Month: May 2019

Museum Faces: Margaret Burroughs

Margaret Burroughs, a poet, visual artist, educator and arts organizer, grew up in Chicago and made a lasting contribution to that city’s arts and humanities community. Her reach, however, has extended far beyond Chicago’s borders. One of the founding members of the DuSable Museum of African-American History, Burroughs is ranked among the distinctive visionaries of …

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Curious About Cuba: The Great Museums of Havana

Curious About Cuba: The Great Museums of Havana https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHOMK6Q_xXg&feature=youtu.be Narrated by Mariel Hemingway This GREAT MUSEUMS of the WORLD documentary shows a side of the island nation that we seldom hear about: Cuba’s art, history, and culture. Despite Cuba’s overwhelming economic and political challenges, museums in Havana abound; from rum and revolution, to cars and …

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High Line Section Three: Groundbreaking Ceremony

High Line Section Three: Groundbreaking Ceremony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_An9WS-NUQOn a beautiful day in late September 2012, New York City officials and public and private donors joined with the Friends of the High Line to mark the groundbreaking of the last and final section of the park. Encompassing a vast area that stretches from the Hudson River to …

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And The Walls Came Tumblin’ Down

And The Walls Came Tumblin’ Down https://youtu.be/YhIMlQLh5uM GREAT MUSEUMS is at work documenting the creation of the last museum to be built on our National Mall. Construction of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture (SNMAAHC) began in 2012. The new museum is scheduled to open in 2015. In May 2013, GREAT …

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