This year, Stanley Kubrick’s legendary film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, celebrates 50 years. The scifi masterpiece has inspired decades of filmmaking and scientific exploration. That’s why the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC has unveiled an exhibit dedicated to one of the film’s most iconic spaces. io9 has…
A traveling art exhibit celebrating the late David Bowie has made its final stop, giving all the Diamond Dogs, Earthlings, and Space Oddities one more chance to celebrate the artistic legacy of the Chameleon of Rock. For those who can’t make the trek out to Brooklyn, New York, io9 has a look inside the exhibit.
Man, I feel so guilty for recycling my old books of construction paper. I could’ve been using them to make art. Just kidding, I’d have to actually be an artist to accomplish these feats of shadowed wonder.
If a museum hosts a tacky holiday party, it should be aware that it could bring in the type of people that will vandalize and steal historic art. Case in point: Authorities say an attendee at an ugly sweater party at The Franklin Institute snuck into the museum’s Terracotta Army exhibit last December, cracked off a…
Looks like the non-profit Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul is going to have a bit more cash for upcoming exhibits. The facility sold at least $600,000 worth of purple Brontosaurus hoodies, all thanks to the popularity of Stranger Things.
After a prolonged battle with San Francisco’s NIMBY empire, George Lucas announced two years ago that he would take his giant filmmaking museum project to the friendlier shores of Chicago. Now, after yet another vicious battle with Chicago’s NIMBYs, he’s abandoning his plans there, too. You’d think he was trying to…
Iki-ningyō are life-sized dolls that were primarily used in festivals and exhibitions in Japan. This one, which belongs to the Victoria and Albert Museum, is estimated to have been made around 1880, shortly after the samurai class was outlawed.
A forgotten fossil from the Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery has just now been shown to be a wholly new species of ichthyosaur. The fossil, brought to the museum in the 80s, was thought by the museum to be a plaster cast, until 25-year-old paleontologist Dean Lomax realized it was real in 2008. It's been named …
Seattle's EMP Museum dedicates most of its square footage to rock music (including an entire room of historically significant guitars), but the venue also hosts a steady stream of exhibits and events dedicated to other pop-culture avenues, especially science fiction.
Most museums content themselves with advertising whatever new exhibit they currently have going on. Science World, located in Vancouver, tried something different — actually, they tried a lot of of things different, and the results are some of the greatest, most clever ads we've ever seen.
When I got invited to Custom Melodies by Eternal Lips, I was skeptical. It sounded like another painfully self-aware ode to irony, the kind of art that can't see straight for its own winking. Perhaps it is. But it was also one of the most genuinely sweet experiences I've had in NYC.
China is currently undergoing a huge boom in museums—299 new ones have opened in the last year alone. And just like the US's own 20th century museum boom, which inspired cascades of forgeries, China's is bringing out the fakes: The government has shuttered one museum where a third of the 8,000 artifacts were fake.
The National September 11 Memorial Museum opens to the public tomorrow here in New York City after more than a decade of complications, and amidst not always civil disagreements over what the museum should be in the first place—what its narrative intentions might be and whether or not it could ever be possible to…
George is a male Lambeosaurus, except for his head, which is female, and one of his toes, which is fake. George hails from the prehistoric swamps of Alberta, but relocated to Vancouver where his bones are squished in plaster on a cramped museum wall. George is my first dinosaur.
Did you know the American Museum of Natural History was on Kinja? They are, and they produce some really neat articles. They have a whole lot of palaeontology, with articles on fuzzy pterosaurs, pink pterosaurs, and toothy pterosaurs all this month. And this one, going on a road trip through the Gobi Desert.
The Final Member is a cute little documentary about a sweet little Phallological Museum in Iceland, and their journey to acquire the last piece to their collection: a human penis. And all the wacky hijinks that follow. We've got an exclusive clip from the movie, so you can see for yourself.
Today's junk could be tomorrow's artifact. We want to know what things from today you would choose to be preserved in a museum in the future.
This indie documentary follows Iceland's Phallological Museum's quest to get the final jewel of their collection: a human penis. And from what we're hearing, everyone loves this movie.
The Kirkaldy Testing Museum in London was once where materials were sent to die: to be tested to their breaking points, often pulverized, shattered, broken in two from sheer strain, punched clean through, or stretched—ripped and shredded—by hydraulics.
When the humongous Galápagos tortoise known as "Lonesome George" died in 2012, the last of his particular species died too. Now the American Museum of Natural History has the chance to display the taxidermied tortoise so kids can learn about creatures forever lost to time.