MoMA Founded in 1929, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in midtown Manhattan was the first museum devoted to the modern era. Today MoMA’s rich and varied collection offers a panoramic overview of modern and contemporary art, from the innovative European painting and sculpture of the 1880s to today's film, design, and performance art. From an initial gift of eight prints and one drawing, the collection has grown to include over 150,000 paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, architectural models and drawings, and design objects; approximately 22,000 films and four million film stills; and, in its Library and Archives, over 300,000 books, artist books, and periodicals, and extensive individual files on more than 70,000 artists. Collection highlights include Claude Monet’s Water Lilies, Vincent van Gogh’s The Starry Night, and Pablo Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, along with more recent works by Andy Warhol, Elizabeth Murray, Cindy Sherman, and many others.
The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, reconstructed The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World was a list of must-see sites for Ancient Greek tourists. Compiled by Antipater of Sidon, a poet in 2nd-century-BCE Greece, with later contributions by figures such as the mathematician Philon of Byzantium, the list remains an important piece of intangible heritage today. Sadly, only one of those ancient wonders is still standing. So, we decided to give modern culture-lovers the chance to visit the structures that Antipader first recommended. In this new series of renders we’ve reconstructed the 7 Wonders of the Ancient World, so you can see how the ruins originally looked.
Manuel pour l'enregistrement des données archéologiques - Agence - Manuel pour L'Enregistrement des Données Archéologiques Adams, Nick (1994). Field Manual for Avocational Archaeologists in Ontario, Société archéologique de l’Ontario. Atkinson, R.J.C. (1979). Field Archaeology, Westport, Connecticut: Hyperion Press. Five maps that will change how you see the world Boston public schools recently announced that they will shift to using world maps based on the Peters projection, reportedly the first time a US public school district has done so. Why? Because the Peters projection accurately shows different countries’ relative sizes.
Yellowstone becomes nation’s first national park, March 1, 1872 On this day in 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant established the national park system. In signing the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law, Grant created the world’s first national park. Musée Archéologique d'Athènes - Collections The National Archaeological Museum is the largest museum in Greece and one of the most important in the world. Originally destined to receive all the 19th century excavations, mainly from Attica and other parts of the country, it gradually took the form of a central National Archaeological Museum and was enriched with finds from all parts of the Greek world. His rich collections, enumerating more than 11,000 exhibits, offer the visitor a panorama of ancient Greek culture from the prehistory to the late antiquity. The museum is housed in the imposing neoclassical building, built at the end of the 19th century in designs by L.
Ancient Neighborhood Under the Acropolis Museum Now Open to Public The remains of an ancient neighborhood visible under the feet of visitors approaching the entrance of the Acropolis Museum is now fully open to the public for the first time. The new ”walk-through” exhibits of the neighborhood were inaugurated on Thursday night as part of the museum’s tenth-anniversary events, and it attracted several visitors on its first day of operation on Friday. The visitors to the Acropolis Museum will be able to actually walk on protective walkways through the site, covering 4,000 square meters, and look down on a neighborhood that was consecutively inhabited by Athenians from the Classical era to Byzantine times. Acropolis Museum director Dimitris Pantermalis said that this area of Athens that now lies under the museum is immensely important. Informative signs will explain to visitors the main buildings of the site, which include houses, craft shops, baths, public streets, and a water drainage network. (With information from AMNA)
Institute of Social and Economic Research The Institute of Social and Economic Research, Faculty of Arts, of Memorial University of Newfoundland was established in 1961 to foster and undertake research into the many social and economic questions arising from the particular historic, geographic, and economic circumstances of Newfoundland and Labrador. While maintaining its focus on Newfoundland and Labrador, ISER supports comparative research. It encourages interdisciplinary as well as discipline-based research, and basic research as well as work with more immediate application. Behemoth, bully, thief: how the English language is taking over the planet On 16 May, a lawyer named Aaron Schlossberg was in a New York cafe when he heard several members of staff speaking Spanish. He reacted with immediate fury, threatening to call US Immigration and Customs Enforcement and telling one employee: “Your staff is speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English … This is America.” A video of the incident quickly went viral, drawing widespread scorn. The Yelp page for his law firm was flooded with one-star reviews, and Schlossberg was soon confronted with a “fiesta” protest in front of his Manhattan apartment building, which included a crowd-funded taco truck and mariachi band to serenade him on the way to work. As the Trump administration intensifies its crackdown on migrants, speaking any language besides English has taken on a certain charge.
Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italie) - Visite virtuelle The Uffizi was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 for Cosimo I de'Medici to house the Granducal Magistratures of Tuscany. Over time, the top floor loggia became an exhibition of the dynastic collection of ancient sculpture, artwork and artifacts. The eastern wing of the building incorporated the ancient Florentine church of San Pier Scheraggio and the wing to the west connected with two existing buildings, the Mint and the Loggia dei Lanzi. Vasari conceived an architectural module to be repeated all along the building: a portico flanked by two pillars, with niches on the ground floor and three windows on the upper story.
Selfie-loving tourists make Hadrian's Wall collapse as they clamber on the historic landmark Selfie-loving tourists make Hadrian's Wall collapse as they clamber on the historic landmark to get the best photos Tourists have made a section of Hadrian's Wall collapse by climbing on top of itVisitors are standing on the historic World Heritage site so they can take selfiesA whole 10ft section of the wall has collapsed at Steel Rigg in NorthumberlandA local claimed that he had even seen families standing on the historic landmark By Joseph Laws For Mailonline