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At the end of a grand promenade, framed by tropical foliage, stands a stately home that has become a jewel in Miami’s cultural crown. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens sits on...
Anyone who’s ever given a young child a gift knows that the present itself is often considered less exciting than the materials it came in. There’s bubble wrap to pop,...
Located in northwest Tucson, Arizona, Tohono Chul offers an immaculate desert oasis complete with tranquil seating, curated desert plants along meandering trails, and a quaint yet unpretentious bistro. It’s location...
For many parents, art museums often aren't the first places that come to mind as kid-friendly destinations. After all, there's no touching, no running, and no snacking allowed in the...
Every summer, I develop this fantasy of hopping in a red convertible, top down, wind streaming in my hair, as I drive across the country without a care in the...
Today, the NEA announced the 2013 NEA National Heritage Fellows, honoring those who have made significant contributions in the folk and traditional arts. Congratulations to our new class of honorees!...
Yesterday, you may have seen that the NEA announced $1 million in Big Read grants for 77 organizations across the country. Since we had books on the brain, we thought...
Last week, we kicked off the fourth summer of Blue Star Museums with a fantastic event at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) in Washington, DC. We were joined by...
This is the fourth summer that museums throughout the land are reaching out to military families and inviting them in as honored guests. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, some...
Ready to get your museum on? We're celebrating our fourth summer of Blue Star Museums by inviting you to nominate a Blue Star Museum in your community! Maybe it's an...

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