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American Icon Issue Date: 08-10-2003

Cool Spots imageTake a leisurely step into the past and rediscover Norman Rockwell's vision of the American identity at www.nrm.org. The Norman Rockwell Museum highlights the prolific artist's Saturday Evening Post illustrations, which portrayed daily life in the '30s, '40s and '50s. In The Artist, read how Franklin Roosevelt inspired some of Rockwell's most famous Post covers. Then browse gallery highlights on exhibit at the actual museum in Stockbridge, Mass., such as a portrait of entertainer Bing Crosby.

Visit: www.nrm.org
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Himalayan Art Issue Date: 08-03-2003

Cool Spots imageFollow the path to enlightenment when you visit Himalayan Art at www.himalayanart.org. This virtual museum and international database has thousands of pieces of art. Gorgeous masks used in religious and theatrical dance are on display, as well as sculptures of Bon and Buddhist deities. Explorations for Kids takes a young approach to some Tibetan art with fun activities including Magical Animals and Exploring a Painting. They show how some paintings tell a story.

Visit: www.himalayanart.org
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Master Draftsman Issue Date: 07-27-2003

Cool Spots imageView masterpieces of Leonardo da Vinci, Master Draftsman, at www.metmuseum.org/special/
Leonardo_Master_Draftsma/draftsman_splash.htm
. Follow the online version of the exhibition to view the highlights of each gallery. The Audio Guide gives curators', scholars' and authors' perspectives on da Vinci's work. Read an essay about one of da Vinci's defining characteristics, his left-handedness. You can learn about the events in his life that correspond with his work by following the chronology of his life and work.

Visit: www.metmuseum.org/special/Leonardo_Master_Draftsman/draftsman_splash.htm
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Preserving the Past Issue Date: 03-16-2003

Cool Spots imageAmerican Treasures of the Library of Congress preserves 121 million important items from America's history at www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures. As part of its online exhibit, the library has the original copy of the Declaration of Independence. Thumb through the first Literary Journal for Women and view a sketch of Lincoln's coffin. If aeronautics is your thing, you may enjoy the palm print of Amelia Earhart. Don't miss Jefferson's Library. The former president's personal library became the core of the Library of Congress.

Visit: www.loc.gov/exhibits/treasures
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Russian Ts-art Issue Date: 06-23-2002

Cool Spots imageMore than 3 million works of art are on display at The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. You can visit the museum at www.hermitagemuseum.org. You will view many sections of the four-floored museum during your Virtual Visit. Along your tour, you'll find art from Russia, the Orient and other places. The Arsenal showcases suits of armor and antique weaponry, while the new Digital Collection offers high-resolution images of artwork for your eyes to behold.

Visit: www.hermitagemuseum.org
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