museums

An index of blog posts tagged ‘museums’ here at MarkCz.com.
Racine Art Museum: Free First Fridays

Racine Art Museum: Free First Fridays

Racine, Wisconsin — Visitors investigate the Racine Art Museum during Free First Fridays hours on an August evening. First Fridays is a monthly event in downtown Racine, during which admission to the art museum is free of charge .

WGN-TV shuts out The Museum of Classic Chicago Television

For anyone whose childhood included countless hours of Ray Rayner and His Friends, Bozo's Circus, and Frazier Thomas hosting Garfield Goose and Friends and Family Classics, The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (online at www.FuzzyMemories.TV) has been a gift and a...

National Civil Rights Museum at Lorraine Motel in Memphis

National Civil Rights Museum at Lorraine Motel in Memphis

Today, on the national holiday celebrating the birth of the Martin Luther King, Jr., there's a news story about how King has been simplified into an icon and a catchphrase, and the details of his life and work have been softened, blurred, and appropriated. Being seven...

Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview, Illinois

We took our niece Nadine to the Kohl Children's Museum in Glenview, Illinois last Saturday. She's 20 months old, so she's just entering the age when she can enjoy trips like this. Meanwhile, we're just entering the season when we start looking for indoor activities to...

Scrimshaw whale tooth, Bishop Museum, Honolulu

Scrimshaw whale tooth, Bishop Museum, Honolulu

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — Antique scrimshaw whale tooth artwork depicting "The Sailor Boy" (artifact # 1921.014.050 at Honolulu's Bernice P. Bishop Museum) by an unknown artist from the mid-19th century. Below the etched art on the sperm whale tooth, the inscription...

Cannibal fork, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Cannibal fork, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — Cannibal fork displayed at Honolulu's Bishop Museum. The extent of cannibalism in Hawaii and Polynesia in general is a sketchy subject, greatly exaggerated by sensationalistic European and American writers. Contrary to legend, Captain Cook was...

Ukulele, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Ukulele, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — A Hawaiian ukulele on exhibit at the Bishop Museum. Ukuleles are commonly associated with music from Hawaii where the name roughly translates as "jumping flea," perhaps due to the action of one's fingers playing the ukulele resembling a...

Louvre Pyramid interior, Louvre Museum, Paris

Louvre Pyramid interior, Louvre Museum, Paris

Paris, France — Interior of I. M. Pei's Louvre Pyramid, the the main entrance to the Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre), which is visible through the glass. According to Wikipedia: The pyramid and the underground lobby beneath it were created because of a series of...

Louvre Museum: Paintings in the Salon Carré

Louvre Museum: Paintings in the Salon Carré

Paris, France — Visitors tour famous paintings of first Italian Renaissance, from the 12th to 15th centuries, in the Salon Carré (Square Salon) of the Louvre Museum. A few of the tourists — including Dan Falato, center — are admiring the ceiling, which is decorated...

Louvre Museum and Louvre Pyramid, Paris

Louvre Museum and Louvre Pyramid, Paris

Paris, Farnce — At left, Pavillon Denon on the southern wing of Louvre Palace, which houses the Musée du Louvre. At right, I. M. Pei's Louvre Pyramid, which serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum.

Louvre Palace, Cour Carrée, Paris, France

Louvre Palace, Cour Carrée, Paris, France

Paris, France — The Cour Carrée ("square court") at the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre), completed under Napoleon Bonaparte. It was twilight when we entered the courtyard, and a warm breeze blew into town, bouncing the hushed conversations and footsteps of the...

Louis XVI Salon bleu, Carnavalet Museum, Paris

Louis XVI Salon bleu, Carnavalet Museum, Paris

Paris, France — The Salon bleu Louis XVI at the Carnavalet Museum, with its collection of circa-1780 furnishings — chairs and table, cabinetry, trim, mirrors, rugs, crystal chandelier, and paintings. Furniture in this room was created by famous names like Riesener,...

Victory statue, Carnavalet Museum, Paris

Victory statue, Carnavalet Museum, Paris

Paris, France — Victory statue by sculptor Louis-Simon Boizot in the Victory Courtyard Garden (Cour de la Victoire Jardin) at the Carnavalet Museum. It is his original version of the gilded Victory statue which tops the Fontaine du Palmier in the Place du Châtelet.

Carnavalet Museum, Paris: Garden & Victory statue

Carnavalet Museum, Paris: Garden & Victory statue

Paris, France — The Victory courtyard garden (Cour de la Victoire Jardin) at the Carnavalet Museum. Four beds of patterned boxwoods occupy the courtyard's four corners, and a statue of Victory stands atop a pedestal centered on the terrace. The Victory statue is by...

Metal Museum: 10th Anniversary Gates

Metal Museum: 10th Anniversary Gates

Memphis, Tennessee: 10th Anniversary Gates at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. From the museum's website: Metalsmiths from around the world contributed samples of their work to the Anniversary Gates. The rosettes, typically about the size of a doorknob, show an...

