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Route 66 photo exhibit on display Oklahoma museum - Times Record

7 hours 28 min ago

Route 66 photo exhibit on display Oklahoma museum
Times Record
MIAMI, Okla. — A collection of photos capturing iconic images of the Mother Road is now on exhibit at the Dobson Museum. “Pics 66” features the works of 10 Route 66 enthusiasts from Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas and Illinois, as well as the Netherlands.

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Exhibition tours with artist Dianna Frid - Illinois State University News (press release) (blog)

8 hours 33 min ago

Exhibition tours with artist Dianna Frid
Illinois State University News (press release) (blog)
... the Cleveland Clinic, Vassar College Special Collections Library, DePaul Art Museum, and Charles E. Young Research Library at University of California Los Angeles. Frid, who lives in Chicago, is an Associate Professor at University of Illinois Chicago.

Route 66 photo exhibit comes to Dobson - Miami News Record

8 hours 37 min ago

Route 66 photo exhibit comes to Dobson
Miami News Record
MIAMI – A collection of photos capturing iconic images of the Mother Road is now on exhibit at the Dobson Museum. “Pics 66” features the works of ten Route 66 enthusiasts from Oklahoma, Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois, as well as the Netherlands.

The Genius of Michelangelo Explored in Landmark Exhibition at The Met - Fine Books & Collections Magazine

10 hours 18 min ago

Fine Books & Collections Magazine

The Genius of Michelangelo Explored in Landmark Exhibition at The Met
Fine Books & Collections Magazine
Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer, on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from November 13, 2017, through February 12, 2018, will present a stunning range and number of works by the artist: 128 of his drawings, 3 of his marble sculptures ...

Pair of Japanese cultural treasures speaking at UI this month - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

11 hours 28 min ago

Pair of Japanese cultural treasures speaking at UI this month
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
CHAMPAIGN — Two prominent Japanese cultural figures, including a "Living National Treasure of Japan," will give talks and demonstrations at the University of Illinois this month. Senko Ikenobo, headmaster designate of the 555-year-old Ikenobo Ikebana ...

Cummer Museum Taps Koya Leadership Partners for Executive Director - Hunt Scanlon Media (press release) (blog)

Tue, 2017-10-17 04:15

Hunt Scanlon Media (press release) (blog)

Cummer Museum Taps Koya Leadership Partners for Executive Director
Hunt Scanlon Media (press release) (blog)
“Our targets have been sitting directors and curatorial leaders at regional and community-based arts museums, a select group of larger arts museums, institutions that combine art collections and gardens, and university museums,” said Ms. Bonoan ...

Students plan geology, archaeology museum on UW-Baraboo campus - Reedsburg Times Press

Mon, 2017-10-16 17:49

Reedsburg Times Press

Students plan geology, archaeology museum on UW-Baraboo campus
Reedsburg Times Press
UW-Baraboo geology club president Dan Emerson holds what may be a fossilized tyrannosaurus rex tooth Monday at the university. Geology club members say the fossil could be an exhibit in their planned geology museum on campus.

How Soot-Covered Birds Narrate Pollution's Toxic Legacy - CityLab

Mon, 2017-10-16 17:33

CityLab

How Soot-Covered Birds Narrate Pollution's Toxic Legacy
CityLab
In March 2016, a flock of pigeons took to London's skies with petite vests strapped to their backs. The tech firm Plume Labs had conscripted the winged denizens as a corps of citizen scientists with a unique vantage point on the city. As the birds ...

Can the Museum of the Bible overcome the sins of the past? - Science Magazine

Mon, 2017-10-16 15:49

Science Magazine

Can the Museum of the Bible overcome the sins of the past?
Science Magazine
In 2014, it hired as its director of collections the respected New Testament scholar David Trobisch, who has instituted an acquisitions policy in line with the museum world's professional standards and brought in top scholars to advise how to display ...

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The man behind Burr House - Dodge City Daily Globe

Mon, 2017-10-16 11:38

Dodge City Daily Globe

The man behind Burr House
Dodge City Daily Globe
Hiram Burr was born on July 15, 1880 to New Yorker Harvey Burr and Ella Burr in Illinois, and was the ninth of 11 children. Hiram Burr was a descendent ... Register of Historic Places. Kathie Bell is the curator for collections and education at Boot ...

