Museums around the world have closed their doors to help support public health efforts and prevent the spread of Novel CoronaVirus. At the same time, our audiences are stuck at home.
We find ourselves in unprecedented times, as they say. We’re at once in possession of free time and without the ability to leave our homes to fill that time.
Museums, like the Akron Art Museum, have taken our mission to serve our visitors to heart. If our patrons can’t come to us, we’ve found ways to meet them where they are. Many museums had spent untold resources on creating digital resources. We’re happy to be part of Museum Computer Network’s resource guide for online museum materials including tours and materials for kids, for example.
But, we’re already noticing our patron’s needs at this time are varied. Many people seem to need diversion and entertainment. Museums have long served this need. In an effort to continue let people enjoy themselves with museums, we’re starting a new global initiative, #MuseumGames. On Sundays, museums around will post the clues for different puzzles on their social media platform. As the host institution, we’re offering a preview of the puzzle. We’ll post the answers on Thursdays, so check back.
Pacific Northwest Native Americans sometimes used canoes for ____, hoisting them up into the trees to decay over time. For more, head over to the Everett Museum of History.
Artist Chagall of this artwork said “Great art is where this ends.” For more, head over to the Akron Art Museum.
Numismatists take note. There are many a ___ to enjoy at McMaster Museum of Art. For more, head over to the McMaster Museum of Art.
The world’s first electronic instrument. For more, go to SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention.
What number do you see inside Ellsworth Kelly’s “Red Blue?” Check out the Oklahoma City Museum of Art to find out!
The Chrysler Museum’s The Lunatic of Etretat bares a striking resemblance to which character from Twin Peaks? Head over to the Chrysler Museum of Art for more.
The Maclean County Museum of History is in this sixth most populous state. Head over to the McLean County Museum of History for more.
A South Dakota ecosystem. Explore Children’s Museum of South Dakota for more.
Strauss who helped set the tone in American Style. Explore the Contemporary Jewish Museum for more.
First word in the name for Susan B. Anthony’s tool to repair holes in socks. Susan B. Anthony’s Birthplace has more.
Standing tall on this South Dakota prairie “Mama” is the nation’s only animatronic 25 foot tall, 60-foot wide dinosaur of what variety. Explore Children’s Museum of South Dakota for more.
Death___ is the galactic superweapon from a sci-fi movie that’s often used to describe the Academy Museum’s Sphere Building. Head over to Academy Museum of Motion Pictures for more.
The oldest public museum in Britain, founded in 1683. Check out this link for more.
First name of architect Libeskind, who added a blue steel geometric superstructure to a power station. Explore the Contemporary Jewish Museum for more.
The Ohio and Erie___ went through what is now the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, pictured in this Akron Art Museum photograph. For more, head over to the Akron Art Museum.
The Ringling in Sarasota, FL, has the largest collection in the US of this Old Master painter, whose workshop created massive paintings like this one, The Flight of Lot and his Family from Sodom (c.1613–1615). The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art has more. To see the artwork, click here.
Potentially this flower came from photographer Imogen Cunningham’s ____. Check out the Delaware Art Museum for more.
Our first president’s abode. This organization has more.
The occupation of the tormented, controversial biblical figure and enemy of David and the subject of a statue new to the North Carolina Museum of Art. The sculpture previously resided at Rendcomb College, where he was a school mascot. Conservation has found glitter, gum, food, and more on the statue. North Carolina Museum of Art has more.
This bridge that inspired more than 40 paintings by Claude Monet was named to commemorate which 1815 Battle? McMaster Museum of Art has more.
These social beings at the Tech Interactive might need lubricant. Look for more at the Tech Interactive.
Hometown of the Museum of the First Corps of Cadets. Head over to learn more.
The myth is that George’s were made from this. But Mount Vernon has the real answer.
Her court case set the legal precedent to abolish slavery in Massachusetts. Learn more at New-York Historical Society.
Lincoln’s occupation when he resided in MacLean County. Head over to the McLean County Museum of History for more.
“The __________,” 1909, is a great example of pictorialism in photography and was featured in the landmark publication Camera Work seen in the George Eastman Museum. Explore Anne Brigman’s early work: http://bit.ly/annebrigman
____ 1, the satellite launched in 1958 from Cape Canaveral that entered America into the Space Race. The Air Force Space & Missile Museum has more.
Only 4 people have been the deepest part of the ocean, how many went down in the vessel? Learn more at the National Museum of the US Navy.
The Tech Interactive started as a hands-on science and technology center of Silicon Valley in 1990 called The ________ , an allusion to the humble beginnings of many innovative tech companies like Hewlett-Packard and Apple. Learn more here.
What special character is part of the name of the oldest museum in New York? Check out their site for more.
The Akron band spawned many hits. Founder Mark Mothersbaugh wasn’t only a musician and continues to make art in many media. For more, head over to the Akron Art Museum.
Agnes Lowrie’s print shows a hill in Cincinnati is named for this president. For more, check out the Cincinnati Art Museum.
His architecture, including the Canadian Museum of History, is characterized by curving forms and earth-tone materials to create a sculpted effect reminiscent of natural landforms. Canadian Museum of History has your answer. Votre réponse est au Musée Canadien de L’Histoire.
Josh Simpson’s “Megaplanet” is the 100th paperweight in our collection and it’s the heaviest! How much (in pounds) does it weigh? For more, go to the Corning Museum of Glass.
This number of mastadons greet visitors at The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History.
His funeral stopped in Cleveland’s Public Square. Go to the Cleveland History Center to find the answer.
The most popular permanent gallery at Long Island Children’s Museum. Check them out for more.
What signer of the Declaration of Independence known for his big signature was a Commander of the First Corps of Cadets? Check them out for more.
A person honored in the 390th Memorial Museum, colloquially. For more.
Home state of the 390th Memorial Museum. For more.
Architect of renown or recital equipment. Head over to Academy Museum of Motion Pictures for more.
Second word in the name for Susan B. Anthony’s tool to repair holes in socks. Susan B. Anthony’s Birthplace has more.
390th Memorial Museum — 34 down
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures-25 across & 37 Down
Air Force Space & Missile Museum — 10 Down
Akron Art Museum-32 across, 7 across, 17 down
Canadian Museum of History — 14 Down & 22 Down
Children’s Museum of South Dakota — 19 across & 24 across
Chrysler Museum of Art — 16 across & 36 Down
Cincinnati Art Museum — 20 Down
Cleveland History Center — 28 down
Contemporary Jewish Museum-29 across &
Corning Museum of Glass — 23 Down & 36 Down
Commander of the First Corps of Cadets Museum — 31 Down & 43 Across
Delaware Art Museum — 6 down & 36 across
The George Eastman Museum — 5 down
Everett Museum of History-3 across
Long Island Children’s Museum — 30 down
McLean County Museum of History — 18 across & 4 Down
McMaster Museum of Art-8 across & 40 across
Mount Vernon — 38 across & 1 down
New-York Historical Society — 2 Down & 13 down
North Carolina Museum of Art — 39 across
Oklahoma Contemporary — 15 across
SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention — 9 across
Susan B. Anthony Birthplace — 22 across & 41 Down
The Ashmolean Museum — 27 across
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art — 35 across & 24 down
The National Museum of the US Navy — 11 down
The Tech Interactive — 42 across & 12 down
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History — 26 Down
MuseumGames are made possible by PNC with additional support from the Kathy Moses Salem Philanthropic Fund of the Akron Community Foundation, The R.C. Musson and Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, the Robert O. and Annamae Orr Family Foundation, and the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation