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Artist of the Month: December


Loïs Mailou Jones

December 2, 2010

I went to the National Museum of Women in the Arts in downtown DC recently to view an exhibit of the work of artist Lois Mailou Jones. Called Lois Mailou Jones: A Life in Vibrant Color, the exhibit just wowed me.
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Artist of the Month: November


ANNIE LEIBOVITZ

November 3, 2010

The Corcoran Gallery had an interesting set of exhibits in late 2007. I had a chance to visit there during the Christmas holidays. One of the exhibits was of Ansel Adams and his fabulous landscapes. Across the hall was the exhibit of Annie Leibovitz’s portraits.
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Artist of the Month: October


Alexander Calder

October 5, 2010

I learned about Alexander Calder, in of all places a science class when I was in middle school. We were learning about pendulums and the teacher showed us pictures of pendulums and structures that used physics to move found in museums.
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Artist of the Month: September


Henri Matisse

September 15, 2010

My mom took me to the High Museum in Atlanta to an exhibit of Henri Matisse when I was about nine. Of course I had no idea who he was. The first Matisse image I remember was in the bathroom of my house. We had a small blue print of a nude, female figure.
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Short Film


Cabby Abduction

December 15, 2010

Young William and his friend Brittany are visiting the city of Philadelphia. During there visit they decide to go for a night on the town. They decide to catch a taxi and all hell appears to break lose. Are they truly on the highway to hell?
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Talks


Treat design as art

November 8, 2010

Paola Antonelli is on a mission to introduce and explain design to the world.
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Documentary


The Radiant Child

October 1, 2010

The Radiant Child is centered on a rare interview that director and friend Tamra Davis shot with Jean-Michel Basquiat over twenty years ago.
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