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View Resource Brooklyn Museum of Art

Those of us who are not New Yorkers probably associate the Brooklyn Museum (BMA) with modern art from the controversial exhibition, SENSATION: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection, October 1999-January 2000. But the museum's permanent collection includes Egyptian, Greek and Roman, and Ancient Middle Eastern Art; American and European paintings and sculpture from the 14th century to...

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/
View Resource Smithsonian Education

The diverse buildings that front directly onto the Mall in Washington, D.C. comprise the Smithsonian Institution, one of the world's most celebrated museums. It is with little surprise that this Web site is such an excellent source of information about the educational delights offered by this august American institution. The site is divided simply into three main categories: Educators, Families,...

http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/
View Resource Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), founded in 1799, America's oldest continuously operating museum, has a new building and a new website. The PEM site has all the features virtual visitors have come to expect at a museum site: attractive design with lots pictures, links to library and archival resources, information on current and future exhibitions, and "microsites" featuring highlights of past...

https://www.pem.org/
View Resource Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Part of the Smithsonian Institution since 1967, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York was founded in 1897 by Amy, Eleanor, and Sarah Hewitt as part of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Today the museum is one of the largest design museums in the world, with a total catalog of more than 250,000 objects. The site is full of helpful material, ranging from the...

https://www.cooperhewitt.org/
View Resource Medieval Mystery

This entertaining site created by the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Lille, and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute turns one of the primary tasks of museum curators and archivists--establishing the provenance of the works in their collections--into a game. Using a group of late 15th century Dutch paintings with an uncertain history that depict the Virgin Mary and Christ Child, the game attempts...

https://www.clarkart.edu/exhibitions/mystery/content/home.cf...
View Resource As museums grow and expand, some grow concerned about their future

Need cash for arts? Move to Montreal http://www.thestar.com/artsentertainment/article/196678 Museums: A Special Section [Free registration required for some of the articles included on this site] http://www.nytimes.com/pages/arts/artsspecial/index.html The Institute of Contemporary Art [Macromedia Flash Player] http://www.icaboston.org/ Off Center: Outside Ideas From Inside the...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2007/0330
View Resource The Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum

This elegant and moving site from the Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum tells the stories of six survivors of the Holocaust. By putting a human face to the horrific numbers - between 1941 and 1945 more than 70,000 Jews and Roma were murdered in Latvia - the site brings the realities of life and death in the Latvian ghettos into startling focus. The experiences of these individuals, told...

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http://www.rgm.lv/?lang=en
View Resource Cosmogonic Tattoos

"Cosmogonies are the stories we tell ourselves in order to make sense of the world," explains Jim Cogswell, artist and faculty member at the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art and Design. Cogswell's new exhibit, "Cosmogonic Tattoos" is intended to honor two of the University of Michigan's museums - the Kelsey Museum of Archeology and University of Michigan Museum of Art - and demonstrate...

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http://exhibitions.kelsey.lsa.umich.edu/jim-cogswell-cosmogo...