December 27, 2012 |
The best thing about the new National Children's Museum ? "Frederick" was the verdict from my 8-year-old. He ran into an old classmate he hadn't seen in a while and he said that seeing Frederick was the highlight of his visit to the new $7 million interactive children's museum that's been eight years in the making. And I have to agree with him. Compared with children's museums across the country that we have visited — Baltimore, Boston, New York, Miami, Durham, N.C., San Francisco, and Santa Ana...
December 17, 2012
Planning a visit to the new National Children's Museum in National Harbor? Here's what you need to know. Where: 151 St. George Boulevard, Oxon Hill, in National Harbor When: Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. How much: $10; free for age 12 months and younger. Beginning in January, the museum will offer free admission on the third Friday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m. Best for: Age 9 and younger For more information: Call 301-392-2400 or visit www.c cm.org .
December 17, 2009 |
The National Museum of Language in College Park opened in 2008 as the first of its kind in the United States -- a museum dedicated to teaching the history of the world's languages. But museum members are worried that a lack of funding could spell the end for an idea that was nearly 40 years in the making. "We need money," said James McFadden, the museum's treasurer. "Visitors are impressed, but the problem is translating that interest into a membership. " The museum offers free admission and has relied almost entirely...
April 8, 2009
LOS ANGELES, April 7 -- The J. Paul Getty Museum said Tuesday that it will send a piece of an ancient Roman wall painting back to Italy. A 35-by-31-inch piece of a 1st-century landscape fresco is being returned because it appears to belong with another fragment returned earlier by another collector, according to a museum statement. It has two painted panels, bordered in red and gold, which depict several Roman buildings in a cityscape. The piece was donated to the museum by a couple in 1996.
June 19, 2012
While reading the June 16 front-page article " The fine art of museum real estate ," about the Corcoran Gallery of Art's location problem, I was reminded of a museum I once visited in southern Arizona. The museum, which told the interesting story of the copper mining town of Bisbee, was operated by the local historical association in what was once the town's Copper Queen Hotel. After touring the locally prepared exhibits on the first floor, I found on the second floor a first-class exhibit on the enormous, open-pit copper mine outside...
April 24, 2013 |
DALLAS — There are twisted girders from the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the bullhorn he used from atop the pile of rubble at Ground Zero in New York, an exact replica of his Oval Office and, yes, even his personal collection of signed baseballs. When visitors tour the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum , they will find a facility that reflects the character and personality of the former president: straightforward, confident, unapologetic and willing to let history be...