Jaipur Rugs to Produce New Line of Rugs for National Geographic

ATLANTA (March 31, 2015)—National Geographic, one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations, has selected Atlanta-based Jaipur Rugs as a new licensee under its National Geographic Home Collection for North America. Under this multiyear agreement, National Geographic and Jaipur will team up to launch a line of unique and colorful rugs based on images from National Geographic’s photographic archive. The rugs will launch to trade at the spring High Point Market Read more […]


National Geographic Traveler Magazine Launches 2015 Photography Contest

WASHINGTON (April 7, 2015)—National Geographic invites photographers from around the world to enter the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. The grand-prize winner will receive an eight-day National Geographic Photo Expedition to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for two. The contest, which is open now, ends Tuesday, June 30, at 12 p.m. EDT. Eligible contestants can visit natgeo.com/travelerphotocontest to submit photographs in any or all of four categories: Travel Portraits; Outdoor Read more […]


We will not forget Dr. Irv Schatz

Museum staff were very saddened Friday to learn about the passing of our highly respected and loved docent Dr. Irv Schatz. Dr. Schatz was emeritus Chief of Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine and a retired internist. He became a docent in 2006 and was instrumental in the creation of the Enhancing Clinical Skills Through Art course, a for-credit elective developed for medical students. The photo above shows Dr. Schatz leading a Clinical Skills session in the Portrait Gallery in 2013. Read more […]


Security officer Cyril Ruthenberg on his wild photographic recognition

In February, part-time security officer Cyril Ruthenberg received news that one of his photograph had placed in the top 50 best nature and wildlife photographs in the annual Sony World Photography Awards (open competition category)—out of 173,000 entries! While the museum staff is used to hearing about their co-workers talents, Cyril’s stunning shot of a yawning lion begs to be shared with everyone else. I caught up with Cyril during one of his patrols through the Western art wing of the museum. Read more […]


Do You Know Your MoMA? 4/10/15

How well do you know your MoMA? If you think you can identify the artist and title of each of these works from MoMA’s collection—all currently on view throughout the Museum—please submit your answers by leaving a comment on this post. We’ll provide the answers next month (on Friday, May 8). ANSWERS TO THE MARCH 13 CHALLENGE: Do you have what it takes to claim this month’s title? 1. Takashi Murakami. 727. 1996 2. Sam Gilliam. 10/27/69. 1983 3. Joan Miró. Collage. 1934 4. Rirkrit Read more […]


National Geographic Traveler Magazine Selects Its 2015 Tours of a Lifetime

WASHINGTON (April 9, 2015)—National Geographic Traveler magazine today announced its annual Tours of a Lifetime selection, now in its 10th year. The 2015 list features 50 of the world’s best guided trips chosen by the editors of National Geographic Traveler. In addition, the editors picked five of their favorite expeditions of a lifetime offered by National Geographic. The list and details about the trips can be viewed in National Geographic Traveler magazine’s May 2015 issue and online at Read more […]