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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...
The estate. Photo courtesy of Castle in the Clouds Most museums you’ll visit this year will have a sleek design, an eye-catching display, and some wonderful art. At the Castle...
Photo by Kathy Kling I wanted to share a great way for your family to spend time together this summer with little to no cost. Being a military family, money...
Roy Lichtenstein, American (1923-1997). Oh, Jeff...I Love You, Too...But… , 1964. Oil and Magna on canvas. 121.9 x 121.9 cm (48 x 48 in). © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein. Collection...
Text and photos by Carrie Masini Yesterday was rainy, and when we woke up this morning, it was still raining. I didn't want to spend another summer day inside the...
The Van Brocklins at Sci-Quest Hands-On Science Center. Photo courtesy of the Van Brocklins Jami Van Brocklin and her family visited a Blue Star Museum in Alabama! Here's a quick...
The Chinese American Museum in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of flickr user channone The story of L.A.’s Chinese-American community is not a simple one to tell. To start from the...
A marker outside of Grant's Birthplace. Photo courtesy of Ohio Historical Society, www.ohiohistory.org This weekend, Blue Star Museums officially registered its 1,800th museum! The honor went to Grant's Birthplace, a...

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