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Mickey’s Ten Commandments

By Marty Sklar President, Walt Disney Imagineering I.    Know your audience. II.   Wear your guests’ shoes. III.  Organize the flow of people and ideas. IV.  Create a “weenie” (visual magnet). V.   Communicate with visual literacy. VI.  Avoid overload – create turn-ons. VII. Tell one story at a time. VIII. Avoid …

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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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Renzo Piano Embraces Chicago

By Nicolai Ouroussof New York Times, May 13, 2009 Multimedia Slide Show CHICAGO — America has been suffering from Renzo Piano fatigue. For years Mr. Piano seemed to be snapping up all the best commissions: the renovation of the Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan, a science center in San …

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Disney Expert Uses Science to Draw Boy Viewers

By Brooks Barnes New York Times, April 13, 2009 LOS ANGELES — Kelly Peña, or “the kid whisperer,” as some Hollywood producers call her, was digging through a 12-year-old boy’s dresser drawer here on a recent afternoon. Her undercover mission: to unearth what makes him tick and use the findings …

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Hey, Drill This! Park Avenue Armory Goes Sci-Fi

Librado Romero/The New York Times An installation by the Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto comes to life in the vast drill hall of the Park Avenue Armory. It opens on Thursday and runs through June 14. More Photos > Article by: Randy Kennedy New York Times, May 13, 2009 The Park …

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Don’t let this happen to you.

Very sad.  Visited Science City today, so sad.  The staff has been cut to 7 people total to run the facility. “Science City at Union Station Kansas City, MO Science City at Union Station is a $263 million adaptive reuse of Kansas City, Missouri’s Union Station. Completed in 1914 and …

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A Battle to Preserve a Visionary’s Bold Failure

A Battle to Preserve a Visionary’s Bold Failure Permalink Dickenson V. Alley/Burndy Library REMNANTS OF A DREAM Nikola Tesla in a multiple-exposure photo in 1899, as a Tesla coil discharged millions of volts. A science group wants to preserve the remains of his lab. More Photos » By WILLIAM J. …

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The Met Offers a New Look at Americana

The Met Offers a New Look at Americana Marilynn K. Yee/The New York Times The renovated Engelhard Court at the Metropolitan Museum of Art now houses marbles, bronzes and other pieces that can be examined up close. More Photos > Permalink By CAROL VOGEL Published: May 4, 2009 In the …

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