We've dedicated this edition of Museums and Communities News to the many ways art museums are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. From touch tours an guide dog tours for the visually impaired to ASL resources to tributes to disability rights advocates, learn about the many ways AAMD museums provide access to visitors of all abilities. #ADA25
Museums featured in this edition:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
MoMA The Museum of Modern Art
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
The Art Institute of Chicago
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery
Minneapolis Institute of Art recently announced a name change from M.I.A. to Mia. In this post they address their many monikers and nicknames throughout the years and what exactly is in a nickname. (If you know anyone that still calls Costco "Price Club," you know what this is about...)
The museum, the Institute, the 'tute, M.I.A., Mia. A look back at postcards from the early days of Mia reveals more variations on the name than you might think possible.
It doesn't so much matter what you choose call it, as long as you call. Read more in Mia Stories: http://bit.ly/1LcxvZQ
New on AAMD's website: Norman Rockwell's rarely-exhibited drawing "United Nations" is now on view as part of a free exhibition by Norman Rockwell Museum at the United Nations headquarters in New York. Learn more about Rockwell's connection to the UN - and how it connects to his artwork and beliefs - below.
In his painting Golden Rule, Norman Rockwell “expressed what I believe to be his core belief that guided his art…that we are one people sharing one world in common humanity,” says Norman Rockwell Museum director Laurie Norton Moffatt. A large mosaic version of Golden Rule is installed at the United…