Friday, May 18, 2007

Visit a Museum

Today is International Museum Day, established in 1977 by the International Council of Museums. Celebrate by visiting a museum -- anywhere in the world.

If you're not ready to take a trip, go around the world on the Internet. Try these:

In the Dallas-Ft.Worth area, there are several. Try the Dallas Museum of Art. Then go a little west to Ft. Worth and the Kimball.

When I was in New York, I often often enjoyed the Guggenheim, the building as well as the art. We saw a TV documentary about the challenging building of the unique museum in Bilbao, Spain. Take a peak at all five Guggenheims.

Don't forget the MOMA in New York within walking distance of the Guggenheim.
There was a really good TV special covering the history about the Hermitage as Russia was evolving and revolting and warring and expanding. And who could go to Paris without browsing through the classics in the Louvre or London without the National Gallery?

For a complete change of pace, try the Asian Art in San Francisco, Modern Sculpture or Visionary Art.

Sadly, the Art Museum Image Consortium dissolved their collaboration after 8 years after 8 years of enhancing art history education and providing tools for presentations, especially in multimedia. Luckily, the site remains online as an archive.

A museum is a collection of anything of artistic, historical, or scientific value, or anything of value to a group of people. There are museums for almost everything -- toys, railroads, fashions, films, fire engines, even dirt. Look around for unique museums.

Enjoy your International Museum Day.

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