Month: January 2017

Museum Spotlight: Mark Twain House and Museum

Poor Yorick is excited to share the news of its partnership with the Mark Twain House and Museum, located in Hartford, Connecticut. Designed by New York architect Edward Tuckerman Potter, the house was home to Samuel Clemens–also known as Mark Twain–his wife Olivia (Livy), and their three children, Susy, Clara, and Jean. During the seventeen years that the Clemenses lived in the home, Mark Twain created some of his most […]

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Cleopatra’s Needle

  The obelisk rises above the trees like the uncurling index finger of something ancient reaching for the distant stars. The monument is inscribed in the faded hieroglyphs of a dead language, and at its base are four distinctly more modern black stone crabs that seem to be supporting the seventy-foot pillar between them. Beyond the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where thousands of artifacts lay in glass display cases under […]

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Museum Spotlight: The Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

– Poor Yorick is proud to introduce our partner Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (RAMM) located in Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom. RAMM’s statement of purpose summarizes the museum’s missions and reputation: The Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM) is a service of Exeter City Council. It exists to enrich the lives of people living, working in and visiting Exeter by providing them with opportunities to be […]

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