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

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

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 CurleeEllen Curlee has served the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum as a member of their Board of Directors since the Museum moved to St. Louis in 2012. She has also contributed to the IPHF as a Curator for the recent exhibitions, Portrait/Process” and “Decisive Moments – 20th Century Street Photography”. She is an external advisor to BFA students in photography at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Curlee also served on the board of advisers for Gallery 210 at UMSL from 2005 to 2008.

Prior to her involvement with the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum, she was the Owner/Director of the Ellen Curlee Gallery, specializing in contemporary fine art photography. Curlee also founded and operated Photographic Resources, a company representing the open edition work of fine art photographers for interior architecture, graphic design and advertising. When Photographic Resources was sold to Color Associates in 1998, Ellen became the Director of their Stock Photography Division.

Over the years, Curlee has developed her professional skills as an art consultant, independent curator and a community volunteer. She has served as a Docent for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis and the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts. Ellen is currently a board member for the Sheldon Art Galleries, and she was previously involved with the Craft Alliance.

Robert Bullivant, Vice President of the IPHF Board and Officer of the Board, notes, “I’m thrilled that Ellen is in the position to be the IPHF’s next President. I believe she is an excellent candidate. Her dedication to the organization while she has been on the Board has been very strong, and I expect her future dedication as its president will prove to be a great decision.”

To learn more about the International Photography Hall of Fame and Museum and the announcement regarding Ellen Curlee as President-Elect of their Board of Directors, please contact Executive Director John Nagel at John.Nagel@iphf.org or (314) 535-1999.

The IPHF has preserved the art of photography and its contribution to modern civilization since 1965, and is the proud home to over 6,000 historical cameras and 30,000 images. The IPHF is located in the Grand Center Arts District in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information, please visit www.iphf.org

Utah Museum of Fine Arts November 2014 Events and Exhibitions

October 21, 2014 – 12:31 pm | Comments Off

SPECIAL EVENTS
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.
Yoga at the UMFA
November 4, November …

Celebrate bats just in time for Halloween at BatFest Oct. 25

October 21, 2014 – 12:04 pm | Comments Off
batfest

Learn more about these misunderstood creatures and take part in our costume parade
CINCINNATI – Get up close and personal with live bats and learn more about these incredible creatures through hands-on activities, games and more during BatFest at Cincinnati Museum …

Learn boating essentials in St. Michaels November 15, 16

October 21, 2014 – 11:52 am | Comments Off

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering a two-session Boating Essentials course on Saturday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to noon and continuing on Sunday, November 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. Class participation is limited, with advanced registration needed.
Led …

Museum Presents First South Korean to Fly in Space, Soyeon Yi

October 21, 2014 – 11:40 am | Comments Off
Korean astronaut Soyeon Yi

Yi speaks of her “Mindfulness in Weightlessness” during inspirational Nov. 1 program
SEATTLE – The first South Korean to fly in space, Soyeon Yi, will be at The Museum of Flight on Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. to talk about …

Learn boatbuilding at CBMM in St. Michaels

October 21, 2014 – 10:53 am | Comments Off

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has announced a new project for its Apprentice for a Day (AFAD) public boatbuilding program, with gift certificates available in time for the holidays. By constructing a boat from start to finish, traditional Chesapeake boatbuilding …

Family Halloween Fun as The Museum of Flight Becomes The Museum of Fright Oct. 26

October 18, 2014 – 8:31 am | Comments Off
Apollo space suit

Free admission for costumed children, eight galleries of holiday activities
SEATTLE – Every year around Halloween, The Museum of Flight becomes The Museum of Fright. On Sunday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Museum offers such a huge …

TEXTILE MUSEUM OF CANADA PRESENTS IRMA BOOM, AWARD-WINNING GRAPHIC DESIGNER

October 17, 2014 – 10:08 pm | Comments Off

Toronto – The Textile Museum of Canada (TMC) is pleased to announce the upcoming presentation by internationally acclaimed Dutch designer, Irma Boom. The lecture and cocktail reception will take place on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, 6:30 pm, at the Textile …

Festival of Lights Berlin 2014 – Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer

October 13, 2014 – 8:07 am | Comments Off
Guardians of Time

The “Guardians of Time” tour through worldwide museums and exhibitions for many years.
Since the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS 2011, they visit the German capital on a regular basis. The time traveler of the FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS always seem mystical to their …

The Celestial Gala Will Bring Out the Stars Who Support the Michener Art Museum

October 13, 2014 – 7:15 am | Comments Off

(Doylestown, PA) The James A. Michener Art Museum’s Board of Trustees and Lisa Tremper Hanover, Director and CEO, invite the community to participate in this year’s spectacular event The Celestial Gala. The black tie fundraiser, being held at the Michener …

Cohen Recycling partnership to support Cincinnati Museum Center

October 11, 2014 – 8:32 am | Comments Off
Recycling partnership

Partnership will promote recycling and environmental awareness
CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Museum Center has partnered with Cohen Recycling to increase recycling awareness and education. Cohen’s partnership will help support environmental education programs in the Museum of Natural History & Science. Cohen and …

Chesapeake storms explored at CBMM October 30

October 11, 2014 – 8:29 am | Comments Off

Join Great Storms of the Chesapeake author David Healey at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on Thursday, October 30 beginning at 5 p.m. as he shares the history of the Chesapeake Bay region’s hurricanes, blizzards, fogs and freezes over the …