Big Sky

Today on Museum Bites we’re aiming high with a collection of art that features the sky. Join me as we feast our eyes on fiery eruptions, moody sunsets, and shimmering vistas. We’ll sprinkle in a dash of Star Wars too! But first, we begin with a blast…

Cracklin’ Rosé

Happy Friday! Today on Museum Bites we’re bidding the polar vortex adieu with a robust glass of red. Wine is an ancient brew that dates back more than 7,000 years and throughout the ages, it has played an integral role in our lives. From grape to glass, we lovingly cultivate it, rejoice its harvest, take pains to pair it, and get sniffy about age and blend. And in all the fuss we’ve come up with some rather interesting wine accoutrement. Join me for a brief look at some of the wine gear I’ve come across in my travels. But first, a little background…

Fun & Games

Today on Museum Bites we’re continuing our road trip through ancient Rome via the Cranbrook Institute of Science. Our next stop is Rome’s arts and entertainment scene. From board games to the gladiatorial games the Romans liked to have a good time.

Shatter Proof

Soon the Roman Empire and the cities along its trade routes were lousy with glass. Like a sleek, new iPhone, it became the got-to-have-it merch.

Pompeii: What a Blast

“…darkness came…like the black of closed and unlighted rooms. You could hear women lamenting, children crying, men shouting…” ~ Pliny the Younger (61-113 AD) an eyewitness of the destruction of Pompeii.

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