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The Mori Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo.
The Mori Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo.

MASTER ILLUSTRATORS EXHIBIT IN STOCKBRIDGE

Lantern-bearing clowns, an Indian paddling a canoe, a young girl studying her reflection in a mirror. What do these wildly different images have in common? All are stunning artworks created by master illustrators Maxfield Parrish, N.C. Wyeth, and Norman Rockwell. Art lovers will find all of these images and more in “Keepers of the Flame,” the newest exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum. Examining the work of these three artists in relation to the history of Western art, the show features more than 60 works by 25 American and European painters, along with more than 300 digital representations of some 50 other artists. The exhibition occupies four galleries, and is located on the museum’s 36 acres in Stockbridge, Rockwell’s hometown for the last 25 years of his life. General admission $20; seniors $18; military veterans $17; students $10; ages 18 and under free. 413-298-4100, www.nrm.org

LOCAL FOOD & CULTURE TOURS IN RHODE ISLAND

You’ve walked the historic streets of Providence and visited the Roger Williams Park Zoo. You’ve toured the mansions and ogled the yachts in Newport. What else can you do in the Ocean State? On one of the Rhode Island Red Food Tours, you can stroll off the beaten path into interesting neighborhoods, explore the evolving local culinary landscape, and learn about the architectural and cultural elements of Rhode Island’s history — all the while tasting some truly yummy food from local eateries. The three-plus-hour tours take place rain or shine in both cities, and are limited to 14 people. Available weekend dates through November. $69 includes food; $85 includes food and three alcohol tastings. 866-736-6343, www.rhodeislandredfoodtours.com/

INTERACTIVE IMMERSIVE

ART MUSEUM OPENS

Immerse yourself into three-dimensional artworks and explore a never-seen-before colorful world at the recently opened Mori Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo. In collaboration with art collective group teamLab, the extraordinary 100,000-square-foot museum features some 50 borderless interactive artworks that come to life as you enter the various galleries. The space’s 520 computers and 470 projectors offer visitors unique experiences as pieces of art move freely around the galleries, form connections and relationships with viewers, and communicate with other art pieces. Ages 15 and over $19; children 4-14 $9. borderless.teamlab.art

TREE HOUSE AERIES DEBUT IN OHIO

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Reconnect with nature in one of two new tree houses at The Mohicans, a family-run getaway in Ohio that is dedicated to sustainable design concepts and protecting the environment. The new Tin Shed Tree House brings the outside in with a full-size garage door on the back, lots of windows for viewing the tree top canopy, and full wrap-around deck. Access this accommodation by climbing a 25-foot-high spiral steel staircase and traversing a 100-foot-long extension bridge. (Rates from $290.) The Nest Tree House is a round single room — a perfect honeymoon or couples-getaway suite — with decorative cathedral windows, rich chocolate-colored walnut floor, pewter chandelier, and black wrought iron canopy bed draped in sheer white curtains. (Rates from $220.) Primarily a wedding venue and corporate retreat center, the guest cabins and houses can also be booked individually in advance. 740-599-9030, www.themohicans.net

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Add a bit of culture and history to your road trip with Clio, a new geo-location app offering an interactive map and historian-vetted information about thousands of landmarks, historical and cultural sites. Thanks to the National Endowment for the Humanities and hundreds of universities and local organizations, Clio provides details and multiple perspectives about historic sites, along with links to related websites and articles, including sites where there is no physical marker. For example, Clio can guide users to the precise location of a civil rights protest or a historic building that was lost to time. The entry will offer information about the site or event along with images, recorded oral histories, and even old newsreel footage. Clio is nonprofit and free for everyone, with a growing library that includes 350 complete walking tours and 30,000 individual entries created by local historians and organizations across the United States. www.theclio.com/web

SPACE AGE SUN PROTECTION

Protect yourself from damaging sun rays with new hats created by Alchemi Labs. A series of river hats, sun caps, desert and expedition hats are all crafted from the same materials used by NASA to protect astronauts from extreme solar rays and temperatures in space. Designed to block 99.8 percent of skin damaging UV rays, and reflect up to 80 percent of the sun’s heat waves, the hats are perfect for runners, beach lovers, and outdoor adventure seekers. Moisture wicking sweatband and ventilation aid in cooling. Available in various styles and colors. $32-$39. www.alchemilabs.com

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