When MeFites view art, is it a MeFart? Well! Let me recalibrate the taste-level of this IRL post by cordially inviting you all to meet up at the Museum of Fine Arts on Wednesday evening, October 16, at 7PM (free admission, donations accepted). Let's gather at the Taste Café in the Linde Family Wing for Contemporary Art, Level 1, at 7PM, wait about 10-15 minutes for people to show up, and then meander from there. The MFA's open until 10PM, but don't feel like you have to wander around for three hours. [more inside]
I'm itching to make some new friends and also finding New Things To Do here in this glorious town, and thus I'd like to organize another IRL meetup. Let's go to the Exploratorium evening program on Thurs, Feb 28th at 6PM. [more inside]
We're visiting family there next month and I'd love to meet some Canadian MeFites in the flesh. We're staying near the Emily Carr statue and residence, so a cultural outing would be swell. It looks like the only day we'll have free is 9/11. Is anybody available then?
Did you know that Beaverton has an Interactive Museum of Gaming and Puzzlery? They are having a 24 hour fundraiser starting at noon on Saturday, September 17th. [more inside]
After reading not_on_display's genius post about the Museum of Jurassic Technology, I realized it's been too long since I've been. Time for a meetup! [more inside]
Friday night, Peter Chang's in Rockville Town Center. 7:00. I'll call for a reservation on January 27, so let me know if you're in by then! If you want to do something afterwards, let me know! [more inside]
The 2015 Los Angeles Printer's Fair is this upcoming weekend. I won't be able to go (I'm back in Boston!), but I remember talking about it at a previous meet-up and some people being interested. I thought this would be a good way to let people know that it's happening. [more inside]
cortex's lil brother French Fry is coming to visit, and we're going to the US Space and Rocket Center, plus beers afterwards. [more inside]
Slow Art Day is a worldwide event that invites you to experience museums in a different way. Instead of trying to see everything in the museum, we'll be looking at 5 works of art for 10 minutes apiece. This year, I'm hosting an event at the newly reopened Harvard Art Museums! [more inside]
Reposting from previous event! Chicainthecity most courteously reminded me that the event needed updating, and we discussed NOVEMBER 8th as the most likely afternoon. The consensus is now November 22nd: let us know in the thread! The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City is a place that engenders love and and serious confusion, perhaps in equal measures. It is a palace of many mythical wonders and it was proposed as one of the next meetup locations. It's open until 6:00 PM on Saturdays; the cafe offers complimentary tea and cookies until 5:00. (It is also close to the Center for Land Use Interpretation, which is equally a palace of wonders if you like scholastic text and resource allocation. They also have quite a cool map of points of interest in the area around their Culver City branch.) [more inside]
The Museum of Jurassic Technology in Culver City is a place that engenders love and and serious confusion, perhaps in equal measures. It is a palace of many mythical wonders and it was proposed as one of the next meetup locations. It's open until 6:00 PM on Saturdays; the cafe offers complimentary tea and cookies until 5:00. (It is also close to the Center for Land Use Interpretation, which is equally a palace of wonders if you like scholastic text and resource allocation. They also have quite a cool map of points of interest in the area around their Culver City branch.) [more inside]
As part of their free summer movie series Top Gun will be shown on the deck of the Intrepid (a battleship turned museum). We're allowed to bring blankets and have a picnic. [more inside]
We had so much fun at Watts Towers (and the La Brea Tar Pits, as it turned out) today that we're hoping to organize another Museum and Art Crawl meetup at the Getty Villa sometime in August. Join us for the beach, art, and good company! [more inside]
The Brooklyn Museum is free, and has special events, on Saturday evenings from 5-10 pm. Let's meet see some of the museum and events and have a drink. [more inside]
Let's have a meetup in a more refined setting than normal and meetup at the Metropolitan Museum's rooftop garden bar which currently has an art installation by Dan Graham on it. [more inside]
Let's go to Watts Towers! The Watts Towers structure consists of seventeen major sculptures of steel, covered with mortar and embellished by decorative finishings of mosaic tiles, glass, clay, shells, and rock. This folk art employs assemblage construction. There are three tall spires, several small towers, two walls, gazebo, patio, ship, and other structures. In addition to the towers, the The Watts Towers Arts Center is the home of International Ethnic Instrument Collection consisting of 144 primarily non-western instruments collected from around the world. Watts Towers on Wikipedia [more inside]
After having so much fun at the recent Spaceship Endeavour! meetup, I thought I'd propose a similar venture to one of our grand LA art museums,
choice and date TBD. UPDATE 5/4: It looks as if LACMA on June 1st will work out well for most. [more inside]
The Jewish Museum has an Art Spiegelman exhibit. It is free on Saturdays. Which weekend works for people?
