Play Ball

In ancient Mesoamerica, pre-Colombian societies like the Olmecs, Mayans, and Aztecs were swept up in ballgame fever. A cross between soccer and basketball, with the occasional human sacrifice thrown in, this fierce and fast-paced game has been captivating fans for more than 3,000 years.

A Gutsy Life: Reboot

St. Martin’s days of skunk oil baths and fly-infested galette came to an abrupt end on June 6, 1822.  While offloading goods on Mackinac Island, he was accidentally shot at close range, inside the American Fur Company Store.

If the Shoe Fits

Imelda Marcos’s were maligned, Michael Jordan’s were initially fined, and a scullery maid turned princess famously left one behind. Today on Museum Bites were kicking up our heels in honor of shoes.

Cutting Edge

Today on Museum Bites we’re taking an enchanting tour through the University of Michigan Museum of Art’s dazzling collection of Tiffany glass. Artist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and pioneer, Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933) was a darling of the Gilded Age.

Colorful Korea

Happy Friday! The winter Olympics are in full swing and all that glitters in South Korea is bronze, silver, and gold. Today on Museum Bites, we too, are headed to Korea via the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA).

Cheers for Chairs

Today on Museum Bites we’re celebrating the good old reliable and versatile chair. Not only can they be folded, stacked, rocked, reclined and spun, chairs can serve as a handy step stool, makeshift lock, or sought-after commodity in a popular children’s game.

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