Best College Art and History Museums In the Northeast
Malerie Yolen-Cohen, THE HUFFINGTON POST
I find it ironic that people least explore their “own backyards:” New Yorkers who haven’t been to the Statue of Liberty, Bostonians who’ve never made it to the MFA: that kind of thing. This goes doubly for college students (and their visiting parents) who, unless involved with the arts, rarely step into worthwhile museums right on campus.
Yet some of these museums are World Class, sharing equal status with much larger and well-known institutions. One, the Colby College Museum of Art, claims the largest art collection in the State of Maine. Another, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, houses a collection of 1800’s glass flora so perfectly rendered, they were considered one of the Victorian Wonders of the World. You’ll find 3,000 year old Assyrian Reliefs, millions of Yiddish books and artifacts, Eric Carle’s compositions writ large, architecturally significant buildings, and more on the following list of The Best College Art and History Museums in the Northeast. So, while on the College Tour, or the next time you’re visiting your kids – or even if you don’t have kids – linger on campus awhile for a (mostly) free cultural immersion. Click here to read more
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