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Derby Museum lets fans soak in Run for Roses

Derby Museum lets fans soak in Run for Roses

April 20, 2010 · , , ,

Within the shadows of venerable Churchill Downs, the world’s most famous horse race never ends. Nor does the pageantry of the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby Museum, situated just off Gate 1 at Churchill, offers a treasure trove of Derby memories for horse racing aficionados and people making their maiden trip to a track. The [...]

London Jewish Museum reopens after major facelift

London Jewish Museum reopens after major facelift

March 16, 2010 · , , ,

They are icons of Britain: a Victorian-era statesman, a World War I soldier-poet, fish and chips. They’re also Jewish — evidence of the 1,000-year history of Jews in Britain, whose story is told in a museum reopening this week after a 10 million pound ($15 million) expansion. “Fish and chips, which everyone thinks of as [...]

France sprucing up cultural treasures

France sprucing up cultural treasures

March 2, 2010 · , , , , ,

Mixing an abundance of cultural treasures and national pride, France is spiffing up its sights and museums from the Rhine to the Pyrenees. Of course, the biggest news is in Paris, where 2010 brings important changes that smart travelers will want to know about. The Eiffel Tower’s new online reservation system should help on-the-ball travelers [...]

What’s new in France for 2010

What’s new in France for 2010

Mixing an abundance of cultural treasures and national pride, France is spiffing up its sights and museums from the Rhine to the Pyrenees. Of course, the biggest news is in Paris, where 2010 brings important changes that smart travelers will want to know about. The Eiffel Tower’s new online reservation system should help on-the-ball travelers [...]

Washington wax museum pushing presidents, not pop stars

Washington wax museum pushing presidents, not pop stars

February 16, 2010 · , ,

Forget Miley Cyrus and the Jonas Brothers. Washington visitors apparently want to see the likes of John Quincy Adams, Grover Cleveland and perhaps Chester A. Arthur. The city’s Madame Tussauds wax museum is preparing to rebrand itself as the only place with sculptures of all 44 U.S. presidents that visitors can see up close and [...]

What’s new in Rome and Venice in 2010

What’s new in Rome and Venice in 2010

Rome and Venice are two of my favorite cities. But to enjoy these classic destinations fully, you need to be prepared for changes in 2010. Knowing about a few recent developments will make your visit smoother this year. Rome may be the “Eternal City” but that doesn’t mean it has stopped evolving. The Vatican Museum, [...]

Seattle Art Museum lands major Picasso exhibit

Seattle Art Museum lands major Picasso exhibit

February 9, 2010 ·

The Seattle Art Museum has landed a major exhibition of Pablo Picasso’s work. The exhibit opens in October and will feature 75 paintings and sculptures from throughout Picasso’s eight-decade career, plus drawings and photographs. The artworks come from the Musee National Picasso in Paris, which houses Picasso’s personal collection. The Musee Picasso recently closed for [...]

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