Having taken a look at the city of Florence and fit in your exercise for the day, you could consider some of these other top things to do in Florence, Italy. [Read more…]
Baltimore’s Inner Harbor offers exploration and entertainment for all ages. Tourists and locals alike enjoy the exciting attractions and variety of dining options that are situated around this historic seaport. From history buffs to science geeks to foodies, there’s something interesting for just about everyone. Check out these 8 fun things to do at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor: [Read more…]
If you happen to be visiting the United Kingdom, it’s worth your while to stop in Wales. Known as “rebel territory” for many years by the English, it’s now a safe, friendly, and charming area with intriguing historic sites and rolling landscapes. It boasts castles that are more than 2,000 years old. If you’re short on time, it’s recommended to concentrate your time in Cardiff, the capital. Cardiff, Wales is a small, quaint city that has medieval architecture alongside modern sports arenas, free Wi-Fi, and well-connected public transportation. Though rainy much of the year, in spring and summer the city is awash with brightly colored flowers and lush green spaces. Bute Park, surrounded by the castle and the river Taff, is a sprawling and stunning green space that is perfect for an afternoon picnic or a leisurely stroll. A short bus ride away is St. Fagan, an outdoor history museum full of historic replicas of homes and shops.
One of the city’s top attractions is Cardiff Castle, or Castell Caerdydd in Welsh. Originally built by the Romans in the year 55 A.D., the castle still stands strong and fortified in the city center after many years of upgrades and renovations. [Read more…]
The Newark Museum’s impressive collection of American art includes over 12,000 works. American artists on display include folk art masters Edward Hicks and Ammi Phillips as well as impressionists Childe Hassam, Mary Cassatt, John Singer Sargent, George Inness and Winslow Homer. Furthermore, the museum boasts works by American modernist artists including Edward Hopper, Max Weber, Georgia O’Keeffe, Marsden Hartley, Robert Henri, John Sloan, Arthur Dove, Theodore Rozsak, Charles Sheeler and Alexander Calder. Works from Andy Warhol, George Segal, and Joseph Stella can also be found here. In addition, the museum’s American art collection also contains a large number of African American art pieces including works by Henry Ossawa Tanner, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence and Robert Thompson.
As impressive as the American art collection is, the international art collections at the Newark Museum may be even more so. With pieces ranging from ancient Egyptian art to art from the Peruvian Amazon region, these exhibits are simply incredible. However, the Tibetan art exhibit may be the museum’s crown jewel. The collection includes over 5,000 objects and is considered by many to be one of the best collections of Tibetan art in the world. [Read more…]
Named after former Texas Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock, a key supporter in the establishment of the museum, the $80 million project was funded through the state legislature and broke ground in 1999. The new museum finally opened its doors on April 21, 2001. Not coincidentally, that day marked the 165th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, the final battle of the Texas Revolution in which Texas was victorious in earning its independence from Mexico.
According to its website, the stated mission of the Bullock Texas State History Museum is to engage the “broadest possible audience to interpret the continually unfolding ‘Story of Texas’ through meaningful educational experiences.” [Read more…]