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Courtesy Jackson Hole Mountain resort Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is the perfect jumping-off point for a visit to Grand Tetons. "It skyrocketed to popularity faster than I ever thought it would," said Garbutt. "People often see the sign and pull over, expecting it to be some cheesy thing with some dusty bananas in a cabinet. But the look on people's faces when they walk in the door, like they just walked into this banana utopia—they totally don't expect it to be so colorful and enchanting. It's really fun to see." e Banana Museum also doubles as the local ice-cream parlor. On a hot summer day, guests can sit on a barstool shaped like a ba- nana tree or a trio of monkeys, and savor cool treats like homemade banana ice cream or banana soda ice-cream floats. "Everybody raves about my banana shakes," said Garbutt. Tour groups are advised to call in advance for museum hours. W W W . I N T E R N A T I O N A L B A N A N A M U S E U M . C O M ANDY WARHOL MUSEUM P I T T S B U R G H , P E N N S Y L V A N I A Few artists had as much of an impact on the postmodern and pop art movement of the 1960s as Andy Warhol. Groups can learn about his prolific and unconventional career at the seven-story Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, which houses 900 paintings, 1,000 original prints, 4,000 videos, 60 feature films and much more from his life work. Inspired by the aesthetic of comics and ads, Warhol developed a technique called photographic silk-screen printing to create his iconic pop paintings, and this technique enabled him to replicate the same image with slight variations of color. Most visitors will recognize his multicolored portraits of celebrities like Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Elvis Presley, as well as the reproduc- tions of mainstream products like Coke and Campbell's Soup cans. Due to his fascination with moving images, Warhol experi- mented extensively with film throughout his life, and groups can watch some of his most famous pieces, such as "e Chelsea Girls" and "Sleep." Other series on display include "Death and Disaster," "Mao" and "Time Capsules," a collection of 569 cardboard boxes full of mementos such as photographs, fan letters and newspaper clip- pings. On the lower level, visitors can take silk-screen-printing classes and other artistic programs in an education lab called the Factory, named after Warhol's New York studio. W W W . W A R H O L . O R G By Abby Warhola, courtesy the Andy Warhol Museum National Blues Museum entrance Don't Miss Out on GROUP ADMISSION DISCOUNTS Call 423-573-1927 Andy Warhol Museum

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