoriously fun-loving) fashion superstars this side of the Rive Gauche celebrated the launch of Prada’s 24 hour museum. A collaboration between Prada and the Italian visual artist and satirist Francesco Vezzoli, the pop-up extravaganza is open for today only. Talk about a whirlwind! The evening began with a private dinner, and the afterparty featured a DJ set by attendee Kate Moss (all decked out in silver furs, natch). With a roster that boasted Salma Hayek, Catherine Deneuve, Marianne Faithfull, Anna Wintour, and Emmanuelle Alt among guests, this was the party to be at last night. To have a look at the museum exhibit before it’s gone, and the photo gallery from the event, check out 24 Hours Museum.
Bill Cosby’s sweaters of yore have gone on to a better place—the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »
Today’s news is all about penises. Showing off the family jewels usually just involves a zipper, but for Sigurdur Hjartarson, it takes a museum. The curator and collector has opened the Icelandic Phallological Museum dedicated to the penis specimens of 261 animals. From the 2mm hamster wang that requires a microscope, to the 154 pound, 5 1/2 foot long sperm whale dong, these objet d’arts have been well mounted and hung. Keep reading »