Posts tagged "museum"

Frisky Q&A: Viviana Olen & Matt Harkins Of The Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan 1994 Museum

On Friday, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Viviana and Matt in their Williamsburg, Brooklyn, apartment turned museum, to discuss their passion for the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan figure skating scandal. Their Kickstarter funded project opened on Saturday to rave reviews. Their reasons for opening this museum are simple: “We have a…

By: Katrin Higher / April 21, 2015

Heartwarmer Of The Day: A Dutch Foundation Takes Cancer Patients To See Rembrandt’s Greatest Works

A woman with terminal cancer had her last big wish granted through the Amsterdam Wish Foundation, who took her to the Rijksmuseum to see an exhibition on Rembrandt.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 6, 2015

The George Lucas Museum Of Narrative Art Is Reason #5,683,820 You All Should Be Living In Chicago

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,…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 6, 2014

In Honor Of “Mean Girls” Day, The Smithsonian Has Been Tweeting Movie References All Day

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…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 3, 2014

The US Prison System Exposes Trans* Inmates To Rape

The US prison system neglects the needs of trans* inmates and exposes them to rape. [VICE] Emily Gould writes about why ignoring online trolls isn’t enough. [Buzzfeed] Listen to Lena Dunham talk about her book and her life with NPR's Terry Gross. [NPR]

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 2, 2014

Jean Paul Gaultier’s Enfant Terrible Fashion World Comes To Life

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…

By: Rachel Krause / May 14, 2012

Stars Fête Prada’s 24-Hour Museum

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…

By: rachelkrause / January 28, 2012

Where Cosby Sweaters Go To Die

Bill Cosby's sweaters of yore have gone on to a better place—the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY. [BuzzFeed]…

By: Leonora Epstein / February 19, 2010

Well-Endowed Museum

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,…

By: Simcha / May 16, 2008

Surfin’ Shoe Heaven

You’ve practiced safe sex, but now there’s safe shoe shopping. Gets your kicks without buying a new pair by browsing the hottest stylish and high-concept shoes at The Virtual Shoe Museum. If you like to keep your feet funky, you’ll drool over pairs like the red boot Bat Shoes that are specially designed to hook…

By: Simcha / March 10, 2008