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Culture Homepage – December 2011

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Culture Homepage – December 2011

DIPLOMATIC SPOUSES
b2.spouses.afghan.culture

Reclaiming Afghanistan

Hakimis Embody Country’s
Past Success, Its Future Hope

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by Gail Scott

 

ART
b3.orient.culture

Liberating Orient

Women Artists Found
Inspiration in Asia

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by Fresia Cadavid

DINING
dining.pearl.culture

Pearl in the Rough

Will It Be Sink or Swim
For Blacks’ Oyster Palace?

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by Anna Gawel

DECEMBER CULTURE STORIES

Photography

b4.empress.cultureImperial Image Makeover

For China’s Dowager Cixi

When China’s empress dowager sought to make her soured image more positive, she turned to negatives — using portrait photography as a public relations tool. Read More

by Stephanie Kanowitz

NOVEMBER CULTURE STORIES

ART

b3.china.strings.cultureAncient Capital of Ceramics
Goes Modern in ‘CHINA Town’

“CHINA Town: Contemporary Ceramic Painting from Jingdezhen” is the latest in a fruitful collaboration between the Meridian International Center and Beijing. Read More

by Michael Coleman

ART

b4.degas.dancers.culture

Degas’s Struggle for Perfection
Mirrors Dancers He Perfected

Edgar Degas’s famed obsession with the world of ballet is mirrored in the disciplined dedication of the dancers he so masterfully painted. Read More

by Gary Tischler

Photography

b5.photodc.flygare.cultureFotoWeek DC Zooms In
On Photography’s Reach

FotoWeek DC has turned the lens on the power of photography, and given it a brand new venue: the entire nation’s capital. Read More

by Rachael Bade

ART

b6.chile.pulido.culture

OAS Rethinks Space, Society With
‘Traveling Light,’ ‘Common Place’

The inventive use of space and provocative commentary on society are the overarching themes of two separate exhibits at the Art Museum of the Americas. Read More

by Fresia Rodriguez

ART

b6.chile.haiti.sidebar.culture

Two Exhibits Show Uplifting
Resilience Under Haiti’s Tents

This fall, the Art Museum of the Americas will examine life in Haiti with two exhibits, “Tent Life: Haiti” and “Young Haitians with Disability.” Read More

by Fresia Rodriguez


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