museums

Feature

The Cash-Strapped Museum Embraced by Cops and Corporations

Just a few months after opening, the shaky existence of the National Museum of Law Enforcement suggests that the one-topic museum may exist in a country disinterested in its message.
Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard
3.26.19
Culture

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.
Tarisai Ngangura
1.25.19
Sweden

Sweden's Disgusting Food Museum Is Bringing Bull Penis and Baby Mouse Wine to Los Angeles

The Disgusting Food Museum is probably the only place where Pop-Tarts are displayed next to fermented birds in a seal carcass.
Jelisa Castrodale
12.10.18
Art

Akinola Davies Jr. Is Reclaiming African Treasures Stolen by White Colonizers

His latest film criticizes museums for holding onto looted art.
Antwaun Sargent
11.7.18
Motherboard

8-Year-Old Girl Pulls Ancient Sword From Lake, Is Our Ruler Now

Long may Saga reign.
Becky Ferreira
10.4.18
tech

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."
Luke Winkie
9.17.18
Art

To Fight Racism Within Museums, They Need to Stop Acting Like They're Neutral

The art world is full of the longstanding, racist histories that have affirmed white supremacy.
Antwaun Sargent
5.21.18
Pizza

A 'Museum of Pizza' Is Coming to New York to Ruin Your Instagram Feed

There's even a (sort of NSFW?) trailer.
Mayukh Sen
4.27.18
Travel

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.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
4.15.18
TOYS

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.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
4.3.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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."
Drew Schwartz
1.25.18
Culture

It's Time to Stop Hating on Museum Selfies

Between Yayoi Kusama’s “Infinity” rooms and The Museum of Ice Cream, 2017 was the year of the art selfie. But are anxieties over Instagram's effect on museum culture another approach to keeping the art world insular?
Sarah Burke
12.12.17
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