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Giant 'Death Ray' Shield Proposed in Dallas

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Blossoming sculpture would protect important museum from scorching solar glare

Since opening in 2003, the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas has catalyzed the development of a new neighbourhood in the city. But one of the buildings that the museum helped attract to the area has become its biggest threat. Museum Tower, a 42-story condo high-rise, is clad in a glassy exterior that reflects sunlight onto the Nasher property, killing plants and ruining art. The tower is the......read more

Klaus Pichler: Skeletons in the Closet

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Behind the scenes at Vienna's Museum of Natural History

Austrian photographer Klaus Pichler has spent the last three years roaming behind the exhibits at Vienna's Museum of Natural History, shooting photos of taxidermied animals. The results, collected in the ongoing series "Skeletons in the Closet," are simultaneously fascinating, grotesque, and hilarious. Writes Pichler: It all started when I happened to catch a glimpse through a basement......read more

Original Series: Eat LACMA

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LA County Museum of Art partnered with SHFT on a series about food, community, and broadening the definition of art.

Fallen Fruit, an art collective of three artists who were featured on Adrian and Peter's TV show Alter Eco, have been playing with the idea of public fruit for a while. They gather fruit from public spaces, Kumquats overflowing onto sidewalks, lemon trees in parks - wherever the law allows - and they make vodka infusions, jams and pies and share them during amazing and wonderful gatherings.......read more

Seabed Sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor

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Artist collaborates with coral to create underwater museum

Jason de Caires Taylor's underwater sculptures serve a dual purpose. Not only do the figures and busts attract human admirers, but they also serve as habitat for marine life. Constructed from concrete and steel, the sculptures are bolted to the ocean floor where they act as artifical reefs that offer "an ideal habitat for filter feeding organisms."   The British artist's various......read more

Book: Natural Histories

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Extraordinary rare prints from the American Museum of Natural History Library $25.00

Published late in 2012, Natural Histories offers a rare glimpse of seldom-seen, fully illustrated essays from the American Museum of Natural History's Rare Book Collection. And it's not just for armchair scientists. Included in the clamshell package are 40 prints of extraordinary illustrations, printed in quality stock, just begging to be framed. From the curation to the printing, this is a......read more

Doug Aitken: Song 1

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A mesmerizing video of the recent outdoor installation at Hirshhorn Museum

With Song 1, New York artist Doug Aitken transformed the drab concrete exterior of Hirshhorn Museum in Washington D.C. into a panoramic canvas for a mesmerizing audio-visual spectacle. The site-specific installation, which ran until May 20, featured 11 high-def video projectors working in tandem to blanket the building’s entire surface with video. The song in question is the 1934 standard......read more

Tianjin Eco-City Museums by Steven Holl Architects

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NYC firm commissioned to design two new museums in coastal Chinese city

Billed as "a socially harmonious, environmentally friendly and resource-conserving city," Tianjin Eco-City is a collaborative effort by the Chinese and Singaporean governments to develop a sustainable city quarter on China's east coast. Now, Steven Holl Architects has been given the go-ahead on designs for two marquee buildings in the "Eco-City." Holl has been commissioned to design the Ecology......read more

Gabriel Orozco: Asterisms

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Mexican-American artist recycles trash into neatly arranged installations at Guggenheim Museum

In his hotly anticipated new show at the Guggenheim Museum, Mexican-American artist Gabriel Orozco explores the fertile territory where nature and humanity intersect. The exhibition, entitled Asterisms, is a two-part sculptural and photographic installation comprising thousands of items of trash that he collected from a playing field near his home in New York and a protected......read more

Mia Liu's Mesmerizing Recycled Paper Sculptures

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Poetic works created from discarded Guggenheim Museum tickets

Taiwanese artist Mia Liu worked for a time at the ticket booth of New York's Guggenheim Museum, where she found material inspiration in the thousands of museum admission stubs that get thrown out everyday. Saving the tickets from their inevitable trashing, Liu recycles the paper into mesmerizing sculptures that play with the movement of light. "I wish to construct a new personal experience and......read more

HWKN's Pollution-Fighting Architecture Coming to MoMA PS1

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"Wendy," a massive, spiky installation that eats smog, wins the museum's 2012 Young Architects Award

The winning entry of this year's coveted Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1 is a massive, bright blue installation that absorbs air pollution. Dubbed "Wendy" by architects HWKN (HollwichKushner), the 5,000 square foot structure will sit in the MoMA PS1 courtyard during the museum's Warm Up summer music series.  The star-shaped structure combines common materials (scaffolding) with......read more

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