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New Google feature allows virtual tour of National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

CINCINNATI – People around the world can now virtually travel the path to freedom, including a journey on the Underground Railroad. Google Cultural Institute is giving visitors around the world a chance to take a detailed look inside the National …

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F-Stop Gear welcome international award-winning photographer Sim Chi Yin

October 29, 2014 – 8:17 am | Comments Off

The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum and F-Stop Gear welcome international photographer Sim Chi Yin to St. Louis, Missouri. She will be presenting examples of her award winning assignments on Saturday, November 1, 2014 beginning at 5:00 PM at F-Stop Gear’s headquarters, located at 2653 Locust Street.

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Sim Chi Yin is an award-winning photographer who is based in Beijing, China. Born and raised in Singapore, Chi Yin attended the London School of Economics and Political Science. She speaks both English and Mandarin, and shoots regular photo assignments for the New York Times.

She has also done assignments for The New Yorker, TIME, New York Times Magazine, Le Monde, GQ, ESPN Magazine, Financial Times Magazine and Stern. In 2010, Chi Yin was awarded a Magnum Foundation fellowship, and she was a finalist in the “W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography” in 2013.

Admission for Sim Chi Yin’s presentation is $5.00 per person. Space is limited and tickets must be purchased at the door.

Call the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum at (314) 535-1999 for more information regarding Sim Chi Yin’s presentation.

Additional information about international photographer Sim Chi Yin is available on her website

Happy Hobby Day: Flyable Model Airplanes and Historical Miniatures

October 26, 2014 – 8:21 am | Comments Off
model helicopter and soldiers

Two annual events on the same day, Nov. 2
SEATTLE – The Museum will be a haven for hobbyists on Sunday, Nov. 2. Model airplane builders and pilots will display their collections of flyable model airplanes, and the Northwest Historical Miniatures …

Tool-sharpening workshop for the woodworker December 9

October 26, 2014 – 8:18 am | Comments Off
CBMM Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting a tool-sharpening workshop on Tuesday, December 9 from 5-7 pm. in its boatshop. Participation is limited, with pre-registration needed.
If taken care of properly, edge tools can last generations, making well-honed tools that can …

Multi-Sensory “Cranberry Festival” Complements Traveling Exhibit Themes

October 26, 2014 – 8:15 am | Comments Off

An exhibit traveling to leading Children’s Museums across the country introduces families and school children to five indigenous Native American communities from New England. The exhibit’s arrival at Long Island Children’s Museum enables LICM staff to connect content with …

Academy Hosts First Overnight for Adults, March 7, 2015

October 26, 2014 – 8:14 am | Comments Off

PHILADELPHIA (October 23, 2014) — Kids have been doing it at the museum since the mid-80s, and now adults can do it too. We’re talking about the first-ever adult overnight experience at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, …

2015 Exhibits Feature Live Deadly Snakes, N.J.’s Most Famous Dinosaur and More at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

October 26, 2014 – 8:13 am | Comments Off

PHILADELPHIA (October 21, 2014) — Get up close to live deadly snakes, revel in the grossness of animals, brush up on New Jersey’s most famous dinosaur, and see how you measure up to the largest snake that ever lived. 2015 …


October 26, 2014 – 8:13 am | Comments Off

WELLESLEY, Mass. – Lisa Fischman, Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director of the Davis, has announced the appointments of Claire Whitner as Associate Curator and Meredith Fluke as the Kemper Curator of Academic Programs at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College.
Claire …

New Narratives: Recent Work by University of Utah Art Faculty

October 25, 2014 – 8:33 am | Comments Off

Salt Lake City – The art faculty at the University of Utah are a dynamic and diverse group of contemporary artists and designers who teach, inspire and contribute in important ways to Utah’s cultural landscape. Starting October 24, the latest …

Indulge in Chocolate: The Exhibition, a Mouth-Watering Experience Open Oct. 11 at the Academy of Natural Sciences

October 22, 2014 – 8:33 am | Comments Off

PHILADELPHIA — A unique tropical tree. A seed so precious it was used as money. A spicy drink and a sweet snack. A multi-billion-dollar worldwide business. Chocolate is all this and much more. Indulge in the sumptuous world of chocolate …

Titanoboa, the Biggest Snake That Ever Roamed the Earth See it in Philadelphia Starting Feb. 14, 2015

October 22, 2014 – 8:33 am | Comments Off

PHILADELPHIA (October 14, 2014) — It is the biggest snake that ever roamed the planet, and it is coming to Philadelphia in February 2015.
At 48 feet long and 2,500 pounds, Titanoboa cerrejonensis grew as long as a school bus and …

A Galaxy of Celestial Beauty on Display at the James A. Michener Art Museum

October 22, 2014 – 8:31 am | Comments Off
Art of Astrophotography

Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography opens November 8
(Doylestown, PA) The James A. Michener Art Museum proudly announces a spectacle of galactic proportions entitled Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography. The exhibition is curated by Anthony Shostak, the Bates College …

International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum elects Ellen Curlee Board of Directors President

October 21, 2014 – 12:35 pm | Comments Off
Ellen Curlee

St. Louis – The International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum (IPHF) is pleased to announce that arts professional and current board member Ellen Curlee has been elected President for the not-for-profit’s Board of Directors.
Ellen Curlee has served the …