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Please Touch Museum – Exhibition Review

3 of 5 Stars, “A-Okay” Posted: June 10, 2009 Please Touch Museum Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park 4231 Avenue of the Republic Philadelphia, PA 19131 (215) 581-3181 www.pleasetouchmuseum.org Category: Children’s Museum Admission Price: $15 Children and Adults Size: 38,000 sq. ft. of exhibits Wheelchair Accessible: Yes From Please Touch website: “Memorial …

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The Ordinary As Object of Desire

A kettle by John G. Rideout (1936) EXHIBITION REVIEW “What Was Good Design? MoMA’s Message 1944-56” runs through Nov. 30 at the Museum of Modern Art, (212) 708-9400 Museum of Modern Art Website Article By Roberta Smith From the New York Times, June 5, 2009 “What is good design?” may …

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Putting “Primitive” to Rest

Equestrian Figure: Portrait of a Chief,” foreground, from Sumatra, Indonesia EXHIBITION REVIEW “African and Oceanic Art From the Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva: A Legacy of Collecting” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art through Sept. 27, 2009 Metropolitan Museum of Art Website By Holland Cotter From the New York Times, June 5, …

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Museum Definition

From Wikipedia Natural History Museum London, Photo by DAVID ILIFF “A museum is a “permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment, for the purposes of …

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Open Air Museums

From Wikipedia “An open air museum is a distinct type of museum exhibiting its collections out-of-doors. The first open air museums were established in Scandinavia towards the end of the nineteenth century, and the concept soon spread throughout Europe and North America. Open air museums are variously known as skansen, …

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Top 10 Children’s Museums

The City Museum The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose Minnesota Children’s Museum The Children’s Museum of Manhattan Chicago Chicdren’s Museum Bay Area Discovery Museum Kohl Children’s Museum Children’s Museum of Pittsburg Portland Children’s Museum Runners Up 11.Boston Children’s Museum 12.Please Touch 13.Port Discovery 14. Brooklyn …

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Now Boarding: Airport Museums and the Global Audience

By Marjorie Schwarzer Link to AAM Article This article was published in Museum News, May/June 2001. “Airports become more like downtowns every year …[and are thus] the central public space of our cities today.” – Robert Bruegmann1 “The modern airport is… a reality on which it is our obligation to …

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“Extreme Mammals” at AMNH

Exhibition Review Come Meet Your Folks: Warm Blood Is Required By Edward Rothstein New York Times, May 14, 2009 Raymond McCrea Jones/The New York Times Link to Media “Michael Mesiter, Director of Exhibition Design at the American Museum of Natural History, discusses the Extreme Mammals” exhibition at the American Museum …

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Guggenheim Museum Turns 50

As it turns 50, the Guggenheim in New York City remains a radical model for an art museum. Nicolai Ouroussoff, The Times’s chief architecture critic, takes a retrospective look at the museum. To Watch Video

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Top 10 Science Centers

1.    Exploratorium 2.    Denver Museum of Nature and Science 3.    The Tech Museum of Innovation 4.    Center of Science and Industry (COSI) 5.    Museum of Science and Industry 6.    Science Museum of Minnesota 7.    Liberty Science Center 8.    Museum of Science Boston 9.    Exploration Place 10.  California Academy of Science …

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A Grand and Intimate Modern Art Trove

Michelle Litvin for The New York Times A work by Cy Twombly at the new Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago. More Photos > By Roberta Smith New York Times, May 13, 2009 CHICAGO — The Art Institute of Chicago is a great encyclopedic museum that is about …

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$24 Per Person!, California Academy of Science

At $24 per person, the California Academy of Science is setting a tone before you enter the door, two adults and two children, $78 dollars!  for a public institution.  This is a violation of the trust between a learning institution and the public.  That is before we even discuss if …

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