Tagged: museum

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President Obama speaks at the NMAAHC Opening

President Barack Obama, speaking at the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, “We’re not a burden on America, or a stain on America, or an object of pity or charity for America. We’re America. And that’s what this museum explains, the fact that our stories have shaped every corner of our culture.”

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National Archives: You’re Going to Employ Women

in 1943, The US Department of War (now Defense) issued a pamphlet “You’re Going to Employ Women” to help their hiring managers understand just what these strange beings were and how to fit them into the workplace.

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Renwick Gallery – “Wonder”

The Renwick Gallery had been under renovation and repair and only just re-opened last month. Never one to pass up a new (or new to me) museum, I visited in the rainy and foggy days after Thanksgiving. The current exhibit...

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museums: NBM no longer free

Just seen on twitter: National Building Museum executive director Chase W. Rynd today announced a change to the Museum’s policy regarding admission, which has been free since its opening in 1985 as a private, non-profit institution. Starting Monday, June 27,...

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museum: The Art of Video Games

The Art of Video Games is the first exhibition to explore the forty-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects and the creative use of new technologies.

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in DC: America I AM

America I AM: The African American Imprint, currently at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, DC blew me away. It’s an amazing must-see collection of artifacts and items.

Knitting for Beginners class at The Textile Museum, April 16, 1-4pm 1

in DC: Learn to Knit

I am constantly tempted to hop on the knitting bandwagon, but I’ve managed to resist… so far. But if you’re still on the fence or if you’re a knitter trying to hook a friend onto it, perhaps this free event...

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in DC: museum’ing, anyone?

Since neither of us had been since the renovation, R and I headed over to the National Museum of American History. Even though it was a pretty chilly day out, it was fairly crowded, perhaps Inauguration leftover tourists. There were...

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Extra, Extra! Read All About It!

From all of the calls I’m getting from people asking if I got a newspaper, I guess it’s something I really should have thought of. Another thing I didn’t do yesterday and should have was gone over to the Newseum....

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museums: a cool tranquil color

I haven’t been to the Textile Museum in a long while. The last time I was there was to see an exhibit of African/-American quilts with an ex. It was pretty spontaneous, as I never even knew it existed before....

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Are we sure this is August?

I don’t want to rock the boat too much because I’d love for this type of weather in August to become the norm. It was too nice to stay indoors today so Kyle and I headed out and about. Our...

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brunch: Nice buns!

I met Fredo over at Gallery Place to hit Matchbox for brunch. Well worth the trip, though nearly everything on their brunch menu was named “cast iron” for both the cooking and serving medium. I’m glad we split the order...