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The Stax Museum of American Soul Music lights up McLemore Avenue in Memphis. Photo courtesy of the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, Memphis, Tennessee In 1957, Tennessee banker Jim...
Western Kentucky University. Henry Clay Presentation Quilt c. 1850. 83 x 102¼. Attributed to Clay’s wife, Lucretia Hart Clay. Lender: Western Kentucky University Over the years, quilts have come to...
Recently, the Blake family traveled from Yuma, Arizona, to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where they visited the Bell Museum of Natural History . Above is a quick photo montage of the family's...
Alamo by flickr user johnkoestier Almost everyone has heard the words “Remember the Alamo,” but do you know the story behind them? Today, "the Alamo" can refer to both a...
Edouard Duval-Carrié . Le General Toussaint Enfumé (General Toussaint Wreathed in Smoke) , 2003. Collection of Mireille Chancey Gonzalez It may be a debilitatingly hot, humid summer in New York...
One of the author's daughters experiments with an air tube at the DuPage Children's Museum. Photo courtesy of Molly Blake During the school months, every weekday morning is the same...
Mount Corcoran by Albert Bierstadt, used courtesy of the Corcoran Gallery of Art Mount Corcoran by Albert Bierstadt, used courtesy of the Corcoran Gallery of Art In this week's podcast,...
July 2, 2012 Room 18, east wall. The Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia. © 2012 The Barnes Foundation In May, the Barnes Foundation transferred its famed art collection from suburban Merion, Pennsylvania,...
The Art Institute of Chicago. Photo by Photo by Stephanie Himel-Nelson I love Blue Star Museums! This is the third year of the program, but I’m still constantly amazed at...
A hair-raising experience. Photo courtesy of ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum At the ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum in Ashland, Oregon, science isn't just an academic subject that you learn about in school: it's...

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