The front of the Art Institute of Chicago, with banners advertising Van Gogh's Bedrooms in three arched alcoves
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One Bedroom, Three Ways

Even if you don’t know that it’s his, Vincent van Gogh’s Bedroom is an incredibly well-recognized staple of art history. Painted for the first time in 1888, this space in van Gogh’s ‘Yellow House’ in Arles is just one of many representations of the artist’s search for a place he …

two uniformed British Museum guards standing in front of a large pillar
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Art Inquisition: GUARDS! …Guards?

  For the last few months, guards at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston have been protesting an increasingly “militarized” role that takes them away from the art and implements an elaborate system of cameras. As a part of the Museum Independent Security Union (MISU), the guards are unhappy with the MFA’s proposed …

painted plaster copy of a rune stone from St. Paul's Cathedral in London, depicting an animal of some kind in red and black
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A-Viking We Will Go

Yaaarr, Vikings! Plunder and pillage! Huge, be-furred raiders in horned helmets! Everyone has their own personal Mjolnir! If that’s what comes to mind when someone says “Vikings,” you may want to reconsider. The very word viking, as it’s commonly used, is somewhat inaccurate. It derives from Old Norse, and meant a trade ship or …

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The Perot Museum: An Oasis of Science

With all of the controversy surrounding Texas schools teaching Creationism (including Young Earth Creationism which teaches that the Earth is only 6,000 years old), and Texas Governor Rick Perry stating “In Texas, we teach both creationism and evolution,” when he was asked a question by a young boy during his …