Tag: exhibitions

National Museum of Women in the Arts Exhibition: Salon Style (29 Jan. 2016-22 May 2016)

Self-portrait in a Straw Hat (after 1782)
Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun (1755-1842)
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From 29 January 2016 to 22 May 2016, the National Museum of Women in the Arts will exhibit Salon Style: French Portraits from the Collection. Salon Style features Élisabeth Louise Vigée-LeBrun (1755-1842), a remarkable woman portraitist whose work was allowed into the male-dominated Salon of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture in Paris on the order of King Louis…

Exhibition at the Folger: Will & Jane (6 Aug. 2016-6 Nov. 2016)

Jane Austen (1873)
By unknown
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On 6 August 2016, Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity opens at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. Austen scholar Janine Barchas (University of Texas at Austin) and theatre historian Kristina Straub (Carnegie Mellon University) are co-curating the exhibition. Barchas and Straub examine the parallel two-hundred-year cycles of celebrity of literary giants William…

British Library Exhibition Features 18th-Century British Black Writers

The History of Mary Prince (1831)
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The British Library‘s exhibition West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song explores the literature and music of seventeen West African nations spanning from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first century. Dr. Marion Wallace, co-curator of the exhibition, gives an overview of the writers included in the exhibition in her article “Crossings: African Writers in the Era of the Transatlantic Slave…

Keeping Our Bearings: First Cartography Conference at the New Bedford Whaling Museum, November 13-14

Ocean Atlantique ou Mer du Nord (1693)
Pierre Mortier (1661-1711)
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Join the New Bedford Whaling Museum in Massachusetts at their first cartography conference, Keeping Our Bearings: Maps, Navigation, Shipwrecks, and the Unknown, on November 13 and 14, with optional related programming on November 15. Topics range from fifteenth-century navigational tools to nineteenth-century whaling shipwrecks to twenty-first-century wave piloting in the Marshall Islands. ABOPublic readers may especially enjoy “From…