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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York unveils its annual rooftop installation, with this year’s piece entitled ‘The Theater of Disappearance’.
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Loaded with dinosaurs and Picassos, the world-class museums of New York City and Philadelphia are always on our must-see list.

We could spend day after day combing through the Metropolitan Musem of Art or the Phildelphia Art Museum, the American Museum of Natural History and the Franklin Institute.

It’s an embarrassment of riches.  And the choices keep growing! Check out the video above for the Met’s latest rooftop installation, and the video below for a tour of the American Revolution Museum, which opened this spring in Philadelphia.  

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After nearly two decades of planning, the Museum of the American Revolution opens in prime historic Philadelphia on April 19. That’s the anniversary of the first shots fired at the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775 that ignited the war. (April 12)
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So spoiled are we that we tend to overlook the many museums throughout our own state. If you spent every weekend day-tripping to New Jersey’s museums, your calendar would be booked for months.

Pay attention to these local gems. They document the history of our hometowns and the lives of New Jersey’s most accomplished residents. There are paintings and sculptures worthy of your sustained gaze.

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Yes, it’s certainly worth battling the crowds to catch a glimpse of the masterpiecess at the big-city museums. But closer to home, you might be able to enjoy artistic treasures and some elbow room. 

Here are three examples of New Jersey’s museums from three parts of the state, along with a list of 41 more!

And we barely scratched the…