Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
First Lady Honors Columbus Museum Of Art
The Columbus Museum of Art has been recognized as one of the best in the country for its impact in the community it serves. The museum received the 2013 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Museum Executive Director, Nannette Maciejunes, says they have worked to make the museum an interactive experience.
“Lots of art museums have interactive experiences with guests but they tend to be in other parts of your building. We’re willing to experiment with them actually being in the gallery. So we’ve introduced post it note stations where we ask you a question and you tell us what you think. And you can respond to something another visitor has said.” Says Maciejunes,
Nine other museums and libraries also received the award.