Blue Star Museums

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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...
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...
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...
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...
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 2,000 museums will forego admission fees for the nation’s active duty military personnel, including National Guard...
Back in April 2010---I visited York, Pennsylvania. Mayor C. Kim Bracey presented me with the Key to York, and a member of the York Revolution baseball team gave me my own Revolution jersey. Photo by NEA Staff I’ve been officially retired now for 27 days, which seems like as good a time as any...
Helen Blake, daughter of a Marine Corps aviator, marvels at a crystal during a 2011 visit to the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum in Leadville, Colorado, a participating Blue Star Museum. Photo by Molly Blake "I think we truly are creating an enormous generation of museum-goers from...
About the cover: Lance Corporal Nicholas G. Ciccone by Michael D. Fay, a portrait drawn during their duty in Afghanistan. Ciccone committed suicide in 2003. Courtesy of the Art Collection, National Museum of the Marine Corps, Triangle, Virginia This week on Art Works we're featuring stories...
In this week's podcast, we celebrate the Fourth of July by visiting one of the great collections of American art. With curator Sarah Cash as guide, we learn what went into the making of the American art wing at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. As the first dedicated art museum in...
Last summer, the McCaffery family moved from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado to what could almost be considered a foreign country: New York City. "It was definitely...

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