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Event Honors Artist and Artistry of Muralist Hildreth Meière

Event Honors Artist and Artistry of Muralist Hildreth Meière

The work of American artist Hildreth Meière is the subject of special event, Sept. 23, 2014, in New York. This lecture open to the public, will be presented at the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium by Catherine Coleman Brawer, art historian and curator. Meière (1892-1961), a native New Yorker, had a prolific career that spanned across […]

Mexican Independence Day Remembers ‘Grito de Dolores’ Revolutionary Call

Mexican Independence Day Remembers ‘Grito de Dolores’ Revolutionary Call

Mexican Independence Day celebrates the revolutionary cry issued Sept. 16, 1810, for Mexico’s freedom from Spain. This call to action took place in the town of Dolores when the Catholic priest, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, encouraged peasants to fight for their rights. Mexican Independence Day is an annual event that remembers the Grito de Dolores […]

Tribute in Light®: Healing Art 9/11 Memorial

Tribute in Light®: Healing Art 9/11 Memorial

This display, known as Tribute in Light®, appears as twin shafts filling the void of where the World Trade Center twin towers previously stood in lower Manhattan. The memorial plaza will be open on Sept. 11 to the general public for the first time since the attacks, from 6:00 p.m. to midnight, for anyone who […]

Robert Frank: ‘The Americans’ Opens at Cantor Arts Center

Robert Frank: ‘The Americans’ Opens at Cantor Arts Center

Robert Frank once stated that there are too many images and too many cameras in today’s world. The 20th-century photographer commented, “we’re all being watched,” and it becomes sillier and sillier. With the massive output of presented images, that perhaps “all action is meaningless. Nothing is really all that special. It’s just life.” He went […]

Viral Video Sparked by Infectious Dancing of Uganda Ghetto Kids [Video]

Viral Video Sparked by Infectious Dancing of Uganda Ghetto Kids [Video]

To the surprise of the artists in this infectious dance presenting ghetto kids in Uganda, their video has gone viral with nearly five million global viewers. Originally uploaded to YouTube in January, their homemade video presents choreographed dance moves that critics and both live and online audiences alike are consuming with pleasure. The dance group, […]

Museum Exhibit Examines American Indian Headdress Meaning

Museum Exhibit Examines American Indian Headdress Meaning

The American Indian headdress has a cultural and deeply spiritual significance among Native Americans. It honors acts of bravery and rites of passage that are long-held traditions. When headdresses are inappropriately worn or taken out of the context for which they were meant, that is disrespectful to those who understand their history. Organizations and activists […]

Book of Mormon and Other Relics on Display

Book of Mormon and Other Relics on Display

Original documents from the founding of the Mormon faith are on exhibit now in Salt Lake City. A page from the Book of Mormon (the original 185-year old one, not the musical) and other priceless relics from the early days of Mormonism are now on display. The Foundations of Faith exhibit at the Church of […]

Hello Kitty News Adds Anticipation to Museum and Convention Plans

Hello Kitty News Adds Anticipation to Museum and Convention Plans

The revelation that Hello Kitty is not a cat shocked many who have purchased her merchandise for a child or inner child. The not-kitty news adds anticipation as the Japanese American National Museum (JANM) in Los Angeles and Sanrio are preparing Hello Kitty’s upcoming birthday retrospective exhibit and plans the first-ever Hello Kitty Con (convention). […]

‘Monuments Men’ Effort Under Way to Save Syria Art Treasures

‘Monuments Men’ Effort Under Way to Save Syria Art Treasures

During World War II, the allies commissioned the so-called “Monuments Men” to help protect artworks, monuments and key buildings from destruction. A similar “Monuments Men” effort has been under way to save key art treasures and sites of historic value in Syria from destruction during the current civil war. Syria’s Cultural Wealth Over its rich […]

American Labor Museum: Documenting Common Goals of Early Factory Workers

American Labor Museum: Documenting Common Goals of Early Factory Workers

The American Labor Museum in Haledon, NJ, honors Labor Day every day with its exhibits documenting conditions and common goals of early factory workers. The museum is in the 1908 Botto House that was built for Italian immigrants, Pietro Botto, a silk mill worker, and his wife, Maria. The front balcony of the house was […]

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