Stephen F. Austin Memorial Park – Lead Mines, Virginia

Isaac Kremer/ August 31, 2019/ museum, preservation/ 0 comments

Stephen Fuller Austin (1793-1836) was a statesman, entrepreneur, colonizer and led the first American families known as the Old Three Hundred to Texas, forming his first colony. He created the Texas land system, commanded military forces in the Texas Revolution, and was commissioner from the Republic of Texas to the United States. He died in 1836, only 3 months after

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Cosmos, Johnson Museum of Art – Ithaca, New York

Isaac Kremer/ September 1, 2018/ museum, placemaking, public art/ 0 comments

Cosmos is a site-specific installation by New York artist Leo Villareal. Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and computer-driven imagery bring the underside of the floating upper levels of I.M. Pei’s Johnson Museum to life. Thousands of LED’s are synchronized with one another to create fascinating shapes and patterns. These lights are visible both from campus and from lower in the City of

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Placemaking in Akron – Akron, Ohio

Isaac Kremer/ August 24, 2018/ architecture, museum, placemaking/ 0 comments

We’ve heard many good things about Akron through the years. Upon a recent visit it was inspiring to see how much has been done to make their downtown a beautiful well-designed space. Some of the placemaking ideas we observed are detailed below.   Custom Designed Cast-Concrete Planters These one-of-a-kind planters are throughout the downtown. They are each individually painted with

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Historic Jamestown and Jamestown Settlement – Jamestown, Virginia

Isaac Kremer/ July 9, 2017/ architecture, museum, preservation/ 0 comments

  Jamestown will forever claim title to the oldest permanent English settlement in America. While the Spanish may point to their origins on the continent as far back as St. Augustine in 1565, and the Dutch, French, and Swedes have origin stories of their own – the Jamestown settlement factors prominently in the American imagination. This has been enhanced even

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William J. Clinton Presidential Museum and Park – Little Rock, Arkansas

Isaac Kremer/ November 10, 2012/ museum/ 0 comments

      Entrance to the Clinton Museum. The William J. Clinton Presidential Museum and Park presents many unexpected surprises to the visitor that happens upon this unique site. Not grandiose, not over-the-top – this is as concise, approachable, and welcoming as Presidential museums get. Map showing museum and surroundings. The museum is situated on the banks on the Arkansas

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