Month: June 2019

The Henry Ford Museum

The Henry Ford Museum https://youtu.be/uxoQXELqEcQThe Henry Ford Museum s a tribute to American innovation and ordinary genius with its celebration of great milestones of American invention. From GREAT MUSEUMS: Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America (2006).

A MoMa Moment

A MoMa Moment https://youtu.be/cNJFKYIn4V0Abby Rockefeller, wife of John D., contributed to the founding of the most important museum of contemporary art in America—The Museum of Modern Art. This was a space for contemporary living artists to show their work. From GREAT MUSEUMS: In Our Time: The Museum of Modern Art.

Chicago Museum of Science & Industry

Chicago Museum of Science & Industry https://youtu.be/P_MQga65Za8Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry was inspired by a trip to foreign soil. Philanthropist Julius Rosenwald visited Germany and saw for the first time a museum where visitors could touch things and pull levers and learn how things work. From GREAT MUSEUMS: Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years …

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Second Line Parade

Second Line Parade A typical sight in New Orleans – the Second Line Parade. Winding through the French Quarter, this lively group embodies the New Orleans Tradition. The roots of this and other elements of New Orleans’ rich musical heritage are explored in GREAT MUSEUMS: New Orleans: A Living Museum of Music.

Mike Hearn, Curator of Chinese Painting

Mike Hearn, Curator of Chinese Painting Great Museums captures Mike Hearn, Curator of Chinese Painting, who examines and explains a beautiful Chinese scroll landscape dating from the 11th century. Emblazoned with the ownership seals of at least two Chinese monarchs, the landscape tells the symbolic story of a friendship between two men.

Neolithic Jar

Neolithic Jar The earliest pieces in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Chinese art collection were made nearly 5,000 years ago during the Neolithic period. This jar illustrates a key factor in Chinese art, the concept of “floating lines.” An examination of early Chinese art as highlighted in China: West Meets East at the Metropolitan Museum …

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