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.

Painted Ladies

I can imagine her enjoying a post-dinner la passeggiata along the Grand Canal. Is she waiting to take a romantic gondola ride under the Bridge of Sighs or planning to sip prosecco in the Piazza San Marco? Whatever her destination, this painting captures a festive night out on the town.

Battle for Breakfast

We’ve danced with California raisins, gone coo coo for Cocoa Puffs, learned Trix are for kids, Lucky Charms are magically delicious, and Frosted Flakes are grrrrrrreat! But the absolute best is naturalist, Euell Gibbons teaching us that certain parts of a pine tree are edible.

Crystal Clear

After several minutes in the Crystal Dome, I developed a serious case of kaleidoscope eyes. I and my fellow tourists scrambled onward searching for tangerine trees and marmalade skies only to stumble upon the offbeat, Mechanical Theatre.

Batter Up!

Dressed in an army uniform on a hot sunny day, Ruth chased baseballs dropping hither and thither from the sky.

Fun in the Sun

Roman emperor Nero (37-68 AD) was much more flashy. To cut down on glare from the intense Roman sun, he watched gladiator games through polished green gems.

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