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Blue Star Museums Blog (Archive)
Tech-Savvy Museums to Geek Out With
June 18, 2013
Believe it or not, the iPhone---a device that revolutionized mobile smartphone technology---was released less than six years ago. The first iPhone hit the market on June 29, 2007 and just...
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...
Where Puppets Are More Than Playthings
August 22, 2012
Words by Susan Neidert, as told to and edited by Rebecca Gross Susan Neidert is the director of the Fine Arts Center in Brigham City, Utah. Part of the center's...
What's on View at the Bellevue Arts Museum
August 15, 2012
Head east from Seattle across Lake Washington, and you’ll find yourself at the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM), a gorgeous, light-filled center devoted to art, craft, and design. Although the museum...
A Q&A with the McKenna Museum of African-American Art
August 13, 2012
When Dr. Dwight McKenna bought the old mansion at 2003 Carondelet Street in New Orleans, the building hardly seemed like a suitable showcase for his art collection. Built in 1859...
Exploring the Cherokee Heritage Center
August 9, 2012
The Cherokee Heritage Center (CHC) is the premier cultural center for Cherokee tribal history, culture and the arts, and is located in the heart of the Cherokee Nation on a...
Feeling At Home with Edward Gorey
August 6, 2012
“A is for Amy who fell down the stairs / B is for Basil assaulted by bears.” So begins Edward Gorey’s famous alphabet book The Gnashlycrumb Tinies , which denotes...
Blue Star Voices
August 3, 2012
Garrett Hoppin. Photo courtesy of Mr. Hoppin It is incredible how much can change in the span of three years. When the Blue Star Museum program began in 2010, it...
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...
The Many Hats of the Mingei
July 30, 2012
A Huichol hat from Mexico. Photo courtesy of the Mingei International Museum Hats and Headdresses , an exhibition of head coverings from five continents, is in the gallery just outside...