This week’s choice: Cultural institutions across the country using
#MuseumFireworksShow to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Why we love it: From Vasily Kandinsky’s “Several Circles” at the Guggenheim to Dale Chihuly’s “Fireworks of Glass — Tower and Ceiling” at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, more than 200 museums put on a spectacular show of fireworks from their archives.
— Portland Art Museum (@PDXArtMuseum) July 5, 2018
Happy Independence Day from the MIT Museum! #MuseumFireworksShow 📷from #TheBeautifulBrain, currently on view. "Two Neurons Of Basolateral Amygdala," Anna Beyeler and Praneeth Namburi. pic.twitter.com/v4dFBw0IWr
— MIT Museum (@MITMuseum) July 5, 2018
Fireworks have been around for thousands of years, and some fireworks displays got pretty complex! This one is from an 1819 Italian book showing some arrangements for recreational and ceremonial firework displays. #MuseumFireworksShow https://t.co/zs7iBxqpxG pic.twitter.com/7dPPhc10lp
— Science History Institute (@SciHistoryOrg) July 4, 2018
The dazzling colors you see in the sky are the result of chemical reactions! Different colors in fireworks are made with the addition of metals that change the color of the explosion's flame. In this case, copper chloride and lithium chloride. #MuseumFireworksShow pic.twitter.com/6RzCNEklYA
— HMNS (@hmns) July 5, 2018
It's a #MuseumFireworksShow!
Enjoy this view of fireworks over the city of Pittsburgh, c. 1984, on this postcard from our collection. pic.twitter.com/AJ4rdNHz8b
— Heinz History Center (@HistoryCenter) July 5, 2018
Happy #FourthofJuly! We've added some festive fireworks of our own to this image of the Washington Monument for #MuseumFireworksShow 🎆🎆 See the source material in "The United States of America" (1904): https://t.co/SLnJ9knTuY pic.twitter.com/8XnZ0a5ceA
— SmithsonianLibraries (@SILibraries) July 5, 2018
Did you watch dazzling displays of red, white and blue explode in the sky tonight? Specific combinations of elements produce the beautiful fireworks. Strontium makes bright reds; copper creates beautiful blues; and aluminum produces bright flashes. #MuseumFireworksShow pic.twitter.com/sDCPyIsl31
— Smithsonian's NMNH (@NMNH) July 5, 2018
— Guggenheim Museum (@Guggenheim) July 5, 2018
Here at the world's largest children's museum, we have fireworks all year long! 🎆#MuseumFireworksShow
— The Children's Museum of Indianapolis (@TCMIndy) July 5, 2018