Meetup at After Dark at the Exploratorium. You need to buy tickets. Meet outside the exploratorium at 6:15pm by the vertically orientated sign with the big hole. I'll also try and be near the entrance inside at 8pm if you're running late and want to find the group. There will likely be post-exploratorium drinking (venue TBD).
Let's go see the Artist / Rebel / Dandy: Men of Fashion exhibit at the Rhode Island School of Design Museum! We will meet at the Benefit Street entrance of the museum at 2:00 PM, and then make our way to Trinity Brew House at 5:00 PM for dinner. [more inside]
International Slow Art Day is coming up on April 27th. It's a worldwide effort to have a different kind of art experience. The idea is to spend a couple of hours immersing yourself in just 5-10 works of art, and then meet up with individuals who have just done the same to talk about the experience. We're hosting Slow Art Day where I work, and Metafilter's own Lipstick Thespian is host. We thought it would be fun to invite MeFites to take part, and when it's all over, we can go out for a just-MeFite gathering over pints or such. [more inside]
This is part 2 of the Metafilter Pittsburgh Carnegie Museums series. This trip we will be visiting the Carnegie Science Center and hanging out on a submarine. [more inside]
It's cold and snowy and I have super-duper Carnegie Museum passes for another month. Does anyone want to meet up and look at some art and/or science? [more inside]
It been a while since we've had a meetup in San Jose, so how about getting together Friday the 14th to check out Mythbusters: The Explosive Exhibition. [more inside]
The Ivy Style Exhibition at the Museum At FIT is a wonderful collection of WASP-y, prep looks and oddities throughout the decades. Friday at 6pm. Refreshments to follow. [more inside]
Kattullus and myself both happen to be in London for the weekend. There's already a full-packed Saturday plan, but for those who can't make it or know they won't be able to get enough MeFites IRL, come join us on Friday! We are planning on meeting outside the Wellcome Collection at 1pm, to check out the Superhuman exhibit. Food and drink will likely happen afterwards. [more inside]
Per EmpressCallipygos, I'm posting a pre-meetup meetup for those of us who are free during the day to visit the London Canal Museum and perhaps to stroll the Regents Canal a bit afterwards before catching up with folks dinner and drinks later on with those of you who have to work. [more inside]
JP fashion exhibit! I read the reviews when this debuted and it is supposed to be fantastic. It also "contains adult themes." What more could we ask for? [more inside]
Hey, Metafilter! Are you in or around London? Do you like looking at things preserved in jars? Have I got a meetup for you... [more inside]
Any MeFite Museum folk planning to be in Houston for the AAM convention in May? And if so, any interest in trying to set up a meetup?
Anyone interested in seeing the Will Eisner New York exhibition at MoCCA? After some discussion, I figured Saturday, April 16 might be an auspicious date. I've been to the space before, and though the place isn't huge, this one looks fun. It's $5. Could do lunch before in Chinatown/SoHo also or just meet up at museum at 2:30.
Let's go see some Muppets at the Museum of Science & Industry. [more inside]