MUSEUM - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/MUSEUM News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58313012-68/gay-history-museum-collection.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58313012-68/gay-history-museum-collection.html.csp">Smithsonian adds LGBT history to museum collection</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BRETT ZONGKER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T12:47:56.763-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 12:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Hundreds of photographs, papers and historical objects documenting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people are being added to the Smithsonian Institution’s collection Tuesday, including items from the popular TV show “Will and Grace.” Show creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick along with NBC are donating objects to the National Museum of American History. The collection includes original scripts, casting ideas, political memorabilia surrounding the show and the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313012@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:47:56 MDT Letter: Support women’s museum, Sen. Lee http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58275503-82/women-museum-lee-sen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58275503-82/women-museum-lee-sen.html.csp">Letter: Support women’s museum, Sen. Lee</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T19:55:01.67-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 07:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sen. Lee, Having read the article from Joyce Kinkead (“Don’t oppose U.S. women’s museum, Sen. Lee,” August 3), I am baffled by your reluctance to vote in Favor of a National Women’s History Museum in Washington, D.C. The House voted 383-33 in favor of HB 863, and yet you are one of only two senators, concerned about funding. It is not going to cost taxpayer’s anything. This not being a partisan issue, perhaps for you, this is a sexist issue, threatening your manhood, and giving credit to deserv...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58275503@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:55:01 MDT Dinesh Patel to lead Leonardo’s board of directors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58263715-66/leonardo-patel-board-dinesh.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58263715-66/leonardo-patel-board-dinesh.html.csp">Dinesh Patel to lead Leonardo’s board of directors</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SEan P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T15:58:31.273-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 03:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A Utah venture capitalist and philanthropist will be overseeing the board of directors of Salt Lake City’s art-and-technology museum, The Leonardo. Dinesh Patel has been elected chairman of The Leonardo’s board of directors, the museum announced Tuesday. Alexandra Hesse, executive director of The Leonardo, said in a statement that Patel “has been a significant contributor to The Leonardo since its earliest days and we are thrilled he will be leading our Board. … As one of Salt Lake City’s leadin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58263715@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:58:31 MDT Billboards along I-15 part of nationwide art exhibit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58259792-66/art-american-museum-billboards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58259792-66/art-american-museum-billboards.html.csp">Billboards along I-15 part of nationwide art exhibit</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SEan P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-05T16:45:13.721-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 04:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s being billed as “the world’s largest outdoor art show,” and people in Utah may see some of it while driving Interstate 15. The project, called Art Everywhere US, launched today nationwide, starting with the digital billboards across New York’s Times Square. The exhibit features 58 classic and contemporary works of American art, ranging from John Singleton Copley’s “Watson and the Shark” (1778) to Cindy Sherman’s untitled self-portrait (2008). It includes such iconic paintings as Gilbert Stu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58259792@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 16:45:13 MDT Letter: See Museum of Natural History’s ‘Horse,’ of course http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232854-82/horses-horse-exhibit-history.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58232854-82/horses-horse-exhibit-history.html.csp">Letter: See Museum of Natural History’s ‘Horse,’ of course</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T15:52:01.72-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 03:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Visit the Museum of Natural History of Utah today! There’s a horse exhibit called “The Horse” open from July 21 to Jan. 4. It is on the third floor and down the left hall. (While you come to visit, you should check out The Sky Terrace on the fifth floor.) Visiting “The Horse” is fun because you get to see horse show awards, a movie about horses’ teeth, a movie about horses, a movie that shows horse skeletons and sculptures of horses. I learned some stuff about horses, such as: some of their r...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232854@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:52:01 MDT Beijing, Chicago architects to design George Lucas Museum http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58232433-68/chicago-museum-architects-design.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58232433-68/chicago-museum-architects-design.html.csp">Beijing, Chicago architects to design George Lucas Museum</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T08:33:01.628-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 08:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • Architects from Beijing and Chicago will design George Lucas’ new museum to be built along Chicago’s lakefront. The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art announced Monday that Beijing-based MAD Architects would be the principal designer for the site, while Chicago’s Studio Gang would design the landscape and a bridge to the city’s Northerly Island nature area. The “Star Wars” creator last month picked Chicago to host his museum of art and movie memorabilia. Chicago offered a site along Lake Mi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582324332014-07-28T08:33:01.628-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T08:33:01.628-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232433@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:33:01 MDT Op-ed: Don’t oppose U.S. women’s museum, Sen. Lee http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215787-82/women-history-utah-museum.