Great Museums

— celebrate America’s ‘year of the museum’ — 2006 — anytime online —

No matter where you travel in the United States — or, for that matter, around the world — you can find some kind of museum to visit. And why not give it a go?

Whether you enjoy the Old Masters, contemporary art, sculpture, historical memorabilia, rock ‘n’ roll, Elvis, farm life, classic cars, giant balls of twine, or anything else, some organization has probably collected it, catalogued it, and put it on display. The Great Museums website offers a chance to learn about places and spaces online that you might never have the chance to visit in person.

Based on Marjorie Schwarzer’s book Riches, Rivals & Radicals: 100 Years of Museums in America, the original series of videos was shown on PBS and can now be found online at Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, and elsewhere. Beyond links to the videos, the Great Museums website continues to expand its collection of video tours of America’s museums and offers a wide range of collateral materials, including DVDs and books. Choose Explore Great Museums to see video clips of places across the country.

Get even more information at the website for American Alliance of Museums. Then, after finishing your online visit, take some time to get out and see the real thing.

Copyright ©2014 Jill J. Jensen | Clarity from Chaos