Kingston Pop Museum doesn’t need parking variance after all

KINGSTON The owner of planned Kingston Pop Museum doesn’t need a parking variance in order to open, according to city Planning Board Chairman Wayne Platte.

Platte said a variance granted to the previous owner of 672 Broadway in Midtown means Pop Museum owner John Stavros won’t need one.


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Dogs Invade Plant Hall in 19th Century Art


Students’ chance of seeing the the Henry B. Plant Museum’s, “Dogs in Art,” is dwindling, as the exhibit, which opened in March, is set to end in December. As its name suggests, the exhibit holds dog-inspired art pieces, going back to when Plant Hall was known as the Tampa Bay Hotel.The exhibit was inspired by hunting dogs that were often present at the hotel during the nineteenth century.

Along with the museum’s own permanent collection, which consists of about 30 artifacts original to the hotel, there are pieces displayed from 14 private

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Free Admission to Betty Brinn, Others this Saturday through Museum Day Live Promotion

MILWAUKEE — Looking for something to do this weekend with the children that won’t cost a bundle? Check this out:

Smithsonian Magazine is hosting Museum Day Live on Saturday, Sep, 24. By registering your name through the link below, you can get free admission for two to museums across the country, including 17 in Wisconsin and 2 in Milwaukee and 1 that’s great for kids!

The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people. Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country

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After move south, restored trolley station ready for museum-goers – Tribune

After move south, restored trolley station ready for museum-goers


Arts News: Audio description training, free museum admission


The Lehigh Valley Arts Council, in partnership with Muhlenberg College Theater and Dance, will offer a two-day workshop “Audio Description for Theater” Nov. 4-5.

Audio description assists patrons who are blind or low-vision to know more about the visual elements of stage productions through live narration by describers. Patrons use headsets to hear the descriptions.

Mimi Smith, former executive director of VSA Pennsylvania, an organization on arts and disability, and her husband, Steve Smith, will introduce the class to the basic skills — observation, analysis and communication — necessary to audio-describe stage productions.


Mysteries at the Museum: Money, money … money!

From now through the end of October the museum will be hosting a variety of coin and paper money items. The value of these currency items is in the places they’ve been and the stories they tell, it’s a journey I know you’ll enjoy.

The museum has a Philippine 10 Centavo bill on loan from Joseph Electric. The bill is an example of Japanese occupation currency that was issued between 1942 and 1945. When the Japanese invaded the Philippines on December 8, 1941, and subsequently occupied the majority of the archipelago by 1942, they quickly collected all the available hard currency

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‘smARTpass’ Program Offers Free Admission to Twin Cities Theaters …

Under the program, library card holders can visit to find a list of upcoming events taking place throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Library card holders can then opt to reserve two free tickets for an event.

Users can have two active reservations at a time; once they go to an event, the reservation option is back again.

Partnering organizations include the Bell Museum of Natural History, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Stages Theatre Company and other local theaters and museums.

“We have a number of people interested in the arts in the area, so hopefully they can get on

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‘Vikings: Beyond the Legend’ exhibit sails into Cincinnati with 4 ships, 500 artifacts

CINCINNATI — Vikings are invading Union Terminal as the Cincinnati Museum Center prepares to open its newest special exhibit featuring the Scandinavian seafarers on Nov. 11.

When you think of Vikings, you’re probably picturing those burly, bearded barbarians with horned helmets, but experts say that’s not really accurate. The “Vikings: Beyond the Legend” exhibit aims to debunk that stereotype by displaying four ships and 500 artifacts that showcase the highly skilled craftsmanship of the Vikings.