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3 hours ago
Manna Wadsworth (1793) and Mrs Sarah Tappan (1794), Silhouettes from the @nyhistory collection, by Benjamin Tappan. From a set of 25 these are 2 examples he made between 1792 and 1796. Grey wash and graphite on beige paper; courtesy @nyhistory
5 hours ago
Dr James Barrett, Reader at University of Cambridge with a background in medieval and environmental archaeology with the Persian metal dagger aka khanjar in the Silehkhana (Arms and Armour Gallery).
Look closely to notice the walrus ivory hilt. Did you know that the hilt dates back to 18th or early 19th century?
Visit our gallery to view a sizeable collection of daggers, katars, spears, lances, axes, bows and arrows, guns, swords and much more!
#weapons #dagger #carving #persian #royaljaipur #museumcollection #walrustusk #walrusivory #incredibleindia
13 hours ago
Join today✨ Dedicated to the exchange of knowledge on textiles, @textilesociety seeks new members on an ongoing basis. What are some benefits of becoming a member? One is the invitation to unique events and programs offered at discounted rates.
This coming April, join us for Textiles Close Up, a series of study-workshops providing opportunities to examine textiles in leading museum and private collections, guided by renowned experts. Visit our website for more information on events and membership! Link in bio 🧶
Textiles Close Up: Andean Meets Anni in Chicago
Venue: The Art Institute of Chicago
Date: April 9, 2019
Curators and conservators will lead a walkthrough of the exhibition "Super/Natural: Textiles of the Andes" and a preview of work that will be featured in the upcoming exhibition marking the Bauhaus centenary. Registration is open until March 31.
18 hours ago
Looking out, looking in. As we project – so we reflect. Can you see the EYE? - 👁 Comment “Yes” when you see the eye.
FUN FACT: The eye in this piece was was created from one single brush stroke. (Highlights added)
“Eye of the Beholder”
Acrylic on canvas
This original painting is available for purchase. Contact me directly or visit my gallery @ www.jspendlove.com - link in bio
18 hours ago
Have you ever wondered what Kentucky treasures are hiding in the Kentucky collection at @speedartmuseum ? Scott Erbes, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, will present Afternoon Lecture Series: The Art & Mystery of Kentucky Antiques on Wednesday, March 6, at 1:15, providing a behind-the-scenes look at highlights from the Speed’s outstanding Kentucky collection—everything from furniture to textiles. Along the way, we will also look at some of the tricks of the trade used when examining Kentucky antiques.
The Locust Grove Afternoon Lecture Series is held the first Wednesday of each month. Dessert and coffee are served at 1:00 pm with the lecture immediately following at 1:15 pm. Admission is $6, $4 for Locust Grove members. Reservations are not required.
Image courtesy of the Speed Art Museum
Isaac Thomas (American, 1789-about 1876)
Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky
Jar, 1837 (detail)
16 7/8 × 9 9/16 in.
The Speed Art Museum, from the Noe Collection, Gift of Bob and Norma Noe, Lancaster, Kentucky 2012.7.20
#historicsite #locustgrove #louisvilleky #kyhistory #historiclocustgrove #kentuckyantiques #kentuckycollection #museumcollection
19 hours ago
Window gardening was very popular in Victorian times. Wardian and Warrington cases, and flower pots inside and outside the windows became especially fashionable in cities. Successful long distance shipping of plants, with many new and different specimens introduced to Britain, developed a national passion for plants. Nicely decorated windows could be admired by passers-by and enjoyed by household guests and members. Ferns were among the favourites.
From ‘The New Practical Window Gardener’ by John R. Mollison, 1877
#geffryemuseum #museumcollection #windowgarden #indoorgarden #ferns
19 hours ago
‘We hail with pleasure the appearance of a fresh bud and the unfurling of each tiny, tender leaf. Day by day, and week by week, we mark with patient hope the rate of progress every shoot is making, till at last, oh, joy of joys, the flower bud appears, and ere long displays to our delighted eyes the long-hidden charms of rich and gorgeous hues and fairy forms of which we often dreamed. Thus, they weave around the heart a host of tender associations, ever dear to the memory because of the loved ones who may have passed away, or parted from us for awhile, leaving us the remembrance of the busy hands and loving voices that made life so pleasant…’
from ‘The New Practical Window Gardener’ by John R. Mollison, 1877
#geffryemuseum #museumcollection #windowgarden #balcony
19 hours ago
‘The love of flowers arouses within us all the kindliest feelings of our nature, humanises the heart, and fills the mind with pleasant ideas and associations. Many a one has been saved from alluring temptations that might have been his ruin, by his spare time being taken up with his love for gardening; the cultivation of his garden-plot, and the tending of his flowers, proving far more attractive than the company of idle companions or the false pleasures of the beershop.’
