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Blue Star Museums
Blue Star Museums Blog (Archive)
Blue Star Voices: The Ringling Museum
August 2, 2013
We have been stationed in Tampa, Florida, for three years and finally made the trek to a museum we have been wanting to visit for just about as long. I...
Outside-In: Street Art in Blue Star Museums
August 1, 2013
Street art, much like a wild animal, is best seen in its natural habitat. No matter how many pictures of cuddly lion cubs we squeal over, nothing compares to spotting...
July 30, 2013
In the latest edition of NEA Arts , we look at select elements of the American art tradition that once struggled to find acceptance in the artistic mainstream. Many of...
Road Trip: Route 66
July 25, 2013
There aren’t a lot of things that say “summer” more than a road trip---except, of course, Blue Star Museums. With that in mind, we’ve planned a museum road trip that...
We want your comments on our strategic plan!
July 19, 2013
The NEA's strategic plan lays out its mission, vision, and goals. Starting from the credo, "Art works," the document looks at how the agency actualizes that credo through strategic goals...
Blue Star Voices: The Hermitage Museum
July 17, 2013
From Memorial Day through Labor Day active duty military families (including guard and reserve) can visit 2000+ museums for free thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star...
When Art Hits Close to Home
July 16, 2013
When our new Our Town grantees are announced later this week, we’ll be taking another step toward making the arts a central component of communities across the nation. But back...
Blue Star Voices: Lawrence Hall of Science
July 12, 2013
With the current heat wave burning up the Bay area, the Lawrence Hall of Science made for an excellent HOT summer outing. Located on the hills overlooking Berkeley, not only...
Military in Museums
July 11, 2013
For many years, most images of war and the military came from press photographers, or from artists who were commissioned to go along with soldiers into combat. Now, however, there...
A Creative Response to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
July 9, 2013
Since its inception in 1981, the National Veterans Art Museum (NVAM) has been a space for military personnel, veterans, and civilians to open a dialogue over the real impact of...