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Samurai Exhibit at LACMA Displays Evolution of Armor and Lore

Samurai Exhibit at LACMA Displays Evolution of Armor and Lore

Samurai values, techniques and legends have long fascinated Westerners. Initially armed servants, samurais later became experts in the skill and warfare. A new exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), opening Oct. 19, displays in fascinating detail the evolution of Samurai armor, skills and lore. The special show, Samurai: Japanese Armor from the […]

Molly Brown House Museum Hosts Victorian Halloween

Molly Brown House Museum Hosts Victorian Halloween

The Molly Brown House Museum in Denver, CO, is hosting Victorian Halloween ghost stories. The event is called Victorian Horrors and runs through Oct. 25, 2014, weekends only, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. As visitors tour through the darkened mansion of “the Unsinkable Molly Brown,” they hear classic Gothic horror stories by Edgar Allan Poe, […]

USS Constitution Has One Last Cruise Before Undergoing Restoration

USS Constitution Has One Last Cruise Before Undergoing Restoration

The oldest commissioned warship still afloat, the USS Constitution, set sail on her last cruise Friday morning, Oct. 17, 2014, before she undergoes extensive restoration. The three-hour cruise was in Boston Harbor from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. She was given a 21-gun salute at approximately 11:00 a.m. off Fort Independence on Castle Island and […]

Edgar Allan Poe Philadelphia October Event Recreates Haunting Tales

Edgar Allan Poe Philadelphia October Event Recreates Haunting Tales

The house where Edgar Allan Poe lived in Philadelphia is offering a special evening performance from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The event, In the Mind of Poe, recreates some of the 19th-century writer’s most haunting tales. As visitors tour this National Historic Site, staff and volunteers present Poe himself reciting portions […]

Arrow Rock: National Landmark District Preserves Missouri Pioneer History

Arrow Rock: National Landmark District Preserves Missouri Pioneer History

The village of Arrow Rock, MO, commemorates early pioneer life in its 46th annual Heritage Craft Festival, Oct. 11 and 12, 2014. This area, near the banks of the Missouri River, is preserved as it looked in the 19th century with its stores, tavern, private homes, and a boardwalk. During the festival, artisans and shopkeepers […]

Patrick Modiano Examined Impact of Nazi Occupation in Earning Nobel Prize

Patrick Modiano Examined Impact of Nazi Occupation in Earning Nobel Prize

Patrick Modiano, who many in France consider the greatest living French author, has won the Nobel Prize in Literature for his works focusing on the era of Nazi Germany’s occupation of France. He was born shortly after the occupation ended. Still, despite not having been born yet, the events of that time period had an […]

How Museums Name Their Magazines

How Museums Name Their Magazines

Many museums have a supplemental magazine that is available in print and online to members. These contain information related to the subject matter of the museum. The articles are often about specific exhibits or artists; other times they provide history surrounding the topic. Some are printed monthly and others are distributed quarterly. Regardless of their […]

House of the Seven Gables Museum Ghostly October Events

House of the Seven Gables Museum Ghostly October Events

The House of the Seven Gables Museum is offering two ghostly theatrical October events during weekends beginning Oct. 10 through Nov. 1, 2014. One will be in the museum itself made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel, The House of the Seven Gables, and the other will be next door in the Nathaniel Hawthorne House. […]

Banksy Accused of Being Racist

Banksy Accused of Being Racist

Banksy, a famously controversial graffiti artist based in the United Kingdom, has been accused of being racist by a council in the east of England. His latest piece of artwork has been removed for being “offensive.” The offending piece of work was painted in Clayton-on-Sea just a week ahead of a by-election. The by-election is a […]

Thomas Hart Benton Mural on Display at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Thomas Hart Benton Mural on Display at Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Thomas Hart Benton mural, America Today, is on display at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art from Sept. 30, 2014 to April 19, 2015. The exhibit features sketches Benton made for the 1930 mural, a reconstruction of how it was originally displayed, and related works of that time period. The painting consists of 10 […]

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