I keep telling people to move to Chicago, but they keep giving me excuses not to (like having “jobs” elsewhere — whatever). Reason number 5,683,820 to move to Chicago: The George Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. San Francisco turned it down and now their mayor is all pouty about the fact that Lucas chose Chicago, because we offered a prime piece of land on the lakefront near our biggest convention center, Soldier Field, and the museum campus that includes the aquarium, the planetarium, and our museum of natural history. That’s what you get, San Francisco; that’s what you get. Keep reading »
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 »