Posts Tagged ‘museum’


Oct12

Yayoi Kusama’s mind-bending exhibit in Denmark

2015 at 02:30 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Popular Japanese modern pop artist Yayoi Kusama has just unveiled a brand-new exhibit of her famous dot-style artwork in Denmark! Located at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, her new exhibit, titled “In Infinity”, is her first comprehensive exhibit in the region, and coats the many walls of her show floor with a vast array of polka dots and mirrored installations. The effect creates the illusion of an infinite space, letting the viewers immerse themselves completely in Kusama’s artwork. The exhibit also features a number of Kusama’s sculptural work, which dots a number of the exhibits around the museum. The newly opened exhibit will remain at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art until January 24th, 2016.

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Mar04

Dubai plans for future-themed museum

2015 at 12:50 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Dubai officials have announced the planned construction of a brand-new museum in the popular coastal city, titled the “Museum of the Future”! The museum, which is scheduled to be open to the public in 2017, will function as both an exhibit space for prototypes and technology, as well as its own design and technological facility for creating innovative new tech. A video was released alongside the announcement, showing off the ring-like design of the building, as well as potential exhibits and locales for visitors and employees alike. While still only in the planning stages, you can check out an in-depth look at the potential behind this new museum in the video below, and wait patiently for its real-life opening in a couple years’ time.

Jan11

One Piece 3D Exhibit to open in Hong Kong

2015 at 04:31 pm by admin | Comments Off

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A brand-new One Piece exhibit has just been announced to appear at the Hong Kong 3D Museum later this year! The exhibit will open its doors in March 2015, and will launch alongside the recently announced Tokyo One Piece Tower amusement park and attraction center in Japan. While not much is yet known about the exhibit itself, the Hong Kong 3D Museum has been known for its unique 3D art and dioramas, using creative depth-of-field tricks and interactive art to create one-of-a-kind photo opportunities. With popular One Piece characters coming to the museum this March, it will definitely be an event for fans to keep an eye on!

Oct21

Hello Kitty museum opens in Los Angeles

2014 at 11:21 am by admin | Comments Off

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Hello Kitty has had a huge year so far, with a huge number of events, merchandise, and the upcoming Hello Kitty Con in Los Angeles to celebrate the character’s 40th anniversary. In order to celebrate the history of the character alongside the upcoming Hello Kitty Con, the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles recently opened its doors to a brand-new exhibit for the iconic kitty character, titled “Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty”! The exhibit, which opened on October 11th, is the first large-scale museum exhibition of its kind in the United States, and is dedicated to the history behind Hello Kitty as well as its merchandise and artwork.

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The exhibit features a number of classic Hello Kitty merchandise from the past decades, including the very first piece of Hello Kitty memorabilia ever created: a 1975 vinyl coin purse, emblazoned with the mascot’s face. Alongside items like stationery, apparel, and purses, Hello Kitty eventually exploded into a worldwide phenomenon, spawning video games, television shows, and collaborations with artists and big-name companies across the globe. The exhibit pays tribute to all aspects of Hello Kitty’s past, and features merchandise, paintings, sculpture, apparel, and more.

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The exhibit will remain open to visitors until April 26, 2015, and will be open alongside the upcoming Hello Kitty Con at the Museum of Contemporary Art, which opens from October 30th to November 2nd. Along with this, a variety of restaurants across the downtown Los Angeles area are currently participating in a “Hello Kitty Hungry Hunt” event, in which fans can visit and purchase Hello Kitty-themed meals and restaurant items, and receive exclusive Hello Kitty merchandise alongside the courses. With the upcoming Hello Kitty Con already nearly sold out, and expecting to draw over 25,000 visitors, Los Angeles will soon become the place to be for Hello Kitty fans across the nation!

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Oct20

Futura opens exhibit in Moscow

2014 at 04:52 pm by admin | Comments Off

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Urban artist and designer Futura has been known for his grafitti artwork and character design, taking advantage of abstract shapes and mediums to create his work. His work, often meant to be seen on the streets, has now been put on display in a gallery in Moscow, Russia! Futura’s latest exhibit, titled “TIMEWARP”, went on display at the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture, and features his pieces on cold drab brick walls. While the setting is contrary to most modern art exhibits, the setting was carefully chosen by Futura and curators to remain true to his art, which was born on the streets in similar environments. The show, which explores the concept of time through Futura’s iconic abstractions, opened to the public on October 14th, and will remain at the museum until November 4th. Check out these photos to see some of Futura’s artwork on display!

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Sep26

LA to host first Hello Kitty Museum

2014 at 03:24 pm by admin | Comments Off

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With the first-ever Hello Kitty Con coming to Los Angeles, California on October 30th, Los Angeles is getting ready to celebrate the icon’s 40th anniversary in a big way with the opening of the first ever Hello Kitty museum exhibition in the United States! The exhibit will be titled ‘Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty’, and will he hosted by the Japanese American Nation Museum starting on October 11th. The exhibit will cover the 40-year history of Hello Kitty, featuring original merchandise and modern artwork with the famous character. The exhibit will also be the host for a number of events like workshops and panels, letting fans get to know Hello Kitty even better. The exhibit will be open until April 26th, 2015, and is set to coincide with this fall’s Hello Kitty Con at the Museum of Contemporary Art in downtown Los Angeles, making the city a must-stop location for Hello Kitty fans everywhere!

Sep22

Video game museum finds home in Texas

2014 at 02:41 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The Videogame History Museum has been one of the most well-received booths at conventions and events that it has visited over the past couple of years, featuring a wide collection of classic video gaming memorabilia, tidbits, consoles that began over 25 years ago. Now, after traveling across the United States for over three years, the Videogame History Museum will finally have its first static home in Frisco, Texas!

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Located 25 miles from the Dallas / Fort Worth area, the Videogame History Museum will be hosted in the Frisco Discovery Center, and will focus on not only preserving games for future generations of gamers and fans to enjoy, the non-profit museum also wants to focus on educating visitors about the history of the videogame industry. The exhibit also hopes to one day host workshops to teach students the mechanics and science behind the construction of video games and arcade machines. The exhibit, while still in development stages, is currently slated to open up this coming April.

Aug05

Art Everywhere opens in Times Square

2014 at 03:10 pm by admin | Comments Off

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The highly anticipated “Art Everywhere” movement, originally started as a touring exposition in the United Kingdom, has kicked off its US debut with a large-scale showing at New York City’s Times Square! Announced this April, Art Everywhere plans to be the largest outdoor showing of classic and modern American artwork in the nation, with over 50,000 public displays set to participate in the nationwide exhibition. With works donated from museums like the Dallas Museum of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, New York’s Whitney Museum, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and DC’s National Gallery of Art, the show features a wide variety of artwork that strives to bring art to the public in a unique and inviting way.

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The show, which will run through the duration of August in various cities across America, took over New York City’s Times Square on its grand opening on August 4th. A number of electronic billboards, ad spaces, bus stops, and other displays throughout Times Square and New York City were taken over by classic artwork from artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Chuck Close, Edward Hopper, and other artists. With more artwork and locations coming as the month goes on, make sure to check out Art Everywhere’s website here for detailed information on locations near you!

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