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The Nation’s Attic

The Nation’s Attic https://youtu.be/l2lucP99nucKnown as “the nation’s attic,” the Smithsonian Institute tells the story of our country. It’s interesting to note that founding donor James Smithson never even visited the United States. From GREAT MUSEUMS: Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America (2006).

The Exhibitionists

The Exhibitionists https://youtu.be/bzMxW1dpJGgSome called them robber barons, but the egos of the successful capitalists in the 19th century helped provide the foundation for some of America’s greatest collections. From GREAT MUSEUMS: Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America (2006).

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum https://youtu.be/EZ5xzoEjxRQThe imagery, the symbolism and the architecture of the Holocaust is presented in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. Designed by theater producers, the museum tells this tragic story in a unique way. From GREAT MUSEUMS: Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America (2006).

Ah-Ha! Moments

Ah-Ha! Moments https://youtu.be/2yabytNGuS0A Science Museum can be a place of discovery, learning, and fun. Hands-on interaction brings simple wonders of the world to life. From GREAT MUSEUMS: Riches, Rivals and Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America (2006).

The National Museum of Mexican Art

The National Museum of Mexican Art https://youtu.be/ez1oy0Hm6dYAt the National Museum of Mexican Art (formerly the Mexican Fine Arts Center) in Chicago, visitors are treated to an eye-popping experience. Centuries of colorful Mexican art from both sides of the border explain the roots of indigenous Mexican people. “We don’t want to rewrite history at this museum. …

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The Costume Institute at The Met

The Costume Institute at The Met https://youtu.be/Xk3xM-KGSCE Influential pieces from designers who revolutionized fashion become a part of feminist history at the Met’s Costume Institute. Sculptural dresses, corset-free constructions and a wildly inventive use of materials and shapes show the depth of this stunning collection. From GREAT MUSEUMS: An Acquiring Mind: Philippe de Montebello and …

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Met Curators’ Farewell Tribute to Philippe De Montebello

Met Curators’ Farewell Tribute to Philippe De Montebello https://youtu.be/RsSG4t82mBcTo honor retiring Director Philippe de Montebello, the Met’s curators mounted an exhibit featuring some of the most significant acquisitions of his tenure, some of which transformed the Museum’s collections. Three hundred works from varying civilizations and cultures were displayed as never before – out of the …

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