Penn Museum Exhibition Offers Intimate Look at Homelessness and Addiction in Urban America

Anthropologist Philippe Bourgois and photographer-ethnographer Jeff Schonberg spent more than a decade among a community of heroin injectors and crack smokers who survive on the streets of San Francisco’s former industrial neighborhoods. Their extensive research formed the subject of a provocative new book, Righteous Dopefiend (University of California Press, Berkeley, 2009), and now, a new […]

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Clark Museum Shop Offers Special Holiday Discounts for Members

Sparkling hand-picked items, many new to Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute’s museum shop, make the perfect gifts for holiday giving. Coinciding with Williamstown’s Holiday Walk Weekend, the shop will offer a special discount to members of the Clark. On Saturday and Sunday, December 5 and 6, from 10 am to 5 pm, members will […]

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Brooklyn Museum Announces New Egyptian Installation

An installation of more than 170 objects selected from the Brooklyn Museum’s world-famous holdings of ancient Egyptian material explores the complex rituals related to the practice of mummification and the Egyptian belief that the body must be preserved in order to ensure eternal life. The Mummy Chamber will open at the Brooklyn Museum on May […]

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Smithsonian Acquires National Cotton Council and “Maid of Cotton” Program Documents

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History recently acquired archival materials from the Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange. The collection includes photos, films and slides that depict cotton production, as well as the complete archives from the “Maid of Cotton” beauty pageant program that the National Cotton Council operated from 1939-1993. The collection […]

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