The United States of America with fifty states and a population of 315 million making it the third largest country by population also has lot of beautiful small town museums. Many small towns have fascinating museums built under various historical circumstances. Here are some of best small town museums of America.
Hill-Stead, a house and a museum (also known as country estate) was built for a wealthy industrialist. It was designed by his daughter and later it was translated into a working plan by a famous architect. It was created on 250 acres which is a place for the French Impressionist masterpieces. Hill-stead comprises of special exhibitions, architecture, gardens, paintings, prints and drawings, photographs, furnishings, decorative arts, rugs and textiles, archives, books and historical timeline. It is also a place for weddings, receptions, corporate meetings, private parties etc. Hill-stead museum also helps the students to go for a field trip and discuss on various subjects like arts, humanities, sociology etc. Memberships are also available which makes you a part of the Hill-Stead family. It also helps you save money and give you special privileges.
Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art:
The Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art is a non-profit organisation and a five building museum. The construction the building suffered severely due to the hurricane Katrina. This museum conducts lot of workshops and classes such as introduction to motion picture acting, oil painting etc. Students who are interested can volunteer the museum and help them maintain it better. They also provide membership which can guarantee you several benefits.
The Huntington is a place which contains a library, art collections and botanical gardens. It is located in San Marina of California which is named for the tiny republic of Italian peninsula. The art collections in Huntington comprise both European and American art. The botanical gardens of Huntington cover 120 acres of land with more than dozen themes of garden. The most famous are Chinese garden, Desert garden and Japanese garden. The membership at Huntington makes a big difference by providing unlimited free admissions, educational lectures and much more.
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum:
Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is located in Michigan State University which is the first ever university building designed by Pritzker Prize winner Zaha Hadid. It is contemporary art museum. This museum conducts lot of exhibitions, programs and helps students by offering summer art camp and Student Docent Program internship. A docent has to serve as a guide and educator
Parrish Art Museum:
The Parrish Art Museum is an art museum which focuses extensively on the art works from the artist of artist colony from Long Island. This art museum has a permanent collection of more than 2500 artworks form nineteenth century till present. This museum also provides lot of educational programs, workshops and summer art camp.
It is a museum of art and design with over one fifty thousand of artworks exhibited. The museum has a collection of American paintings, decoys, posters, impressionist paintings, decorative arts, folk arts etc. You can support the museum by becoming member, by volunteering, by donating or funding.