Posts Tagged ‘mummies’

If You Still Don’t Have a Halloween Costume, You Can Always Use Makeup to Become a Roy Lichtenstein Painting

Monday, October 31st, 2011


Via AmTendler

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That’s the opposite approach of this lovely lady ladybug, who’s out in the fog right now pitching for Joanna Rees:

Via Ryan Blake

Or do you prefer this golden oldie?

Apply some Ben-Day dots, find a matching outfit and you’re done with preparations for October 31st.

Then you’ll be just like blogging renaissance woman TashaMarie:


Stop dithering –  Halloween is today!

Why Not Dress Up as a Halftone Newspaper Cartoon Again This Halloween? Stop Dithering and Slap on Some Ben-Day Dots!

Friday, October 29th, 2010

Apply some Ben-Day dots, find a matching outfit and you’re done with preparations for October 31st.

Then you’ll be just like blogging renaissance woman TashaMarie:


Stop dithering –  Halloween is just two days away!

Ghoulish Gala Halloween Party at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor a Huge Success

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

San Francisco’s Legion of Honor Museum was packed last night, owing to the Ghoulish Gala.

Let’s take a look.

The Diane and Alfred Wilsey Court, bathed in purple and blue. Click to expand:

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And here’s the band in the cafe, doing a decent Duran Duran cover:

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Dancing Gogo Mummies uncaged – stage left…

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…and right, avec Red State Trucker:

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Of course, Fake Michael Schumacher was there:

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All the food you could eat and booze you could drink. Plus, free palm readings. Bonus!

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Let’s follow the Joker, Fletch and Sexy Nurse over to…

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Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine, opening today:

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Now, let’s creep past The Brain That Wouldn’t Die

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…and out the front, where Balloon Mom Mayumi, avec UFO balloon, was seen looking for her son, Balloon Boy Falcon:

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All in all, a great event.

See you next year?

A Sneak Peek of “Very Postmortem: Mummies & Medicine” – Opens Tomorrow at the Legion of Honor

Friday, October 30th, 2009

You know what you want to see? How about photos from the press preview for Very Postmortem: Mummies & Medicine, opening Saturday, October 31, 2009 at the Legion of Honor.

(And don’t forget about tonight’s ArtPoint Ghoulish Gala starting at 8:00 PM)

All photos, captions: Andrew Fox, ©FAMSF

Overview of the gallery, click to expand:


The coffin and mummy of Irethorrou. He’s the star of the show, if you will.


Forensic reconstruction of the head of Irethorrou’s father Ankhwenefer, whose mummy is currently housed in the collection of the Washington State Historical Society


Tasty mummy cookies were served to the press.


Organist Robert Gurney plays seasonal tunes on the Legion’s 1924 Skinner organ. Selections included the themes from Dr. Who and the Addams Family, as well as Bach’s famous Prelude (minus the fugue) in D-minor.


Halloween decor at the Legion of Honor, courtesy of the creative minds of the flower committee


All right, see you there!

Why Not Dress Up as a Halftone Newspaper Cartoon This Halloween?

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Apply some Ben-Day dots, find a matching outfit and you’re done with preparations for October 31st.

Then you’ll be just like blogging renaissance woman TashaMarie:


Stop dithering – the Legion of Honor’s Ghoulish Gala is almost here and Halloween is just three days away!

At the Legion of Honor – Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine Opens October 31st, 2009

Monday, October 26th, 2009

A spooky show, Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine is coming to the FAMSF Legion of Honor Museum this Saturday, October 31st, 2009. I’ll tell you all about it after I see it.

But hey, what are you doing Friday night? You can win tickets to the ArtPoint Ghoulish Gala on October 30th from The Richmond District Blog – but only if you enter the contest by midnight tonight!


So, the show opens Saturday, with a costumed sneak peek party the night before.

Here’s the show:

Very Postmortem: Mummies and Medicine explores the modern scientific examination of mummies providing new insights into the conditions under which the Egyptians lived, bringing us closer to understanding who they were. The exhibition is a homecoming celebration marking the return of Irethorrou, the Fine Arts Museums’ mummy who has been on loan since 1944. CT-scans done by scientists at Stanford Medical School shed light on Irethorrou’s physical attributes and cause of death. The scans provide depth and scientific background to the exhibition and contribute to a three-dimensional “fly through” of the mummy and a forensic reconstruction of his head. The exhibition also includes a variety of ancient artifacts that date from approximately 664–525 B.C., the Late Period from the 26th Saite Dynasty.

This exhibition is organized by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco with the cooperation of the Akhmim Mummy Studies Consortium and the radiology department of the Stanford Medical School. Additional project assistance has been provided by the Stanford Division of Anatomy, eHuman Inc., and Fovia Inc.

Generous support is provided by the William E. Winn, Jr., Living Trust and the Dorothy Tyler Living Trust.

Thank you to Intel Corporation for their generous in-kind donation.

All right, that’s the show. Learn the deets of the Ghoulish Gala after the jump.

See you there!