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July 17th, 2013
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A photo exhibit to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, ‘Experience Civil War Photography: From the Home Front to the Battlefront’…at Smithsonian Castle…

more.

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art: photo by Alexander Gardner (1821-1882). Antietam, Md. President Lincoln with Gen. George B. McClellan and group of officers. 3 October 1862

December 14th, 2012
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…what binds and animates the new “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863, and the March on Washington, 1963” exhibit at the Smithsonian’s Museum of African American History and Culture gallery is the great press of American people toward freedom.

more.

September 21st, 2012
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The Smithsonian:

…its first-ever national branding and awareness campaign…

lots more.

December 14th, 2010
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December 1st, 2010
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how it starts:

Smithsonian Museum Removes An LGBT Art Exhibit After GOP Threatens To Defund It

ridiculous. there’s more about Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, here. we mentioned the exhibit before, here.
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art: Camouflage Self-Portrait (RED)/Andy Warhol, synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen on canvas, 1986

how it starts:

Smithsonian Museum Removes An LGBT Art Exhibit After GOP Threatens To Defund It

ridiculous. there’s more about Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture, here. we mentioned the exhibit before, here.

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art: Camouflage Self-Portrait (RED)/Andy Warhol, synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen on canvas, 1986



November 19th, 2010
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African Mosaic, the newest exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African Art, includes modern and contemporary, popular and traditional works. Michel Martin speaks with Johnnetta Cole, director…about the collection as well as her first year at the helm.

lots more (audio and text), here.

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art: “Portrait of a Woman,” glass and paint media, by Sall

November 2nd, 2010
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Telling the history of art without the history of gay people is like telling the history of slavery without mentioning black people.

David C. Ward, historian/curator, The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

The…Gallery is decoding such history from abstract paintings and portraits in the first major museum exhibit to show how sexual orientation and gender identity have shaped American art. The installation, “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” opened Saturday and is on view through Feb. 13.

more, here.

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