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Collaborating for a Shared Purpose: Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

2015 Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at MoMA. Photo: Sara BodinsonOn Saturday, March 7, 2015, the second Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon took place at MoMA. This year over 75 satellite locations around the world participated in an effort to add and improve entries for women in the arts, and to provide training on how to edit Wikipedia articles. Art + Feminism has been instrumental in organizing events and trainings such as this for many years, and the event at MoMA drew over 200 participants Read more […]


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Theater news: Admission is FREE for kids

Since March 3, the Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre has offered free admission for visitors age 17 and under to all film and music programs, with the exception of film opening and closing nights, and rental events. The move brings the theater in line with the museum’s mission to make the institution accessible to everyone. In July 2013, the museum reduced admission to the museum from $ 5 to free for guests age 17 and under. “We want to make the theater more accessible to younger patrons Read more […]


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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park to Host BioBlitz 2015

 Sign Up Now to Join Top Scientists, Students and the Public in a Race to Count Species and Celebrate the Connection of Science and Hawaiian Culture 35th Annual Cultural Festival Moved to May and Expanded to Include Biodiversity HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawai‘i (April 7, 2015)—Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park’s diverse ecological zones provide refuge for many distinct plant and animal communities, including endangered endemic species such as the nēnē (Hawaiian goose), and the Mauna Loa silversword, Read more […]


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Crotchet artist Olek: Ocean preservation, sisal, and skulls

Now hard at work on the museum’s front lawn, as part of a Pow! Wow! Hawaii project, is Olek, the crotchet artist based in Brooklyn, New York. You may remember her marine-themed mural she did in the Doris Duke Theatre last year for World Ocean’s Day Hawai‘i. More recently she has had work on view at the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. Best known for cosseting Manhattan’s Wall Street Charging Bull (by artist Arturo di Modica), Olek now turns her skills to a fiberglass Read more […]


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Open an App and Share the Stoke

It’s 5:47 a.m. on a Tuesday and I just pulled into the upper lot at Red Rocks, Colorado’s favorite concert-venue-slash-pain-factory. Runners from across the Front Range come here to hammer the amphitheater’s 192 steps, while admiring the Denver skyline with gritted teeth and quivering quads. But right now it’s pitch dark and 21 degrees. I’m alone, but not for long: Five people joined the “plan” I posted last night on Gociety, a social media startup for like-minded Read more […]


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The LP Cover: A Counter-Cultural Icon

The Beatles’ Revolver, with Klaus Voorman’s haunting illustration and photo-collage work, was the first LP cover added to the design collection in my time at MoMA and I was thrilled to see it arrive. Recently Help!, Rubber Soul, and Sgt Peppers’ Lonely Heart’s Club Band LP covers were acquired and all are currently on view in Making Music Modern: Design for Ear and Eye along with The Beatles, aka the White Album, from MoMA’s drawings and prints collection. Exhibited together, these Beatles Read more […]