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Magazine article Humanities

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Endowment-Supported Events.

"Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art" contains over two hundred objects characteristic of the artistry of Africans in America from the seventeenth century to the present. The exhibit, which includes five short films of basket makers demonstrating their techniques, is on view at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C, through November 28. American Museum of Natural History

Hands-on exhibits for kids help demystify China and reveal what Marco Polo called "the finest and most splendid city in the world." "Children of Hangzhou: Connecting with China" travels to the Brooklyn Children's Museum and continues through September 5.

A dog-eared copy of Thomas Paine's Common Sense, stained with food and drink, is among the 3,500 books from John Adams's personal library that he willed to the people of Massachusetts. Photo reproductions of many of his volumes accompany "John Adams Unbound: The Library of a President" at the Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR, through August 6. …

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