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Lady Gaga's meat dress in 'Women Who Rock' museum exhibit

A visitor to the National Museum of Women

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A new exhibit centered on women's political contributions to music history includes Lady Gaga's meat dress, among 250-some other iconic artifacts.

"Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power," from Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, is now on display at Washington, D.C.'s National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Curator Meredith Rutledge-Borger told The Associated...

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NY Metropolitan Museum announces record attendance

The show "Schiaparelli and Prada, Impossible Conversations," opens

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Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum of Art had a record number of visitors during the fiscal year that ended June 30.

It says 6.28 million people came to see its exhibitions and new galleries. That's 600,000 more visitors than in fiscal 2011 and the highest attendance in more than 40 years.

The fiscal 2012 figure includes attendance at The Cloisters museum and garden, the Met's branch for...

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Smithsonian's American Indian museum wins award -- for food

The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian,

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A visit to the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., could easily stretch over days. In one exhibit alone — and there are currently six total — the histories of eight tribes are examined. If you're a reader at museums, as I am, good luck feeling like you make a dent in an afternoon.

So it's a good thing the museum has a cafe, one that, as of yesterday, is...

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