What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? June 15 – 21

An Ingenious Museum Design That Turns Visitors Into Creators In theater, the “fourth wall” is the invisible barricade at the front of the stage, through which the audience observes the action while the players act as though the audience isn’t there. If such a thing exists in museums—and it does, in the form of glass … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? May 25 – 31

6 Rare Andy Warhol Prints Donated to ASU Art Museum Andy Warhol’s iconic works have taught generations about expression, experimentation and the role of commercialization in popular culture. Now, six of his works will illuminate generations to come at the ASU Art Museum. The free installation is on display now through the end of September … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? March 22 – 28

9/11 Museum Waiving Opening Day Fee After Condé Nast Donation The 9/11 museum is waiving the $24 admission fee on opening day — but reservations are required. Officials announced Wednesday that Condé Nast, which is moving to the World Trade Center site, has made a donation to allow all visitors to go for free on … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? March 15 – 21

Carnegie Museum Unveils Dinosaur Nicknamed ‘Chicken From Hell’ In prehistoric North Dakota, a marshy land roamed by turtles and crocodiles, there lived a dinosaur that experts think looked sort of like a giant chicken. When the species’ bones arrived at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History a decade ago, employees looked at the 11-foot-long animal … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums This Week? March 8 – 14

Animatronic Abe Lincoln Up for Auction at Gettysburg Museum Life-size Civil War figures dressed in period garb, antique furniture and an animatronic U.S. President Abraham Lincoln will go on the auction block this weekend as a museum focused on the Battle of Gettysburg prepares to revamp itself. The American Civil War Wax Museum, which opened … Continue reading

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What Happened in Museums this Week?

What Happened in Museums This Week? February 1 – 7

Chicago Museum and Zoo Attendance Dipped in 2013 Even as attendance dropped overall at area museums and animal attractions in 2013, it was a very good year for horticulture. The Chicago Botanic Garden had more than 1 million visitors for the first time since it opened in 1972, a 5 percent increase over 2012, while … Continue reading

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