All posts tagged: Museum

Where To: Cornell Fine Arts Museum & Orlando Shakespeare Theater

5.25.19 Hello…the long weekend has arrived and there plenty of things to look at here at Shadowboxerinc. First things first. Where To is getting a bit of a makeover. We are in Orlando Florida visiting Rollins College’s Cornell Fine Arts Museum and Orlando Shakespeare Theatre.  From their website:  The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College features rotating exhibitions, ongoing programs, and an extensive permanent collection that spans centuries, from examples of ancient art and artifacts to contemporary art. Open to the public year-round, its holdings include the only European Old Master paintings in the Orlando area, a sizeable American art collection, and a forward-thinking contemporary collection on view both at the Museum and The Alfond Inn at Rollins. Located a few blocks from campus, The Alfond Inn is a visionary philanthropic boutique hotel whose proceeds help fund student scholarships.  In 1981, the Museum became Florida’s first college museum to be accredited by the American Association of Museums (currently the American Alliance of Museums) and continues in 2018 as one of only four AAM-accredited museums …

@ the Museum: Los Angeles

January 15 / 16 Good Morning…..Friday is here, the weekend is coming. Shadowbox is back with @ the Museum, but this time I’m not focusing on one museum. Nope, I’m looking and scoping cities for many museums. I’m looking towards the west….Los Angeles is the target. LA is not only the place for entertainment, the capital of LaLa Land, but it’s got cultural things and events as well. This time it’s not one museum, but several. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) / 5905 Wilshire Blvd. 323.887.6000 / http://www.lacma.org   The Getty Art Museum / 1200 Getty Center Dr. 310.440.7300 / http://www.getty.edu/visit/center/   Hammer Museum / 10899 Wilshire Blvd. 310.443.7000 / hammer.ucla.edu   Museum of Contemporary Art / http://www.moca.org 250 South Grand Ave 152 North Central Ave 8687 Melrose Ave West Hollywood (CLOSED FOR DEINSTALLATION) Mormon Mesa, Overton, Nevada   The Broad / 221 S. Grand Ave / 213.232.6200 / http://www.thebroad.org   These are just what’s out there and there are more to visit. If you ever decide to visit or just live in …

@ the Museum: Search For the Holidays

12.18.15 Good Morning everyone! Like with November, this month I’m taking a break to find what museums have in store in your city and so that means you guys will have to search holiday events for the kids, adults, everyone…..Not only museums, but other places as well. For example, in the city I live in, their ballet company is performing the Nutcracker and other events are happening downtown and other areas of the city. The kids will be out of school soon and you don’t want them to be bored sitting around the house. So that means you people need to look up online to see what your city has to offer for the Christmas holidays. Everything will be back to normal in January. I just wanted to get you people to work and search for local events happening in your city. Enjoy the rest of your Friday and be blessed!         featured photo cred: unknown  

At the Museum: Kids Summer Guide 2015

July 17, 2015 Morning and Happy Friday at last! We’re continuing on with Kids Summer Guide for At the Museum. Here are three museums that are bringing kids and families for some Summer creative fun……   HIGH MUSEUM OF ART from website: Greene Family Learning Gallery Open during regular Museum hours Discovery Packs Family Guides Toddler Thursdays Thursdays from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. / Toddler Thursday is FREE with Museum admission. Daily HIGHlights Tours All tours are FREE with Museum admission; no reservations are required. WEEKEND FAMILY PROGRAMS Family Fundays (EVERY Sunday) Every Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Second Sunday Fundays (EVERY month) Second Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. Weekend Family Tours Saturdays & Sundays at 2 p.m. FREE with Museum admission and free to members; no registration required. There are Special Programs, Highly Hands-On Blog, and Family Memberships Just go to the High Museum website: http://www.high.org to find out more! High Museum of Art / 1280 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 /  (404) 733-4400 NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART from the website: About the NGAkids …

At the Museum: Kids Summer Guide 2015

June 19, 2015 Hey! It’s that time again as Shadowbox takes a look at what museums across the country have in store for the kids. They’re out of school for the Summer and they need to have a creative outlet. Sitting watching TV and playing video games are not the answer. I’ve found three museums that can keep the kids busy…..just a reminder that each description is from their websites. AT THE MUSEUM SUMMER GUIDE EDITION 2015   from their websites: De Young Museum / San Francisco, CA Spend your summer making art at the de Young! Summer art classes for children ages 6–12 are taught by professional artist-teachers. Classes include explorations of the museum’s galleries, adventures in Golden Gate Park, and visual and performing art activities. Classes take place from 9 am to 3 pm in the de Young galleries, the Hamon Tower studio classrooms, and selected sites in Golden Gate Park. Children are grouped according to age; individual attention is given to all children, from beginner to advanced level. An optional Open Studio …

At the Museum: African American Museum in Philadelphia

February 20, 2015 Happy Friday! We’re out to Philadelphia (not really, but it would be nice) to take a look at the African American Museum in, of course Philadelphia.   From their website: Founded in 1976 in celebration of the nation’s Bicentennial, the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP) is the first institution funded and built by a major municipality to preserve, interpret and exhibit the heritage of African Americans. Throughout its evolution, the museum has objectively interpreted and presented the achievements and aspirations of African Americans from pre-colonial times to the current day. The museum is committed to telling the story of African Americans in all its permutations: family life, the Civil Rights movement, arts and entertainment, sports, medicine, architecture, politics, religion, law and technology. The AAMP currently houses four galleries and an auditorium, each of which offer exhibitions anchored by one of our three dominant themes: the African Diaspora, the Philadelphia Story, and the Contemporary Narrative.   Lots of exhibitions, activities, and educational things to learn at the AAMP, here is an example: …

AT THE MUSEUM SUMMER 2014: SAN ANTONIO MUSEUM OF ART

June 20, 2014 Friday…..it’s Friday! The month of June is going by swiftly. San Antonio Museum of Art is the focus today. For a few new followers, this is the Summer 2014 edition of At the Museum. We’re looking at museums that have activities and events for kids and families. San Antonio Museum of Art has plenty for children and families. Like……     First Sunday: First Sunday is where kids get to explore the collection, create art and to share. This program is free for children 12 and under. Children and families are invited to explore the collections, create art and share Sundays at the Museum. Enjoy interactive fun to include sketching, painting, storytelling, films, performances and more.   Family Flicks: A new outdoor film series in collaboration with Slab Cinema. It is held every second Saturday at sundown from February till November. There are special performances and art activities one hour prior to screening time. During inclement weather, it will be held inside the auditorium. Art Crawl (caregivers & babies 0-18 months): Every second Thursday …

AT THE MUSEUM: TATE BRITAIN

May 23, 2014 Happy, happy Friday at last! Heading across the pond to London to visit Tate Britain, one of the museums that was posted on Esquisses. There is also Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool, and Tate St. Ives, but I’m just going to focus on Tate Britain. Opened on July 21, 1897, the Tate was just  one museum, which in time grew to four major sites. Tate has a natural collection of British art from 1500 to the present, with international, modern, contemporary art, make that 70,000 artworks. What’s going at the Tate Britain: BP Spotlight Source / April 4 – September 14, 2014 Tate Britain Commission 2014: Phyllida Barlow / March 31 – October 19, 2014 Kenneth Clark: Looking For Civilisation / May 10 – August 10, 2014 British Folk Art / June 10 – August 31, 2014 Events at the Tate for Families Young People Adult Learners Schools Teachers Local Communities, etc….   You can research using the Tate’s library, publications, projects. Visit their site to check out Tate Modern, Liverpool, and St. Ives. …