Record-breaking ‘Norman Rockwell’s America’ exhibition opens in Alabama

Norman Rockwell child painting

After shattering attendance records in England, “Norman Rockwell’s America” opened at the Birmingham Museum of Art Sept. 16, 2012. Featuring more than 52 original paintings and all 323 vintage Saturday Evening Post covers, the exhibition visually chronicles the evolving landscape of American culture and society from 1916-1969 and is one of the largest Rockwell exhibitions to ever travel. Read More +

San Antonio historian restores antique Pearl Beer delivery wagon

Pearl Beer wagon San Antoino Texas

San Antonio historian Bob Dale restored an antique Pearl Beer keg delivery wagon and calls it the only wagon from Texas beer brewing heritage. This small beer wagon dropped kegs at the Menger Hotel of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough-Rider fame, the wild and woolly Ironfront, the legendary Buckhorn (still operating on Houston Street), and Billy Keilman’s infamous “Beauty Saloon” in the rip-roarin’ red-light district of old San Antonio. Read More +

New York’s Museum Mile festival returns June 12

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Ten Fifth Avenue museums along New York’s Museum Mile are opening their doors for free for a mile-long block party and visual art celebration known as the Museum Mile Festival June 12. More than 1,600 museums across the country have opened their doors for free through Labor Day for active-duty military personnel and their families. Read More +