June 17, 2012
by Harriet Baskas
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Worn to be Wild: Celebrating the iconic black leather jacket

Today it’s an icon in pop culture and fashion, but the black leather jacket was originally a utilitarian piece of clothing designed to protect travelers. “In the early part of the 20th century, whether you were flying a plane or … Continue reading

June 2, 2012
by Harriet Baskas
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Cool collections at new Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle

Chihuly Garden and Glass opened May 21, 2012 in Seattle, Wash. Located at Seattle Center, the 1.5 acre museum-like space is filled with the art of Dale Chihuly, and includes a lush glass art-dotted garden, the impressive Glasshouse and (my … Continue reading

March 20, 2012
by Harriet Baskas
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Sneak Preview of LeMay-America’s Car Museum

LeMay-America’s Car Museum is scheduled to open June 2, 20102 in Tacoma, Washington and media previews are underway. The four-story, 165,000 square-foot shrine to America’s love affair with automobiles will display many significant cars from the collection of Harold LeMay, … Continue reading

March 18, 2012
by Harriet Baskas
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Glass sea creatures at Harvard Museum of Natural History

The Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, Mass., displays 3,200 hand-crafted glass models of flowering plants created between 1886 and 1936 by German glass artists Leopold and Rudolph Blaschka. Not on display are the university’s 430 Blaschka glass models of marine invertebrates, such as this glass model of a Portuguese man of war, which Harvard acquired in the late 19th century. Continue reading