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Chinese Stone Sculpture from the Sackler Collections at The University of Virginia Art Museum

Chinese Stone Sculpture from the Sackler Collections at The University of Virginia Art Museum

. January 22, 2010 . 0 Comments

The University of Virginia Art Museum is the final venue of a two-year tour of “Treasures Rediscovered: Chinese Stone Sculpture from the Sackler Collections at Columbia University,” an exhibition organized by the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery of Columbia University. Touted as “eye-opening” by Roberta Smith, art critic at the New York Times, […]

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Smithsonian Acquires Historic Food Coupons from USDA

. January 21, 2010 . 0 Comments

At a special presentation today, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History acquired Food Stamp Program coupons and other related materials from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Service, the cornerstone of U.S. food assistance programs designed to ensure that low-income citizens can obtain a nutritious diet. In October 2008, Congress renamed the […]

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The Smithsonian Celebrates Black History Month

. January 21, 2010 . 0 Comments

The Smithsonian celebrates Black History Month in February with a series of films, lectures and performances at museums around the Institution. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated. Feature Event The Institution will kick off Black History Month at the National Museum of American History Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m ., […]

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Tusks! Ice Age Mammoths and Mastodons Exhibition at State Museum of Pennsylvania

. January 21, 2010 . 0 Comments

The State Museum of Pennsylvania will host the traveling exhibition Tusks! Ice Age Mammoths and Mastodons from January 24 through May 2, 2010. This exhibit, created by the Florida Museum of Natural History, tells the story of mammoths and mastodons, extinct relatives of modern elephants who roamed much of North America until the end of […]

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Bryan Collier at the Joslyn Art Museum

Bryan Collier at the Joslyn Art Museum

. January 21, 2010 . 0 Comments

Jewel-like watercolor collages bring to life the message of Martin Luther King, Jr., and tell the story of Rosa Parks, Langston Hughes, and other important figures and chapters in American history, in the exhibition Defining Moments: Works by Bryan Collier. Utilizing shape and color, combined with texture — much as he saw his grandmother do […]

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