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Believe it or not, the iPhone---a device that revolutionized mobile smartphone technology---was released less than six years ago. The first iPhone hit the market on June 29, 2007 and just...
Circus World is located at the original home of the Ringling Bros. Circus in Baraboo, Wisconsin. This National Historic Landmark Site contains the largest group of authentic circus structures in...
Words by Susan Neidert, as told to and edited by Rebecca Gross Susan Neidert is the director of the Fine Arts Center in Brigham City, Utah. Part of the center's...
Head east from Seattle across Lake Washington, and you’ll find yourself at the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM), a gorgeous, light-filled center devoted to art, craft, and design. Although the museum...
When Dr. Dwight McKenna bought the old mansion at 2003 Carondelet Street in New Orleans, the building hardly seemed like a suitable showcase for his art collection. Built in 1859...
The Cherokee Heritage Center (CHC) is the premier cultural center for Cherokee tribal history, culture and the arts, and is located in the heart of the Cherokee Nation on a...
“A is for Amy who fell down the stairs / B is for Basil assaulted by bears.” So begins Edward Gorey’s famous alphabet book The Gnashlycrumb Tinies , which denotes...
Garrett Hoppin. Photo courtesy of Mr. Hoppin It is incredible how much can change in the span of three years. When the Blue Star Museum program began in 2010, it...
A historic photo of the Idaho Penitentiary's administrative building. Photo courtesy of the Idaho State Historical Society When its cell doors opened in 1872, the Idaho Territorial Penitentiary began its...
A Huichol hat from Mexico. Photo courtesy of the Mingei International Museum Hats and Headdresses , an exhibition of head coverings from five continents, is in the gallery just outside...

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