On display: Willa Cather exhibit open at Stuhr Museum

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Museum Discovers Classic Renaissance Painting Hidden in Its Own Collection

Salvador Dalì’s The Persistence of Memory is the eccentric Spanish painter’s most recognizable work. You have probably committed its melting clocks to memory—but you may not know all that went into its making.

1. THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY WAS PAINTED IN THE MIDST OF A HALLUCINATION.

Around the time of the painting’s 1931 creation, Dalì perfected his “paranoiac-critical method.” The artist would attempt to enter a meditative state of self-induced psychotic hallucinations so that he could make what he called “hand-painted dream photographs.”

“I am the first to be surprised and often terrified by the images I see appear upon my canvas,” Dalì

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Cortez Passport promotes businesses, historic culture

Cortez passport program
The Passport booklet contains information on the program and a map of the participating businesses and non-profit organizations. – Joe Hendricks | Sun

CORTEZ – The merchants of historic Cortez village unveiled their forthcoming passport promotion at the Florida Maritime Museum on Wednesday, May 16.

The intent is to have passport holders visit at least 12 participating businesses and get their passports stamped. Once 12 stamps are acquired, the passport holder receives a free, Cortez Explorer, jersey-style T-shirt from the Florida Maritime Museum at 4415 119th

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Pirates take over Maritime Museum as part of two-day Pirate Days event – The San Diego Union

Captain Slick and his grimy band of pirates took control of the tall ship California on Sunday, forcing the crew of roughly 40 landlubbers — those not skilled at sea — to swab the deck or face walking the plank.

Aboard the vessel in the San Diego Bay, children as young as 5 were given tasks on the historic ship.

Of course, it was all make believe. The pirates were actors and the ship — built in 1984 as a replica of an 1847 vessel — was never in real danger. The event was part of Pirate Days, a two-day annual

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Long queues at tourist attractions after half-price discount

Visitors wait to enter Shanghai Ocean Aquarium in Shanghai on May 19, 2018. 

Visitors wait to enter Shanghai Ocean Aquarium in Shanghai on May 19, 2018. 

Rain failed to dampen the interest of tourists as some scenic spots in Shanghai witnessed big crowds on Saturday after a half-price entry was offered to mark the China Tourism Day. 

Winding long queues spread over the queuing area outside the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium in Pudong New Area on Saturday morning, with an average waiting time of around 30 minutes. 

“The earliest (tourist) arrived at 8am, and the number of visitors was much more than normal Saturday,” said

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Freebie Friday: Free Sawgrass Mills coupon book, Prime members …

Happy Freebie Friday! 

It’s going to be a soggy weekend, so shopping is your best bet to stay dry. 

At Sawgrass Mills in Sunrise, get a free $10 coupon book with purchase of another, compliments of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention and Visitors Bureau. If you’re grocery shopping, Amazon now is offering big discounts at Whole Foods Market to Prime members in Florida.

Also, new summer reading programs for kids have kicked off. Pizza Hut is offering free pizza and Barnes Noble is giving away free books.

 

5 Capital area museums to check out for International Museum Day

Since its establishment in 1977 by the International Council of Museums, International Museum Day is recognized May 18 of each year by organizations around the world. Museums are acknowledged for their archival and preservation work in addition to their contributions and promotion of community engagement. 

East Lansing and the surrounding areas are home to a number of museums that offer a variety of exhibits, shows and fun for all ages. Here are a few.

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum 

Address: 547 E. Circle Dr., East Lansing, MI 

Hours: Tuesdays through Sundays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. Closed Mondays.

MSU’s contemporary art

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Shanghai Science & Technology Museum tops with 4m visitors

Shanghai Science Technology Museum was the most popular museum in 2017, followed by Shanghai Natural History Museum and Shanghai Museum.

Nearly 4 million people visited the Science and Technology Museum last year, and 2.3 million made the trip to the natural history museum, the Shanghai Administration of Culture, Radio, Film TV said yesterday.

Shanghai Museum attracted 2.1 million art enthusiasts last year, largely due to the three-month exhibition by the British Museum that alone attracted nearly 400,000 visitors, the administration said.

“I take my daughter to various museums every weekend to broaden her horizon. And I have also learnt a lot

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Discounted tickets to mark Tourism Day

Shanghai will offer discounted tickets at 65 tourist spots in the city on Saturday to mark China Tourism Day.

Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the 88th-floor sightseeing observatory at Shanghai Jinmao Tower, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Shanghai Tower, Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum, Shanghai Jinjiang Amusement Park and Shanghai Ocean Aquarium are in the list of scenic spots that will offer half price tickets to visitors on Saturday, the Shanghai Tourism Administration said yesterday.

Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden, Shanghai Gongqing Forest Park, Shanghai Zoo, Shanghai Guyi Garden, Shanghai Gucun Park, Shanghai Wild Animal Park, and watertowns like Fengjing and Zhujiajiao will also

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