#DayofFacts

On February 17, 2017, museums, archives, libraries, science centers & cultural organizations took to social media to reject “alternative facts” and reaffirm our values of curiosity, intellectual pursuit & openness. Facts matter, our visitors matter, and we will remain trusted sources of knowledge.

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  1. There was an overwhelming response to #DayofFacts...We did our best to gather as much as possible but there were several thousand amazing posts. Let us know if we missed any of your favorites! (this gallery is only Twitter/Instagram)
  2. "I am after the facts. Only the facts."-- Harold Edgerton. The unabashed and unapologetic pursuit of knowledge and truth is what allowed Harold Edgerton to freeze time to an instant, as he did in this photograph of a bullet slicing through a playing card. Edgerton captured images like this one using a motion picture camera that he converted to take images at previously impossible speeds along with a flash he invented himself. His photographic technique captured events happening so fast they were imperceptible to the human eye. 
Tomorrow, we will be participating in #DayOfFacts, a social media campaign that "will show the world that our institutions are still trusted sources for truth and knowledge." As an arts institution, particularly one embedded within a Liberal Arts college, we believe in the critical power of shared knowledge to transform understanding, spark innovation, incite social change, and build a civically-minded community. Join us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to hear us share stories about art, activism, and the importance of institutional transparency. //Harold E. Edgerton(American ; 1903-1990), "Cutting the Card Quickly!, 1964 (from "Ten Dye Transfer Photographs"), dye transfer print #wcmaart #art #science #facts #knowledgeispower
    "I am after the facts. Only the facts."-- Harold Edgerton. The unabashed and unapologetic pursuit of knowledge and truth is what allowed Harold Edgerton to freeze time to an instant, as he did in this photograph of a bullet slicing through a playing card. Edgerton captured images like this one using a motion picture camera that he converted to take images at previously impossible speeds along with a flash he invented himself. His photographic technique captured events happening so fast they were imperceptible to the human eye. Tomorrow, we will be participating in #DayOfFacts, a social media campaign that "will show the world that our institutions are still trusted sources for truth and knowledge." As an arts institution, particularly one embedded within a Liberal Arts college, we believe in the critical power of shared knowledge to transform understanding, spark innovation, incite social change, and build a civically-minded community. Join us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to hear us share stories about art, activism, and the importance of institutional transparency. //Harold E. Edgerton(American ; 1903-1990), "Cutting the Card Quickly!, 1964 (from "Ten Dye Transfer Photographs"), dye transfer print #wcmaart #art #science #facts #knowledgeispower
  3. 85 kg. Zoveel vlees eet de Nederlander gemiddeld per jaar. In dit tempo hebben we drie aardes nodig in 2050. #DayOfFacts #meatthefuture #kweekvlees
    85 kg. Zoveel vlees eet de Nederlander gemiddeld per jaar. In dit tempo hebben we drie aardes nodig in 2050. #DayOfFacts #meatthefuture #kweekvlees
  4. #DayOfFacts: There was no public outcry when in 2001 a refugee boat sank near the coast of Australia and 353 people drowned.
Due to the small media coverage the event evoked, Dierk Schmidt created a series of 19 “history paintings”, in which he broached the issue of invisibility of information on refugee politics by simply visualizing it. The art work “Freedom” of the series seems to shows in an overlap the mismatch between a man chased by border control and the unbound, global mobility of a football star – referring to a 1998 Nike television ad featuring the Brazilian football team. .
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Dierk Schmidt, Freedom, 2001-2002, from the series SIEV-X – On a Case of Intensified Refugee Politics, 2001-2005, Städel Museum, Frankfurt © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017
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#dierkschmidt #staedel
    #DayOfFacts: There was no public outcry when in 2001 a refugee boat sank near the coast of Australia and 353 people drowned. Due to the small media coverage the event evoked, Dierk Schmidt created a series of 19 “history paintings”, in which he broached the issue of invisibility of information on refugee politics by simply visualizing it. The art work “Freedom” of the series seems to shows in an overlap the mismatch between a man chased by border control and the unbound, global mobility of a football star – referring to a 1998 Nike television ad featuring the Brazilian football team. . . Dierk Schmidt, Freedom, 2001-2002, from the series SIEV-X – On a Case of Intensified Refugee Politics, 2001-2005, Städel Museum, Frankfurt © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2017 . . #dierkschmidt #staedel
  5. A good graphic going around. Today is  #dayoffacts 2/17. Institutions committed toninformation and culture #resist #librariestransform #nobannowall #iworkinapubliclibrary #detroit #love
    A good graphic going around. Today is #dayoffacts 2/17. Institutions committed toninformation and culture #resist #librariestransform #nobannowall #iworkinapubliclibrary #detroit #love
  6. And she is yours too! All living humans have black African ancestors. #dayoffacts #menschenfamilie #humanevolution #lucy #australopithecus #weareallmigrants #neanderthalmuseum
    And she is yours too! All living humans have black African ancestors. #dayoffacts #menschenfamilie #humanevolution #lucy #australopithecus #weareallmigrants #neanderthalmuseum
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