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Smithsonian Snapshot: "Yarnbombed!"

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If you visit the Smithsonian Castle this Labor Day weekend, you’ll be seeing red—yarn, that is. The entrance gate to the Haupt Garden, light poles, benches and guide ropes leading to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery have been “yarnbombed,” or swathed under layers of yarn, to highlight a new Sackler Gallery exhibition, “Perspectives: Chiharu Shiota.”

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Photographer Donna Ferrato Launches Sept. 12 the First Gallery Exhibition in Her Series on Women Who Have Left Abusers

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"I Am Unbeatable–Documenting and Celebrating Stories of Empowerment: Photographs by Donna Ferrato," will be on display at the Fine Arts Gallery through Dec. 4. In addition to photographs, a video about a survivor of domestic violence named Sarah will run continuously in the gallery.

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Texas, Civil War and Baylor History Portrayed by Baylor's First Art Professor Are On Display in Waco, Texas, through Sept. 21

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The largest-ever exhibition of works by 19th-century Texas artist Henry A. McArdle, whose works depict the state’s history, the Civil War and Baylor University’s founding, are on display in a free exhibition in Waco, Texas, through Sept. 21.

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Celebre el Mes de la Herencia Hispana en el Smithsonian

El Smithsonian lo invita a celebrar el Mes de la Herencia Hispana (15 de septiembre al 15 de octubre) con una serie de presentaciones, actividades familiares y exposiciones en varios de los museos de la Institución. Todos los programas son gratuitos, a menos que se indique lo contrario.

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Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the Smithsonian

The Smithsonian invites the public to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) through a series of vibrant performances, lectures, family activities and exhibitions at various museums around the Institution. All programs are free unless otherwise indicated.

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Buffalo State Invited to Develop Storytelling Curriculum in Rwandan Schools

Buffalo State's Anne Frank Project, an annual three-day conference that uses multiple disciplines to tackle difficult issues such as intolerance, genocide, and bullying and attracts thousands of visitors to campus, has garnered the attention of educational leaders in Rwanda. They want Buffalo State to bring its AFP storytelling curriculum into their country’s public school classrooms

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Ninety-Four Years Ago Today Women Won the Right to Vote; Newly Discovered Letters Will Help Show How

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On Aug. 26, 1920, with the formal adoption of the 19th Amendment, women won the right to vote. Now, a newly discovered collection of Susan B. Anthony letters will help show how.

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Saint Joseph's University Interfaith Expert Elected President of International Council of Christians and Jews

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The International Council of Christians and Jews (ICCJ) announced that Philip A. Cunningham, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations (IJCR) of Saint Joseph’s University was elected its president effective immediately. Cunningham served two terms as the organization’s second vice president, and will serve as the ICCJ president for three years.

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Combining Math and Music

The work of Anthony Cheung and others shows the power of mathematics to open new possibilities in music. Modern experiments with computer music are just the most recent example.

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American University Museum Early Fall Exhibits Open Sept. 6

One of the exhibits, Surrealist Art from the Estate of H. Marc Moyens, closes Sat., Sept. 20, for the museum's annual Fall for the Arts, which brings the community together for a day devoted to the arts. There will be workshops and sessions on acting, music, writing, and visual art, surprise performances throughout the day, culminating in an auction of Moyens' collection. 

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