from ‘The New Practical Window Gardener Being Practical Directions for the Cultivation of Flowering and Foliage Plants in Windows and Glazed Cases, and the Arrangement of Plants and Flowers for the Embellishment of the Household’ by John R. Mollison, 1877
#geffryemuseum #museumcollection #windowgarden #indoorgarden
23 hours ago
開催中 展覧会情報 都内
2019/01/29 ～ 2019/03/31
上野 東京国立博物館 本館2階 特別室
9室で 「能と歌舞伎 上杉家伝来能装束に見る 唐織の美」 も開催予定とのこと。
Tokyo National Museum
"Noh Masks and Costumes of the Uesugi Clan"
HonkanBuilding, Room T1 & T2 January 29, 2019 (Tue)-March 31, 2019 (Sun)
Noh—a masked drama unique to Japan—was enjoyed, supported, and studied by members of the warrior class, and performed at official events of the military government in the Edo period (1603–1868). .
The Uesugi warrior clan, who were major feudal lords at the time, held a collection of Noh masks and costumes so extensive it was said to fill two storehouses.
Although this collection became dispersed in the 1930s and 40s, the Tokyo National Museum acquired 32 masks and 96 costumes that were formerly a part of it. .
1 day ago
When German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt moves into the new Federal Chancellor's Office in Bonn in 1976 he's not enthusiastic about its architecture. His new office reminds him of a saving bank. However, the offices are equipped with the latest technology: a pneumatic dispatch system distributes the in-house mail to speed up the work flow. Some of its cartouches are now part of our collection.
Bundeskanzler Helmut Schmidt ist nicht begeistert, als er 1976 in das neue Kanzleramt in Bonn einzieht: "Es könnte genauso gut eine rheinische Sparkasse darin residieren", lautet sein Kommentar. Die Büro sind damals mit modernster Technik ausgestattet: Zur Beschleunigung der Arbeitsabläufe verteilt ein Rohrpostsystem die Hauspost. Dies ist eine der Kartuschen aus dem ehemaligen Bundeskanzleramt.
1 day ago
There are many things that I love about museum collections, but one of my favorites is the ability to travel the world without leaving the room.
Thanks to the travels of those before me, I can touch material from far away lands.
Take this Late Triassic reefal limestone that’s been cut through a ceroid Scleractinian coral. It was collected at Inaba Cave in Shikoku, Japan.
And with a quick google search, I can sometimes see the place it was collected.
The third image shows the karst landscape in the area of the cave (33) and the entrance to the cave (34).
From: Sandra, et al (2018). New oversized troglobitic species of Campodeidae in Japan (Diplura). .
Also easily found was the geology of the area (image 4) of the cave with the Sambosan Accretionary Complex (SAM). An accretionary complex forms from sediment building up on the non-subducting plate at a convergent boundary.
From: Onoue, et al (2009). Upper Triassic reefal limestone from the Sambosan accretionary complex in Japan and it’s geological implications.
#coral #limestone #cave #paleontology #geology #triassic #japan #museumcollection
1 day ago
Welcome to the first installment of what's in that jar Wednesday! For the next month or so we will be taking a moment to show off some of the awesome creatures hiding in our specimen library collecting dust. So, what's in that jar?
Crinoids might look like plants, but they are close relatives to sea stars, sea cucumbers, and urchins. They might look right at home in a horror flick, but crinoids are harmless as long as you are bigger than a barnacle larvae. Hauntingly beautiful and eerily intricate, these deep sea dwellers are not something you are likely to come across on most beach trips.
Ethanol isn't the only way to preserve a crinoid, fossil records for these animals are found around the world and go back 488 million years!