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Sooty Bird Bellies Yield Insights into Historical Air Pollution - Eos

Mon, 2017-10-16 07:24

Sooty Bird Bellies Yield Insights into Historical Air Pollution
Eos
The specimens on the left were collected in Illinois, inside the U.S. Manufacturing Belt. The specimens on the right were collected along the western coast of North America, away from ... “We wanted to do this project that really was able to leverage ...

Rewrite! News from past issues - Elko Daily Free Press

Sat, 2017-10-14 12:40

Elko Daily Free Press

Rewrite! News from past issues
Elko Daily Free Press
For the seven tags available, 177 nonresidents from 32 states, Canada, and Austria applied. That put the odds at more than 25 to one against drawing. These seven tags went to hunters from Nebraska, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Texas and ...

What Soot-Coated Birds Can Tell Us About the History of Air Pollution—and Its Future - Chicagomag.com

Fri, 2017-10-13 14:00

Chicagomag.com

What Soot-Coated Birds Can Tell Us About the History of Air Pollution—and Its Future
Chicagomag.com
DuBay and Fuldner began by taking 1,347 specimens from five species of birds, all found in what they call the “U.S. manufacturing belt"—Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois, and Wisconsin—stored in the collections of natural history museums.

Research and Honors, October 17, 2017 - Illinois State University News (press release) (blog)

Fri, 2017-10-13 09:51

Illinois State University News (press release) (blog)

Research and Honors, October 17, 2017
Illinois State University News (press release) (blog)
Fred Smith, ANT, co-authored the chapter “Human Skeletal Remains” in the book Archaeolim. Archaeological Investigations into the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene of the Lim Chanel (Archaeological Museum and Institute of Anthropology, Zagreb).

Artifacts featured as Texas State Railroad rolls along - Beloit Daily News

Fri, 2017-10-13 08:51

Artifacts featured as Texas State Railroad rolls along
Beloit Daily News
There have been myriad changes over the years, but new original collections of early artifacts and memorabilia on display detail the early days of the iconic East Texas rail line. "We are extremely proud to present all aspects of this historic train ...

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Soot-Covered Bird Corpses Cough Up Environmental Secrets - The Atlantic

Fri, 2017-10-13 05:00

The Atlantic

Soot-Covered Bird Corpses Cough Up Environmental Secrets
The Atlantic
They have photographed more than 1,300 birds from museum collections across the Midwest. Then they used the birds' relative drabness to reconstruct a 130-year history of black-carbon pollution in the region surrounding the Great Lakes. Their results ...

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Loveland Museum offers glimpse into Michelangelo's mind - Longmont Times-Call

Thu, 2017-10-12 13:14

Loveland Museum offers glimpse into Michelangelo's mind
Longmont Times-Call
The original, fragile bozzetti are part of a collection of works by the artist in the home, now the Museo Casa Buonarroti, in Florence, Italy. "Touched by the Hands of God: Michelangelo's Models" will be exhibited through Nov. 26 at the Loveland Museum ...

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Award-winning writer Luis Alberto Urrea to visit campus - Union College (press release)

Thu, 2017-10-12 12:14

Union College (press release)

Award-winning writer Luis Alberto Urrea to visit campus
Union College (press release)
His most recent book, “The Water Museum,” a collection of short stories, was a finalist for the 2015 PEN-Faulkner Award and was named a best book of the year by The Washington Post and Kirkus Reviews, among others. Urrea lives with his family in ...

100 years ago, air pollution stained birds gray - Futurity: Research News

Wed, 2017-10-11 18:18

Naples Herald

100 years ago, air pollution stained birds gray
Futurity: Research News
The dirty feathers of birds in some museum collections are giving scientists clues as to the level of carbon in the air over the years. Horned larks are songbirds with white bellies and yellow chins—at least, now they are. But 100 years ago, at the ...
Dirty old birds shed light on key global warming particle - Naples ...Naples Herald

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