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Athens @ Museum of Cycladic Art
May 19, 2012

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Denver @ Clyfford Still Museum
May 01, 2014

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Jakarta @ Galeri Indonesia Kaya
Apr 11, 2014

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Utrecht @ Centraal Museum
Jun 26, 2014

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Burlington, VT @ Shelburne Museum
Nov 13, 2014

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Redwood City @ San Mateo County History Museum
Apr 21, 2016

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Davenport @ Figge Art Museum
May 19, 2016

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Burlington, VT @ Shelburne Museum
Nov 10, 2016

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Burlington, VT @ Shelburne Museum
Nov 09, 2017

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London @ London Transport Museum
Nov 29, 2017

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The LBGT Archives

BY EMERY GRANT
@ VOL 24 ON NOV 20, 2013

Emery Grant represents the Stonewall National Museum & Archives, an institution working to become recognized as the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender museum in the US. He discusses origin of the Stonewall's collection, delves a bit into LBGT history, and speaks about the future of the LBGT human rights movement.  

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A Museum Without Walls


ON MAY 14, 2014

Director at the Design Museum Portland David Laubenthal speaks on the unique methods he and his colleagues have put in place to get design in front of viewers not just inside museums, but out on the streets of Portland too. 

From PechaKucha Portland's Vol. 12.

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Condividi L’arte

BY MICHELA BONIFACIO
@ VOL 9 ON JUN 05, 2014

10 years after the foudation of Musei di Strada Nuova, Palazzo Rosso gives his visitors a free wi-fi connection. Musei di Strada Nuova are now asking to all visitors to take pictures inside and share them on the social media. The project Condividi l’Arte wants to communcate this new aproach: it will be allowed to take pictures of the buildings and their inner treasure. The Major of Genoa, Marco Doria, took his own selfie and he shared on twitter with #selfiealmuseo. This hashtag was used from teens of people to share selfie. Utopia Pirata, the creator and owner of this idea in Genoa, is now looking for other Museum involvement to share arts and to make culture social.

#takeapicture Condividi l’Arte!

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No Pictures, Please!

BY JARED THIELE
@ VOL 6 ON OCT 19, 2015

Writer, photographer, and artist, Jared Thiele moved to New York City and abandoned the idea of nursing school in order to pursue a career as a creative in advertising. Listen to learn about his exploration into social media through his photography, illustreations, and current events.

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The value of reimagining something

BY SANDRA DARTNELL
@ VOL 4 ON JAN 19, 2016

Self-employed design consultant and strategist Sandra Dartnell talks about the value of provoking people to take a fresh look at the assets they already have.

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400 Seconds of Art

BY SANDY SAAD
@ VOL 10 ON JAN 22, 2016

“It is said that one of the biggest forms of intimidation for a painter is an empty canvas”

In 400 Seconds of Art from PechaKucha Night Markham’s 10th volume, speaker Sandy Saad discusses her relationship with art. A lover of all things art – she enjoys experiencing and sharing with others the many ways art inspires her. From abstraction to mark making, she shares about how we engage with art and learn from it.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on June 9th, 2017. 

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Animation Inspiration

BY MICHAEL CEBALLOS
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

"Our heritage gives life to our spirit." 

Socks, booze, family, landscapes, and lore......inspiration comes from many sources and leads to a wide variety of creative output.  In "Animation Inspiration" from PechaKucha Night Honolulu Vol. 30, three artists/animators will share various creative projects and the inspiration for their work.  We also share a sneak peek of animated films and virtual reality projects being shown in the upcoming Cultural Animation Film Festival at the Doris Duke Theatre.


Matthew Kawika Ortiz is a Hawai‘i-based artist who specializes in storyboards, illustration, graphic design,and printmaking. Mr. Ortiz started out his career interning and creating conceptual art for the Warner Brothers feature film Superman Returns, he also storyboarded for all three E Ho‘omau!, Ola Nā Iwi: Hāloa, and co Art Directed Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan. Matthew is also one half of the art duo Wooden Wave which is known for their illustrations and murals of sustainable treehouses.

