Allison Meier

Post image for Bedlam’s New Museum Looks Beyond Madness

The name Bedlam is so evocative of chaos and madness, the real history of one of the world’s oldest institutions for the treatment of mental illness often gets detached from its public presence.

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Post image for Robert Moses’s Two-Faced Legacy Gets the Comic Book Treatment

Robert Moses was never elected to a major office in New York City, but he completely altered the topography of the metropolis through three decades of construction projects.

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Post image for From Manhattan Doorsteps to Brooklyn Living Rooms, a Photographic Map of 1970s New York

Two 1970s photography series that chronicled the urban landscapes of New York City are now accessible on interactive maps through the New York Public Library’s ongoing Photo Geographies project.

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Post image for Centuries of Collecting the Curious and Macabre through Digital Storytelling

John Tradescant founded Britain’s first museum in the 17th century with a collection of mermaid hands, natural history specimens, and a purported piece of the crucifix.

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Post image for All of Audubon’s ‘Birds of America’ in One High-Resolution Flock

When the Audubon Society launched its redesigned website last month, it included gorgeous high-resolution images of the 435 plates from John J. Audubon’s The Birds of America.

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Post image for Frank Lloyd Wright’s West Coast Experiment, Ramping Up to the Guggenheim

Before the quarter-mile ramp of New York’s Guggenheim Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright envisioned a smaller slope on the West Coast.

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A Bloody Video Game Ode on a Grecian Urn

by Allison Meier on February 24, 2015

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Apotheon brings the classical world of ancient Greek pottery to life as a full-length animated video game.

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Post image for The Fantastical Pulp Art of 1960s and ’70s Mexico

The lurid art created for paperbacks in the 1960s and ’70s includes a cat man superhero surrounded by feral felines, a woman fleeing a cop while cradling a piglet, and a blonde vixen looking back in shock as a skeleton delivers her a letter.

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Post image for British Museum’s Display of Aboriginal Artifacts Prompts New Demands for Their Return

There are only a handful of bark art examples from the Dja Dja Wurrung in Australia, and they’re leagues away from their place of origin. A new exhibition of indigenous art of Australia at the British Museum, which holds these artifacts in their collections, will finally bring them back to the South Pacific. However, leaders there want them returned permanently.

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Post image for Four Million Images from the World’s Endangered Archives

Despite the vast and growing resources available online, much of the world’s knowledge and history remains ephemeral and under threat of disappearance.

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