Discovering Hidden Gems – Visiting Regional, State and Local Museums

Most of us are familiar with great works of art housed at museums across the globe like the Girl with the Pearl Earring at the Hague, Venus de Milo at the Louvre, and the Creation of Adam at the Vatican. We also likely know of masterpieces across the United States: Madame X at the Met, Rembrandt Laughing at the Getty. We may recall masterworks featured at well-known museums in our city or state, but what about the hidden gems tucked away at smaller, less celebrated museums? What about portraits and figurative works in our backyards at local museums? Masterworks are sprinkled all around. It’s just a matter of finding them! This article is the first in a series of museum adventures designed to

Contributing to Wikipedia

I recently read that the prefix of Wikipedia, Wiki, comes from a Hawaiian word meaning ‘quick.’ This is an apt description for this online encyclopedia-type site that is often relied upon for fast answers on a variety of topics. Wikimedia, the parent company of Wikipedia, is a non-profit organization that relies on donations to fund the Wikipedia project. The strength of Wikipedia is based on its open content format and collaborative structure, making it possible for thousands of editors to contribute on a variety of topics. The site has taken on its own life and direction based on the contributors, and this is where you come in; when artists offer their insight, they add material that may b

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