Here at Museum Hack, we believe museums are f***ing awesome. Every month, we hear awesome stories from our museum network about new exhibits, acquisitions, events and more.
Please enjoy this monthly roundup of some of the most awesome museum news happening around the globe.
DULUTH’S #1 ATTRACTION IS NOW OPEN LATE FOR SUNSETS & SIPS (MINNESOTA)
Glensheen Mansion, perched on the shore of Lake Superior, is the most visited historic home in Minnesota and Duluth’s #1 Paid Attraction on Trip Advisor. Their 12-acre estate features gardens, bridges, and the famous 39-room mansion built with remarkable 20th-century craftsmanship. It serves to tell the story of the Congdon family and the Duluth region and is now open until 9 pm for the summer. So slid down to the water with a beverage and take in some beautiful sunsets, Duluth! More
CHEECH MARIN’S MUSEUM WILL OPEN IN 2020…TIGHT (CALIFORNIA)
Just months after California legalized recreational marijuana, the state is giving stoner comedian Cheech Marin’s Chicano art museum $9.7 million in funding. The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art, Culture, and Industry is scheduled to open in 2020 in Riverside, east of Los Angeles. “The Cheech,” as Marin prefers to call it, will include approximately 700 paintings, drawings, sculptures and other works he’s collected over more than 30 years. More
BUTLER COUNTY BENDS THE AGE-OLD RULE OF “DON’T TOUCH THE ART” (OHIO)
Nested along the famed “Donut Trail”, the Museum of Ancient Sculpture at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park is the only known museum of its kind in the world. The attraction features four galleries in a 10,000 sq. ft. museum that displays Greek, Roman, Etruscan, Syrian and Egyptian Sculpture dating to 1550 B.C….and yes…you can touch (some of) them if you must. More
MUSEUM OF BROKEN RELATIONSHIPS TRAVELS TO CHINA (SHANGHAI)
Until the end of July, the Museum of Broken Relationships will be on view at the exhibition space of the Navy Club of Columbia Circle in Shanghai. This is the very first time the exhibit will be on display in China. Embark on an empathetic journey and recover from lost love in Shanghai this summer. More
EXPLORE 100 YEARS OF FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE GETTY (LOS ANGELES)
Spanning the era of Vogue to the era of Instagram, experience the art of fashion through the art of photography at the Getty Museum. Beginning with 1911—the year Edward Steichen created the first “artistic” fashion photographs—and ending with 2011 with digital technology as a dominant paradigm, this exhibition surveys the rich and varied history of modern fashion photography. More
FAMOUS 130-TON SEWER BLOCKAGE ON DISPLAY (LONDON)
The highly anticipated display of the last remaining parts of the Whitechapel fatberg – a sewer blockage which became an international media sensation when it was discovered in September 2017. Weighing 130 tonnes and over 250 meters long, it is one of the largest fatbergs ever found. Find out more about the challenges of curating and conserving this disgusting, fascinating and dangerous mass, and see the fatberg samples close-up – if you dare! More
BOB DYLAN MUSEUM TO OPEN IN 2021 (TULSA)
The museum, set to open in 2021 in Tulsa, Oklahoma will serve as a home for the Bob Dylan archives, an exhibition of over 100,000 objects, featuring everything from notebooks and correspondence to unreleased studio and concert recordings. Why Tulsa, you ask? It might have something to do with the Tulsa-born billionaire who bought the Dylan archives for $3 million recently. More
Alrighty! That’s all the awesome #MuseNews for this month.
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