Chicago Children’s Museum, Discovery Museum, and Museum of Science and Industry in DC were all in the top five of our list of the Top 50 Most Influential Museums of 2018.
And the best news?
We have not included any other non-mainstream museums, as there are no non-fringe museums on the list.
You can read more about our methodology and how we selected our Top 5 in our post from last year.
The Chicago Childrens Museum is an iconic place in the world of children’s arts and sciences.
Their exhibit collection, which spans the decades, spans all aspects of the subject matter, and is one of the best collections in the city.
It has produced a wealth of artwork, sculpture, and photography, and many of their exhibits have been featured in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, and in the National Film Registry.
One of the most enduring images from the Chicago Childrenís Museum is of a young boy walking with his mother and brother through the museum’s indoor playground.
In the 1940s, when this photo was taken, the children’s exhibit at the Childrens was an exhibit dedicated to the arts of puppetry.
While the exhibit was in a state of decay, the museum was recently renovated to add new exhibits and to create an even more immersive experience for children.
Over the past couple of decades, the Chicago Museum of Art has been transformed into a major museum of American history.
Since the Museum of Contemporary Art in New York opened in 2005, there have been more than 600 new exhibitions opening.
Among those that have appeared on the Chicago History Center’s collections are paintings by Pablo Picasso, an American sculptor, and the American painter Frank Stella, an Irish-American artist.
But the museum has also recently expanded its collection to include the works of Japanese artists, including Shoko Kondo, who created the iconic blueprints for the International Space Station.
This expansion of the museum collection was a key factor in our selection of the Children’s as one of our Top Five Most Influencer Museums.
Chicago Childrens has a reputation for producing some of the country’s best children’s exhibits, and this year, they opened their second exhibit of a new project entitled “The Adventures of the Little Girl Who Became the Little Boy.”
The new exhibit is a collection of a number of contemporary works by American artists.
These include work by Dora Dukakis, Emily Dickinson, Toni Morrison, and Paul Robeson, as well as works by Maren Morris, the renowned African-American choreographer and choreographer, and Maya Angelou, who also wrote The Color Purple.
For years, the Children have been producing a series of exhibitions that showcase the work of local artists, which have been an important source of inspiration for generations of children in Chicago.
So it was very exciting to be included on this list for the Chicago Women’s Museum and the Chicago Cultural Center, both of which are part of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Both museums are also major donors to the Children.
While these museums are often overlooked by other museums, they provide an important contribution to the city’s rich cultural heritage.
There are a number other museums that are currently in the Top 5, and we hope to have more on this as we go forward.
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