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Blue Star Museums Blog (Archive)
So Long for the Summer!
August 29, 2013
As Labor Day looms, we try and collectively squeeze in as much summer as possible before the season slips away. We take one last trip to the beach, host one...
Blue Star Voices: MOCA Jacksonville
August 27, 2013
Downtown Jacksonville is a busy place to be and I don’t go there often. The traffic alone is enough to wear my patience. I braved the crowds this afternoon to...
Ray Eames, Design Icon
August 23, 2013
Even the most philistine among us can’t escape the art of industrial design. Industrial design affects the cars we drive, the phones we use, the chairs we sit in, and...
Preserving Identity & Art: Totem Heritage Center
August 20, 2013
Totem poles have been obscured by myth and misunderstanding for centuries. An art form that dates back to the 1800s, they have been overlooked by many. The Totem Heritage Center...
Blue Star Voices: Drayton Hall
August 16, 2013
Drayton Hall has seen ten generations of Draytons, seven generations of which lived in and left their mark on the grand English country-style home towering over the Ashley River. The...
Remembering Fort Mims
August 15, 2013
When Claudia Campbell was growing up in the 1950s, she and her family made an annual pilgrimage every August to Fort Mims , some 45 miles north of Mobile. As...
Museums of a Different Color
August 13, 2013
Nearly 2,000 museums across America participate in the Blue Star Museum program. Nationwide, the American Alliance of Museums approximates that as of 2006, there were roughly 17,500 museums in the...
Blue Star Voices: The Magic House
August 9, 2013
Nestled in a quaint section of St. Louis, Missouri, The Magic House is an interactive children’s museum designed to provide a hands-on learning experience for kids of all ages. With...
Lego: Building a Medium
August 8, 2013
What is it about Lego bricks that we find so alluring? Is it their blindingly cheerful colors? Their reminders of childhood? Or maybe it's that they give even the most...
Art de Cuisine!
August 6, 2013
Caution: This post will make you hungry. Art is a three-letter word with countless interpretations. To each individual, the definition is different, both amorphous and concrete, but, always, subjective. Food...