Thinking about taking a trip to the museum in the new year? You might be in luck.
Across the U.S., original sketches for Rube Goldberg's kooky contraptions, Revolutionary-era artifacts, Louis Comfort Tiffany's glass mosaics and iconic work by many of America's most notable artists are featured in new and soon-to-open museum exhibits around the country, and even across the water in London.
CNBC recently took a look around at some of the more quirky and interesting exhibits opening in 2017. If you're on your way to your next vacation, or just need an excuse to take in some culture, check your calendar and leave room in your schedule for these displays.
By Harriet Baskas, special to CNBC.com
22 January 2017