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Old 09-19-2011, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Susquehanna River, Union Co, PA
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I'm a little bored with the usual museums of the megalopolis. I want to see some more unconventional and intimate art venues.

Is Storm King worth a weekend trip? Anything else worth checking out?
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Old 09-19-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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~the Delaware Museum of Art ~ mentioned by ClarkPark in another thread, I have not yet visited...
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Old 09-21-2011, 10:56 AM
 
Location: University City, Philadelphia
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If you want a really - and I mean REALLY - offbeat art museum, may I recommend:

The American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore, MD?

American Visionary Art Museum

Check it out. I make special trips to Baltimore just to visit this museum! Just exploring the building alone is worth the price of admission. No kidding!
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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How unconventional? Have you seen the Freer?
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Susquehanna River, Union Co, PA
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I've been to the American Visionary Art Museum - I went to Baltimore for the Kinetic Sculpture Race one year... Baltimore is a cool city and I lived there for a short time... But it's been awhile so perhaps it's worth a return trip.

I LOVE the Sackler gallery and usually take in the Freer whilst visiting. So glad you mentioned this gem. These are galleries I never tire of!

What about Philly area, I've explored that city and region least of all. I think my 'trouble' with Philly is that I dislike driving into and around the city much more than the others in the megalopolis. I've been to the Philly art museum and the Museum of anthroplogy/archaeology - and one other one but I can't remember.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Go to Soho in New york. Or go to the Barn's Foundation Museum in pa.
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:35 AM
 
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*sigh* Been to both, tired of them for the moment... Anywhere in SoHo you especially recommend that I may have missed? I was there last year, 2010, in the spring.

Tho I'm looking forward to the Barnes relocation - still underway as far as I last heard
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Old 09-25-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Pa
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Hmmm well what are you hungering for? Lol. In Soho I like all the outside sitting areas to restaurants where you can watch the new artist. Since I'm getting up there in at the age of 34. I'm a fine artist myself. I am fascinated with Art Noveau, abstract, some contemptary art, digital and graphics art. I am mesmerized with the ceramics art because I'm the artist that just isn't great at it.
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Susquehanna River, Union Co, PA
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Raena, you are right. I think part of my boredom may be that I'm not giving myself enough time to spend in the area these days. I'm feeling tired and short of time and money most of the time! One of the best shows I ever saw was one of the first Lisa Yuskavage exhibits in Philadelphia and I completely stumbled into it after seeing it across the street from the wretched tex-mex restaurant where I was dining, now that I stop to recall.

A big YES! to contemporary ceramics - my god, some of that stuff is astonishing, like a little universe. I like anything as long as it's good - from 'outsider' and naive and primitive art to the most technical and abstract.

Another question: I haven't yet been to the Cloisters in NYC -worth a visit?

Hm, now I've got the itch for NYC !
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Old 09-25-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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In CT, these are excellent and mostly free. New Haven is definitely the place to be.

YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY
YCBA Home Page | britishart.yale.edu
Welcome to the Yale Peabody Museum
The Wadsworth Atheneum
New Britain Museum of American Art - Main

There's also some other experiences in CT:

Danbury Railway Museum
Welcome to the Connecticut Trolley Museum
The Maritime Aquarium
Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea™ : Home (a "living" museum)
Mystic Aquarium
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