A basketball player with a passion for history

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I was fascinated to learn that former NBA basketball player Chris Webber has a significant and important collection of African-American documents, books, photos, and more. His collection includes a first edition book of Phillis Wheatley’s “Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral,” published in 1773. The collection also contains a program autographed by Dr. Martin […]

Obama portraits are unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery

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The official presidential portraits of Barack Obama and the former first lady, Michelle Obama, were unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC yesterday. President Obama’s portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley, and Michelle Obama’s portrait was painted by Amy Sherald. Not only are the Obamas the first African-American presidential couple, but Wiley and […]

The Museum of Contemporary American Teenagers

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I received an e-mail from my sister this morning, telling me that her daughter’s high school, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School (in Bethesda, Maryland), has a new project: a “pop-up museum” called “The Museum of Contemporary American Teenagers.” The pop-up location is an empty shell of a former suburban restaurant, and the project is meant to […]

Patricia Urquiola: bursting at the seams with thoughts and memories

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I received a press release from the Philadelphia Museum of Art with information about events at the museum, including the current shows. One of the shows, “Patricia Urquiola: Between Craft and Industry,” caught my attention and mentioned that this is the first solo exhibition in the U.S. devoted to the work of this internationally acclaimed […]