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The Old Slave Mart is One of the Few Museums to Expose America's Shameful Pastnew

Although we as a country are about to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the end of slavery, the history of those slaves is still a taboo subject for many museums. But in Charleston, this subject has finally become a part of plantation tours and museum exhibitions.
Charleston City Paper  |  Michael Smallwood  |  04-08-2011  |  History

Museum Brings Down Final Curtain on Ripleyesque Beginningsnew

When the Arkansas Museum of Discovery announced in January that it would deaccession many of the 14,000 artifacts in its collection, a cry went up. Don't give away our shrunken heads!
Arkansas Times  |  Leslie Newell Peacock  |  03-25-2010  |  Art

Chicago's Museum of Holography Could Soon Be Out on the Curbnew

Loren Billings lives out her days amid her memories at Chicago's Museum of Holography. But thanks to three mysterious "friends" and a million-dollar loan approved by Illinois state treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, she could soon be on the curb.
Chicago Reader  |  Ling Ma  |  02-12-2009  |  Art

D.C.'s Museums Had a Hard Time Sculpting Greatness in 2008's Down Marketnew

The state of D.C.'s art museums at the end of 2008 presents a quandary not unlike the one currently on everyone's mind in the financial sector: Should troubled institutions be rescued or allowed to fail?
Washington City Paper  |  Jeffry Cudlin  |  01-08-2009  |  Art

The National Civil Rights Museum Plans $10-$15 Million Renovationnew

With the renovation, the museum hopes to make its exhibits more accessible and more interactive.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Mary Cashiola  |  11-21-2008  |  Culture

NYC's Tenement Museum is Blocking its Employees from Organizingnew

A pro-union vibe permeates the museum, from its bookstore stocked with tomes about the labor movement to the actual tenement at 97 Orchard Street, where the seeds of organized labor grew. Despite that reverence, a no-holds-barred labor clash is underway beneath their own roof.
New York Press  |  Josh Zembick  |  10-23-2008  |  Business & Labor

Meet Dr. Laura Henkel, the Curator of the Eroticnew

She went from a Lutheran school in a small Texas town to director of a sex-based museum in Las Vegas, but Henkel has no regrets.
Las Vegas Weekly  |  Kate Silver  |  09-19-2008  |  Culture

Shooting the Breeze With Children's TV Legend Dear Old Captain Noahnew

For 27 years, Captain Noah and His Magical Ark was a Philly institution, greeting bleary-eyed, pajama-clad children over sugary cereal. The Ark has been in drydock now for 14 years and will soon be on display, along with puppets, props and costumes, when the new Please Touch Museum opens next month.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Shaun Brady  |  09-16-2008  |  Art

In Stuttgart, the Mercedez Benz Museum Writes a High-Gloss Version of Automotive Historynew

The museum not only pays tribute to a particularly expensive brand of automobile, it also offers up a history of the entire twentieth century, framed by the invention of a new method of motorized travel in 1885 and the widespread recognition of global warming today.
New Haven Advocate  |  Eric Goldscheider  |  07-22-2008  |  Travel

A Visit to the Motown Museum Still Inspires Awenew

You generally think of a museum as a place where canonical cultural artifacts are assembled and put to bed, where later generations -- the irrationally proud parents -- point and poke their noses against the glass. But at the Motown Museum, the past and the canonical have been dealt with differently.
Metro Times  |  Cherri Buijk  |  07-08-2008  |  Music

Cobbler to the Stars: Pasquale Fabrizionew

Bozo the Clown's shoes, big as canoe paddles, sit on a shelf in Fabrizio's shop on San Vicente Boulevard. He's making copies of the floppy soles for a movie. Afterward, the originals will go to a museum for safekeeping.
L.A. Weekly  |  Gendy Alimurung  |  06-27-2008  |  Fashion

Bring Black Back to San Diegonew

The new San Diego African American Culture Center reintroduces a black presence to downtown.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Kinsee Morlan  |  05-28-2008  |  Recreation

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