Michael Q. Ceballos was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA.  He has worked in animation industry for over 20 years. Among the many diverse projects he has worked on, there are a few notable highlights. In 2013, Mr. Ceballos formed Twiddle Productions Inc. where he produced and directed Ola Na Iwi: Hāloa and Maisa the Chamoru Girl who Saves Guåhan which won Best Short Film at the 2017 Pasifika Film Festival.


Mary Therese Perez Hattori
A native of Guåhan (Guam), she is one of nine children of Paul Mitsuo Hattori and Fermina Leon Guerrero Perez Hattori and resides on O‘ahu with her son and husband.  Dr. Hattori currently serves as Outreach Director for the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at UHM and is affiliated with the Doctorate in Professional Education Practice, the Indigenous Politics Program, and the Learning Design & Technology Program at UH.

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Anatomy of a Discovery

BY DR. RICH PYLE
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

Dr. Richard Pyle of Bishop Museum uses high-tech diving gear to explore deep coral reefs. He will tell the story behind the discovery of a new species of endemic Hawaiian fish, and its relationship to one of the largest protected areas on Earth.

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Masks, money, puppets, and a water buffalo

BY DAWN SUEOKA
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

Dawn Sueoka is coordinator of the Honolulu Museum of Art School Lending Collection. The Lending Collection contains thousands of historically, culturally, and artistically significant objects that are loaned to educators for use in the classroom. Lending Collection objects range in date 100 BC to the 21st century. They include masks, costumes, tools, toys, currency, musical instruments, and more. They are used by students across the state, from Kaua’i High and Intermediate to Ka‘u High and Pahala Elementary School. The Lending Collection is a free resource for island educators.

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A Voyage of Influences

BY MOLLY ZAKRAJSEK
@ VOL 40 ON NOV 29, 2016

Creating public murals and illustrations Molly Z's passions.  She takes us on a voyage of her influences at PechaKucha Night Chicago Volume 40.

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Museum PechaKucha

The British Museum in London hosted a special PechaKucha Event last week -- "Museum PechaKucha" -- with the idea of sharing insights gleaned from last April's "Museums and the Web" conference. You'll find a rather detailed write-up on the different presentations at the Open Objects blog. The image above is from Mia Ridge's presentation -- Mia is also the author of the post. And yes, we here at PechaKucha HQ support the idea of one-off events around the world -- get in touch with us to find out what it takes to get one up and running.

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PechaKucha x Denver Art Museum

And in other PKN Denver-related news, a surprise mini PechaKucha event is planned for this Friday night (December 4) at the beautiful Daniel Libeskind-designed Denver Art Museum (pictured above), with presentations shown on the interior ceiling. From PKN Denver organizer Angela Schwab: "The theme of the event at the museum is 'Toast,' so a handful of previous presenters will re-present their presentations that fit the theme."

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Design Museum x PechaKucha

The Design Museum in London recently hosted a special edition PechaKucha event, with a terrific turnout of 280 who all showed up for some very creative presentations -- be sure to check the "Presentations" section of the site as a few of these will be appearing there sometime next week. Above, Fred Deakin from Airside. Below, It's Nice That and Troika. Photos courtesy of Joe Keating.

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A New Design Museum in Tokyo, Delorean Love, and Remixing the Future of Heineken

