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Congo Square celebrates African arts and culture.  Each week, musicians, dancers and drummers gather in Congo Square, just inside the gates of Louis Armstrong Park to perform in the authentic West African manner. New Orleans: A Living Museum of Music.

Congo Square drummers and dancers perform
Congo Square drummers and dancers perform

Rock Hall Moment: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum’s Curator & Director of Acquisitions, Craig Inciardi, shows off to GREAT MUSEUMS a 1964 Rickenbacker guitar that belonged to John Lennon.#rockhallmoment #greatmuseums #rockhalllegend #lennon

Rock Hall Moment: John Lennon’s 1964 Rickenbacker Guitar

Rock Hall Moment: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum’s Curator & Director of Acquisitions, Craig Inciardi, reveals to GREAT MUSEUMS an often overlooked fact about the life of a working musician though one of the Museum’s most interesting artifacts. #rockhallmoment #greatmuseums… more >

Rock Hall Moment: Timothy B. Schmit Keys

Rock Hall Moment: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum’s Curator & Director of Acquisitions, Craig Inciardi, tells GREAT MUSEUMS about Royden “Chuch” Magee’s backstage road case on display in the Rolling Stones exhibit. #rockhallmoments #rollingstones #rocklegends… more >

Rock Hall Moment: The Rolling Stones’ Backstage Road Case

Rock Hall Moment: The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum’s Former Chief Curator Jim Henke tells GREAT MUSEUMS the whole story behind the acquisition of Lady Gaga’s notorious meat dress for the Women Who Rock Special Exhibit. #rockhall #rockhallmoments #greatmuseums… more >

Rock Hall Moment: Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress

GREAT MUSEUMS is at work documenting the creation of the last museum to be built on our National Mall. Construction of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (SNMAAHC) began in 2012.  The new museum is scheduled to open in 2015. A central exhibit… more >

And The Walls Came Tumblin’ Down

On a beautiful day in late September 2012, New York City officials and public and private donors joined with the Friends of the High Line to mark the groundbreaking of the last and final section of the park. Encompassing a vast area that stretches from the Hudson River to Midtown,… more >

High Line Section Three: Groundbreaking Ceremony

Dr. Steve Monfort, Head of Conservation and Science at the National Zoo, calls Giant Pandas the rock stars of animal world. There is no better ambassador for endangered species in the wild than the charismatic Giant Panda, whose own numbers are down to a mere 1600.  In this excerpt… more >

Ambassadors to the Wild

A dance performance - AND a dance lesson - get the ladies in Congo Square moving to an African ancestral beat.  From GREAT MUSEUMS: New Orleans: A Living Museum of Music.

Congo Ladies Perform

Biza Sompa, founder of Bichini Bia Congo Dance Theater, leads an exuberant dance performance in New Orleans’ Congo Square. From GREAT MUSEUMS: New Orleans: A Living Museum of Music.

Biza Bichini Bia

Metropolitan Museum of Art Curator Helen Evans and Senior Design Advisor Jeff Daly discuss the challenges of creating a cohesive display out of a collection of seemingly unrelated objects. Not tied to time, place or culture, the objects are part of an exhibit mounted to celebrate… more >

The Met - An Inside Look: part 2

A special exhibition honoring retiring director Philippe de Montebello, featured highlights of the 84,000 works of art that were acquired during his tenure. Here we see Curator Helen Evans and Senior Design Advisor Jeff Daly determine which objects will be featured in this diverse… more >

The Met - An Inside Look: part 1

The adventure of working with art in our own time is that history has not given us the security of proof – of an artist’s influence or impact, of a defining trend, or of a new idea. At the Museum of Modern Art, curators celebrate work that is not yet comfortable or familiar. Vincent… more >

Modern Art Adventure

Every aspect of Cuban life tells the story of a blended society, starting with the island’s most important crop – sugar. When Christopher Columbus brought sugar cane from the Canary Islands, which had arrived there by way of Africa, India, China and Portugal, he brought with him the… more >

Blending

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