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I forgot to mention that the American Visionary Art Museum (see next post) was ranked number four on Travel Holiday’s list of the top 25 U.S. Museums, after the National Gallery (oy, doesn’t that immediately discredit the list?), the Menil Collection and the Frick Collection. I don’t know what year this was assembled but the museum has been open only since November 1995.

The Travel Holiday score card rated the museum as entertaining on any number of levels–an A for the goods, the display, the building, and fun factor, a B for shopping, and an A- for food (I thought it deserved an A for both). To put the is perspective, The Barnes didn’t even make this list, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art was number 18, a somewhat shabby performance, with B for the goods and shopping, B+ for display and fun factor (really?), and A for the building and food (say what?).

My personal score card would also mention AVAM is a place children would enjoy.

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