Presentations Today's presentations were all part of our special Tokyo Designers Week 2012 edition of PKN Tokyo (Vol. 96), held at Meiji-Jingu Gaien this past Wednesday, inside the TDW Dome. Known for his award-winning art direction and branding projects, Taku Satoh is the founder of Taku Satoh Design Office, and has been wowing design lovers with his innovative and often mesmerizing visual sense. In his presentation (in Japanese), he also talks about the new "Design Museum Japan" initiative. Architect and designer Eero Koivisto is co-founder of Claesson Koivisto Rune in Stockholm, a studio that started in architecture, but quickly made its mark as a multi-disciplinary company. Here, he talks about a passon of his: the Delorean. Heineken's design director Mark van Iterson shares his vision for design, and invites everyone to help shape the future of Heineken's bottle design, as part of the company's "Remix Our Future" competition. Posters Today's addition to the Tumblr blog is the poster for PKN Bucharest Vol. 10 (pictured above), that was held last night -- you'll find the full list of presenters with links on the official event page.  Photos PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 27 was held this past Tuesday, and here's a great gallery of photos from the event, to give you a taste of the night that was. Above, a panoramic shot of the crowd and stage, and kicking off the event by showing the poster image.  Presentations The weekend starts tonight (November 2) with these four events: PKN New Plymouth Vol. 6, PKN Plzen Vol. 3, PKN Loviisa Vol. 6, and PKN Sarajevo Vol. 3. On Saturday there's PKN Springfield, MO Vol. 8, PKN Guimaraes Vol. 4, and PKN Sarajevo Vol. 4, and then on Sunday it's PKN Dunsborough Vol. 6 and PKN Perth Vol. 11.

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SEA PKN vol. 48

Pecha Kucha Seattle and BAM are joining forces again for PKN SEA v. 48: Telling Tales. The evening will bring together presentations exploring the theme of storytelling, inspired by BAM’s Telling Tales and Rick Araluce exhibitions. The event will be held on Friday, November 1, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, 2013 at the Bellevue Arts Museum. Come one, come all - we can't wait to see you there! PRESENTERS INCLUDE: Randall "The Robot" Statler // Barbara Piscioneri // Steven Miller // Anjani Millett // Keith Lewis // Cath Brunner // James Garth Todd & more!

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Toshio Kokubo

At tomorrow's PechaKucha Night Vol. 110 (Wednesday), Toshio Kokubo will talk about the ABBA museum that opened in Stockholm, Sweden.The museum exhibits costumes, records, studios from the 70s, as well as a dance floor that attracts passionate fans around world. He will also talk about sites in Stockholm that are associated with ABBA. 今年、スウェーデンのストックホルムにオープンした、1970年代のスーパースターABBAの博物館の様子を、レポートいたします。当時のコスチュームやレコード、スタジオなどの他、ダンスフロアもあり、とても楽しい博物館で、世界中から、熱気あふれるファンが集まっていました。その他、ストックホルムのABBAゆかりの地もご紹介いたします。

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PechaKucha at Bellevue Arts Museum

PechaKucha Night Seattle is teaming up this week with Bellevue Arts Museum for an evening in their distinctive new building, designed by noted architect Steven Holl. The evening will include a conversation surrounding the exhibition The New Frontier: Young Designer-Makers in the Pacific Northwest. 

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Musings of a Courtroom Sketch Watercolorist

"This is a drawing of the jury passing around the murder weapon between them. It was a poignant moment of the trial."In Musings of a Courtroom Sketch Watercolorist from Jackson, MS, Vol. 7, noted artist Carol Clark Hammond shares how timed studies in watercolor nudes, scenic landscapes, and not-so-still-lifes keep her talents honed as a courtroom sketch artist. Hammond must keep very practiced to maintain the pace of the courtroom and convey the atmosphere of the moment. Here she her drawings from the historic trial of Byron Beckwith for the murder of Megar Wiley Evers, a civil rights activist in Mississippi in the early 1960s, leafed by her private works that keep her skills sharp. 

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Musings on the Colour Red

"Blood is maybe redder than red, because of it's associations in art and in culture."Tom Heatley's presentation "Musings on the Colour Red" from PechaKucha Night Bexhill-on-Sea Vol. 1 opens with the most essential image of the colour red in photography: the safe light in a darkroom, and moves through a collection of images and wide ranging associations with blood, danger, sex, sacrifice, socialism and courage.

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Polar Musings

“When they’re migrating, the men have to round up between 2-3k of the castrated males and select which reindeer they want as the chosen few to pull the sleigh. Each family, they note their reindeer individually; by the markings on their skin.” In Polar Musings from PechaKucha Night Cambridge’s 3rd volume Speaker Emma Linford takes us on a journey into the frozen north of Canada, where she meets reindeer, indigenous tribes and icy conditions so cold it freezes your skin in 30 seconds.