OMSI’s Exhibit on King Tut Aims to Ignite the Spark of Discovery.

King Tutankhamun's visage looms large over the entrance to OMSI.  It's a fitting introduction to the most famous pharaoh in history.  In death, King Tutankhamun has been made larger than life despite being a minor player in history himself.  The boy king was at one time something of a "lost Pharaoh," before the rediscovery of … Continue reading OMSI’s Exhibit on King Tut Aims to Ignite the Spark of Discovery.

OMSI Harvest Festival Displays State’s Bounty and Some Fluffy Friends

The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry's Harvest Festival (held on September 30th) was very much what one would imagine when given the phrase "Portland Harvest Fair."  The majority of vendors were local producers who were there to sell their wares.  There were not one but two beekeepers selling honey and two door-to-door vegetable delivery … Continue reading OMSI Harvest Festival Displays State’s Bounty and Some Fluffy Friends

National Museum of Brazil Burns Down, Nearly 20 Million Artifacts Lost

On September 2nd, 2018 at about 7:30 PM local time, the National Museum of Brazil caught fire.  The fire spread with alacrity as the building was filled with wood and parchment.  Local firefighters were unable to effectively combat the blaze, as nearby fire hydrants were dry and the nearest source of water was a lake … Continue reading National Museum of Brazil Burns Down, Nearly 20 Million Artifacts Lost

Portland Art Museums holds Week-Long Exposition of Art by Staff and Volunteers

What are the benefits of working in your workplace?  Healthcare and dental should go without saying.  But what about extra perks?  Maybe you get the occasional tickets to a sporting event, or discounted prices on affiliated products.  But how many people can say that their employers have created an art show to show their works … Continue reading Portland Art Museums holds Week-Long Exposition of Art by Staff and Volunteers

The Shape of Speed Tells a Story of Innovation and Beautiful Failure

Disclosure: I volunteer weekly at the Portland Art Museum, but this article is in no way associated with the museum. The Portland Art Museum's newest featured exhibit, the Shape of Speed is a great diversion this summer.  The exhibit consists of over a dozen classic cars from the years between 1930 and 1943 (and two … Continue reading The Shape of Speed Tells a Story of Innovation and Beautiful Failure