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  • Militants destroy artifacts in Iraqi museum
    ISIS destroys 2000 year old artifacts in Iraq museum
    The Islamic State has released a horrifying video today showing militants taking a sledgehammer to priceless works of art from the ancient Iraqi civilization.Extremists entered the Mosul Museum, which resides along the bank of the Tigris River,...
  • Leonardo da Vinci oil painting
    Over $160 million worth of historical art recovered by FBI Art Crime Team
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation, celebrating the 10th anniversary of a successful Art Crime Team this year, recalls some of their most notable recoveries this week.“One of our earliest successes was the recovery of a Rembrandt self...
  • Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Asian art to close for renovations in January
    Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Asian art to close for renovations in January
    The Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art, with one of the world's finest collections of Asian art, will close for major renovationsfor a year and a half beginning next January, the Smithsonian announced Feb. 11.This is only the second major...
  • Nicholas Roerich Museum
    Nicholas Roerich Museum: a niche cultural site
    On the Upper West Side of Manhattan, tucked between Broadway and Riverside Drive is a classic townhouse that easily blends in with its upscale surroundings. It’s easy to pass by the Nicholas Roerich Museum, but a museum nonetheless is what...
  • Tridents of the 9/11 Museum
    September 11 Memorial and Museum: an experiment in solemnity and commercialism
    The September 11 Memorial and Museum, fully completed together since May 2014, is now on the must-visit list of countless New York City tourists from around the world. It took more than a decade to conceive and complete, and this tribute to the...
  • How to celebrate Valentine's Day through the arts
    How to celebrate Valentine's Day through the arts
    Valentine's Day is almost upon us and you still haven't figured out what to do to celebrate your love? Why not check out what your local museum has going on? That's right, even the unexpected cultural sites around you can be host to...
  • Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace
    Five historic house museums you've never heard of in the five boroughs
    Historic houses, according to the NYC Parks Department, "provide living examples of the past. They transport us to another time and help us to appreciate the history of the City of New York." You'd be surprised at just how many...
  • Marston house holds history and treasures
    Treasures and Trinkets to be seen at the Marston House
    Balboa Park is home to a lot of history. With museums and architecture constantly bringing history to the visitors of the park, Balboa Park does not fall short when it come to history and artifacts. In addition to the changing exhibits and themes...
  • Humphrey House
    Humphrey Memorial Park And Museum: Unique History In The Mountains
    If you like house museums and the mountains, then the Humphrey Memorial Park and Museum is the place for you! Located just on the outskirts of Evergreen, it is easily reachable and just a short drive from Denver.The property started as the Clark...
  • Break the Chicago winter hibernation pattern with the city's best neighborhood attractions
    How to avoid Chicago winter hibernation in any neighborhood
    With temperatures plummeting to the single digits and the wind chill turning the city into a John Carpenter movie, a much-loved Chicago tradition has begun: the annual winter hibernation. It is tempting to hunker down under an electric blanket and...
  • The International Spy Museum is just one of many educational museums that intrigues.
    American Museums: For the Brain and for Fun
    It's the middle of the school year. Summer seems a million years away and the freshness of fall is distant memory. Students are at an academic crossroad between wanting to do their best for the second half of the year and feeling a sense of...
  • Bremerhaven Museum
    A day at Bremerhaven museums
    I recently traveled to Bremen, Germany and, as it's only about 45-minutes by train, I took as day trip to Bremerhaven. I was lucky enough to visit two of their many museums and here's my travelogue of the day:I arrive at the main train...
  • 'John F. Kennedy' by Elaine de Kooning 1963. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution © 1963 Elaine de Kooning Trust
    Smithsonian to exhibit Elaine de Kooning's portraits of JFK and arts leaders
    The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery will mount a major retrospective of Elaine de Kooning's portraits, including ones of President John F. Kennedy just months before he was assassinated, her husband Willem de Kooning, poet Allen...
  • Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at LACMA
    Celebrate MLK day with free admission at LACMA
    Holidays are the time to try something different. Celebrate at the Los Angeles County Museum (LACMA), where thanks to Target Free Holiday Mondays, the general entrance fee is waived for everyone on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 19,...
  • George Jones Museum
    Plans for George Jones Museum revealed
    Today, Nancy Jones, the widow of the legendary country music singer, George Jones, revealed plans for a George Jones Museum. The museum is set to open the weekend of April 24, 2015. It will be the second anniversary of his passing.The George Jones...