When someone compliments the curator of an exhibition on how great it looks and you’re in the background like:
Another submission from rubbercityrebel.
I squealed when I found this!!! Us Museum studies majors/minors need some meme love!!! We only have a small museum studies minor program here, but I’m sooo ready to take it on in grad school!!! Loving this page sooo much!! Can’t wait to see more!
Ah I know this well…..
THAT BELONGS IN A MUSEUM
sometimes i climb inside exhibit cases and clean them
i was actually shut inside of this one for a good fifteen minutes
the absurdity of my life choices astounds me
I have very excellent memories of laying down inside of a case to clean the top (these were large plexiglass cases that rested on a base), and having to crack the windows in the barn we were cleaning them in because the fumes were terrible and we were starting to get a bit wobbly.
Behold, the museum worker in their natural habitat
Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) makes a beautiful landing at Kennedy Space Center. Bravo to all of the men and women who’ve helped make the shuttle program shine over the last 30 years. It was truly an inspiration to me as well as countless others. To infinity, and beyond!
Space shuttle Atlantis (STS-135) touches down at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center Shuttle Landing Facility (SLF), completing its 13-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS) and the final flight of the Space Shuttle Program, early Thursday morning, July 21, 2011, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. Overall, Atlantis spent 307 days in space and traveled nearly 126 million miles during its 33 flights. Atlantis, the fourth orbiter built, launched on its first mission on Oct. 3, 1985.
Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
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“Our friend Jeff Yang curated MARVELS AND MONSTERS: Unmasking Asian Images in U.S. Comics, 1942 – 1986 – The William F. Wu Collection at The NYU Fales Library & Special Collections. Wu’s collection “is perhaps the world’s only, and certainly the largest, collection of comic books featuring images of Asians and Asian Americans.” The exhibition is open until August 19, 2011. Read Jeff’s thoughts about working on the exhibition on his blog. [NYU]”
UGH I WISH I COULD GET TO NEW YORK IN THIS TIME SPAN. CURSES. I will just have to ask my sister to go for both of us.
Edited to add: An excerpt from the curator’s blog:
“The show spans four of the most turbulent and critical decades in American history — particularly in relation to Asian Americans, as we were at war with Asians through much of that period, and the vast bulk of Asian immigrants arrived in the U.S. right in the middle of it.
As a result, the works found in the collection aren’t just an amazing treasure trove for comic fans of all backgrounds, they’re a unique narrative of the evolution of the Asian image in American popular culture.
I themed the collection around a set of eight Asian archetypes — the ones that remain most iconic and resonant with perceptions of Asian Americans even today. (No, Tiger Mom isn’t in it — the collection ends in 1986.) The archetypes are obviously negative ones, given the timespan of the archive. But their repeated appearances in the comics ends up being an amazing launchpad from which to explore the historical pressures and precedents that led to their inception.”