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Clarissa Tossin explores a complicated history of globalization and industrialization in Encontro das Águas, an installation that takes its name from a natural phenomenon where the Negro and Upper Amazon Rivers meet but do not mix near the port of Brazilian city, Manaus. For this installation on view at the Blanton until July 1, Tossin…

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In 1987, Congress proclaimed the month of March as Women’s History Month, providing an official annual opportunity to celebrate the unsung contributions of women.  The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington D.C. lead a year-round mission to advocate women artists, providing a focus in March with their award-winning social media campaign #5WomenArtists.  The campaign…

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The month of February provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of African Americans.  As an art museum that supports educational experiences with art, we wanted to highlight the work of some African American artists currently featured in our galleries. Our Museum Educator Sabrina Phillips addresses diversity and race issues as part…

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On the open road of old, travelers didn’t have mobile phones, satellite radio or GPS keeping them company in their cars. Drivers relied entirely on paper maps and signs to navigate, and backseat boredom was subdued by gazing out the window at the countryside, counting cows and playing “the Alphabet Game,” and – if you…

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