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Travelers looking for something beyond top attractions like the Space Needle in Seattle might consider adding a weird museum or two to their itineraries.

The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, revamped, restored and expanded after a three-year closure, is reopening at last, all decked out for the 21st century in its historic Carnegie Mansion home just a few blocks up Fifth Avenue from the Guggenheim and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

The Missouri History Museum and the Regional Art Commission are working to preserve art that has been added to plywood meant to protect storefronts or cover damage from protesting in Ferguson and St. Louis.

“Selma to Montgomery: A March for the Right to Vote” is on view at Levine Museum of the New South until Feb. 22 as a part of the “Destination Freedom: Civil Rights Struggles Then and Now” series.

“Women who visit the salons on a regular basis develop a sense of discrimination and appreciation,” the cosmetics magnate Helena Rubinstein wrote. “It is like visiting museums and recognizing the work of famous artists.”

When the subject of your picture is 246 years old, it’s worth making a bit of a fuss.

A 15-block stretch of Tryon Street will be photographed at dusk Saturday by 150 volunteers resulting in a portrait 100 feet long by 4.5 inches deep.

Roman Vishniac’s photos now available online through the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and New York’s International Center of Photography.

‘Line, Touch, Trace,’ through March 8 includes artists from Charlotte: Selena Beaudry (now in London), John Hill Jr., Isaac Payne and Jason Watson.

A Sopwith Camel airplane, an exact replica of that flown by flying ace Col. Elliott Springs during World War I, is on display at the Carolinas Aviation Museum.

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