thisbelongsinamuseum:

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, the Hollywood Museum has a special exhibit on her life. Yep, it’s this weekend, folks. August 5, 1962. First of all, I had no idea Hollywood had a museum. Second, I grew up on the edge of Chicago surrounded by Italians and city “workers”, who may or may not have told me who really killed her. Third, I know that sounds like a Chicago stereotype but you probably haven’t spent much time in the city’s western suburbs. Lastly, look up Sam Giancana henchman and poison expert Leonard ‘Needles’ Gianola, in case you ever wondered why Marilyn didn’t have needle marks. Okay, now that I’ve told you all this I’m gonna have to kill you. My apologies.
Anyway, back to the museum…highlights of the exhibit include lots and lots of clothes (her honeymoon dress from her marriage to Joe DiMaggio, costumes from many of her films), the wood dresser and prescription pill bottle that was next to her bed the night she died, rare family photographs, her annotated film scripts and personal letters, and a make-up room where Norma Jean created her “Marilyn” look. And this shit is so exciting that Justin Bieber’s girlfriend has been to see it. Here are some pics from the exhibit. I like how they have a section just on Marilyn’s husbands, like she was Elizabeth Taylor or something.
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thisbelongsinamuseum:

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death, the Hollywood Museum has a special exhibit on her life. Yep, it’s this weekend, folks. August 5, 1962. First of all, I had no idea Hollywood had a museum. Second, I grew up on the edge of Chicago surrounded by Italians and city “workers”, who may or may not have told me who really killed her. Third, I know that sounds like a Chicago stereotype but you probably haven’t spent much time in the city’s western suburbs. Lastly, look up Sam Giancana henchman and poison expert Leonard ‘Needles’ Gianola, in case you ever wondered why Marilyn didn’t have needle marks. Okay, now that I’ve told you all this I’m gonna have to kill you. My apologies.

Anyway, back to the museum…highlights of the exhibit include lots and lots of clothes (her honeymoon dress from her marriage to Joe DiMaggio, costumes from many of her films), the wood dresser and prescription pill bottle that was next to her bed the night she died, rare family photographs, her annotated film scripts and personal letters, and a make-up room where Norma Jean created her “Marilyn” look. And this shit is so exciting that Justin Bieber’s girlfriend has been to see it. Here are some pics from the exhibit. I like how they have a section just on Marilyn’s husbands, like she was Elizabeth Taylor or something.

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not-made-to-measure:

#PicFrame #portlandartmuseum #californiaimpressionism #art #museums #paintings (Taken with Instagram at Portland Art Museum)

not-made-to-measure:

#PicFrame #portlandartmuseum #californiaimpressionism #art #museums #paintings (Taken with Instagram at Portland Art Museum)

artnet:

Edinburgh Art Festival 2012

Edinburgh Art Festival, which runs from August 2 to September 2, 2012, is Scotland’s largest annual visual art festival. This year it is showing its “most ambitious” program yet; during August, there will be 45 exhibitions in 30 of the city’s museums and galleries.

Don’t miss the festival’s “summer blockbuster” exhibitions, such as the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art exhibition that explores Pablo Picasso’s lifelong connections with Britain. Another major exhibition will feature the work of Vincent van Gogh and Wassily Kandinsky at the Scottish National Gallery.

ladydilettanti:

When I’m an old Russian lady, I want to sit around in a museum and protect my favorite art

ladydilettanti:

When I’m an old Russian lady, I want to sit around in a museum and protect my favorite art

Glósóli: astroprojection: missturdle: atlantic-sweatervest: ^^^^^i’m just...

astroprojection:

missturdle:

atlantic-sweatervest:

^^^^^

i’m just saying, as messed up as museums were once (and maybe still are), if they run a legitimate service, they’re doing more good than harm in this day and age

but i’m going to be real talk here

if you think something…

thisbelongsinamuseum:

In the small town of Wykoff, Minnesota there is place called Ed’s Museum. No, not that Ed, the other Ed. You know, Edwin “Ed” Julius Krueger, the owner of the Jack Sprat Food Store, who for more than half of his life this planet never bothered to throw anything out. Blame his dead wife, because when she kicked the bucket in 1940, he lived like a slob in the shop he called home until his death at the age of 91 in 1989. The building and its decades worth of accumulation were left to the town with the stipulation that it all be turned into a museum. Of course six truckloads of crap had to be hauled away before the clutter became display-worthy. Like a true hoarder who saves everything for no real reason, there are player piano rolls, a 1930s lollipop tree, decades of junk mail, oatmeal tins, Hollywood pinups, movie projectors, every issue of TV Guide from 1954 through 1989 (George Costanza’s dad has some competition), various pocket planners and check registers, Smokey the Bear posters, vintage soft drink and laundry soap floor displays…and a box containing Sammy the Cat. No, Ed didn’t stuff his cat. He just put the dead animal in a box and saved it for a rainy day, like everything else he kept. Beware of the museum’s messy second floor, it was left in a pre-cleaned state. One room contains every toy Ed’s son ever owned, including some with the original packaging. The docents…ahem, I mean guides…are a bunch of old people who helped clean the place out after Ed died. They should rename the museum Ed’s Hoarder Palace. That sounds about right. 

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Exclusive video feature Alice Shirley at the Natural History Museum!

I’m writing to you from arts and culture magazine Fourth & Main. I thought that you might be interested in this beautiful video feature we made at Fourth & Main on the artist Alice Shirley’s recent project ‘Sea Monsters’ in the dissection room at the National History Museum. 

http://www.fourthandmain.com/editorial/?file_name=blog&blog_alias=sea-monsters-by-alice-shirley48

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