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Thursday, 15 January 2015 10:37

The Broad Art Museum Offers Free Tours on Weekends

Have you always wanted to check out the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, but just never made the trip?

Well, the weekends are a great way to experience the world class museum with free guided museum tours, which take place at 1 and 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday.

These are docent-led tours that last 45 minutes to one hour and cover a range of topics including current exhibits, museum history and architecture. There is no need to pre-register, just show up, said a spokesperson.

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Opening a staging area and gift shop, and having the technology to finally accept credit cards has made a big difference in visits to the Rosenbaum/Frank Lloyd Wright museum.

The number of visitors in the first quarter of the fiscal year, compared to the same period a year ago, is up 57 percent, while total revenue is up 93 percent, according to the city Arts and Museums Department.

"The staging area is a different concept from the way we had taken in guests," Barbara Broach, director of Arts and Museums, said. "We give them an orientation with exhibits on the walls, then we send them over in groups of 12."

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While many San Francisco institutions have banned Google Glass over the course of 2014 — the fine art museums of San Francisco are embracing the face computers. According to a press release, the de Young and Legion of Honor are incorporating the Google Glass experience into their exhibits, and first up is the new Keith Haring show; GuidiGO will provide access to in-depth interviews, audio recordings, and videos via the face computers — because reading the plaques and listening to the audio tour is pretty much akin to walking around with a newspaper and a walkman. 

The press release goes on to state: 

“'Wearing Glass in the gallery is like embarking on a multimedia journey, with visual archives, contextual music and testimonials revealing the artworks’ hidden stories. Within minutes, visitors completely forget they are even wearing Glass, as the screen subtly turns on only when needed,' said David Lerman, CEO of GuidiGO."
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Get ready for Night at the Museums where anyone can visit nearly two dozens museums for free and one stop is featuring an exhibit on modern masters. It’s all part of Denver Arts Week.

“Matisse and Friends” at the Denver Art Museum will be open Saturday as part of the regular museum exhibits.

Twenty-three Denver-area museums will be open from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

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