Christy DeSmith

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Christy DeSmith has a background in magazines. Before joining the Star Tribune, she was an editor at The Rake, Mpls.St.Paul and Boston magazines. She also has a career as a freelance writer, specializing in art, design, lifestyle and travel. Her work has appeared in American Craft, Boston Globe and Delta Sky, among many other publications.

Recent content from Christy DeSmith

Buried treasure at Science Museum

With 1.75 million artifacts in the collection, it's no wonder there are items that many people have never seen.

Updated: May 01, 2012, - 05:47 PM

Arresting, both inside and out

The Weisman Art Museum is way more than an eye-popping building. It's a collection of world-class art that has grown steadily over 70 years. But how does the museum's architecture relate to the 20,000 pieces of art within?

Updated: May 01, 2012, - 05:45 PM

It isn't just for kids

The Children's Museum is all grown up. Behind the scenes, it has worked hard to become one of the leading suppliers of exhibits that travel to similar museums around the country.

Updated: April 30, 2012, - 01:24 PM

Your attention, please

The Weisman Art Museum's arresting architecture frames an iconoclastic collection of ceramics, paintings and furniture.The Weisman Art Museum's arresting architecture frames an iconoclastic collection of ceramics, paintings and furniture.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:09 PM

Other museum gems

Here are some other art museums worth checking out.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:08 PM

Bakken will shock and surprise

One of those sprawling mansions on Lake Calhoun has a surprise in store -- a treasure trove of delights for budding scientists and history-lovers alike.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:08 PM

Nation's museums take their lead from a Minnesotan

When the American Association of Museums (AAM) convenes here for its four-day annual expo, a Minnesotan will be at the helm: Ford W. Bell.

Updated: April 28, 2012, - 09:07 PM

Work: Like riding a bicycle

His job combines Web skills and bikes.

Updated: March 08, 2012, - 08:09 AM

The intruder in my home

Now that violent crime has fallen, could we focus on lesser incidents that are still quite a fright?

Updated: January 12, 2012, - 07:47 PM

From art house to dog house

Twin Cities fine artists are turning to pet portraiture, finding artistic fulfillment and financial success.

Updated: January 04, 2012, - 09:23 AM

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