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National Museum of African Art

September 30th, 2014

National Museum of African Art presents images from more than 30 exhibitions — embroideries, textiles, pottery, jewelry, sculptures, palace doors, chairs, headrests, pipes, cups, drinking horns, bowls, drums, photos, currency, icons, and a range of paintings, including contemporary works.

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Furniture from the Index of American Design

September 30th, 2014

Furniture from the Index of American Design displays 26 chairs, tables, and other pieces that show the major styles of fine American furniture from 1650 to 1850. During this time, American furniture followed English fashions but was simpler in form and decoration.

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Shaker Crafts from the Index of American Design

September 30th, 2014

Shaker Crafts from the Index of American Design presents six objects that show simplicity of form and harmony among parts, two principles of Shaker craftsmanship.

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Earth Day: 7 Ways to Increase Environmental Stewardship

April 16th, 2014

April 22 is the 44th anniversary of Earth Day. Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin founded Earth Day in 1970, as a means of bringing attention to environmental issues. Encourage your kids to be environmental stewards with some of the ideas below, and more of your own. Get Outdoors and Get Moving 1. Visit […]