Philippe de Montebello Talks Hispanic Society Museum, NFTs and Fashion as Art

Philippe de Montebello doesn’t think the Hispanic Society Museum & Library is one of the unsung museums — he knows it is.

As chairman of the board at the HSM&L, he is unquestionably emphatic and understandably partial about the subject. In an interview Tuesday, de Montebello said the museum “is unequivocally the most important institution under one roof with the most comprehensive collection with a very high level of quality of just about every aspect of Spanish art and culture that includes books, manuscripts and so forth, including of course a huge component of the huge legacy in Latin America, the Philippines and all areas of the world where Spanish [people] have had an impact.”

On Thursday, the museum will unveil “Nuestra Casa: Rediscovering the Treasures of the Hispanic Society.” Curated by Madeleine Haddon, a London-based curator and art historian for the Museum of Modern Art, the show highlights pieces

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Google Arts & Culture app matches your pet with museum artwork

Source: Nicholas Sutrich / Android Central

Google recently updated its Arts & Culture feature with a new feature specifically for animal lovers dubbed Pet Portraits, which takes an image of your pen and matches it to artwork.

The latest update, which started rolling out on some of the best Android phones this week, opens directly to the new Pet Portraits mode when selecting the camera icon. When selecting “Take a photo,” you can either capture a picture of your pet with the viewfinder or upload one using your phone’s gallery.

The feature will analyze the image and compare it and compare it to various museum artworks, listed based on the percentage of likeness. From there, you can either retake, save, or share the image. You can even enter a slideshow to display all the different artworks or select an artwork to view the full image as well as the artist

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Family Fun: Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture features exhibits for engagement, exploration

Step inside the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture on a hot day, and the first thing you might notice is how cool it is.

To protect its collections and any traveling exhibits, the temperature in the museum never goes above 72 degrees or below 68, said exhibitions manager Brooke Shelman Wagner. It almost feels chilly on a hot summer day.

And, once visitors go downstairs, they’ll find exhibits that can keep families engaged and exploring.

“What We Make: Nature as Inspiration” is a maker space inside a gallery where people can see pieces from the MAC’s collection and make their own pieces in response.

It’s an idea that Shelman Wagner has had brewing for years and the first of four annual exhibits that will feature maker spaces. The goal, Shelman Wagner said, “is to remind people that we’re all makers.”

Inside the exhibit, there are four areas with works

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