Illustration History: Online Educational Resource & Archive for the Art of Illustration

Aug 19 2015
Shedding light on an art form that’s constantly accessible to us, the new online resource Illustration History offers an in-depth look at the many genres of illustration and the artists who have made a significant contribution to the field. Families can use studies of illustration as a way to delve into studies of history, culture, [continue reading]

Museum Adventures: Yiddish Book Center

Jun 6 2015
This month in “Museum Adventures: Highlights from Western MA Museum Educators,” Maureen Turner shares highlights from the Yiddish Book Center. Visitors to the Center don’t need to be able to read or speak Yiddish to enjoy the Center—although by visit’s end, they’ll realize they probably knew more Yiddish words than they thought (nosh, schmooze, and [continue reading]

Local History: Greenfield Home to First Dinosaur Museum in the Country!

May 1 2013
Greenfield’s Lost Museum: Dexter Marsh and the Dinosaur Tracks Many local people know that Dexter Marsh (1806-1853), quarrier — stonemason, janitor, handyman, and jack-of-all-trades in 19th-century Greenfield, MA — was among the first to discover dinosaur footprints, but how many know that he opened one of the first dinosaur museums in the country? In 1835, [continue reading]

Backstories: The Other Side of Art at The Clark

Dec 19 2012
Backstories: The Other Side of Art on View at The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute December 22nd-April 21st in Williamstown Museums and galleries use more than just the pieces displayed in the exhibits they show to identify them – the stories behind paintings, sculptures, and other creative works are often much richer than they [continue reading]



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