Posts Tagged ‘Museum’

Michael Jordan Donates $5 Million to National Museum of African American History and Culture

Michael Jordan‘s unwavering philanthropy persists today as the hall of famer unloaded a hefty sum onto the National Museum of African-American History and Culture.

According to a report from the Washington Post, Jordan donated $ 5 million to the Washington D.C. museum. Moreover, his former team the Chicago Bulls donated a Jordan jersey from the 1996 NBA Finals.

The Post also reports that the museum will name a sports section of African-American themed space the Michael Jordan Hall. Jordan had this to say about this new development:

“I am grateful for the opportunity to support this museum. I also am indebted to the historic contributions of community leaders and athletes such as Jesse Owens, whose talent, commitment and perseverance broke racial barriers and laid the groundwork for the successful careers of so many African-Americans in athletics and beyond.”

Jordan has been extremely active as of late with both his words and his pocketbook. He recently donated $ 1 million each to both the International Association of Chiefs of Police’s Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. He also made a statement regarding the killings of blacks by police officers and that of the slain police officers in Dallas last month.


Cologne Germany Sneaker Museum

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Well really, it was just a matter of time. But who would have thought that the first sneaker museum would not be in Tokyo or NYC, but Cologne Germany. Furthermore, on the inaugural exhibit called, The Dunk: Celebrating Colors & Creativity, hundreds of ‘heads’ filled the streets, to get a glimpse of not only historic kicks but original artwork. Hosted by Nike Skateboarding and curated by retailers, TGWO the initial exhibit will be happening until June 2011. Cologne Germany… go figure.

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HYPEBEAST Spaces: The Porsche Museum

Having opened its doors early 2009, the Delugan Meissl-designed Porsche Museum was built with the intentions of educating and inspiring visitors by virtue of the automotive manufacturer’s 80-plus years of history, and with the help of some of the most beautifully-designed sports cars of our time. Sitting on three large V-shaped columns, the colossal 5,600 square-metre building offers the illusion of floating and was designed to attract visitors in a welcoming manner. The Porsche Museum is comprised of four main sectors; The Museum on Wheels, an ever-changing exhibition that sees a different focus on the various 520 models on hand; The Archive, 2,000 meters of shelf-space dedicated to the preserving of Porsche history; The Workshop, an open area where master craftsmen and mechanics work on the prized inventory; and finally, The Shop, a treasure trove to any enthusiast looking to take a bit of the Porsche brand back home with them. For those that have never had a chance to visit the museum, the video above should give you a better look at the ongoing commitments the brand has towards educating the public on its rich history.

The Porsche Museum
Porscheplatz 1
70435 Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen

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Vhils “Dissection” Exhibition @ Electric Museum Lisbon Recap

Alexandre Farto, better known as Vhils, recently presented his most extensive exhibition yet. Taking to Lisbon’s Electric Museum, the Portuguese artist showcased a body of work which has already gained a foothold on various continents — from chiseled wooden sheds in Brazil and warehouse walls in Hawaii to screen prints made in Shanghai. Titled “Dissection,” the exhibition highlights marginalized sectors of society via the display of portraits of the underprivileged and the rebellious. Using drills and other etching tools, Vhils carved through billboards made up of layers of old propaganda murals, advertisements, and coats of graffiti — each layer representing a different social system. “We are a result of everything that surrounds us, and the walls are comprised of layers of social and political reform Lisbon has undergone. Each city has its own layers and I want to dissect its respective history via my artwork,” says the 27-year-old artist.

The exhibition starts with the Naphta Storage Tzake which rises at the entrance of the museum. The panorama piece sees etching of unnamed citizens from local projects he’s worked on across the globe. Visitors then enter through a black tunnel lit by multiple screens displaying archival television footage and vinyl stencils of other intriguing personalities Vhils’ met in his travels. The exhibition splits into nine rooms with Vhils trademark approach displayed across various canvases; posters and other works on paper and compositions in metal and wood, while we also get a glimpse of collaborative pieces with CYRCLE. and Buraka Som Sistema. The various sectors lead to the front area of an urban metro carriage, hung in midair some five meters in length, its constituent parts detached and exposed. Coated in white, the installation pays homage to Vhils’ roots in graffiti and the practice of painting on trains.

Enjoy the recap images here and be sure to check out “Dissection,” taking place from now till October 5, if you’re in Lisbon.


Nike Hypersense “The Art & Science of Modern Football” @ ArtScience Museum Singapore

Looking to capture the art, passion and technology behind football and Nike’s place within the sport, ArtScience Museum Singapore presents “The Art & Science of Modern Football.” 25 artists from across the world — including Olivier Lutaud, YoAz, Rik Oostenbroek, Quiccs, Studio Blup, Kerby Rosanes, Kazu Livingstone, Ronan Leung, Mojoko, Eric Foenander, and The Beast — have created stunning artworks based on Nike Football’s heritage. From Nike’s first football boot to the latest Flyknit-inspired Magista, the exhibition will take viewers through an interactive journey, touching on pinnacle points in Nike Football’s story. Check out the artwork here and if you’re in Singapore, be sure to check out the exhibition, which runs from May 10 to 18.

ArtScience Museum Singapore
Marina Bay Sands
10 Bayfront Avenue


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