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  • The Frick Collection
    Top ten reasons to purchase a museum membership
    Whether for a friend or for yourself, a museum membership can be a great gift that keeps on giving - all year long. There are hundreds of museums around town, from the very small historic house to the cultural powerhouses that tourists flock to....
  • Top museum exhibitions in New York this 2014
    Top museum exhibitions in New York this 2014
    This year, the museum world has been aflurry with art fairs, galleryopenings, record-breaking auctions, biennials, and specialexhibitions. With the hundreds of museums and galleries around townboasting their superior research, neat displays,...
  • A Museum Hack tour takes on the Met
    Museum Hack introduces visitors to works overlooked
    Did you know that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has two suits of armor on display that once belonged to King Henry VIII? Or that the very first item acquired by the museum was an unfinished Roman sarcophagus? Have you ever been to the Musical...
  • Ex-Luftwaffe fighter pilot, Ewald Rudat.
    Ex-Luftwaffe fighter pilot is aviation museum's truly remarkable tour guide
    Ewald Rudat was five when an aircraft flying over his home caught his eye."Even at 500 feet I could see through the window. I said, that's what I want to do." said Rudat.It's not unusual for aviators to discover their passion for...
  • Metropolitan Opera iPhone 6 Sputnik case
    Holiday shopping at museums, galleries and the opera
    Still need to start your holiday shopping? Not sure what to get grandma, your sister, uncle, or best friend? Then why not head to your favorite cultural site and do your shopping there! Whether a museum, dance hall, or concert space, there's...
  • The best historic houses in Manhattan
    The best historic houses in Manhattan
    New York City has hundreds of museums and historical and cultural sites. You've been to the major ones already - the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the September 11 Memorial, the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library. The places you...
  • Halloween at the museum
    Halloween at the museum
    Halloween is almost upon us and the ghosts and goblins are ready to play! Tired of the same old party you've been attending year after year? Want something spooky and entertaining but don't want to step inside one of those overpriced...
  • Vote for Bette Midler, Georgia O'Keeffe, or James Meredith in National Portrait Gallery election
    Georgia O'Keeffe beats Bette Midler and James Meredith in Smithsonian election
    Vote early and once daily for either diva Bette Midler, painter Georgia O'Keeffe, or civil rights hero James Meredith to be honored on the National Portrait Gallery's new "Recognize" wall.(UPDATE: and the winner is -- Georgia O&...
  • Matthew Weinstein, Still from 'Cruising 1980', 2010. Courtesy of © Matthew Weinstein
    Gays 'Cruising' get Disney treatment in new exhibit at Smithsonian's Hirshhorn
    "Cruising 1980", an animated video in the Hirshhorn Museum's "Days of Endless Time" is a perfect example of the new exhibit's theme, using advanced technology to explore remembrances of times past."Cruising 1980...
  • Robert Wilson, 'Lady Gaga: Mademoiselle Caroline Rivière d’après Jean-Auguste-Dominque Ingres', 2013.
    Lady Gaga 'peforms' at Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum for its 40th anniversary
    Lady Gaga "performs" in a 10-minute moving-image portrait at the Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum in one of two exhibits that opened Oct. 16 for the museum's 40th anniversary this month.Imagine, Lady Gaga actually sat still for 10...
  • Scholars are questioning the authenticity of the Green Collection siddur
    Bible Lands Museum oldest siddur on display despite mystery surrounding the book
    Until Oct. 18, 2014, the public can have the opportunity to view what is being touted as the oldest known surviving siddur, Jewish prayer book. This 9th century medieval manuscript is currently on display at the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem in...
  • Patio Weaving Workshop
    Three museums well worth seeing in the city of Oaxaca, Mexico
    story and photos by Susanna StarrIn case all you've ever heard about the city of Oaxaca in the south central mountains of Oaxaca is in relation to their incredible variety of indigenous crafts, here's another view.The city is a vibrant...
  • Huntington Beach
    Orange County Museums to visit this week
    Museums to visit for the week of September 22-26: Dana Point's Ocean Institute offers free Saturday admission for teachers and their families from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Teachers can meet the education team and learn about the opportunities for field...
  • Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania names new director
    Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania names new director
    The Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania in Strasburg has named Jeffrey Bliemeister the new site administrator.He is expected to start the first week of October. He replaces Chales Fox, who was named the Western Division Chief for the Pennsylvania...
  • Bill and Camille Cosby loan African American art collection to Smithsonian
    Bill and Camille Cosby loan African American art collection to Smithsonian
    Whether Bill Cosby was a comedian, sitcom / movie actor, author, television producer, educator, musician, or even as an art collector with his co-art collector wife, Camille. He tries to inspire, teach, and introduce African American identity....