Photo by @algebra.young
#crinoid #beautiful #whatsinthatjar #jar #preservation #museumcollection #wednesday #weird #invertebratesofinstagram #livingfossils #marinescience #echinoderm #bamfield #bamfieldmsc
1 day ago
Caroline Kent is participating in Five Ways In: Themes from the Collection at The Walker Art Center. Does a portrait need to resemble its subject? Can a sculpture also be a landscape? The Walker’s newest collection exhibition takes a look at these and other questions through an exciting selection of works from the not-so-distant past and the current moment. The presentation is organized by five familiar themes: portraiture, the interior scene, landscape, still life, and abstraction. Each of these areas features a diverse range of artists whose approaches to their subjects are often unconventional, innovative, and even surprising. .
Above Image is from our "Winter Selections" exhibition in San Francisco that features works by eight artists, including Caroline Kent. Image: "Alterior Motives", 2018, acrylic on canvas, 50 x 30 in. .
Curator: Siri Engberg, Senior Curator, Visual Arts; with Jadine Collingwood, Curatorial Fellow, Visual Arts; and Alexandra Nicome, Interpretation Fellow, Education and Public Programs .
@walkerartcenter @carolinekent1 #fineart #art #Walkerartcenter #FiveWaysInThemesfromtheCollection #museum #museumcollection #SiriEngberg #JadineCollingwood #AlexandraNicome #curation #artist
1 day ago
One of my favorite things to point out to people at CSH is this painting. It is a portrait of Franklina C. Gray (later Bartlett) as a toddler and is dated 1855. In the corner is a small white pitcher with “S.B.F to F.C.G” on it. We have the pitcher in this painting, too!
The pitcher was a gift from Franklina’s Grandmother Sarah French, and is an important family heirloom. It’s exciting to be able to see the two pieces together at The Camron-Stanford House.
My colleague at CSH @kameshvari mentioned that maybe this is the Victorian version of how sometimes family members send you odd gifts for your kids and you feel like you have to take a photo of them with it to send over to them 😂
#cshtreasures #camronstanfordhouse #historichousemuseum #museumcollection #museumstudies #victoriana #oakland
1 day ago
Le 20 février 2013 décédait l’un des céramistes québécois les plus notables et innovateurs, Monsieur Maurice Savoie. Ce dernier est notamment connu pour ses créations monumentales intégrées à l’architecture, dont les murales de terre cuite à la station du métro McGill, réalisées en 1966, sont de beaux exemples. Dans les années 1970, Maurice Savoie a fourni de nombreux modèles de vaisselles en grès à Sial ltée,l'une des grandes entreprises de Céramique de Beauce, localisée à Laval. Pour commémorer l’apport de ce céramiste, #MMAQCollection vous partage cette carafe et ces deux gobelets créés par Maurice Savoie et produits par Sial.
Carafe et gobelets, Sial, 1974-1978, don de monsieur Richard Dubé, MMAQ 2006.7.525-527
On February 20, 2013, one of Quebec's most notable and innovative ceramists, Maurice Savoie, passed away. He is best known for his monumental creations integrated into the architecture, of which the terracotta murals at McGill metro station, created in 1966, are fine examples. In the 1970s, Maurice Savoie supplied many models of sandstone dinnerware to Sial ltée, one of Beauce's leading ceramic companies located in Laval. To commemorate the contribution of this ceramist, #MMAQCollection shares with you this carafe and these two cups created by Maurice Savoie and produced by Sial.
Decanter and cups, Sial, 1974-1978, donation of Mr. Richard Dubé, MMAQ 2006.7.525-527
#mmaq #metiersdart #craft #artisan #canadiancraft #artisansquebecois #ceramique #museum #ceramiste #ceramic #museumcollection
2 days ago
📷 １９５６ＩDietrich-Mohr, “L’ancêtre” (the ancestor), bronze, 36 x 20.5 x 16 cm. In 1954, he found his first workshop in the Cité Falguière where he worked with wood, stone and terracotta, and made his first foray into metal sculpture.
© Dietrich-Mohr Endowment Fund © Adagp, Paris, 2019
#Influence #OssipZadikne @museezadkine
2 days ago
They grow up so fast... literally! 🦝 Raccoons have a gestation period of a little over two months. Baby raccoons are born totally helpless, but they mature quickly. They’re weaned off of their mother’s milk after seventy days, and by twenty weeks old they’re already learning how to forage on their own. On average, raccoon kits gain independence at just ten months old. Since we’re lucky enough to have raccoon specimens representing multiple age classes, we can show you the full glow-up this #TransformationTuesday.