Houghton Hall Country House

Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House Concludes U.S. Tour at Nashville’s Frist Center

NASHVILLE, TN – The Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Houghton Hall: Portrait of an English Country House, a remarkable assemblage of paintings, furniture, porcelain, silver, costumes, and other decorative arts from the 18th-century Norfolk estate of England’s first …

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Freedom Center Highlights 50th Anniversary Year of Landmark Civil Rights Legislation

December 20, 2014 – 2:53 pm | Comments Off

Power of the Vote Celebrates Voting Rights Act of 1965

CINCINNATI- In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center announced today the opening of Power of the Vote. The temporary exhibit explores and chronicles the history of voting rights in America from the Reconstruction Era to the Civil Rights Movement to present day.

Through stories and compelling images, Power of the Vote enhances the Freedom Center’s permanent exhibitions by providing visitors an opportunity to learn about a key inalienable right guaranteed to all – the right to vote – which today, more than ever, makes the United States unique. Power of the Vote seeks not only to educate the public about the progress made since Reconstruction but also to underscore the power one vote can have.

“This exhibit is so powerful because it not only educates, it inspires,” said Clarence G. Newsome, PhD, president of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “It serves as a timely reminder to current and future generations that the birthright of voting was not originally open to all – it was a hard fought right for African Americans and other minorities, a right that must be exercised responsibly and frequently.”

The most compelling piece featured in the exhibit, on loan from the Ohio History Connection, is an actual voting machine that was used in a Franklin County polling station in every general election from 1955 until 1994. Museum goers of all ages can experience how to cast a vote.

Power of the Vote opens to the public December 20, 2015 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. For more information visit www.freedomcenter.org.

Grand Opening of Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West

December 19, 2014 – 1:58 pm | Comments Off

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West Opens January 15, 2015
Scottsdale, Arizona: Shining like a desert star in the heart of historic Old Town Scottsdale, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West will be a premier cultural destination in a …

Best Buy kicks off the season of giving with grant to support Cincinnati Museum Center Youth Programs

December 18, 2014 – 10:46 am | Comments Off
Youth Programs prepares over 100 students

CINCINNATI – Best Buy kicked off the season of giving with a grant in support of Cincinnati Museum Center’s Youth Programs, helping to give teens the opportunity to develop critical skills to succeed in college and their future careers.
In the …

The Heckscher Museum of Art News and Events

December 17, 2014 – 3:40 pm | Comments Off

Huntington, NY – The Heckscher Museum of Art is pleased to present Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography. This exhibition will be on view from December 6, 2014 through March 15, 2015.
Modern Alchemy: Experiments in Photography focuses on 20th- and …

Tin Can Transmissions: Ten Years in the Making

December 17, 2014 – 3:40 pm | Comments Off

FEBRUARY 14-MARCH 28, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 14 4-7pm
Gallery Lecture: Monday, February 16 10am
“Tin Can Transmissions: Ten Years in the Making”, marks the ten-year anniversary of a nebulous and divergent collective of artists called Telegraph Art Collective. …

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum plans for 50th anniversary

December 17, 2014 – 3:38 pm | Comments Off

Plans are underway for a year-long celebration at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., as the institution prepares for its 50th anniversary in 2015. Led by a committee of museum staff and board, the festivities kick off …

Cincinnati Museum Center CEO announces retirement

December 13, 2014 – 4:06 pm | Comments Off
Douglass W McDonald

Retirement focus will be farm, family & Union Terminal restoration project
Cincinnati – Douglass W. McDonald announced, today, that he will retire from his position as CEO of Cincinnati Museum Center and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center at the organization’s …

Utah Museum of Fine Arts January 2015 Events and Exhibitions

December 11, 2014 – 2:42 pm | Comments Off

Highlights of the Collection Tour
First Wednesday of every month | 6:30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays | 1:30 pm
FREE with general Museum admission
Experience the UMFA galleries through a thirty-minute tour with a docent. No pre-registration necessary.
Third Saturday for Families: Art with …

James A. Michener Art Museum to Feature Works by Herbert Pullinger

December 10, 2014 – 3:35 pm | Comments Off
Herbert Stewart Pullinger

One of America’s foremost wood engravers depicts everyday life 90+ years ago.
(Doylestown, PA) The James A. Michener Art Museum exhibition, Spirit of the Everyday: Prints by Herbert Pullinger, opens on December 20, 2014 and will be on view through March …

Cincinnati Museum Center is your one-stop shop for all your holiday gifts

December 8, 2014 – 3:57 pm | Comments Off

CINCINNATI – The holidays are just around the corner and you still haven’t finished up your shopping? We’ve all been there. But don’t worry, we have you covered. You can find something for everyone on your list all in one …

Martha: A Story of Extinction opens Dec 6 at Cincinnati Museum Center

December 6, 2014 – 4:15 pm | Comments Off
Passenger Pigeon

New exhibit explores story of extinction and lessons to save species on the brink
CINCINNATI – The extinct Passenger Pigeon, once so abundant that flocks darkened the skies, is making a return to Cincinnati. Martha: A Story of Extinction uses preserved …

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum receives the Midwest Travel Writers Association’s GEMmy Award

December 6, 2014 – 4:11 pm | Comments Off

The International Photography Hall of Fame (IPHF) in St. Louis, Missouri, has received a 2014 GEMmy Award from the Midwest Travel Writers Association (MTWA). The award was presented on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, during a brief ceremony at the museum.
MTWA’s …