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At the Libraries: Library Memes

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! Happy Hunger Games Week! Are you going to see it? Hope you already have tickets — advanced sales are record-setting! * Bye-bye Britannica! Will you miss it? * Remember when [...]

Smithsonian Showcases The Art Of Video Games

(YouTube Link) Video games are finally being recognized as an art form, and the Smithsonian is celebrating with their Art of Video Games exhibit, featuring a staggering assortment of games both arcade and console, classic and cutting edge. The exhibit will be featured at the Smithsonian American Art Museum until September 30th, when it will begin a [...]

Star Wars Identities

A new exhibition called Star Wars Identities opens April 19th in Montreal and Edmonton. The exhibit is subtitled “What Forces Shape You?” To promote the exhibit, six posters illustrate the characters in collage form using components from their personality and narrative. See them all in large size at My Modern Met. Link -via Everlasting Blort

Dogs have social skills of small children

New research has shown that dogs exhibit very similar social skills to two-year-old human children. In particular parallels were drawn between the rec…

Erwin Wurm’s Marshmallow Art

Well, these items are not actually made out of marshmallows–it just seems like it. Austrian artist Erwin Wurm has created an exhibit called “Wear Me Out” featuring items that people occupy such as sweaters, homes and odd Peep-looking… things (Peep/Human hybrids?) I’m not sure, but that may be the childhood home of the Stay-Puft marshmallow [...]

The Fantastic World Of Jim Henson

There’s a fuzzy new exhibit coming to a museum near you that showcases the works of puppet messiah Jim Henson. The Fantastic Voyage is sponsored by the Smithsonian Institute and showcases some of Henson’s most beloved and well known characters, like Bert and Ernie, Kermit, and Rowlf the piano playing dog, so you can see [...]

Antihydrogen Could lead to Anti-gravity

If Anti-atoms exhibit anti-gravity effects, does that mean that mean we finally get hover boards? Scientist also want to find out if the anti-atoms exhibit anti-gravity effects. This would mean the atoms would fall up instead of down. Since this would be a violation of the law of conservation of energy it is unlikely, however many [...]

Health for Sale

This French medical poster is from a exhibit called “Health for Sale: Posters from the William H. Helfand Collection” currently at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Strange how vintage art and the French language can make even syphilis seem somehow more benign. A dozen such posters can be seen at PBS. Link -Thanks, Travis Daub!

This Game Moves Pretty Fast: Ferris Bueller’s Board Game

LA’s Gallery 1988 has been getting a lot of attention lately for their pop culture-inspired art shows. Recently they hosted “Is This Thing On?” – which featured a variety of pieces based on popular comedians. Now, they have launched a new exhibit called “The Road to Shermer: A Tribute to John Hughes”, paying homage to [...]

Museum investigates mystery bee deaths

A Toronto museum is attempting to determine why thousands of its bees have suddenly died. Over 20,000 bees housed in a glass-enclosed beehive exhibit …