#MuseumGames is a global initiative where we work with museums around the world to play. Every Thursday the puzzle shows up on our blog. The clues are available on social media on Sundays at museum sites around the world. (The institutions are listed at the end of the post). Play with us every week.
Thank you for playing along last week. We hope that you enjoyed exploring all those collections. At the bottom of the post, you will find last week’s answers.
Little Red Schoolhouse in Cedar Falls, Iowa was originally what color? Learn more at Cedar Falls Historical Society.
This photographer known for capturing dancers and motion was also a co-founder of Aperture magazine. The Asheville Art Museum has the answer.
Aplacophora are mollusks that lack what? Learn more at the Delaware Natural History Museum.
Wish on this.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s Late Lucy for one. Check them out for more.
What prize did George C. Marshall receive for his plan? Learn more at the George C. Marshall Museum & Library.
Pine and oak but not banana.
First name of one of America’s first female published poets and wife of one of NJ’s signers of the Declaration of Independence. Morven Museum & Garden is the place to find out.
This is the busiest National Park in the country. Check out the Akron Art Museum for the Answer.
Artist Nina Chanel Abney cites this small digital icon used to express an idea, emotion, etc. as a source of inspiration for her work. The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art can help with the answer.
Heavily involved in the beginning of many arts organizations in Mississauga, Ontario, including the Art Gallery of Mississauga, this artist was well known for her water colours. Find out who it is here.
Duchamp-Villon’s bust of Baudelaire might look like marble but it’s actually another other white artmaking material. The Nasher Sculpture Center has your answer.
This British-born architect designed Eastern State Penitentiary and its revolutionary hub-and-spoke design. Learn more at Eastern State Penitentiary.
What was the car company for the limousine Woodrow Wilson rode in every day and owned after he left the White House? Learn more at Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum.
This farmhouse is said to be in the ___ Colonial Style. Learn more at the Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.
The only Hebrew letter that floats above the line. Learn more at the Contemporary Jewish Museum.
Frida Kahlo lovingly painted a self-portrait for this exiled revolutionary figure. The National Museum of Women in the Arts can help with the answer.
What Bronze Age monument was discovered at Holm? Lynn Museums (part of Norfolk Museums Service) can give you a hint.
Weaver who brought Bauhaus design principles to Black Mountain College in North Carolina. Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center could let you know more.
Howard Pyle is known for his painting of which mythological figure of the sea. Find out more at the Delaware Art Museum.
This German-American aerospace engineer developed Redstone, Jupiter, and Juno rockets for the U.S. Army. His magnum opus, the Saturn V, helped deliver American astronauts to the moon in 1969. Explore Air Force Space & Missile Museum for more.
What famous ice cream business Joliet, Illinois in 1940? Learn more at Joliet Area Historical Museum and Old Joliet Prison.
In 1966, this nature center was born when this Cleveland-area community blocked an effort to build a freeway through its neighborhood. Discover where here.
The first female director of a planetarium (acting as Director of the Adler Planetarium from 1937–1947) was Maude ____ Check out the Adler Planetarium for more.
This lovely desk set including a calendar, blotter, was inlaid with ____. Learn more at the Delaware Art Museum.
A large vessel used to mix wine and water in ancient Greece was known as a _______. Ones known as “volute” have elaborate scrolling handles, like this one at the Getty Villa. Learn more at the Getty.
Circus magnate John Ringling completed his __Gothic-inspired mansion in Sarasota, FL in 1926, and named it “Ca’ d’Zan,” which translates to House of John in this Italian dialect. The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art is your place for the answer.
Only 8 known examples survive of the swan vase by this famous china and porcelain company. One remains in the lobby of the Plant Museum. The Henry Plant Museum is the place to learn more.
What magazine has multiple covers in the Knights of Columbus Museum’s collection? It’s also a current publication of the Knights of Columbus. Learn more at the Knights of Columbus Museum.
What is the athletic synonym for a mutation in plants? Check out Historic London Town and Gardens for more.
Who wrote the Rights of Man and Common Sense? Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life (part of Norfolk Museums Service) is a great place to find out.
The Father of the Poster. Learn more at Poster House.
The Wheat Stalk in M.F. Hussain’s mural symbolizes India’s ________ Revolution. Learn more at Heritage Lab.
The famous cartoon turtle who taught children to “Duck and Cover” under their school desks in the 1950’s. Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum is the place to find the answer.
The ship that made radio famous. SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention can give you more.
This Brooklyn artist repurposes broken toys and other “trash” to create sculptural pieces that challenge viewers to think about their impact on the world. Learn more at the Long Island Children’s Museum.
What under pressure substance did fireless Porter locomotives use for fuel? Learn more at the Toronto Railway Museum.
Media for the shoes in Bing’s photograph at the Akron Art Museum.
Used throughout Victorian society as a muscle relaxer, cough suppressant, and more, this medicine is highly addictive, the International Museum of Surgical Science has more.
This furry friend named Touc, painted by Henri Tulouse-Laurec, is a fan favorite at the Hammer Museum at UCLA. What kind of animal is he? Learn more.
Another word for work. These guys in this print at the Akron Art Museum are doing it.
Central heating made these obsolete, but these radiators used this to heat spaces.
List of Participating Museums:
The Air Force Space & Missile Museum
The Akron Art Museum
Ancient House Museum of Thetford Life (part of Norfolk Museums Service)
The Art Gallery of Mississauga
Asheville Art Museum
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center
Cedar Falls Historical Society.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Delaware Art Museum.
Delaware Natural History Museum
Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum.
Eastern State Penitentiary
George C. Marshall Museum & Library.
Historic London Town and Gardens
Joliet Area Historical Museum and Old Joliet Prison.
Lynn Museums (part of Norfolk Museums Service)
Morven Museum & Garden
Shaker Lakes Nature Center
SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention
The Adler Planetarium
The Contemporary Jewish Museum.
The Delaware Art Museum.
The Hammer Museum at UCLA. What kind of animal is he? Learn more.
The Henry Plant Museum
The International Museum of Surgical Science
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
The Knights of Columbus Museum.
The Nasher Sculpture Center
The National Museum of Women in the Arts
The Toronto Railway Museum.
The Long Island Children’s Museum.
The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum