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Yale Center for British Art

The Yale Center for British Art holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside the United Kingdom, presenting the development of British art and culture from the Elizabethan period to the present day. Together with the Reference Library, the Center’s collections of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, rare books, and manuscripts provide an […]

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Berkshire Museum

In 1903, Berkshire Museum founder Zenas Crane, inspired by such institutions as the American Museum for Natural Science, the Smithsonian, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, decided to blend the best attributes of these establishments in a new museum for the people of Western Massachusetts. Thanks in large part to Crane’s efforts, the broad and […]

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Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Teaching with Art Museums are extraordinary places that provide an incredible range of learning experiences for people of all ages – learning that is simultaneously intimate, collective, and empowering.  Museums help make accessible the range and depth of the human imagination. Founded in 1876, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum was one of the first […]

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Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum

Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum Lenox, MA Ventfort Hall, built by George and Sarah Morgan as their summer home, is an imposing Jacobean Revival mansion that typifies the Gilded Age in Lenox. Sarah, the sister of J. Pierpont Morgan, purchased the property in 1891, and hired Rotch & Tilden, prominent Boston architects, to […]

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Mystic Seaport Museum

“Climb aboard another era” in this 19th century seaport village. Mystic Seaport village has the usual findings: blacksmith, cooperage, church, drug store, typical New England homes, bank, general store, school house, & printing office. But there are some things that set it apart for me such as the Thomas Oyster House and the Henry B. duPont Preservation […]

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Titanic – 12,450 Feet Below

Laurel Thorndike Rich Roth mentioned.It’s a chilly night upon the frigid North Atlantic. Though stars glitter above, gloom presses in and an ominous presence lurks just out of sight… Sea Research Foundation’s Dr. Robert Ballard, renowned oceanographer and explorer, and Tim Delaney, former Walt Disney Imagineer, bring the Titanic’s timeless history to life. At Titanic […]

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Victoria Mansion Interior with Stained Glass

Victoria Museum – The Morse-Libby Mansion

The Morse-Libby Mansion in Portland Maine  is a great place if you’re a fan of Victoriana.  The house is quite intact to this day nearly 150 years after it was built having been owned by only two families before becoming a museum. For those who are into architecture and interior design, this house is the […]

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PEM – Peabody Essex Museum

“Post Visualization” photographers whose motivation lay in making pictures rather than taking photographs. This statement can be used to describe the showing at the PEM– ” The Mind’s Eye: 50 years of Photography by Jerry Ulesmann. Surreal, funny and provocative, Jerry Uelsmann’s photographs are icons of American photo history. His most famous technique — seamlessly […]

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National Museum of the American Indian

On a recent trip for business and leisure, we visited the National Museum of the American Indian.  The building is absolutely exquisite.  The construction of the building has much meaning, and the small grounds around it are planted in various native species as well as traditional foods the rest of us associate with North America’s […]

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Old Sturbridge Village…Simple Machines

I had the pleasure of accompanying my son’s third grade class on a recent trip to Old  Sturbridge Village in search of simple machines. The class was reminded to be on the look out for simple machines and how they were used to make peoples lives easier, and to think of how these inventions relate […]

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