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We're celebrating a new summer of Blue Star Museums today at Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Learn more about the museum today on the blog.
National Book Award winner Phil Klay talks about the importance of friendship to his editing process, the role that research plays in his writing, and the crucial role that his bad handwriting plays in his writing practice.
Explore some of the 50th anniversary stories submitted by veterans and artists who work with veterans.
In 1901, the Toledo Museum of Art consisted of two rooms, which it rented rather than owned. Flash forward a century or so and today, the museum's campus comprises 36 acres and six buildings, including a visual arts center, a theater, and an award-winning glass pavilion that functions as both...
Spotlight on the Washington State Historical Society, a Blue Star Museum.
Some tips from museum educators about getting your kids ready to enjoy an art museum.
Let's hear it for another year of Blue Star Museums!
In 2005, with the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq still relatively fresh in the papers, Matt Mitchell felt compelled to somehow do his part. He had worked for years as an illustrator, but turned now to portraiture, with the idea of capturing the personal and complex experience of return. He set out to...
When it comes to war, history is quick to recall a conflict’s victors and losers. But military life is made up more than triumphs and losses, not to mention the political strategies that led to them. The Blue Star Museums listed here take a look at lesser-known aspects of the American...
As long as war has been fought, war literature has been written as a means of explaining, questioning, and coping with the horrors that have taken place on the battleground. It has taken us to the front lines, to the decision rooms, to the prison camps, and to the training grounds. Much less...

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