museums

6.20.19

'Indiana Jones' Has Aged Terribly

The world’s most famous fictional archaeologist's legacy feels as dusty as his antiquities.

3.26.19

The Cash-Strapped Museum Embraced by Cops and Corporations

Just a few months after opening, the shakey existence of the National Museum of Law Enforcement suggests that the one-topic museum may exist in a country disinterested in its message.

1.25.19

The Fight to Repatriate African Skulls in European Museum Collections

Africans have been calling for the return of ancestors’ remains for decades, and at least one Western leader is now listening.

9.17.18

Memes Have Finally Made It to the Museum

Inside the boyfriend-distracting, Doge-approved KnowYourMeme gallery exhibit, which traces the evolution of "Two Decades of Memes."

4.16.18

The History of the World Is Being Carved Into Stone by an Old Man in the Desert

Jacques André-Istel has spent 30 years creating a museum he thinks will be there after humanity has departed earth.

4.4.18

This Family Spent the Last 13 Years and $125K Amassing Beanie Babies

Leon Schlossberg and his daughter Sondra are putting everything into their dream of opening a Ty museum.

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1.25.18

Trump Wanted Art So This Museum Offered Him a Gold Toilet

The Guggenheim couldn't lend the White House a Van Gogh, but it was more than willing to hand over Maurizio Cattelan's "America."

11.16.17

Someone Now Owns a $450 Million Painting of Jesus

Real or not, da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' is believed to be the most expensive painting ever sold.

10.3.17

Life Inside Louisiana's Leprosy Quarantine Was Horrific and Inspirational

The stigma and lack of understanding of the disease shaped every facet of life for patients there, who started their own businesses, founded a newspaper, and used their own currency.

9.28.17

Feedback from Museumgoers May Be Changing the Art World

Curators are paying attention to audiences at large.

9.9.16

The World's Largest Private Sports Memorabilia Collection Is On Display—For Now

After more than two decades, super collector Gary Cypres finally opened his legendary memorabilia collection to the public. But the display, and the collection itself, won't last forever.

7.26.16

The Thing Is Arizona's Most Mysterious Attraction

The Thing is advertised on billboards stretching hundreds of miles, from Arizona to Texas, but it's impossible to understand The Thing until you're staring right at it.

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