Play with Us #MuseumGames

Akron Art Museum
Mar 19 · 7 min read

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.

#MuseumatHome

Clues:

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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.

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Artist Chagall of this artwork said “Great art is where this ends.” For more, head over to the Akron Art Museum.

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Numismatists take note. There are many a ___ to enjoy at McMaster Museum of Art. For more, head over to the McMaster Museum of Art.

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The world’s first electronic instrument. For more, go to SPARK Museum of Electrical Invention.

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What number do you see inside Ellsworth Kelly’s “Red Blue?” Check out the Oklahoma City Museum of Art to find out!

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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.

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The Maclean County Museum of History is in this sixth most populous state. Head over to the McLean County Museum of History for more.

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A South Dakota ecosystem. Explore Children’s Museum of South Dakota for more.

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Strauss who helped set the tone in American Style. Explore the Contemporary Jewish Museum for more.

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First word in the name for Susan B. Anthony’s tool to repair holes in socks. Susan B. Anthony’s Birthplace has more.

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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.

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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.

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The oldest public museum in Britain, founded in 1683. Check out this link for more.

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First name of architect Libeskind, who added a blue steel geometric superstructure to a power station. Explore the Contemporary Jewish Museum for more.

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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.

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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.

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Potentially this flower came from photographer Imogen Cunningham’s ____. Check out the Delaware Art Museum for more.

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Our first president’s abode. This organization has more.

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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.

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This bridge that inspired more than 40 paintings by Claude Monet was named to commemorate which 1815 Battle? McMaster Museum of Art has more.

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These social beings at the Tech Interactive might need lubricant. Look for more at the Tech Interactive.

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Hometown of the Museum of the First Corps of Cadets. Head over to learn more.

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The myth is that George’s were made from this. But Mount Vernon has the real answer.

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Her court case set the legal precedent to abolish slavery in Massachusetts. Learn more at New-York Historical Society.

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Lincoln’s occupation when he resided in MacLean County. Head over to the McLean County Museum of History for more.

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“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

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Said to be the window to the soul, pictured in Delaware Art Museum’s Lady Lilith. For more, including the lovely image, check out the Delaware Art Museum.

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____ 1, the satellite launched in 1958 from Cape Canaveral that entered America into the Space Race. The Air Force Space & Missile Museum has more.

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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.

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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.

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What special character is part of the name of the oldest museum in New York? Check out their site for more.

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The windows of the Canadian Museum of History afford a view onto Parliament ___. Canadian Museum of History has your answer. Votre réponse est au Musée Canadien de L’Histoire.

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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.

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Agnes Lowrie’s print shows a hill in Cincinnati is named for this president. For more, check out the Cincinnati Art Museum.

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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.

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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.

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A woven artwork. Enjoy this work and more at the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art.

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This number of mastadons greet visitors at The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History.

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His funeral stopped in Cleveland’s Public Square. Go to the Cleveland History Center to find the answer.

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The most popular permanent gallery at Long Island Children’s Museum. Check them out for more.

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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.

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A person honored in the 390th Memorial Museum, colloquially. For more.

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Home state of the 390th Memorial Museum. For more.

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The Corning and the Chrysler are two museums that let visitors watch artists work in this media right on site. Check out the Corning and the Chrysler’s sites.

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Architect of renown or recital equipment. Head over to Academy Museum of Motion Pictures for more.

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Second word in the name for Susan B. Anthony’s tool to repair holes in socks. Susan B. Anthony’s Birthplace has more.

Participating Museums:

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

Akron Art Museum

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