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"Paris Musées, a collection of 14 museums in Paris have recently made high-res digital copies of 100,000 artworks freely available to the public on their collections website. Artists with works in the archive include Rembrandt, Monet, Picasso, Cézanne, and thousands of others."
Paris Musées, a collection of 14 museums in Paris have recently made high-res digital copies of 100,000 artwo
"A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources!"
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"The database, frequently used by university students for research and essay work, announced on Twitter today that it has made over 6,000 ebooks and over 150 journals accessible without the need for an online login."
The online academic resource has made over 6,000 ebooks and over 150 journals accessible without the need for an online login.
"For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
"All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet."
Free stories for kids of all ages. Audible Stories is a free website where kids of all ages can listen to hundreds of Audible audio titles across six different languages—English, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Japanese—for free, so they can keep learning, dreaming and just being kids.
"Librarians are caretakers of some of the world's greatest treasures—from historical documents and out-of-print books to archival photographs and illustrations. And thanks to the wonders of digitization, many library collections are available for everyone to explore online."
Discover archival photos, maps, illustrations, and more for free at these libraries’ websites.
The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections
In the blink of an eye, once-crowded museums sit empty. We’re preparing ourselves for social distancing and potential quarantine.
"'We'd like to provide some grand opera solace to opera lovers in these extraordinarily difficult times,' said Met General Manager Peter Gelb in a press release. 'Every night, we'll be offering a different complete operatic gem from our collection of HD presentations from the past 14 years.'"
In an effort to continue providing opera to its audience members, the Met Opera will host “Nightly Met Opera Streams” on its official website to audiences worldwide. These free streams will present encores of past performances from its famed Live in HD series. The encore presentations will begin...
"Now, you get 'go to the museum' and never have to leave your couch."
Going into a self-quarantine can have many complex issues and complications beyond having enough food and supplies for two weeks. In terms of entertainment, it…
Happy Birthday, Albert Einstein!
“All I’m saying is simply this, that all life is interrelated, that somehow we’re caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. You can never be what you ought to be until I am what I ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”
—Martin Luther King Jr.
"From Dec. 1 to Dec. 3, each reserved seat will include a red rose and a special placard featuring Parks' photo and a message about her courageous act."
It was Dec. 1, 1955 when Rosa Parks courageously refused to give up her bus seat to a white man.
"Rogers's placidity belied the intense care he took in shaping each episode of his program. He insisted that every word, whether spoken by a person or a puppet, be scrutinized closely, because he knew that children—the preschool-age boys and girls who made up the core of his audience—tend to hear things literally."
The TV legend possessed an extraordinary understanding of how kids make sense of language.
"The stamp art will feature photographs of 16 Muppets from 'Sesame Street': Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Rosita, The Count, Oscar the Grouch, Abby Cadabby, Herry Monster, Julia, Guy Smiley, Snuffleupagus, Elmo, Telly, Grover and Zoe. Art Director Derry Noyes designed the stamps."
Sunny days, sweeping the clouds away and on its way to, the United States Postal Service!
"The show was designed by education professionals and child psychologists with one goal: to help low-income and minority students aged 2-5 overcome some of the deficiencies they had when entering school. Social scientists had long noted white and higher income kids were often better prepared.
"So, it wasn't an accident that the show was set on an urban street with a multicultural cast. Diversity and inclusion were baked into the show. Monsters, humans and animals all lived together peacefully."
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years ago, beloved entertainer Carol Burnett appeared on the very first broadcast of a quirky TV program that featured a bunch of furry puppets. Blink and you might miss it, but Burnett followed a cartoon about a witch called Wanda, which was loaded with words beginning w...
On this day of service and remembrance…
“Everybody can be great. Because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. …You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
—Martin Luther King Jr.
“Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.”
"The unnamed buyer bought the corroded 7mm caliber Lefaucheux revolver for about $182,000. The gun's trigger is pulled back, frozen in place, some think cementing the moment in which it would have dropped from Van Gogh's grasp.
"Its purchase has reignited the debate over whether Van Gogh died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound."
The gun believed to have been used by Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh to take his own life was sold at the Drouot auction house in Paris. The unnamed buyer
"The webcam in NASA's High Bay 1 clean room, which has been dubbed 'Seeing 2020' gives the public an opportunity to watch as engineers prepare their newest explorer for the rigors of life on another planet. The stream is live for 24 hours a day, with the exception of maintenance periods or technical glitches."
A newly-installed clean room webcam at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, is giving members of the public a front row seat as technicians and engineers assemble the Mars 2020 rover.
"Eight co-champions are taking home the Scripps National Spelling Bee Cup after a record-breaking and exhausting night that ended in the 20th round, during which the pronouncer declared they had entered 'uncharted territory' in the competition's more than nine decades."
Eight co-champions are taking home the 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee Cup after a record-breaking and exhausting night that ended in the 20th round.
"'My curiosity was aroused by the idea of giving structural form to the images in my drawings,' she said. 'These forms come from observing plants, the spiral shell of a snail, seeing light through insect wings, watching spiders repair their webs in the early morning, and seeing the sun through the droplets of water suspended from the tips of pine needles while watering my garden.'"
She overcame World War II discrimination to become a renowned sculptor and advocate for art's transformative power.
Happy Birthday, Samuel F. B. Morse!
Morse developed “lightning wires” and “Morse code,” an electronic alphabet that could carry messages. The patent was applied for in 1840. By 1861, the two coasts of the United States were linked by telegraph.
Happy Earth Day!
"Franklin's inclusion into the exclusive club re-confirms the impact her music – and voice – had and continues to have on the world. She became a cultural icon and genius of American song, considered by many to be the greatest popular vocalist of her time. Her voice transcended age, category and her own life."
The Queen of Soul was awarded a 2019 Pulitzer Prize for her 'indelible contributions' to American music and culture
Ed Catmull: "People had conflated visualisation with creativity and imagination and one of the messages is, 'they're not the same thing'.
"The other one I think that people might have assumed, but if you think about it you can see why it's false assumption, is you would think if a person could visualise, they're more likely to be able to draw.
"If you open your eyes and you take out a pencil and pad, how many people can draw what they see? The answer is a very small number, so if you can't draw what is in front of you then why would we expect that you would be able to draw what you visualise?"
Ed Catmull has aphantasia, as do some of the world's best animators at Pixar.
"Both a school for the arts and a school of thought, the Bauhaus was founded by architect Walter Gropius exactly 100 years ago in Weimar, Germany, gathering many of Europe's most brilliant artists and designers with the aim of training a new generation of creatives to reinvent the world. Today's animated Doodle celebrates the legacy of this institution and the worldwide movement it began, which transformed the arts by applying the principle 'form follows function.'"
100th Anniversary of Bauhaus! #GoogleDoodle
"Three years ago, Bouman led the creation of an algorithm that eventually helped capture this first-of-its-kind image: a supermassive black hole and its shadow at the center of a galaxy known as M87. She was then a graduate student in computer science and artificial intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology."
The effort wouldn't have succeeded without Katie Bouman, who developed a crucial algorithm and helped devise imaging methods.
"'We have seen what we thought was unseeable. We have seen and taken a picture of a black hole,' Sheperd Doeleman, EHT Director and astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass., said April 10 in Washington, D.C., at one of seven concurrent news conferences."
Astronomers used a network of telescopes around the world to take a picture of the supermassive black hole in the galaxy M87.
Simply heartbroken today to hear the news that our friends at Grey Fox Floral suffered an extreme loss as a result of fire. We join the choir of community members wishing them strength and positive energy as they move forward.
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