Memphis: Metal Museum gates detail

Memphis: Metal Museum gates detail

Memphis, Tennessee — Detail of the 10th Anniversary Gates at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. From the museum's website: Metalsmiths from around the world contributed samples of their work to the Anniversary Gates. The rosettes, typically about the size of a...

museums

An index of blog posts tagged ‘museums’ here at MarkCz.com.

Racine Art Museum: Free First Fridays

Racine, Wisconsin — Visitors investigate the Racine Art Museum during Free First Fridays hours on an August evening. First Fridays is a monthly event in downtown Racine, during which admission to the art museum is free of charge .

WGN-TV shuts out The Museum of Classic Chicago Television

For anyone whose childhood included countless hours of Ray Rayner and His Friends, Bozo's Circus, and Frazier Thomas hosting Garfield Goose and Friends and Family Classics, The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (online at www.FuzzyMemories.TV) has been a gift and a...

National Civil Rights Museum at Lorraine Motel in Memphis

Today, on the national holiday celebrating the birth of the Martin Luther King, Jr., there's a news story about how King has been simplified into an icon and a catchphrase, and the details of his life and work have been softened, blurred, and appropriated. Being seven...

Kohl Children’s Museum in Glenview, Illinois

We took our niece Nadine to the Kohl Children's Museum in Glenview, Illinois last Saturday. She's 20 months old, so she's just entering the age when she can enjoy trips like this. Meanwhile, we're just entering the season when we start looking for indoor activities to...

Scrimshaw whale tooth, Bishop Museum, Honolulu

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — Antique scrimshaw whale tooth artwork depicting "The Sailor Boy" (artifact # 1921.014.050 at Honolulu's Bernice P. Bishop Museum) by an unknown artist from the mid-19th century. Below the etched art on the sperm whale tooth, the inscription...

Cannibal fork, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — Cannibal fork displayed at Honolulu's Bishop Museum. The extent of cannibalism in Hawaii and Polynesia in general is a sketchy subject, greatly exaggerated by sensationalistic European and American writers. Contrary to legend, Captain Cook was...

Ukulele, Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii — A Hawaiian ukulele on exhibit at the Bishop Museum. Ukuleles are commonly associated with music from Hawaii where the name roughly translates as "jumping flea," perhaps due to the action of one's fingers playing the ukulele resembling a...

Louvre Pyramid interior, Louvre Museum, Paris

Paris, France — Interior of I. M. Pei's Louvre Pyramid, the the main entrance to the Louvre Museum (Musée du Louvre), which is visible through the glass. According to Wikipedia: The pyramid and the underground lobby beneath it were created because of a series of...

Louvre Museum: Paintings in the Salon Carré

Paris, France — Visitors tour famous paintings of first Italian Renaissance, from the 12th to 15th centuries, in the Salon Carré (Square Salon) of the Louvre Museum. A few of the tourists — including Dan Falato, center — are admiring the ceiling, which is decorated...

Louvre Museum and Louvre Pyramid, Paris

Paris, Farnce — At left, Pavillon Denon on the southern wing of Louvre Palace, which houses the Musée du Louvre. At right, I. M. Pei's Louvre Pyramid, which serves as the main entrance to the Louvre Museum.

Louvre Palace, Cour Carrée, Paris, France

Paris, France — The Cour Carrée ("square court") at the Louvre Palace (Palais du Louvre), completed under Napoleon Bonaparte. It was twilight when we entered the courtyard, and a warm breeze blew into town, bouncing the hushed conversations and footsteps of the...

Louis XVI Salon bleu, Carnavalet Museum, Paris

Paris, France — The Salon bleu Louis XVI at the Carnavalet Museum, with its collection of circa-1780 furnishings — chairs and table, cabinetry, trim, mirrors, rugs, crystal chandelier, and paintings. Furniture in this room was created by famous names like Riesener,...

Victory statue, Carnavalet Museum, Paris

Paris, France — Victory statue by sculptor Louis-Simon Boizot in the Victory Courtyard Garden (Cour de la Victoire Jardin) at the Carnavalet Museum. It is his original version of the gilded Victory statue which tops the Fontaine du Palmier in the Place du Châtelet.

Carnavalet Museum, Paris: Garden & Victory statue

Paris, France — The Victory courtyard garden (Cour de la Victoire Jardin) at the Carnavalet Museum. Four beds of patterned boxwoods occupy the courtyard's four corners, and a statue of Victory stands atop a pedestal centered on the terrace. The Victory statue is by...

Metal Museum: 10th Anniversary Gates

Memphis, Tennessee: 10th Anniversary Gates at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. From the museum's website: Metalsmiths from around the world contributed samples of their work to the Anniversary Gates. The rosettes, typically about the size of a doorknob, show an...

Memphis: Metal Museum gates detail

Memphis, Tennessee — Detail of the 10th Anniversary Gates at the National Ornamental Metal Museum. From the museum's website: Metalsmiths from around the world contributed samples of their work to the Anniversary Gates. The rosettes, typically about the size of a...

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