Archive for July, 2017

FILM: The Desert of Forbidden Art at the Museum of Russian Icons

FILM: The Desert of Forbidden Art at the Museum of Russian Icons

. July 18, 2017

The incredible story of how a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions of dollars was found in the desert of Uzbekistan develops into a larger exploration of how art survives in times of oppression. A fascinating documentary about a group of visionary artists and one man who risked his life to rescue their […]

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Contemporary Russian Literature Book Group: Between Dog and Wolf by Sasha Sokolov at the Museum of Russian Icons

Contemporary Russian Literature Book Group: Between Dog and Wolf by Sasha Sokolov at the Museum of Russian Icons

. July 18, 2017

Please note: This event has been cancelled. Join us as as we discuss Between Dog and Wolf by Sasha Sokolov. This is his second novel and has intimidated translators because of its complex puns, rhymes, and neologisms. Language rather than plot motivates the story, and time, characters, and death all prove unstable. Free. Call Mila […]

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum welcomes summer interns

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum welcomes summer interns

. July 18, 2017

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum recently added five summer interns to its team: Michael Barone of Buffalo, N.Y.; Kathleen DeMeritte of Silver Spring, Md.; Kelsey Neuenswander of San Diego, Ca.; Erin Russell of St. Louis, Mi.; and Alexa Wichowsky of West Winfield, N.Y. Barone and DeMeritte are working in the curatorial department, Russell in education, […]

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Edna’s new hull takes shape at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Edna’s new hull takes shape at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

. July 18, 2017

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman reports work continues on the historic restoration of 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, with each of the nine-logs making up her new hull pinned together and shipwrights fitting chunks in her bow and stern over the summer. Edna Lockwood represents the last of her kind, as the […]

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Mandela Day Forgive/Fight Initiative Today at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

Mandela Day Forgive/Fight Initiative Today at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

. July 18, 2017

CINCINNATI, OH – The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center invites the media to attend Forgive/Fight Initiative today, July 18. The FORGIVE/FIGHT initiative embodies the spirit of the life and history of Nelson Mandela. Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years by the South African apartheid government. Released on February 11, 1990, Mandela went on to lead […]

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