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Maryland’s Taney House Mounts Slavery Exhibit

FREDERICK, MD. (AP) .- A museum exhibit about slavery in Frederick County is as notable for its location as its subject matter. It's in the former Frederick home of Roger Brooke Taney. Taney was the Supreme Court chief justice who wrote the Dred Scott ...

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Debuts New YouTube Series "Art 1:01"

EUGENE, OR.- The Jordan Schnitzer Museum debuts a new video series titled “Art 1:01” on its YouTube channel. These short videos give one minute and one second insights into works from the museum’s collection. The series debuts with Jill ...

National Gallery of Art Acquires Works by Kerry James Marshall, Anne...

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Collectors Committee of the National Gallery of Art recently made possible the acquisition of Great America (1994) by Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955)―the Gallery’s first painting by the midcareer African American artist&...

National Gallery of Art Acquires Works by Kerry James Marshall, Anne...

WASHINGTON, D.C.- The Collectors Committee of the National Gallery of Art recently made possible the acquisition of Great America (1994) by Kerry James Marshall (b. 1955)―the Gallery’s first painting by the midcareer African American artist&...

Tim Davies Selected to Represent Wales at the 54th International Art...

CARDIFF.- Tim Davies has been selected by the Arts Council of Wales to represent Wales at the 54th International Art Exhibition, at a new location for Wales at the Biennale, Santa Maria Ausiliatrice: the Ludoteca in Castello. One of Wales’s leadin...

Tim Davies Selected to Represent Wales at the 54th International Art...

CARDIFF.- Tim Davies has been selected by the Arts Council of Wales to represent Wales at the 54th International Art Exhibition, at a new location for Wales at the Biennale, Santa Maria Ausiliatrice: the Ludoteca in Castello. One of Wales’s leadin...

Researchers Say Slaves Hid African Charms on Colonial Greenhouse in Maryland

BALTIMORE (AP).- The greenhouse on the Maryland plantation where famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass spent part of his childhood was not as uniquely European as once thought: Its furnace was built by slaves, who hid distinctly African touches within ...

Slavery Paintings Made by George Beattie Coming Down from Atlanta Office

ATLANTA (AP).- Murals of slaves harvesting sugar cane on a Georgia plantation and picking and ginning cotton are coming off the walls of a state building on the order of a new agriculture commissioner. The murals are part of a collection of eight works...

Robert F. Kennedy-Owned Emancipation Proclamation Goes for $3.7 Million

NEW YORK (AP).- A copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln that was purchased by Robert F. Kennedy sold Friday for more than $3.7 million, an auction record for a U.S. presidential document. Kennedy bought the printed c...

Robert F. Kennedy-Owned Emancipation Proclamation Up for Auction

NEW YORK (AP).- A copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Lincoln and bought by Robert F. Kennedy, who drew inspiration from the document as he enforced civil rights legislation in the 1960s, is going up for auction and could fetch as much as $...

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