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215787-82/women-history-utah-museum.html.csp">Op-ed: Don’t oppose U.S. women’s museum, Sen. Lee</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Joyce Kinkead</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T17:02:01.975-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 05:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Several years ago, when I was working on a project to compile 19th century Utah schoolteachers’ narratives in a book, I found this quote from noted scholar Carolyn Heilbrun: “Women in the past have a dreadful tendency to disappear in a cloud of anonymity and silence.” Heilbrun felt that it was important to recover their voices and stories. I was also inspired by other scholars already at work recovering the voices and stories of Utah women: Claudia Bushman, Maureen Ursenbach Beecher, Lavina F...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58215787@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:02:01 MDT Horse exhibit at Utah museum includes focus on Utes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58200223-78/horse-museum-horses-ute.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58200223-78/horse-museum-horses-ute.html.csp">Horse exhibit at Utah museum includes focus on Utes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Danielle Manley</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T09:59:12.415-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 09:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Horses, the Ute Tribe believes, were created by Mother Earth and are sacred. That’s why Lara Arrowchis-Ivie was thrilled to help The Natural History Museum of Utah bring to life a Ute-specific piece of a new special exhibition called The Horse. The traveling exhibition from the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, along with an additional exhibit examining the Ute-horse connection, opened to the public Monday and runs through Jan. 4. “The Horse is the largest, most artifact-...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58200223@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:59:12 MDT Museum exhibits explore Utah art and Hindu belief http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58165206-66/utah-museum-exhibit-moksha.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/moviecricket/58165206-66/utah-museum-exhibit-moksha.html.csp">Museum exhibits explore Utah art and Hindu belief</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By SEan P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-11T13:17:03.104-06:00">Updated Jul 11, 2014 01:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Looking to expand your mind this weekend? Here are two museum exhibits you should consider: • “Early Utah Masterpieces,” an exhibit of important and historically significant works in the Utah Statae Fine Art Collection, is now on display at Discovery Gateway, 444 W. 100 South, Salt Lake City, in The Gateway shopping center. The show, part of the Utah Arts & Museum’s Traveling Exhibit Program, features 26 giclee prints of works from the state’s collection that go back to the 19th century. The exh...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58165206@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:17:03 MDT Egypt challenges sale of valuable ancient statue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58164979-68/statue-museum-sale-egypt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58164979-68/statue-museum-sale-egypt.html.csp">Egypt challenges sale of valuable ancient statue</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MATTHEW KNIGHT</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-09T08:07:02.312-06:00">Updated Jul 9, 2014 08:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • Egypt is challenging a British museum’s planned sale of a 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue that is expected to fetch up to 6 million pounds ($10 million) at a London auction. Former antiquities minister Zahi Hawass told the BBC Wednesday that the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, 106 kilometers (66 miles) north of London, has no right to sell the statue. “We are not asking for the statue to come back to Egypt but we are asking to stop the sale of the statue,” he said. The position is en...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581649792014-07-09T08:07:02.312-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-09T08:07:02.312-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58164979@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:07:02 MDT Fossil reveals bird had 21-foot wingspan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58158156-68/bird-museum-bruce-fossil.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58158156-68/bird-museum-bruce-fossil.html.csp">Fossil reveals bird had 21-foot wingspan</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-07T19:27:21.738-06:00">Updated Jul 7, 2014 07:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • A fossil found in South Carolina has revealed a gigantic bird that apparently snatched fish while soaring over the ocean 25 million to 28 million years ago. Its estimated wingspan of around 21 feet is greater than the height of a giraffe. The skeleton was discovered in 1983 near the Charleston airport, but its first formal description was released Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Daniel Ksepka of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Conn., who wrote the paper,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58158156@www.sltrib.com Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:27:21 MDT Paul Rolly: The meaning of Independence Day — from the mouth of a child http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58137975-90/dad-army-http-com.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58137975-90/dad-army-http-com.html.csp">Paul Rolly: The meaning of Independence Day — from the mouth of a child</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-04T19:22:50.952-06:00">Updated Jul 4, 2014 07:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Last October, the Fort Douglas Military Museum hosted the dedication of the Utah Fallen Warriors Memorial — a 9,000-pound concrete slab from a slurry wall at the World Trade Center. The slab is now permanently in place on the museum’s grounds and has been enshrined as a reflective spot for families who have lost loved ones in U.S. wars. The night before that ceremony, the museum staged a special event for families of American soldiers killed in the wars, mostly those lost in Iraq and Afghanist...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58137975@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Jul 2014 19:22:50 MDT