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Beneski Museum of Natural History

  An impressive collection of skeletal specimens. Hands on with drawer pull outs. A great place for young dinosaur and or rock enthusiasts! The origins of the Amherst College Museum date back to the very earliest days of Amherst College. The College itself began in 1821 as a teaching institution primarily for missionaries that would […]

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The dining room is priceless!

The most talked about art colony in America today is at Old Lyme, Connecticut — Hartford Courant, 1907 Thus begins the Florence Griswold’s description of the Florence Griswold home on their website. It is a museum very worth your time.  Located on a beautiful street on a beautiful site, order up a beautiful weather day, […]

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Monuments Men much more then a movie

Some movies are stories that need to be told, and not just Oscar plays. Especially now, 70 years after the events portrayed, with many of the players long gone, we need to remember how important master works are, and the lengths that need to preserve them and continue their creation. The Movie: The Monuments Men […]

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A new – old – new Rembrandt is in town.

Well, in Omaha, Nebraska, that is! If you’re in the area, now or later, and you’re a fan of Rembrandt, here’s your chance to see a painting  that’s been in storage  at the Joslyn Art Museum.  The piece was thought to be “of the school of,” but is actually an authentic piece by Rembrandt. Do […]

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Plimouth Plantation

  Wampanoag Homesite: The first outdoor living history exhibit you will encounter on your visit is the Wampanoag Homesite, located on the banks of the Eel River. Here you’ll discover how the 17th-century Wampanoag would have lived along the coast during the growing season; planting their crops, fishing and hunting, gathering wild herbs and berries for […]

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Requiem for an Armory – the Higgins of Worcester

  The Higgins Armory of Worcester, Ma, closed at the end of Dec, 2013 after 83 years.  The main hall looked like many a medieval castle we have visited and especially reminded me of  The Alcázar of Segovia (literally, Segovia Castle)  located in the old city of Segovia, Spain. The art deco, steel-and-glass building was […]

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The Breakers

Transforming back in time, right out of a scene from the Great Gatsby , and the roaring twenties, The Breakers is a study of decadence, idealism, and excess. The Breakers is the grandest of Newport’s summer “cottages” and a symbol of the Vanderbilt family’s social and financial preeminence in turn of the century America. Commodore […]

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Newport Art Museum

                    ‘Woman in White’ by Howard Gardiner Cushing  The Newport Art Museum’s collections and exhibitions reflect Newport and Rhode Island’s rich cultural heritage and lively contemporary art scene. The permanent collection of more than 2,300 works of American art concentrates on art and artistic activity from the […]

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The National Museum of American Illustration

          “Daybreak” by Maxfield Parrish, 1922 The National Museum of American Illustration in Newport Rhode Island houses one of the largest collections of  work by Artist Maxfield Parrish. As well as works by Norman Rockwell, Howard Pyle, J. C. Leyendecker & N. C. Wyeth. All set within the impressive Architecture of […]

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Yale University Art Gallery

  GRAND OPENING OF REINSTALLED GALLERY FOLLOWS MULTI-YEAR RENOVATION AND EXPANSION UNITING THREE HISTORIC BUILDINGS Project enables Gallery to show more than 4,000 works, including some 1,100 new acquisitions; present a greater diversity of special exhibitions; and expand its education programming for the Yale community and the public at large. On December 12, 2012, the […]

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