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It's a warning sign at art museums around the world: "Don't touch the artwork."

But Spain's famous Prado Museum is changing that, with an exhibit where visitors are not only allowed to touch the paintings — they're encouraged to do so.

The Prado has made 3-D copies of some of the most renowned works in its collection — including those by Francisco Goya, Diego Velazquez and El Greco — to allow blind people to feel them.

It's a special exhibit for those who normally can't enjoy paintings.

Hunting for the Long-Lost Steamboat Malta

Apr 3, 2015
Tony Peng / KBIA

It all started for David Hawley when he was at a customer’s house working on an air conditioner. He spotted some unusual things hanging in the back wall of one room: old river maps and photographs of steamboats.

He just couldn’t look away, he said.

When he told his family about it, they encouraged him to go even further.

Mansoor Khan for Harvest Public Media

Can a watermelon be grown in the shape of a square? What do Olympic athletes like Michael Phelps eat for breakfast? Which island nation produces the most lamb in the world? Consumers interested in pulling back the curtain on our food system will get these and many other questions answered at “Our Global Kitchen: Food, Nature, Culture.” The exhibition, on view now at the American Museum of Natural History, explores how our food is produced, distributed and eaten.

The City Council passed a resolution Monday to explore the possibility of using the building to display exhibits for a firefighter museum.

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