1. The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago
600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
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The Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago is the world’s premier college art museum dedicated to photography. As an international hub, we generate ideas and provoke dialogue among students, artists and diverse communities through groundbreaking exhibitions and programming.
Now celebrating its 22nd year of hosting some of the regions finest photographers in our gallery in downtown Brattleboro, the Vermont Center for Photography continues to flourish as one of the most popular gallery destinations in the region. In addition to hosting a new feature exhibition each month, VCP offers ongoing workshops, public B/W darkroom rental, professional printing & scanning services, exhibiting artist talks, as well as monthly portfolio critiques, among other regularly scheduled events.
Founded in 1916, the Columbia County Historical Society Museum & Library collects, preserves, interprets and presents the history, heritage, and culture of Columbia County, New York, and serves residents of all eighteen towns and the city of Hudson. For more than 100 years, thousands of people from all across the county and beyond have enjoyed our varied exhibitions, historic properties, and educational programs. A vital community resource, our collections include important and unique archives, maps, paintings, textiles, furniture and decorative arts relating to Columbia County’s heritage. The Columbia County Historical Society includes two museum galleries of changing exhibitions, a research library and reading room, manuscript storage, collection storage and administrative offices.Founded in 1916, the Columbia County Historical Society Museum & Library collects, preserves, interprets and presents the history, heritage, and culture of Columbia County, New York, and serves residents of all eighteen towns and the city of Hudson. For more than 100 years, thousands of people from all across the county and beyond have enjoyed our varied exhibitions, historic properties, and educational programs. A vital community resource, our collections include important and unique archives, maps, paintings, textiles, furniture and decorative arts relating to Columbia County’s heritage. The Columbia County Historical Society includes two museum galleries of changing exhibitions, a research library and reading room, manuscript storage, collection storage and administrative offices
The Long Island Museum is dedicated to inspiring people of all ages with an understanding and enjoyment of American art, history and carriages as expressed through the heritage of Long Island and its diverse communities. The LIM houses collections that reflect the art, history and culture of 19th and 20th century America including the largest collection of horse drawn vehicles in the nation. The LIM features year-round changing exhibitions in it’s History Museum and Art Museum. Visit longislandmuseum.org to view current and upcoming exhibitions and programs!
The Paley Center for Media, with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public.
The Griffin Museum of Photography is a nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the art of photography. Through our many exhibitions, programs, and lectures, we strive to encourage a broader understanding and appreciation of the visual, emotional, and social impact of photographic art.
7. Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art
1901 Mulberry St, Scranton, PA 18510, USA
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Science & Technology
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The Everhart Museum is one of the region’s leading resources for educational and cultural opportunities. With a multidisciplinary and diverse approach, the Everhart creates extraordinary experiences. Our programs stimulate creative expression and active engagement between art and science. Whether you attend a lecture, workshop, or studio course, our classes are designed for all ages, interests, and abilities.
The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College houses an outstanding collection of American art. The collection is chiefly paintings, works on paper, and photographs from the 19th through 21st centuries. Located on the Randolph campus and open to visitors all year, the Maier serves both the academic community and the general public. It offers changing exhibitions, rotating displays of the permanent collection, and educational programs.
Founded in 1973 as Nexus, a grassroots artists’ cooperative, Atlanta Contemporary has since become one of the southeast’s leading contemporary art centers. We play a vital role in Atlanta’s cultural landscape by presenting over 20 exhibitions within four seasonal cycles each year, featuring over 100 consequential artists from the local, national, and international art scenes. We are one of the few local institutions that commissions new works by artists, paying particular attention to artists of note who have not had a significant exhibition in the Southeast. We organize 80+ diverse educational offerings annually, unrivaled by other local organizations of our size. We are the only local organization to provide on-site subsidized studio space to working artists through our Studio Artist Program, removing cost as a barrier to the creative process. We present 80+ educational programs and events each year, including Contemporary Cocktails, Contemporary Kids, Contemporary Talks, Curator tours, film screenings, panel discussions, performances, donor excursions, and workshops.Our Studio Artist Program supports local working artists by providing subsidized studio space and by fostering a collaborative environment supportive of the creative process. Supporters of Atlanta Contemporary enjoy an array of benefits ranging from free admission and discounts on select events, discounts at our SHOP & COVER Books, behind-the-scenes previews of exhibitions with artists, curator-led trips and excursions, and much more. Whatever your interest, there is a level for you. At Atlanta Contemporary, we strive to create unique experiences that are engaging, memorable, and thought-provoking.
The Lewistown Art Center was established to bring art education and appreciation to our Central Montana communities. Located in the heart of Lewistown’s historic downtown district, this is the only art gallery and learning space of its kind for 100+ miles in any direction! We offer a full spectrum of youth and adult education programs in our Hands On Art classroom and clay studio, and regularly host community events celebrating regional arts and culture. The “Margie Wilkins Gallery” offers rotating exhibits of work by some Montana’s most renowned artists. The public is invited to join us for monthly Artist Receptions. Come meet the artists in person while enjoying complimentary refreshments, and browse the LAC Gift Shop, featuring handmade work by over 150 regional artists and craftspeople.
The Historical Museum at Fort Missoula is Missoula County’s history museum. We offer visitors a place to wonder, to reminisce, to learn about our county’s history, and how our community’s past makes Missoula and the nation what it is today.
9th Ave &, San Carlos St, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA
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Founded in 1988, the Center for Photographic Art, the successor of the renowned Friends of Photography, strives to advance regional and national photographic excellence through education, exhibitions and publications. CPA respects the legacy of the West Coast landscape tradition and celebrates contemporary photography as well.
LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes – LA Plaza – celebrates the past and inspires the future by sharing the untold stories about the history, culture, values, and traditions of Mexican, Mexican American, and all Latinos in the founding and continuing evolution of Southern California. We do this through compelling and culturally enriching exhibitions, educational programs, and public programming. We’ve welcomed visitors since 2011.