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Panel discussion this Sunday with artists, collectors and more!
The Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, exhibitions
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Bright future for us all
 
Reconstructing the World’s Museums

Everyday people use Google Maps, which uses an integration of satellite, aerial, and street imagery, as a useful tool to find directions as well as to explore the world. However, because it is impossible to take pictures of indoor environments from aerial viewpoints, indoor visualization is limited to ground level data, hampering effective and intuitive remote navigation of large scale indoor spaces. 

In the paper Reconstructing the World’s Museums (http://goo.gl/sLVaaY), one of the Google Excellent Papers for 2012 (http://goo.gl/PIyuT), Princeton Assistant Professor and former Google intern +Jianxiong Xiao (http://goo.gl/B7xvyg) present a 3D reconstruction and visualization system for large indoor environments. Along with Assistant Professor at Washington University in St. Louis and former Google Software Engineer +Yasutaka Furukawa (http://goo.gl/yFKKtM), Xiao describes how their system uses image and linear laser range sensor data from the +Google Art Project, and a new algorithm called Inverse CSG (Constructive Solid Geometry, http://goo.gl/LD7RIY), to create photorealistic aerial renderings of indoor scenes. 

Developed when Xiao interned at Google under the supervision of Furukawa, the algorithm first divides a three dimensional space into 2D “slices”, using rectangles as “geometric primitives” to solve a 2D CSG. They then stack the “slices”, generating 3D geometric primitives based on the 2D reconstructions, finally solving for a 3D CSG model and effectively reconstructing the free space volume of a room. By including image data with the 3D reconstruction, the authors demonstrate a method of producing texture-mapped 3D models that can be rendered from aerial viewpoints, allowing remote explorers to intuitively navigate a reconstructed floorplan and transition to Street View images to see fine detail.

To learn more, read the full paper (linked above), and watch Xiao’s presentation of the paper at the 12th European Conference on Computer Vision (http://goo.gl/3LCEQb), linked below 
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Fall is enchanting here on Museum Hill!
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Join us for an afternoon of lace and music this Sunday from 1 to 4pm.  Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Young Brides, Old Treasures, Macedonian Embroidered Dress
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Working on our next public program on November 18 in conjunction with the exhibition Young Brides, Old Treasures Macedonian Embroidered Dress
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Wedding Dress. Miyak, Smilevo, Demir Hisar municipality
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Sunday January 5, 2014 is the last day to see the exhibition New World Cuisine: The Histories of Chocolate, Mate y Mas!  If you have not experienced this exhibition  come see us on Museum Hill!
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"Memory, protest and experiments. The role of art in the making of public space today".

Monday 4 November at 12PM ET, join MAXXI Artistic Director Hanru Hou, Italian artist Rossella Biscotti, Turkish writer and researcher Pelin Tan, and Chinese activist, artist and curator Ou Ning for a conversation on the role of contemporary art in the face of  the challenges of privatization and gentrification of public spaces. How can Social Media be a platform to launch a larger debate on the issue?

MAXXI National Museum of the XXI Century Arts is a national museum devoted to contemporary creativity, designed by Zaha Hadid, as a multidisciplinary space, and committed to experimentation and innovation in the arts and architecture.

Join the conversation and ask questions to the speakers on this page, using the hashtag #arttalks !
Art Talk with MAXXI, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts, Rome Italy
Mon, November 4, 2013, 12:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRD-UD1w6kM&feature=youtu.be

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We value and appreciate differences as a method of supporting Tolerance
 
True tolerance requires the free flow of ideas, quality education for all, respect for human rights, and the sharing of cultures for mutual understanding.

On Friday, the International Day for Tolerance, you're invited to leave a comment here with your ideas for countering intolerance here. See more suggestions online: http://j.mp/vLqWVk
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Coat, dolama. Gorna Reka c. 1890
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At the Museum of International Folk Art through October 7, 2012
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80,000-sq-ft homage to global folk art & culture, featuring art & artifacts from over 100 countries.- Google
"Most unusual place & collection."
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Stephanie Best
a month ago
This museum has a beautiful collection of toys and folk art from around the world. It's a very child friendly museum because of the nature of the collection and the special attention paid to being accessible to children. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The current exhibition of the Morris Miniature Circus is amazing. The detail of the circus itself is captivating and the supporting material is very interesting. There are two step stools mounted right up to the display for children to use. There are also two fun photo cutout boards to pose in. Non-flash, personal use photography is permitted. i also enjoyed the flamenco exhibit. It included a cajon (box drum) that visitors could play, accompanied by an iPad tutorial. There was a small dress up room in the back with a mirror for trying on traditional flamenco costumes - another example of being very interactive for children. There's also a children's play area with wooden tree houses, puppets, and books.
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Minyoung Anna Lim
4 weeks ago
Too many artworks for our short visit. =( It's very inspiring and want to restart my craftsmanship once again!
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Jess Krichels
8 months ago
I have been to this museum around 10 times and every time in the permanent collection I find something new to study and the delight in. Most recently I took 45 of my fifth grade art students to a wonderful program called "folk art to go". The kids were delighted by the collection and the docents were so good at explaining things to them in an interesting way. The kids also got to make an art project. this museum is absolutely wonderful -you must go!
Response from the owner - 7 months ago
Thank you for sharing your experience with Folk Art to Go! It is loads of fun for us to see school groups make art in the museum! The projects are related to current exhibitions- If you are an educator and don't know us yet, please give us a call or email!
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Valary Ritchie
5 months ago
Fantastic museum for kids. There is a surprise around every corner. My six year old loved it.
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Brett Logan
a month ago
Finally made it here! Most unusual place & collection. Personally, and I must emphasize this is my personal experience, the Girard exhibit space was difficult for me to process and absorb - a profusion of objects. But what interesting things! The rest of the museum I just loved....the exhibits, the information provided, hands-on items....just terrific!
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Danny Lopez
3 weeks ago
I highly recommend visiting MOIFA if you can. They have some pretty incredible shows, including one on the history of Flamenco dance.
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Esmeralda Ramirez
a year ago
I found this museum to be extremely interesting and explosive in color. The permanent collection in the Girard Wing is THE place to hang out and marvel at all the little details. Toys from around the world hang out here, literally. Just look up! There's so much to see that some objects hang high in the walls. Everything is so well crafted that it inspired me to get artsy and reconnect with my creative side. It's a definite must for all art lovers. The pottery and immigration exhibitions were on display when I went, but two other ones were closed. I learned a lot about pottery and got a tad emotional reading what people had written about their origins and times they've felt out of place. Great stuff!
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Response from the owner - 7 months ago
Teams of people feel fabulous after reading your review. Literally hundreds in the coarse of a year work together on a fairly rigorous production schedule. You made our year! Thank you for the great stuff.
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Jessica Krichels
a year ago
One of my favorite museums in the world! We go often. The permanent collection is fascinating, and all the temporary exhibitions are wonderfully curated. Always great activities for kids in the exhibitions, as well as a kids' area with wonderful puppets and toys. A delight always.