Events

Event Round-up March 1- March 7

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In the lineup for this week: graphic novels, drugs, frames, dancing, buttons, and famous photographers.

Now Open:

LitGraphic: The World of the Graphic Novel at the Huntington Museum of Art will run through May 23. Come see why graphic novels are the fastest growing genre for all national bookstore chains. (Huntington, West Virginia)

March 2:

What do Mark Twain’s love letters say about society at the time? Susan Harris will be speaking at the University of Kansas on just that topic from 3:30-5:00.(Lawrence, Kansas)

In this week’s installment of the Tuesday Talks series, the Park City Museum wants you to mix, mingle, and discuss the city’s music scene as you knew it in “the good old days.” Begins at 5:30. (Park City, Utah)

March 3:

The Louisiana State Museum- Old U.S. Mint plays host to the DEA-built exhibit, Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damages Drugs Cause. Open from March 3 – November 24. (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Web Wise 2010, which is in my opinion one of the best museum conferences, takes place in Denver this year. The theme is “Imagining the Digital Future,” and the Denver Art Museum is co-hosting the event. Can’t make it to Denver? Then follow along on Twitter with the hashtag #webwise or check out the comments on the conference back channel.(Denver, Colorado)

For those people in Portland, Maine, who like to draw from the great masters, there is no hotter ticket than the Drawing Club. On Wednesdays from 10-12, the Portland Museum of Art teaches technique in the Community Studio, then lets the group loose in the galleries to try out what they have learned. (Portland, Maine)

March 4:

Look beyond the art at the Birmingham Museum of Art as Chief Curator, Jeannine O’Grody leads “Picturing the Frame”. Starts at 10:30. (Birmingham, Alabama)

March 5:

The newest exhibit at the Fairfield Museum showcases not only historic artifacts from the founding of the Connecticut Audubon Society, but also how modern-day citizen scientists and social networking have influenced the ongoing work of the organization. (Fairfield, Connecticut)

Where would you be able to walk with elephants, write secret messages to your friends in ancient Greek, and talk with Roman warriors? Why Milwaukee of course. The Milwaukee Public Museum and the Archaeological Institute of America Milwaukee Chapter join forces for the two-day Archaeology Fair. (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)

Zero Point Zero is a dance performance inspired by the Blackout exhibition currently on show at the Newark Museum. (Newark, New Jersey)

What makes First Fridays so Fabulous at the Miami Science Museum? Laser shows set to the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd. Oh, there is a Family Friendly one too at 7:00. (Miami, Florida)

March 6:

Well, if you are a button collector, today is a sad day. The Vintage Button exhibit at the Doss Heritage and Cultural Center closes today. (Weatherford, Texas)

Late Nights with Flashlights at the City Museum allows visitors to explore the museum by flashlight. The museum stays open until 1 am. Buy admission after 9pm and get a free flashlight, or you can always bring your own. (St. Louis, Missouri)

I am quite jealous of anyone attending this event. The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum present legendary photographer Annie Leibovitz with their Women of Distinction award. (Santa Fe, New Mexico)

Go on an Art Detour with ArtLink Phoenix. (Phoenix, Arizona)

March 7:

This is where I will be on Sunday. The Gibbes Museum of Art presents “Whistler’s Women: Songs from a Life Well Traveled” in conjunction with their ongoing Whistler’s Travels exhibit. Art, song, opera, and theatrical flair combine for what should be an enjoyable event. (Charleston, South Carolina)

The Collection

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Museums aren’t cricket.

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bogo

Buy one get one free at New York museums.

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charging

What privileges are worth $18.50?

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artistic rage

Have artists missed the rise of the violent woman?

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cool job

The Field Museum has a Certified Wine Specialist.

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invisibility

Some go to Florence to see things, some go to get a Look at the Invisible.

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flour, flour everywhere

Sure, they’ve got plenty of flour, but can they spare a cup of sugar?

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tiny apple

A New York that only looks miniature.

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strike

Who knew museum employees were underpaid? Oh wait, everyone.

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