Museums

Reuters

Belgium's Africa Museum Tries to Shed Its Colonial Past

With a $90 million renovation, officials hope to add fresh context to the century-old museum.

The Living

Soon to Grace the New York Skyline: Towers Made of Fungus

A cutting-edge building material promises structures that are both sustainable and ... compostable.

Nathan Keay/MCA Chicago

These Scratch-Off Ads Give Commuters Something to Do at the Bus Stop

They reveal art underneath. 

Henry Hargreaves photography/Facebook

The Louvre and Guggenheim, Recreated in Gingerbread

Delicious candy architecture.

Luxigon

An Unusual Proposal to Block Architectural 'Death Rays' in Dallas

It's 400 feet tall, and sunlight-responsive.

Reuters

And There Was Joy in Washington

Scenes from a city reopened.

Reuters

A Dictator's Execution Spot, Now Open to Tourists

Romania reopened the site where Nicolae Ceausescu was shot, turning the former cavalry barracks into a museum.

Cosmo Wenman

Art Museums Better Hurry Up and Get Ready for the Future of 3D Printing

Rodin, meet Napster.

Shutterstock

Every Library and Museum in America, Mapped

America's collection of museums and libraries is actually super impressive when you look at it on a map.

Detroit Institute of Art

Under Threat of Municipal Bankruptcy, the Detroit Institute of Arts Readies for a Fight

The museum is threatening to play hardball if it's ordered to auction off its assets to help the city pay off its massive debt.

Giles Ashford

Why Is MoMA Planning to Destroy a Beloved Work of Contemporary Architecture?

The museum's expansion means destroying 'The Folk,' a quirky, celebrated building next door.

Reuters

Why Free Museums Are Bad for Everyone

Recommended donations and admission fees help patrons see art, not crowds.

Reuters

Sorry L.A., You Won't Be Getting That Modern Art 'Super-Museum' After All

The troubled Museum of Contemporary Art just rejected an offer to merge with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

OCMA

Yup, That's a Gigantic Dog Peeing on This Orange County Building

And you thought your public art was gross.

Oiio Architecture Office

Imagine One of New York's Most Famous Buildings, 13 Stories Higher

Architects propose a massive expansion as a cheeky critique of the preciousness of iconic buildings.

MOCA Cleveland

In Cleveland, a Flashy New Museum But an Even Better Neighborhood

A new art museum debuts in Cleveland's University Circle, a part of town that has avoided much of the city's economic struggles.

Brian Smithson/Flickr

50 Years After the Beatles, Liverpool Is Back

England's Detroit has boosted its cultural offerings to become a tourist magnet.

APHarris/Flickr

Historically Responsible Decision of the Day: the Antakya Museum-Hotel

When life gives you a giant mosaic, build a museum-hotel.

Timothy Hursley/Taubman Museum of Art

We Built Way Too Many Cultural Institutions During the Good Years

A comprehensive new report takes a critical look at our oversupply of museums, performing arts centers, and theaters.