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Blue Star Museums Blog (Archive)
We want your comments on our strategic plan!
July 19, 2013
The NEA's strategic plan lays out its mission, vision, and goals. Starting from the credo, "Art works," the document looks at how the agency actualizes that credo through strategic goals...
Great Homes of Great Authors
May 30, 2013
Yesterday, you may have seen that the NEA announced $1 million in Big Read grants for 77 organizations across the country. Since we had books on the brain, we thought...
Postcard from Blue Star Museums Launch
May 28, 2013
Last week, we kicked off the fourth summer of Blue Star Museums with a fantastic event at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) in Washington, DC. We were joined by...
Art Works Podcast: Stephan Jost
May 23, 2013
This is the fourth summer that museums throughout the land are reaching out to military families and inviting them in as honored guests. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, some...
Nominate a Blue Star Museum!
May 22, 2013
Ready to get your museum on? We're celebrating our fourth summer of Blue Star Museums by inviting you to nominate a Blue Star Museum in your community! Maybe it's an...
Welcome Back to Blue Star Museums!
May 21, 2013
This morning we launched the fourth summer of Blue Star Museums , which offers free admission to active duty service members and their families at over 2,000 museums across the...
Georgia O'Keeffe Country
August 29, 2012
“When I got to New Mexico that was mine. As soon as I saw it that was my country. It fitted to me exactly.” –Georgia O’Keeffe to her husband and...
Re-Living the Circus's Golden Age
August 24, 2012
Circus World is located at the original home of the Ringling Bros. Circus in Baraboo, Wisconsin. This National Historic Landmark Site contains the largest group of authentic circus structures in...
Inside the Old Pen
August 1, 2012
A historic photo of the Idaho Penitentiary's administrative building. Photo courtesy of the Idaho State Historical Society When its cell doors opened in 1872, the Idaho Territorial Penitentiary began its...
Remembering the Alamo
July 11, 2012
Alamo by flickr user johnkoestier Almost everyone has heard the words “Remember the Alamo,” but do you know the story behind them? Today, "the Alamo" can refer to both a...